San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
To accompany the exhibition by Annie Cattrell in the Ruskin Gallery, 21st April to 20th May 2017. Convened and chaired by Dr Marius Kwint, Reader in Visual Culture, University of Portsmouth.
Universities seek to transform lives and societies through education and research. Annie Cattrell’s forthcoming kinetic public artwork on the exterior of Anglia Ruskin University’s new Science Centre will celebrate this ideal by its ever-changing appearance. But what does transformation mean in practice? How can it occur physically, socially and mentally? How have such processes of metamorphosis and flux been experienced, understood and represented? In this interdisciplinary symposium, leading researchers trace the theme of transformation through art, architecture, history, psychology, physics and biomechanics in engaging ways. This event is aimed at general, learning-oriented audiences, but will also be of interest to experienced scholars in the humanities, social sciences and the interaction of science and art.
Venue: Lord Ashcroft Building, Room LAB002
10.30: Registration and refreshments (provided)
11.00: Welcome: Helen Valentine, Professor and Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Anglia Ruskin University
11.10: Steffen Lehmann (Professor of Sustainable Architecture, University of Portsmouth) Transforming Places
11.50: Annie Cattrell (Commissioned Public Artist, Anglia Ruskin University and Tutor, Royal College of Art)The Transformation Exhibition and Public Artwork in Context
12.30: Break (lunch available for purchase in ARU cafeterias and neighbourhood)
13.30: Sherria Hoskins (Professor of Psychology and Dean of the Faculty of Science, University of Portsmouth) Learning and Transformation: Changing Theories of Intelligence
14.10: Rohan McWilliam (Professor of Modern British History, Anglia Ruskin University) A Community of Strangers: Social Change in the Modern World
14.50: Refreshment break (provided)
15.20: Domenico Vicinanza (Senior Lecturer in Electronics, Anglia Ruskin University) and Genevieve Williams(Senior Lecturer in Sports Biomechanics, Anglia Ruskin University) Music, Moving Bodies and Scientific Data
16.00: Marina Wallace (Emeritus Professor, University of the Arts London) Mutare Forma: Shapeshifters
16.40: Plenary discussion
17.00: Concluding remarks: Eamon Strain (Professor, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of the Faculty of Science and Technology, Anglia Ruskin University)
17.15: Reception in the Ruskin Gallery
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