12th Jul 2018 9:00am-5:00pm
The aim of this one-day invited-workshop is to bring relational perspectives to the discussion of networks of creative practitioners, forms of practice (craft, design, fine art), materials, processes, sites, groups, and organisations as they emerge and coalesce across the interwar period through to late-1940s Britain. With a conception of borders and boundaries as fluid and permeable, and with Tim Ingold’s proposition of ‘meshwork’, a ‘tangled web of interwoven and complexly knotted strands’ in mind, the workshop will problematize conventional distinctions (e.g. between sites, practices, identities) and still persistent framings, and bring new insights to the social, geographical, and economic contexts of mid-twentieth century visual and material culture in Britain.
Fiona Hackney, University of Wolverhampton
Veronica Davies, Open University
Richard Hornsey, University of Nottingham
Emma West, University of Birmingham
Megha Rajguru, University of Brighton
Hollie Price, Queen Mary University, London
Andrew Stephenson, University of East London
Mary Ann Bolger, Dublin Institute of Technology
Lynn Nead, Birkbeck, University of London
Jeremy Aynsley, University of Brighton
Elizabeth Darling, Oxford Brookes University
Jessica Kelly, University of Creative Arts, Farnham
Cheryl Buckley, University of Brighton
Harriet Atkinson, University of Brighton
Ysanne Holt, University of Northumbria
Please note: this is a closed, developmental workshop; attendance is by invitation only.
Image credit: Meeting of Design Research Unit, c.1944 (image courtesy Scott Brownrigg).