Really Sayin’ Somethin’ Symposium20th May 2022
Location: Brighton CCA, University of Brighton
A one-day symposium at the University of Brighton exploring and sharing practice-based research in art, architecture & design that uses socially engaged or participatory methods.
This programme brings together artists, researchers, curators, and writers to ask:
How do socially engaged and participatory methods offer different understandings of what research can be?
What sort of outcomes do they produce? How can this work be documented, and shared in ways that acknowledge the collaborative and dialogic nature of the research?
What sort of challenges come with socially engaged and participatory research for the researcher and the participant?
Featuring panel sessions with speakers Sophie Hope, Anthony Schrag, R.M. Sánchez-Camus, Vanessa Marr, Claire Staunton, Torange Khonsari, Gil Mualem-Doron, Sarah Akigbogun and Unit 38.
Workshops and activities including
-A special tour of Socially Engaged Arts Space (SEAS) Brighton exhibition Queering Nature, led by Pacheanne Anderson
-Lady Kitt invites you to spend one on one time talking though your socially engaged art project
-a drop-in self-led duster making activity by artist Vanessa Marr
-Visit to Quiet Down There, in residence with their laundrette project at Dorset Place
-Leap then Look present a film about their recent arts education practice
and roundtable discussions on:
(1) Practice-based research, and the problematics of participation
(2) Institutions, access and inclusion
(3) Co-creating spaces and places of encounter
Co-hosted and supported by School of Architecture, Technology and Engineering, School of Arts & Media and Experimental Design Practices Research and Enterprise Group (ExDP REG) at University of Brighton, and Brighton Centre for Contemporary Art
Image: The Brixton Exchange, 2013. An event by Anchor & Magnet - Barby Asante, Kate Theophilus and Katy Beinart