Curating Europe’s Futures

Curating Europes’ Futures is a collaboratively-organised discussion series which explores contemporary curatorial and artistic practices that have critically addressed themselves to the processes of socio-economic restructuring, identity politics, gender dynamics and cultural policies within ‘post-bloc’ Europe. The series will look to curatorial practices as they have evolved within the shifting and uneven economic and socio-political … Continue reading

SPAN (Scottish Pop Academic Network) Seminar, 9th May

Club Room, CCA Glasgow, 3pm – 5pm, Friday 9th May Dr Jo Collinson Scott (UWS): “Avoid it like the plague”: An Exploration of Cliché in pop song Abstract: In the practice of popular music songwriting pedagogy, the following questions frequently arise from students: should I avoid being clichéd and if so, how do I do … Continue reading

Interstices Symposium

A symposium in the UWS space on Friday 28th February at CCA Glasgow with contributions from PhD students, Professor Katarzyna Kosmala and Tony Grace. Keynote presentations from Josep Zanki, Associate Professor at the University of Zadar, Croatia. Lecture session 1030-130 Mirila: remembrance and oblivion. Mythical tradition, performance art and documenting Over last 17 years I … Continue reading

Cultural Hijack conference: CONTRAvention

The main CONTRAvention event – Cultural Hijack: Rethinking Intervention, takes place at RIBA (the Royal Institute of British Architects), London, Saturday 25th May 9am – 6pm. This is the closing conference of the Cultural Hijack exhibition at the Architectural Association School, curated by PhD candidate Ben Parry and artist Peter McCaughey, supported by the Creative … Continue reading

Tushar Joag: art, intervention and urban politics

Creative Futures Institute, University of the West of Scotland presents a talk by Tushar Joag, 5.30pm, Friday 19th April, CCA Cinema, Glasgow Tushar Joag was born in Mumbai in 1966. He completed his Bachelors in Fine Art in 1988 (Sir JJ. School of Art, Mumbai ) and Masters in 1990 (M.S. University, Baroda). After spending … Continue reading

@UWSCreative Academics collaborate and innovate with @bournemouthuni colleagues

CCI academics David McGillivray and Jennifer Jones have spent two days working with colleagues at Bournemouth University around the themes of social media, events, learning and teaching with the school of tourism staff, research and undergraduate students. The tweets from the event have been archived storify which have more details of the discussions and themes … Continue reading

Shorelines: place, creativity and wellbeing

Organisers: The University of Wales Institute Cardiff and South Ayrshire Council Museums and Galleries, with the University of the West of Scotland. Shorelines: place, creativity and wellbeing, Tuesday 15th November 2011. This one day international academic symposium, to be held at the Maclaurin Galleries, Ayr, Scotland, is part of a wider SHORELINES Exhibition and Residency programme … Continue reading

Art, Resistance and Alternatives: a screening and discussion with Oliver Ressler and Katarzyna Kosmala

CCA Glasgow, 7.30 – 10.00pm, October 21st 2011 http://www.ressler.at Oliver Ressler is an Austrian-born artist who produces projects in public space and films addressing forms of resistance and social alternatives. He has had solo exhibitions at Berkeley Art Museum, Platform Garanti Contemporary Art Centre, Istanbul; Alexandria Contemporary Arts Forum, Egypt and The Bunkier Sztuki Contemporary … Continue reading

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