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Topographies of the Obsolete: Think Tank 1

BROWNSWORD, Neil (2015) Topographies of the Obsolete: Think Tank 1. In: Think Tank 1,Topographies of the Obsolete, 9th November 2015, Minton Library, Stoke-on-Trent. (Unpublished)

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Think-Tank 1 organised by Brownsword, enabled staff and participants from partner institutions to present a synopsis of their recent research activity developed out of Topographies of the Obsolete, phase 1. It also facilitated a space to discuss new ideas, proposals and possibilities for future collaborations that formed the basis of phase 2 of the project and mapped out new post-industrial sites to work with. It was agreed that Phase 2 of Topographies mirrored the experiences, methodologies and outcomes that evolved through phase 1 to other post‐industrial regions in the UK, Norway, Denmark and Germany. Interest from new partner institutions introduced and broadened the scope of this research to other regions in Europe that equally bear industrial histories adjacent to those in Stoke-on-Trent. The existing research strands, plus additional strands that explore the landscape of post-industry as raw material, the contemporary ruin and ruination, and the role of art and artist in a non-art space, constitute the basis of the research context in the different institutions, workshops, seminars and conferences. It was important that these research strands continued to be developed out of individual projects, so that the overriding research questions and discussions are constantly relevant and are grounded in each participant’s artistic practice. It was proposed that existing partner intuitions will apply methodologies of working site specifically uncovered through the project, back to their national/ local context, thus grounding the project in their own research environment and landscape. Brownsword detailed his ongoing research concerning re-activating ceramic intangible heritage in North Staffordshire.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Additional Information: Think Tank Schedule 9.30: Introduction – Project leaders Anne Helen Mydland and Neil Brownsword – Bergen Academy of Art and Design (Norway) Introduction new partner institutions Wendy Gers – ENSA – Limoges (France) Magdelena Gerber – Geneva Academy of Art and Design (Switzerland) Partner Institution presentations 10.00: Chloe Brown - Sheffield Hallam University (UK) 10.15: Danica Maier and Deb Swan – Nottingham Trent University (UK) 10.30: Kerstin Abraham – Muthesius Academy of Fine Arts and Design (Germany) 10.45: Margrethe Kolstad Brekke – Bergen Academy of Art and Design (Norway) 11.00: Gwen Heeney – Newcastle University (UK) 11.15: Richard Launder – Bergen Academy of Art and Design (Norway) 11.30: Neil Brownsword – Bergen Academy of Art and Design, (Norway)/Bucks New University (UK) 11.45: Karen Harsbo - The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts (Denmark) 13.00 - 13.30: Danny Callaghan 13.30 - 15.00: Round up/discussion. 15.00: Finish
Faculty: School of Creative Arts and Engineering > Art and Design
Event Title: Think Tank 1,Topographies of the Obsolete
Event Location: Minton Library, Stoke-on-Trent
Event Dates: 9th November 2015
Depositing User: Neil BROWNSWORD
Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2019 10:16
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2019 10:16
URI: http://eprints.staffs.ac.uk/id/eprint/5644

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