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Material Memory: The Post Industrial Landscape as site for Creative Practice.

November 14, 2014

The Fine Art Department in the School of Arts and Cultures at Newcastle University is staging a one day Conference entitled ‘Material Memory: The Post Industrial Landscape as Site for Creative Practice’ on the 14th of November 2014. Confirmed Speakers include: Jane and Louise Wilson, Andrew Burton, Tim Edensor, Wolfgang Weileder, Anne Helen Mydland, Neil Brownsword, and Ian Thompson.

The Key focus of the conference is to debate and discuss the creative potential of the Post Industrial Landscape and aims to bring artists, curators, creative writers, landscape architects, poets, historians and philosophers. It will be a day of debate and discussion.

Registration for delegates is £45.00 for the full day which includes lunch and a closing drinks reception. (Students go free but be aware that places are very limited.)

Call for Papers and Delegates - To apply as a speaker please send an abstract of your paper to [email protected] Abstracts and suggestions for further developing the key themes of the conference are welcomed. The closing date for submission of abstracts is the 20th of September 2014.

The conference builds on the ‘Topographies of the Obsolete’, an international project initiated by Bergen Academy of Art and Design  http://topographies.khib.no/ which brought together artists, staff and students from international and UK Universities including Bucks New University, Nottingham Trent, Sheffield Hallam, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Muthesius Academy of Fine Arts and Design Kiel, and Newcastle University. Speakers (TBC) will include curators, creative writers, landscape architects, artists, poets, historians and philosophers.

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