Conference

Crossing Boundaries Symposium

2 Jun 2010

Event times

10am - 5pm

Cost of entry

£35, half price concessions - includes lunch and refreshments

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  • Old Street (exit 3)

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Symposium bringing together artists, geographers and cultural theorists. Organised by Iniva in partnership with the Royal Geographical Society

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Artists, geographers, and theorists of art and visual culture discuss issues raised by the exhibitions: Whose Map is it? new mapping by artists presented by Iniva at Rivington Place, and The Creative Compass held at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG). The exhibitions, with works by international artists, open up dialogues about critical histories of mapping and explore the legacy of involving creative practices. This symposium presents a range of perspectives engaging with new approaches to mapping; it aims to blur the boundaries between the art and science of mapping. It will build on existing research and artistic practices that challenge the traditional map with its objective and rational view. Maps continue to have compelling cultural significance as the focus of artistic practice, scholarly investigation and wider public concern. Mapping enrols scientific methodologies, as well as the cognitive and imaginative processes by which we discover our place and find our way in the world. Speakers Keynote by Prof. Irit Rogoff, Dr. David Pinder, Prof. Philip Crang, Martin Dodge, artist Bouchra Khalili, Prof. Simon Harvey, Prof. Catherine Nash, artist Agnes Poitevin-Navarre, artist Otobong Nkanga, artist Esther Polak, Dr. Gary Priestnall, artist Susan Stockwell, Curator Paul Goodwin, Dr Harriet Hawkins and artist Emma Wolukau-Wanambwa. Organised by Iniva in collaboration with the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG). The symposium takes place at the RGS - IBG, 1 Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AR.

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