On Thursday 9th November we are holding a FREE one-day research symposium to officially launch the Monad project and journal at the University of Northampton, Faculty of Arts, Science and Technology.
This event event will feature a selection of excellent speakers addressing various of forms of transformative practice in relation to progressive change. We will also be holding an associated exhibition featuring examples of the transformative practice of a number of editorial board members and invited affiliates to the Monad project. A detailed outline of the Monad project and journal can be found on our homepage. The event is free, but places are limited, so please register and secure your space (First 50 registrants are free, nominal charge applied after these spaces are taken). A lunch and refreshments will be provided. To register for the symposium visit: http://monad-launch.eventbrite.co.uk
Symposium Programme & Abstract Booklet
10.00-10.45: Registration and coffee
(Newton Grand Hall, Newton Building, Avenue Campus, University of Northampton)
11.00 Panel 1 – Transformative Practitioners
Stephen Godfrey (Artist) & Cavan McLaughlin (University of Northampton)
Phototerragrams: Organic and photo-chemical collaborations with the earth.
Arte Artemiou (University of Northampton)
Imagining a Transformative Performative Education
Anne Crossey (Artist & Independent Scholar)
The Emperor is Wearing No Clothes: Clothing as a metaphor for the mystical in Thomas Carlyle’s Sartor Resartus
Carlos Ruiz Brussain (ERAM Escola Universitaria – University of Girona)
Nailing the Snake: Dealing with the elusiveness of liminal experiences in self-transformative creative practice and research.
1.00 – 2.00 Lunch and film screenings
2.00 – 4.00 Panel 2 – Transformative Practices
Luc Robene (University of Bordeaux) & Solveig Serre (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)
Negotiating borders between hegemonic culture and the restricted culture of subversion: How to write the history of the punk scene in France (1976-2016)?
Alasdair Gordon-Finlayson (University of Northampton)
Mindfulness questioned: Whose responsibility is our happiness?
Peter Duchemin (Memorial University of Newfoundland)
Designing a Transformative Chronology: Experiments in calendar construction.
David Luke (University of Greenwich)
Psychedelics as Transformative Praxis
4.00 – 4.30 Coffee break
4.30 – 5.30 Panel 3 – Monad Journal Launch Discussion Panel
Roy Wallace (University of Northampton), Cavan McLaughlin, Carlos Ruiz Brussain, Helena Blakemore (University of East London), Luc Robene, Solveig Serre
Our exhibition features examples of the transformative practice of a number of editorial board members and invited affiliates to the Monad project, works by: Carlos Ruiz Brussain; Degard; Stephen Godfrey; Cavan McLaughlin and Roy Wallace.
Then, in the evening, after a few hours break for dinner and time to freshening up, our ‘Transition’ event format will be making a very special return to the Phoenix Bar in Northampton. Transition events aim to bring innovative, independent and academic research, about methods of realising progressive change, to the wider community, while providing a safe, shared, creative, recreational space for everyone. We will continue to investigate the principle of transformative practice, over a beer or two with performances from some incredible artists that are both hugely entertaining and inspiring examples of how you can ‘be the change you want to see in the world’.
Transition events particularly welcome the queer community, along with people who self-identify as ‘others’, in any sense, anyone with an ‘alternative’ image/sense of identity and those who simply feel they are not comfortable in a traditional, mainstream entertainment environment. But we are open to everyone who embraces openness and tolerance themselves.
Venue: University of Northampton
CAVAN MCLAUGHLIN | ROY WALLACE | ANNE CROSSEY | CARLOS RUIZ BRUSSIAN | STEVE GODFREY | LUC ROBENE | SOLVEIG SERRE | HELENA BLAKEMORE | PETER DUCHEMIN | ALASDAIR GORDON-FINLAYSON | DAVID LUKE | ARTE ARTEMIOU
*first 50 registrants are free, nominal charge applied after these spaces are taken
Venue: The Phoenix
(plus a small booking fee)