Researching Feminist Futures

 

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CALL FOR ARTISTS

Researching Feminist Futures

September 2nd and 3rd, 2011 at the University of Edinburgh,

Graduate School of Social and Political Science

Researching Feminist Futures is a two day symposium aimed at graduate and early years researchers working with feminism and/or gender. This event will provide a space for creative discussions of feminism in academic practice. Its goal is to develop new networks, new knowledge and strengthen ways of working. In this way, we hope to celebrate our own efforts in feminist research whilst constructively re-imagining what feminist research can be.

As part of this two day symposium we are seeking ‘Artists in Residence’ to work in the symposium Art Space, transforming a standard university seminar room into an exciting, challenging and stimulating creative space.

This might involve:

  • Exhibiting your own previous work,
  • Documenting or creating art in response to the symposium,
  • Facilitating a collaborative, creative space for symposium participants,
  • Curating a gallery space for art exploring feminist or gender-related issues,
  • Something else wonderful of your own devising!

We are working within a broad definition of ‘art’ and welcome diverse applications, from either individuals or collaborative groups which seek to bridge the academic and creative spheres.  We would be particularly interested to hear how you feel these two spheres can support and strengthen one another. We are also open to scheduling multiple events in the art space within the two day event and would be happy to offer half-day slots if desired.  Please indicate your preference in your application.  

We are able to offer small bursaries for ‘Artists in Residence’ of approximately £25-£50. All ‘Artists in Residence’ are welcome to attend the symposium’s panel sessions and workshops free of charge, and are invited to share in the lunches, refreshments and evening events.

If you are interested in being an ‘Artist in Residence’ at Researching Feminist Futures please send a short (no more than 800 words) proposal detailing the nature of your work, your aims for the art space, time/space requirements as well as a short biography researchingfeministfutures@gmail.com. The deadline for applications is July 1st 2011.

Please see our blog and webspace for further information:

[http://researchingfeministfutures.wordpress.com/]


 

 

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Researching Feminist Futures

September 2nd and 3rd, 2011 at the University of Edinburgh,

Graduate School of Social and Political Science

Researching Feminist Futures will provide a space for creative discussions of feminism in academic practice. This two-day conference is aimed at graduate and early years researchers working with feminism and/or gender. Its goal is or should be to develop new networks, new knowledge and strengthen ways of working. In this way, we hope to celebrate our own efforts in feminist research whilst constructively re-imagining what feminist research can be.

This symposium will comprise a mix of individual contributions and methodological/theoretical workshops. It is designed to be a constructive, inclusive and collaborative environment. We will consider the transformative potential of feminist methodologies and our experiences with research and the research community. This includes how to do a feminist research project and what it’s like to be a feminist academic.

If you are interested in presenting a piece of work on feminist methodologies or feminist research practice, please send a 300-word proposal and a 50 word biography to researchingfeministfutures@googlemail.com. Each presenter will have 15 minutes for their contribution and ample time for discussion. We encourage submissions which problematize feminist research and include new imaginings of its transformative potential. The deadline for submissions is May 15th, 2011.

We would like to emphasize that this event is open to a broad spectrum of contributors. Its intention is to facilitate a cross-disciplinary, intergenerational, and wide-ranging discussion. As such, we welcome creative presentation methods which encourage participant engagement and dialogue. Please feel free to contact us if you have questions about your submission or the symposium more generally.

For more information visit our blog:

[http://researchingfeministfutures.wordpress.com/]

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