Tuesday, 18 January 2011

MashingUp: Pedagogy and Play

UWS Artist Teacher Programme
Public Seminar Series


Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow,

Saturday 12th February 2011, from 10.30am - 4pm

In response to the exhibition Blueprint for a Bogey and using participatory methods, this workshop based Artist Teacher seminar will explore approaches within the visual arts to curricularising playful events. The day-long workshop/seminar, which is free to attend, will be set within the context of Curriculum for Excellence and firmly premised upon creativity,
criticality and art making.

The exhibition includes works by Andy Goldsworthy, Graham Fagen, Eduardo Paolozzi, Paulo Rego, Dave Sherry, Corin Sworn and a collaborative project by women from the Red Road Family Centre.

For further information and to book your place please email

For more information on the Artist Teacher Master of Education Programme visit

Blueprint for a Bogey blog

MASHINGUP: This ongoing series of events stimulates critical, transdisciplinary research communities to discuss advanced knowledge and to build networks of excellence among producer communities.

‘Mashing up’ [definition] a mashup is a web page or application that combines data or functionality from two or more external sources to create a new service. The term mashup implies easy, fast integration...to produce results that were not the original reason for producing the raw source data (Wikipedia, 2009).

The lecture series exhibits the values of new media culture to explore synergies between institutions, ideas and disciplines. This aspiration originates with the UWS and CCA partnership, which extends to the specific areas of inquiry that we pursue. It advances the core mission of each organization to initiate applied, international research opportunities through experimental, local dialogue to foster collaborative, bottom-up, sustainable practices of development.

#mashingup We want attendees to blog, photograph, film, tweet and do all they can to share the content of these talks to democratize access to knowledge.

Monday, 17 January 2011

Imagining Europe, Representing Periphery: The Body Language

Current Issues in European Cultural Studies 2011

 June 15–17, Norrköping, Sweden

Call for contributions

Stream: Imagining Europe, Representing Periphery: The Body Language

The Berlin Wall is one of the symbolic walls that prevail in the geopolitics of Europe, despite its physical disappearance.
A section of the Berlin Wall, now the East Side gallery, reminds us about the political, socio-economic and cultural divide between the West and the East. Symbolic walls are more powerful that their physical manifestations. It is being on the ‘right’ side of the wall that determines the versions of sovereignty, the citizenship-related entitlements, including the economy of the rights, and in a way, of the body.
The body can be seen as one of the signifiers of the wall crossing, the border crossing, migration routes and various diasporas.
We invite artists and academics to submit a visual piece, an image, a documentary or a short film, addressing and questioning the possibilities for imagining Europe while representing its peripheries, either as a physical body or as a body of knowledge.
Please submit your proposals including visual material AND a 200-word abstract/description by email to both convenors.
Information about the conference and submission instruction http://www.isak.liu.se/acsis/conference-2011?l=sv

Deadline is 14th February 2011.
Dr Katarzyna Kosmala Centre of Contemporary European Studies, University of the West of Scotland, UK Email: katarzyna.kosmala@uws.ac.uk
Prof Ryszard Kluszczyński Department of Media and Audiovisual Culture, University of Łódź, Poland Email: rwk@uni.lodz.pl