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29th March - Somatic shifts - Research Student Conference 2017

Somatic Shifts: the body and beyond in creative and critical research
Research Student Conference and Exhibition
University for the Creative Arts – Rochester Campus
Conference date: 29 March 2017
Exhibition dates: 13 March – 5 April 2017

Over the course of this one-day conference and associated exhibition, research degree students will critically engage with a variety of methods and practices in creative art and design research that examine the limitations and potential of the human body. The last session will take place in the Zandra Rhodes Gallery in the context of the accompanying exhibition, followed by an evening reception.
We invite papers on this subject area, and others that might include, but are not limited to:

  • the body and pain
  • the boundaries, surfaces and limits of the body
  • the body and performance
  • the body in placemaking

The objective of this conference is to exchange possibilities and deductions about how art and design research can re-envision the body’s capacity to exist and disappear in the world.
In what ways can this conference bring attention to areas that are not frequently acknowledged within wider research communities? Can artistic interventions and architectural designs create more cohesive, or alienating, experiences and perceptions of reality?

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