Tuesday, 4 March 2008

Paradoxes of Appearance

Research Symposium: June 9 - 11, 2008 in Copenhagen, Denmark
Organized by the Danish Doctoral Schools of Architecture & Design

Confirmed speakers:
Professor Renaud Barbaras, Université Paris- 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, France
Professor Andrew Benjamin, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Artist Olafur Eliasson, Studio Olafur Eliasson, Germany and Denmark
Professor Sanford Kwinter, Rice University, USA
Professor David Leatherbarrow, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Professor Martin Seel, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität, Germany
Professor David Summers, University of Virginia, USA

Paradoxes of Appearance
When spectators confront and designers invent works of art and architecture vital questions regarding their appearance arise. These are not simply questions about what appears, also what does not, i.e. what withdraws when works are experienced and created. How do we cope with this withdrawal, with latencies that escape concretization? What are the productive paradoxes associated hereto and how do they influence the processes of making? Based on multiple discourses on these subjects, contemporary positions in art, architecture and philosophy draw up new challenges, especially with regard to the creative practices. Within and between these positions emerge potentials for modes of thinking and doing with a new sensitivity.

The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture
Danneskiold-Samsøes Allé 53, Auditorium 6

Wednesday, 13 February 2008

Research into Practice 2008 conference

This a reminder that the first call for papers for the Research into Practice 2008 conference has been issued. The conference will be held on 31 October 2008 at the Royal Society of Arts, London, and will explore the problem of interpretation in research in the visual and performing arts. Selected papers will be published after the conference in the international peer-reviewed journal "Working Papers in Art and Design". This is an open-access e-journal at http://sitem.herts.ac.uk/artdes_research/papers/wpades/index.html

To contribute to the conference please send a 1000-word abstract which clearly address the theme of the conference. The deadline for submission is 1 May. Details of the theme may be found online at http://www.herts.ac.uk/artdes1/research/res2prac/theme1.html


Research into Practice is the leading international forum for scholarship on so-called practice-based research in the visual and performing arts, hosted by the University of Hertfordshire, UK.