Re-Contested Sites/Sights Research Conference

TrAIN & CCW Graduate School | Re-Contested Sites/Sights Research Conference

Multidisciplinary Research Conference at Chelsea College of Art & Design

Supported by the Transnational Art, Identity, & Nation Research Centre (TrAIN), CCW Graduate School, University of the Arts London

Conference Date: May 8th 2013, 10:00am- 5:30pm
Venue: Banqueting Hall and Red Room,
Chelsea College of Art and Design

Submission Deadline: March 8th 2013
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Following on from a highly successful symposium in 2012, doctoral candidates affiliated to the TrAIN research centre at CCW Graduate School are issuing an ‘open call’ for papers on the theme of spaces of re-contestation to encourage dialogue between PhD researchers beyond the University of The Arts London.
Our keynote speaker last year, Eyal Sivan, urged us to ‘re-vision’ these spaces, through acts of appropriation and re-appropriation.

Submitted papers (which could include practice based research material) will hopefully raise questions around and build on either or both themes, in their various interpretations. Interdisciplinary contributions will be encouraged. Though this list is not exhaustive, research topics relevant to this year’s conference might explore multiple imaginings and articulations of ‘re’-contested sites/sights in relation to the following:

·Revisiting : Histories and memories of place making
·Belonging and ownership: Constructions of private vs. public spheres
·“Safe” spaces of consensus versus spaces of conflict
·“Transgendered”/“queered” spaces
·The Body

The purpose of this conference is to meet with other University researchers and exchange knowledge on themes and issues, which are relevant to our own, shared practices. We are hoping for a response from a diverse range of Doctoral researchers.

Monday 21 January, 2013