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Re-Contested Sites/Sights

Student-Led Research Conference Banqueting Hall and Red Room, Chelsea College of Art & Design, 8th May 2013

’Re-Contested  Sites/Sights’  is  the  theme  of  UAL’s  second  Doctoral  student-led research conference sponsored by the Research Centre for Transnational Art, Identity, and Nation (TrAIN).

The conference will bring together research projects which challenge dominant ways of perceiving identities and bodies, spaces and places as well as questioning their visual representations. Last year’s keynote speaker, documentary film-maker Eyal Sivan, urged us to ‘re-vision’  these  spaces,  through  acts  of   appropriation and re-appropriation. These presentations of various modes, from a range of disciplines, will continue to challenge these spaces in what promises to be a day full of creative exchanges of ideas and practices, between Doctoral candidates at the University of the Arts, London and TrAIN, with a selected number of PhD students from other UK Universities.

Programme

0930 Registration

1000 Introduction by Ope Lori & Pamela Kember

1015 Keynote Speech – Dr. T.J. Demos

1100 Q&A led by Pamela Kember

1115 Introductions to artworks – Corinne Silva, Caroline Rabourdin, Idit Nathan, Katy Beinart,

1145 Break
1200 Panel 1: Language – Chair Prof. Carol Tulloch

Ben Fitton (Loughborough University) / The Language of Re-contestation

Maria Papadomanolaki (LCC, UAL) / Words as process: can we revisit and re-evaluate a site through contemporary urban writing?

Timothy J. Huzar (University of Brighton) /  The  Public  Library,  Democracy  and  Rancière’s   Poetics of Politics

1300 Panel Discussion 1315 Lunch

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1410 Panel 2: Mobility – Chair Dr. David Dibosa
Pamela Kember (CCW, UAL) / The Cosmopolitan Nomad and the Migrancy of Everyday Life

Anne Lydiat (CCW, UAL) / lf the ship is a paradigm of a Heterotopia, how can gendered art practices inform discourses in relation to this transgressive space?

Ignacio Acosta (University of Brighton) / Miss Chuquicamata: disputed mining settlement between foreign capital and national identity

Fernanda Albertoni (CCW, UAL) / Suspension of the epiphany of order: the re-signification of Archive and Memory in the contemporary art practice of the Brazilian artist Jonathas de Andrade.

1530 Panel Discussion
1615 Coffee
1630 Panel 3: Femininity and Re-presentation – Chair Prof Jane Collins

Ope Lori (CCW, UAL)/ Transference Without Transformation: Reflections of a Black Feminists Image – Making Practice

Catherine Long (CCW, UAL) /Femininity Re-Contested

Prudence Chamberlain and Nisha Ramayya (Royal Holloway, University of London) / Irreverent Goddesses: Tantric and Flippant Feminisms in Dialogue

1730 Panel Discussion
1745 Prof Deborah Cherry (Deputy Director TrAIN) – Closing Address 1800 Drinks Reception – Red Room

Thank you for attending the Re-Contested Sites/Sights Research Conference. We hope you enjoyed your day.

If you would like to learn more about TrAIN Research Centre visit http://www.transnational.org.uk.
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Please click here to download the programme for the Re-Contested Sites/Sights research conference

Our Keynote speaker this year is Dr. TJ Demos

Panel discussions chairs include :
Prof. Carol Tulloch, Dr. David Dibosa and Prof. Jane Collins.

The closing address will be given by Prof. Deborah Cherry.

The event is free and open to all, but booking is required. Please email Nick Tatchell at n.tatchell@arts.ac.uk to book your place.

“Re-Contested Sites/Sights” research conference 2013
Call for Papers

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

simon leung squatting project
image: Simon Leung – Squatting Project Berlin 1994 – poster installation

Description

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.

Conference details:

Conference (May 8th 2013, 10:00am- 5:30pm)
Keynote speaker to start off the day, followed by presentation Panels chaired by senior TrAIN members.

Presentations will be limited to 20 minutes. The selection committee encourages traditional and non-traditional presentations, which avoid a lecture and slide show format (for example, special consideration will be given to performances, conversation and interactive workshop style presentations).

Responses to the open call
Please send an abstract of maximum 200 words and include details about your affiliation and research topic.

Deadline: March 8th 2013
Send to:
o.lori2@chelsea.arts.ac.uk
You will be notified by Thursday 21st March 2013

Contested Sites/Sights Committee
Pamela Kember, Idit Nathan, Corinne Silva, Caroline Rabourdin, Ope Lori

Contested Sites/Sights 2012
Programme

March 1st 2012

Venue: Chelsea College of Art & Design, CCW, University of the Arts, London
In collaboration with TrAIN (Transnational Art, Identity and Nation)

9.30          Registration (Refreshments provided)

9.55          Introduction

10.00        Eyal Sivan Keynote, including Q & A
(Documentary film-maker and Reader, Associate Professor, University of East London)

10.50 Session 1
Caroline Rabourdin
To be read from left to right, to be heard from right to left: Reversal Phenomenon, Language and Disorientation
(Chelsea College of Art & Design, UAL, Part-time PhD)

Julie Marsh
Towards the Construction of a Moving Theory of Site
(London College of Communication, UAL, Part-time PhD)

Idit Nathan
Walk on the Art Side – Seven Walks in a Holy City – Exploring a Contested Landscape Through Play
(Central St Martinʼs College of Art and Design, UAL, Part-time PhD)

11.50        Panel Discussion

12.05        Break

Tansy Spinks performance

12.25 Session 2      
Ope Lori
The Black Female Body as a Contested Site
(Chelsea College of Art & Design, UAL, Full-time PhD)

