Leeds College of Art Conference

International Perspectives in Art & Design: Translating Cultures: Internationalisation, Practice and Pedagogy & Leeds College of Art Symposium 17th November 1-5pm

International Perspectives in Art & Design 18th November 10am-5pm

Please follow the link to book a place https://shop.leeds-art.ac.uk/browse/extra_info.asp?modid=1&prodid=0&deptid=0&compid=1&prodvarid=9&catid=44

This conference, and the associated symposium, aims to create a ‘hub’ for practitioners, teachers and students who are interested in responding to contemporary issues in art and design and exchanging their perspectives in visual, verbal or written form.

The conference will examine the central issue of cultural exchange asking if is it possible to work, practice and teach effectively across cultures. What are the barriers to cultural exchange and how can we overcome them? The enquiry will be structured around three main ‘themes’ which are derived from terms that continually reoccur in contemporary discourses linking global communities, the ‘creative industries’ and higher education. Speakers will include: Scott Thompson-Whiteside, Swinburne University, Australia – The Value of Internationalisation within a Faculty of Design Katie Barker, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA – Culture and Communication Exchange through Art Kim Marsh, Te Wananga o Aotearoa, New Zealand – PIIATA EXHBITION 2011

Theme 1: Internationalisation Contributions will both critique and champion notions of internationalisation looking at what it means to be ‘internationalised’ and asking questions about art, design and media education and practices. .

Theme:2 Translating Cultures Translating Cultures will look to examine perspectives on the contemporary challenges for an international community of art, design and media practitioners working in a global context.

Theme 3: Pedagogy The pedagogy strand of the conference brings teachers of art, design and media together to examine the roles of the visual and provides a forum where subject specialists can meet to discuss and share good practice. Leeds College of Art Symposium 17th November The symposium precedes the Conference International Perspectives and will showcase members of staff working on a diverse range of practice-based and theoretical projects. The symposium offers staff, delegates, students and colleagues the opportunity to present, discuss, exchange and explore ideas and outcomes. It juxtaposes the local with the international which, it is anticipated, will give rise to new perspectives engaging delegates in debate about contemporary practice. Speakers will include: Frances Norton What’s in a name? Andy Broadey RE-Model Sam Broadhead Mature adults and learning careers

Conference Fees: Standard rates Full Conference fee inclusive of LCA Symposium £125 LCA Symposium only £35

Please follow the link to book a place https://shop.leeds-art.ac.uk/browse/extra_info.asp?modid=1&prodid=0&deptid=0&compid=1&prodvarid=9&catid=44

Accommodation in Leeds: The College is located close to the City centre where there is a wide range of accommodation available- details of hotels can be found at http://www.visitleeds.co.uk/where-to-stay

A map showing the location of the College can be found at http://www.leeds-art.ac.uk/home/about/map-directions/  Simultaneous events: Leeds international Film Festival http://www.leedsfilm.com Sequential Arts Festival http://thoughtbubblefestival.com/

November 17th & 18th 2011

For further information email jill.fernie-clarke@leeds-art.ac.uk

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