As part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science, staff from Manchester Metropolitan University and University of Manchester are organising an event on the afternoon of Wednesday 9th November (2-5).
This creative programme of activity brings together Vanessa Andreotti an educationalist and social scientist from the University of British Columbia, students from both the University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University, environmental artist Kerry Morrison, and Mary Courtney, visual artist and poet.
An exhibition, a walking tour, and creation of a collaborative artwork with whoever wishes to contribute, will help to create a unique experience themed around global citizenship and the idea of ‘community’ that will shine a light on the ways in which social sciences and the creative arts can come together.
Sign up here: http://www.celt.mmu.ac.uk/cpd/viewcourse.php?unit_id=234
Vanessa de Oliveira Andreotti: Canada Research Chair in Race, Inequalities and Global Change, at the Department of Educational Studies, University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada.
Vanessa has extensive experience working across sectors internationally in areas of education related to international development, global citizenship, indigeneity and social accountability. Her work combines poststructuralist and postcolonial concerns in examining educational discourses and designing viable pedagogical pathways to address problematic patterns of international engagements, flows and representations of inequality and difference in education. Many of her publications are available at: https://ubc.academia.edu/VanessadeOliveiraAndreotti.
Kerry Morrison – Environment Artist and In-Situ Director
Kerry Morrison merges art with ecology to produce intriguing interventions in the everyday landscape of our urban lives. Through a conspicuous process of walking, talking, listening, drawing, collecting, and performance, she explores people’s connections with the environment: how we move through it, take from it, and add to it. Her approach is durational and transitory whereby art is a verb: a process of action, dialogue, and performative patterns resulting in new, shared experiences and unfolding narratives. She co-founded InSitu, a not-for-profit artist-led organization based in Pendle, East Lancashire. In Situ nurtures into existence art that addresses local issues with the aim to make a positive difference to people’s lives and the environment.
Mary Courtney – Visual artist and poet based in Coventry.
“I like to experiment with drawing and different visual art forms, to play with words and ideas and bring out creativity in others”.
Mary has been artist in residence at Warwick University Chemistry Department during 2016, leading art workshops for staff and students and scripting and producing a chem-art film called “Planet Biscuit: Into the Micronosphere”. She’s organised giant community map-making events, with hundreds of participants, including the “Mappa Magnificellaneous” this year. Art-poetry combinations have been exhibited at Compton Verney, Tate Modern and MediaCityUK. She has received poetry awards from the National Poetry Competition, the International Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine and Cambridge University.
‘Deal with each other in the spirit of Ubuntu’
Place: Brooks Building, Manchester Metropolitan University, Bonsall Street, Manchester M15 6GX Reception tel: +44 (0) 161 247 2646
Date: 9th November 2016
Please use the following link to sign up to attend:
For more details contact:
- Alicia Prowse at Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, Manchester Metropolitan University firstname.lastname@example.org
- Valeria Vargas at Faculty of Science and Engineering, Manchester Metropolitan University, email@example.com
- Susan Brown, School of Environment, Education and Development, University of Manchester, Susan.A.Brown@manchester.ac.uk