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Public Space, Art and Collective Memory

9th and 10th November 2009, Birmingham Institute of Art and Design

The Third CCVA Annual Conference is to hosted by School of Art, Birmingham Institute of Art and Design. It will provide an interdiciplinary framework for discussion focused on the notions of public space, socially and politically based art, and collective memory. It will examine such issues as definitions of public space; its function in daily life, particularly in China; the role of socially and politically engaged art in the development of public space; public sculptures and monuments; performance art; the role of public art and the visual environment in the creation and revision of collective memories; the ambiguous roles of both artists and viewers as creators and observers of public space; and the use of participatory art projects to encourage new social relationships.

The conference is free of charge but advance booking is required to secure a place. The School of Art is in the centre of the city, within easy walking distance of both the Museum and Art Gallery and several prominent examples of public art.

If you wish to attend please contact:

Yanyan Wang
Research Office
Birmingham Institute of Art and Design
Margaret Street
B3 3BX
E: [email protected]
T: 0121 3317823

To download the conference programme click here(97 KB)