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November 2017

Spotlight On: The Creative Industries

November 21 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Curzon C461, 4 Cardigan Street
Birmingham, B47BD United Kingdom
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SPOTLIGHT ON: THE CREATIVE INDUSTRIES Tuesday 21st November, 2.30pm –3.30pm in Curzon C461 Book your place here Guest speaker Ruth Claxton, practicing Artist, Director of Eastside Projects Gallery and Creative Director of the STEAMhouse will be providing an: •awareness of the opportunities for creatives in Birmingham •overview of STEAMhouse-BCU's new collaborative working space for artists, designers and makers •insight into her own career journey

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Public Art Thinking: Symposium & Publication Launch

November 22 @ 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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Viva Survival

November 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Curzon C272, Birmingham City University 4 Cardigan Street
Birmingham, B4 7BD
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Free 30 spots left

Whether you are on the verge of your viva or want to know more about what it entails, this workshop is for you! This Viva Survival workshop aims to equip you with useful strategies to help you prepare for your viva, get through the big day itself and provide relevant information to demystify the viva process. Hear from recently completed PhD students from different disciplines about their experiences as well as an examiners’ perspective. This is an informal and interactive…

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BCMCR Research Seminar

November 22 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Parkside – P424, Cardigan Street
Birmingham, West Midlands B4 7BD
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BCMCR Research Seminar: Online solidarity and its limitations 1600-1730 Wednesday 22 November 2017 P424, Parkside, Birmingham City University Free registration at this link   Dr. Miriyam Aouragh (University of Westminster) - Solidarity and the "refugee crisis": Engagement beyond Affect   An extraordinary shift in perception occurred when the photo of 3-year-old Alan Kurdi broke all media headlines in 2015. The dramatic picture of a drowned and washed-up toddler provoked a truly global public outcry that led several EU states to open their borders. The reaction to…

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School of Art PhD seminar: Visual/Artistic Cultures as Portable Monuments of the Congo

November 22 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Seminar room (F.05), Birmingham School of Art, Margaret Street
Birmingham , B3 3BX
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Jacob Koster | Visual/Artistic Cultures as Portable Monuments of the Congo As Nietzsche noted in On the Use and Abuse of History for Life, history can be a source of growth and regeneration as well as stagnation and apathy. With the concept of “plastic power” he denotes the capacity of individuals and societies to make constructive use of the past for future projects (1874/1997). Recent scholarship has shown that collective memory is not just culturally constructed (Assmann 1995) but that it…

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