Maria Kheiirkhah and Elizabeth Manchester
Hair about the Woman
(Chelsea College of Art & Design, UAL, Full-time/Part-time PhD, both respectively)

13.05        Panel discussion

13.15        Lunch break

14:05 Session 3
Nina Vollenbröker – “Experienced Locations” – The Borderlands of the Nineteenth- Century American West as Sites of Rootedness and Belonging
(Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, Full-time, AHRC Funded PhD)

Corinne Silva
Imported Landscapes: Using Photography and Installation to Instigate a Visual Dialogue Between Southern Europe and Northern Africa
(London College of communication, UAL, Full-time, PhD)

Pamela Kember
Residual Spaces
(Chelsea College of Art & Design, UAL, Full-time PhD)

 Madeline Yale
Trafficking Photographs in the UAE – Problematising Perceptions Of Identity and Belonging
(Chelsea College of Art & Design, UAL, PhD)

15.25      Panel discussion

15.45       Break

16.05 Session 4
Kathy O’Brien
The Impact of Government-led Arts Based Interventions in Southwark 1985-2012
(London College of Fashion, UAL, Part-time PhD)

Valerie Diggle
Belonging /Ownership: Constructions of Private vs.Public Spheres
(University College Falmouth, Part-time PhD)

 Eray Çayli
Performed Narratives and Architectural Memorialization in Contested Sites: The Case of the Madımak Hotel and the 18th Annual Commemoration of the Sivas Massacre
(Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, MPhil/PhD)

Katy Bienart and Rebecca Bienart
The Darling Salt Pans and Produce Company
(Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, Part-time, PhD)

17.20      Panel Discussion

17.35      Closing and wine reception

Abstracts can be downloaded hereCSS 2012 abstracts

TrAIN and CCW Graduate School | Student-led Research Conference |
‘Contested Sites/Sights’
corinne silva
image: Corinne Silva, New suburb of Tangier placed in former mining region La Unión, Murcia,
from the Imported Landscapes series, 2010
Thursday 1st  March, 9:30 – 18:00
Banqueting Hall and Red Room
Chelsea College of Art & Design
16 John Islip Street
London
SW1P 4JU
(Atterbury Street entrance)

This event is free and open to all
Places are strictly limited

’Contested Sites/Sights’ is the theme of this Student-led research conference sponsored by the Research Centre for Transnational Art, Identity, and Nation (TrAIN).
“[If we think of place] as formed out of social interrelations at all scales, then one view of a place is as a particular articulation of those relations, a particular moment in those networks of social relations and understandings.”
Doreen Massey, ‘Space, Place, Gender’ (1994)

Contested Sites/Sights will bring together research projects, which challenge dominant ways of perceiving identities and bodies, spaces and places as well as questioning visual representations of these. Presentation modes will vary and will include alongside slide presentations also visual and performed dialogues, a market stall and a site-specific sound piece – promising a creative exchange of ideas.

Keynote Speaker: Eyal Sivan, documentary film-maker and theoretician. Reader (Associate Professor) in media production and co-leading the MA program in film, video and new media at the school of Arts and Digital Industries (ADI), at the university of east London. Panels Chaired by TrAIN Research centre academic staff
Click Here for more information and the Conference Programme

Places are strictly limited; RSVP to n.tatchell@arts.ac.uk
For more information please visit: http://www.transnational.org.uk

Contested Sites/Sights Research Conference:  CALL FOR PAPERS

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: March 1st 2012, 10:00am-5:30pm

Description
Doctoral Candidates affiliated to the TrAIN research centre at CCW Graduate School are issuing an open call for papers on the theme of ‘Contested Sites/Sights’, to encourage dialogue between other PhD researchers outside the University of The Arts London. 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.

This is the first student-led research conference sponsored by the Research Centre for Transnational Art, Identity, and Nation (TrAIN) and we are hoping for a response from a diverse range of Doctoral researchers.

Synopsis for Open Call
“[If we think of place] as formed out of social interrelations at all scales, then one view of a place is as a particular articulation of those relations, a particular moment in those networks of social relations and understandings.”
–   Doreen Massey, Space, Place, Gender (1994)

Using Massey as a platform for our open call, ‘Contested Sites/Sights’ welcomes contributions from PhD students whose research is concerned by equivocal territories. By this we understand ‘experienced locations where agreement is never attained or where consensus cannot be reached’. Particularity, subjectivity, as well as embodiment, are key elements of such territories in terms of how these are viewed or interpreted. Hence the choice of the binomial Sites/Sights, which can be approached either as two separate working categories or as a conceptual interplay which is dependent on both terms.

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 contested sites/sights in relation to the following:
The body
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

Conference & Exhibition details

Conference (March 1st 2012, 10:00am-5:30pm)
Keynote speaker to start off the day, followed by presentation Panels chaired by senior TrAIN members.

Presentations will be limited to 20 minutes. The selection committee strongly encourages non-traditional presentations, which avoid a lecture and slide show format (for example, special consideration will be given to performances, conversation and interactive workshop style presentations).

Responses to the open call
Please send an abstract of maximum 200 words and include details about your affiliation and research topic.

Send to: o.lori2@chelsea.arts.ac.uk or ope.lori@hotmail.com

Deadline: Friday 7th October 2011
You will be notified by Tuesday 18th October 2011

Contested Sites/Sights Committee
Head Organiser: Ope Lori
Group: Pamela Kember, Idit Nathan, Sara Angel Guerrero-Rippberger, Corinne Silva, Caroline Rabourdin, Kimathi Donkor