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Corkscrew events

Forthcoming events 2017-18

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image: From Manual Labours by Sophie Hope and Jenny Richards

2017-18 Corkscrew programme of student 'Show and tell' workshops and 'Staff exchanges'

Throughout the year we are running termly 'Show and tell' workshops where 2 Birkbeck practice-based PhD students present their work in progress for feedback and discussion amongst peers. These workshops are primarily for practice-based MPhil/PhD students at Birkbeck.

Alongside this will run a series of public 'Staff exchanges' between a member of academic staff at Birkbeck who will discuss their practice-research in conversation with an invited guest. These events will ask 'where's the research and where's the practice' in specific examples of work presented by the speakers. These 'Staff exchanges' are public events open to anyone to attend.

See the dates and details below.

Show and tell workshops:

Autumn term: Wednesday 29 November 2017, 2-5pm
Room 317, 43 Gordon Square

Jo Coleman: "Please identify yourself for the tape.": Demystifying the interview process

Caroline Molloy: Re-imagined communities: understanding the visual habitus of transcultural photographs

Spring term: Wednesday 28 February 2018, 2-5pm

Room 106, 43 Gordon Square

Sally O'Reilly: Locomotivations: authoring text-led performance through the railway as site, material and practice

Ruth Solomons: Research findings emerging within artworks: some unanticipated consequences of carrying out academic research alongside a pre-existing art practice

Summer term: Wednesday 30 May 2018, 2-5pm
Room 106, 43 Gordon Square

Golnoosh Nourp: Representations of Iranian female sexuality in Iranian contemporary literature

Selina Robertson: A curatorial investigation into the hidden histories and cultural memory of 1980s London’s lesbian feminist and queer film curatorial practices

Staff exchanges

Autumn term: Wednesday 29 November 2017, 12-2pm

Room 106, 43 Gordon Square

Dr Sophie Hope (Birkbeck) and Dr Anthony Schrag (Queen Margaret University) will discuss their research as socially engaged practice embedded in the context of working environments and the challenges this brings.

Spring term: Thursday 15 March 2018, 3-5pm
Room 106, 43 Gordon Square

Autumn term: Date and location TBC

Dr Julia Bell (Birkbeck) and Dr Honor Gavin (University of Manchester) will discuss their creative writing as research.

Please contact if you would like any more information.

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