Sustainable Art Communities Announces its 2nd Conference

kawa-no-ji

Sustainable Art Communities announces its second conference, “Sustainable Art Communities: Creativity and Policy in the Transnational Caribbean,” to be held at the Institute for International Visual Arts (Iniva, Rivington Place, London), December 3-4, 2013.

Description: ‘Sustainable Art Communities: Creativity and Policy in the Transnational Caribbean’ explores how the understanding and formation of sustainable community for the Caribbean and its global diaspora may be supported by art practice, curating and museums. It fosters networks of exchange and collaboration among academics, artists, curators and policymakers from the UK and the Netherlands, as well as various countries in the English and Dutch-speaking Caribbean and their diasporas.

Confirmed speakers include: Alessio Antoniolli (UK), Marielle Barrow (Trinidad), Charles Campbell (Jamaica/UK), Annalee Davis (Barbados), Joy Gregory (UK), Therese Hadchity (Barbados), Glenda Heyliger (Aruba), Rosemarijn Hoefte (Netherlands), Yudhishthir Raj Isar (France/India), Tessa Jackson (UK), Nancy Jouwe (Netherlands), Charl Landvreugd (Netherlands), Wayne Modest (Netherlands), Petrona Morrison (Jamaica), Jynell Osborne (Guyana), Marcel Pinas (Suriname), Dhiradj Ramsamoedj (Suriname), Leon Wainwright (UK), and Kitty Zijlmans (Netherlands).

This is the second conference in a two-year international research project led by Dr Leon Wainwright (The Open University, UK), with Co-Investigator Professor Dr Kitty Zijlmans (Leiden University), funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC, UK), in partnership with the Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam and Iniva, the Institute of International Visual Arts, London.

Reservations suggested:  Entrance is free and open to all, but places are limited, so we ask that you please book your place online or call 020 7749 1240 or email bookings@rivingtonplace.org

For original post and more information, go to http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/sac/index.shtml

Also see INIVA events at http://www.iniva.org/events/what_s_on/sustainable_art_communities_conference

[Image above: Marlon Griffith 2012 ‘Kawa no ji’. Japanese washi. Installed at Mino, Gifu, Japan.]

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