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July 2017

Jazz and Visual Style symposium

July 6, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

Your are invited to Jazz and Visual Style: a one-day symposium hosted by the School of Media at Birmingham City University.This symposium will explore jazz’s engagement with the worlds of fashion, photography, dance, film and television. It responds to a current resurgence of academic interest in the presentation of jazz through moving-image technologies (Wald 2015; Heile, Elsdon, Doctor 2016; Pillai 2017) and contemporary design (Perchard 2017). The event aims to open up the questions posed in these studies to a…

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African Women in the Media symposium

July 27, 2017
The Curzon Building, Birmingham City University, 4 Cardigan Street
Birmingham, B4 7BD
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AFRICAN WOMEN IN THE MEDIA: Engaging debates on issues affecting African women in the media The symposium aims to bring together African women working in the media, and academics in the field of media and communications concerned with media, diaspora, race, gender, representation, and African feminism. The objectives are to engage in debates on issues affecting African women in the media, provide an opportunity for the exchange of ideas between academia and industry, and opportunities for networking. With a focus on…

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September 2017

Conservatoire PhD presentations

September 18, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, 200 Jennens Road
Birmingham, B4 7XR
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This mini-conference features presentations from PhD students studying at the Birmingham Conservatoire. There is a wide range of topics, and it promises to be an interesting and stimulating day. Please do come and join us, all welcome!   Schedule overview: Session One - 10.00-11.30 Corey Mwamba | ‘Strike? Thoughts on Vibraphone Technique in Jazz and Improvised Music Performance’ Bobbie-Jane Gardner | ‘Composition in a hyperlocal environment- for-Wards: Citywide’ Richard Stenton | ‘Content -> Medium + copycomposing’   BREAK   Session Two…

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November 2017

Re-thinking Thinking in Art and Design Education: thoughts on/from/with creative practice

November 3, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arnolfini, 16 Narrow Quay
Bristol, BS1 4QA
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This afternoon symposium examines ‘thinking’ in art education, including its relationship to, from and within arts practices. Recent research in this field will be presented, followed by a panel discussion. Tickets are available online here.    

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Public Art Thinking: Symposium & Publication Launch

November 22, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
The Hive (Curzon C020), Curzon Street
Birmingham, B4 7XG
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Birmingham Big Art Project, in conjunction with Eastside Projects, are hosting Public Art Thinking: Symposium & Publication Launch at the Curzon Building Lecture Theatre, BCU. The symposium will bring together thinkers and practitioners in the fields of art, as well as council directors, urban planners and architects in order to discuss what Public Art Thinking is now. Be a part of our critical discourse around public art and investigate the ways artists and organisations are currently developing strategies to rethink their role in the future development of…

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