Past Events

Events organised by Birkbeck Interdisciplinary Research in Media and Culture (formerly,  the Centre for Media, Culture and Creative Practice) at Birkbeck, University of London include:

2017 :

Wednesday 21 June 2017 | Being Ruby Rich: Film Curation as Advocacy and Activism | Birkbeck Cinema, 43 Gordon Square WC1H 0PD | 09:30-18:30

Friday 16 June 2017Green Island Serenade: Queer stories from Hou Chi-jan | Birkbeck Cinema, 43 Gordon Square WC1H OPD

Wednesday 7 June 2017 
| Cloud Futures, a talk by Prof. Louise Amoore | B03, 43 Gordon Square WC1H OPD | 18:00-19:30, followed by drinks reception in Keynes Library

Friday 12 May 2017 | EFF Postscript : in dialogue with Homo Sapiens | Birkbeck Cinema, 43 Gordon Square | 18:00-21:00 | This event is held as part of the Ruin/s theme

 

Thursday 27 April 2017 | Will Prentice : Ruining Preservation and Preserving Ruins: Challenges in Archiving Sound Recordings | Keynes Library, 43 Gordon Square WC1H 0PD | 18:00-20:00 | This event is held as part of the Ruin/s theme

2016 : 

Thursday 15 December 
FMACS&Arts&Hums MPhil Symposium | Keynes Library, 43 Gordon Square | 10: 00-17: 00, followed by drinks



Wednesday 17 November
| Owen Hatherley | Are the Ruins Really Ruined? | Keynes Library, 43 Gordon Square WC1H 0PD | 15:00-17:00



Friday 3 June 2016 | 
New directions in gentrification studies: From inequities in neighborhood greening to emerging injustice(s) in new urban food spaces | MAL 532,  Malet Street | 18:00-20:00



Friday 27 May 2016
 | What Things Are, and What Things Do | Keynes Library, with screening in the Birkbeck Cinema



Thursday 19 May 2016
Ephemeral Ruins: the Fragility of Holocaust Memory | G03, 43 Gordon Square | 18:00-19:30

Wednesday 18 May 2016 | The Apparitional | Birkbeck Cinema | 14:00-17:00

Monday 14 March 2016 | Save As … Planet Earth | Keynes Library | 18.00-20.00



Friday 11 March 2016
 | EFF Prelude 4 Mourning Rock | Birkbeck Cinema | 18.00-21.00



2015 : 

Saturday 28 November 2015 Off Track? Alternative Media and Radical Failure Today | This event brings together people to speak to both the legacy of Comedia’s publication What a Way to Run a Railroad: An analysis of radical failure as well as the challenges facing contemporary alternative media.



Friday 23 October 2015 | Ruins are Everywhere | 153, Malet Street | 18.00-20.00 | This event is part of the Ruin/s theme.



Tuesday 19 May 2015
 | The Artist Identity Symposium (Call for Papers now Open) |2.00-6.00pm| Peltz Gallery, 43 Gordon Square | This event was organised by the winners of the Student Competition.



Thursday 19 March 2015 The Materiality of Ruins | 4-6pm | Keynes Library, Room 114, 43 Gordon Square | This event is part of the Ruin/s theme | includes blog by Rebecca Dolgoy



Friday 8 May 2015
| Thinking Like A Ruin: The Baroque Becomings of Hashima Island | 6.00-9.00pm | Birkbeck Cinema, 43 Gordon Square | This event was part of the Ruin/s theme.



Tuesday 3 March 2015 | 
Music Saved My Life | 6-8pm | Peltz Gallery, 43 Gordon Square.



Tuesday 27 January 2015
Open Data, Smart Citizens? | 7pm | Keynes Library, Room 114, 43 Gordon Square

2014 : 

Friday 21 November 2014
 
‘1979 Revisited’: The Cultural Production of ‘Structures of Feeling’ under Thatcherism| 1.00 – 5.00pm | Keynes Library, Room 114, 43 Gordon Square. This will be followed by the listening launch of 1984: art and politics website | 6-8pm | Keynes Library, 43 Gordon Square.



24 October 2014 | 
Media Fossils and the Anthropocene: A Production of an Archaeological Future, lecture given by Prof. Jussi Parikka, and is part of our current theme, Ruin/s



18 October 2014Pan-African Cinema, Négritude and the Archive Exhibition

27 June 2014 | Japan’s All-Female Takarazuka RevueConsidering Gender/Sexuality from Cross-Cultural Perspectives

19 May 2014 | Composing Performance, a practical workshop for Arts Week; blog by Jeremy Mortimer, a student on Birkbeck’s MA Shakespeare and Contemporary Performance.

19 May 2014 | The Body in Performance | blog by Lewis Wheeler, who completed a Foundation Degree Contemporary Dance Performance at Birkbeck in April 2014.

15 May 2014 | Shoulder to Shoulder: Female Suffrage, Second-Wave Feminism and Feminist TV Drama in the 1970s | blog by Charlotte Knowles, an intern at the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities.

February and March 2014 | BBKtalks - Working in the Arts | This three-part series of talks was organised by two MA students of Arts Policy and Management and winner of the 2013-14 Student Competition | blog by Éimear Doherty

12 March 2014 | Tokyo Culture Creation Project and the Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Galvanising Socio-Cultural Innovation | Dr. Grace Gonzalez, a post-doctoral fellow at Doshisha University, Japan.

6 March 2014 | BBKtalks: the Challenges and Potentials of Working in Today’'s Arts Sector

24 January 2014 |  HAFU – documentary screening followed by Q&A with producer Lara Perez Takagi



2013 : 

27 November 2013 | ‘The Body and Bad Management' with researcher/philosopher Josefine Wikström and performing arts researcher Claire Warden at HSBC Canary Wharf, part of the Manual Labours research project 6 November 2013 | 'The Body and Working Environment' with artist/researcher Claudia Firth and psychologist Amy Harrison in the UCH Macmillan Cancer Centre, part of the Manual Labours research project

4 November 2013Cultural Policy in Taiwan,  a presentation by Dr. Jerry C. Y. Liu, National Taiwan University of Arts

26 October 2013 |  Beyond “Here/There:” Cultural Studies and the Study of East Asia in Europe | In association with LAPCSF (London Asia Cultural Studies Forum) | Prof. Koichi Iwabuchi and Dr. Lola Martinez

16 October 2013 |‘The Body and Clocking-Off' with artist/researcher Broderick Chow in an artists' studio at Cubitt - part of the Manual Labours research project

9 September 2013Japanese Body Culture and the Human Condition. Participants included, Prof. Tetsuo Nishiyama (Kansai University), Prof. Naho Tanimoto (Kansai University), Prof. Yoshihiro Seki (Kwanseigakuin University) and Prof. Kuniharu Tokiyasu (Gakushuin Women’s College)

You can browse details of past events for previous academic years below:

2012/13

2011/12

2010/11

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