Social Fabric Symposium 10.3.2012

Social Fabric symposium

Discussions, talks and performances around textile production from guest speakers including trade unionists, artists and academics

Mill label, 1930s, courtesy of Jyotindra Jain and Mr. Abhishek Poddar

How do textiles affect the way we think about art, society and politics? The Social Fabric symposium invites contemporary artists, art historians, curators and cultural theorists to explore this question in a day of presentations and debate.

Taking Iniva’s Social Fabric exhibition as its starting point, it aims to explore textile production and consumption in relation to global trade, labour and radical politics.

In partnership with the Royal College of Art

Speakers

  • Professor Sarat Maharaj
  • Professors Janis Jefferies (Goldsmiths, Univeristy of London)
  • Professor John Hutnyk (Goldmsiths, Univeristy of London)
  • Carol Tulloch (TrAIN Senior Research Fellow)
  • Kit Hammonds (Curating contemporary art lecturer, RCA),
  • Sudhir Patwardhan (Social Fabric exhibiting artist)
  • Alice Creischer (Social Fabric exhibiting artist)
  • Slavs and Tatars (art collective)
  • Grant Watson Iniva’s Senior Curator and Research Associate

Symposium overview

This symposium addresses two basic themes relating to textiles as medium, commodity and ubiquitous presence in everyday life.

Departing from the exhibition Social Fabric at Rivington Place, speakers will draw out the connection between textiles and social processes – the link with patterns of globalised trade, contact between cultures, and textile production as a site of organised labour.

The second strand of the symposium looks at the way artists, art historians and curators have chosen textiles as an area of research, drawn by its relationship to the topics outlined above – demonstrating their reasons for making textile materials and references central to their artworks and exhibition projects.

The Social Fabric symposium highlights how this subject touches on a wide range of different aspects of culture and society, something reflected in the line-up for the day. Speakers with backgrounds in textiles, art, cultural studies and politics, will have a rare opportunity to converse and provide audiences a unique opportunity to join this discussion.

See the full programme for the day here

Venue:

The Tab Centre
2 Austin Street
London
Greater London
E2 7NB

Book online:

Book online here. If you have enquiries please call 0207 749 1240 or emailbookings@rivingtonplace.org.

NB. For a concessionary rate (students, over 60s, unemployed) please enter the promotional code iniva_concession. For group bookings of more than 4 people please contact Rivington Place reception.

Event details

Type: Symposium
Location: The Tab Centre
Date: 10 Mar 2012
9:30am – 6pm
Admission: £25 (£15 concessions) + booking fee

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Red Tape 15.2.2012

Red Tape presents the second discussion of the series:
on Wednesday 15th February, at 5pm in the Performing Arts Lab, Stevens Building.
Joining us will be

The pre-reader for this discussion is now available to download on 
We will provide a printed version on the day of the discussion
For More Information –
Red Tape is a discussion series led by students of the Visual Communication programme at the Royal College of Art. In a bid to further understand and challenge contemporary practice, Red Tape provides a framework to discuss relevant issues and ideas that are reshaping the role of visual communication and its relationship with politics, culture, society, fiction and the future.
The first discussion is now available to view on :

We look forward to seeing you,

The Red Tape Team

Marx at the Movies 16.3.2012

Marx at the Movies Conference, March 16-17, 2012

University of Central Lancashire

See the extensive Conference programme here.

in partnership with

Lancashire International Film Festival @LIFEPreston2012

and sponsored by

The Contemporary Arts Development Group (CADG) and the Research Fund of the School of Journalism, Media and Communication (JOMEC)

Friday 16 March: Mitchell & Kenyon Theatre

9.00 am: Coffee and Registration
9.30 am: Welcome

Peter James Anderson, Director of Research (JOMEC)

Ewa Mazierska, Anandi Ramamurthy and Lars Kristensen (UCLan)

10.00-11.00 am: Keynote

Citizens: On Marx and Kane 
John Hutnyk (Goldsmiths College, UCL)

11.00-11.10 am: Coffee break

11.10-1.10 pm: Breakaway session (Rooms TBA)

 

see here for the rest of the programme