Thinking as Praxis in a Radically Altered World

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Belfast School Of Art PhD Researchers and the MAC present, Thinking as Praxis in a Radically Altered World.

The MAC is delighted to present this online knowledge-sharing event led by seven final-year PhD researchers at Belfast School of Art: Emma Campbell, Alessia Cargnelli, Niamh McConaghy, Jane Morrow, Jingshu Tang, Sarah Tehan and Jan Uprichard.

This event, conceived amidst a radically-altered setting in which to share research and practice, provides a public platform for Belfast School of Art PhD researchers to discuss their work with invited experts and peers. The event will feature a series of talks and discussions around several key themes. These include:

The intersections of art and activism, reflecting on current and historical social justice issues globally, and on the island of Ireland, including theoretical and practical reflections on collective action, cultural memory and reform around gender, healthcare, race and representation
The mapping, monitoring and articulation of embodied sensation, ranging from chronic pain to sensory perception, reflective of internal (physical) and external (social/cultural/medical/geographical) interpretations
Reflections on the places/spaces in which urban populations live, work and play; from accessibility for aging demographics to cultural provision/infrastructure.

MACtivate is a programme of innovative engagement, participation and creative development opportunities with a range of associate partners, including Action Mental Health, Alliance for Choice, Extern, Participation and Practice of Rights and The Rainbow Project. In 2020, The MAC exhibited the work of graduating students at degree and postgraduate level from Belfast School of Art. This research-sharing event led by PhD candidates is an extension of our commitment to supporting art and design students from Ulster University.

Please note, audiences can come and go during the event. There will be breaks throughout. After the event there will be the option to stay on the Zoom for socialising.

This event will have Zoom Live Captioning. If you require any access support, please contact the MAC.

We hope that you will be able to join us for the entirety of the event, however it is possible to attend specific sessions. You can log in and out of the Zoom session, or turn your camera on and off, as required.

- 11am: Welcome and introductions

- 11.10-11.50am: Session 1 // Niamh McConaghy and Claire Carswell

- 11.55am-12.35pm: Session 2 // Jingshu Tang

- 12.40-1.20pm: Session 3 // Jan Uprichard, Clara Weale, and Dr Kate McLean

- 1.20pm: 40 minute lunch break

- 2-2.40pm: Session 4 // Emma Campbell and Helena Walsh

- 2.45-3.25pm: Session 5 // Sarah Tehan and Anna Maguire

- 3.30-4.10pm: Session 6 // Jane Morrow and Benedetta D’Ettorre

- 4.15-4.55pm: Session 7 // Alessia Cargnelli and Giulia Damiani

- 4.55pm: Closing remarks followed by closing drinks (continued online and BYO).
Event typeConference
LocationBelfastShow on map
Degree of RecognitionNational