The Association for Photography in Higher Education Summer Conference 2017
19-21 July 2017
Hosted by Norwich University of the Arts
We are pleased to announce our summer conference, kindly hosted by Norwich University of the Arts.
‘Human Interfaces: Borderless (Dis)Connections and Disrupted Futures’, is the Association for Photography in Higher Education’s three-day summer conference. This year’s theme addresses the complexities of how and what it means to be human now, exploring the functions, affects and dynamics of how identity is constructed through narratives, histories and social geography; through the exploration of relationships between communities and individuals, between power and empowerment, nature and nurture and representations of the human condition through technology – between the ‘real’ world, a digitally networked one and the space in-between.
The conference looks specifically at the disruptions and slippages that occur between positions, people, territories and contexts. As the world and higher education become increasingly connected / disconnected and we embark upon unchartered territory, who do we hear, who do we listen to, how do we learn and share, what does this mean for the University? It is in these disruptions and unreliable narratives, where memory and histories are fabricated, in the holes and gaps, the truths, the lies and how these shift, adapt or translate that tell us what it is to be human.
The call for papers is now closed.
Have you done something innovative, interesting with your photography students? Are you working either full or part-time
at a College or University which offers Higher Education study of photography or related fields in the UK?
Then don’t forget to submit your proposal here.
Speaking Thursday 20th July
5.30pm: Charlotte Jansen – Invited Speaker, ‘Girl on Girl: Art and Photography in the Age of the Female Gaze’
6.15pm: Drinks – East Gallery, Cavendish House, St Andrews Street NR2 4AE
All day exhibition in Duke Street Building Foyer from the NUA Human Interfaces Creative Lab Research Group
9.30am: Intro APHE/NUA – Professor Jonathan Shaw/Professor Richard Sawdon Smith
9.45am: Duncan Forbes – Keynote speaker: Takuma Nakahira’s Circulation: Date, Place, Events: from the Optical to the Operative Unconscious
10.45am: Tea – Foyer
11.15am: Pete Ashton/Nye Thompson/Louise Latter– Invited speakers, panel discussion on work with BOM (Birmingham Open Media)
11.55am: John Hillman – proposal ‘Proximity, sharing and choice: the constituents of a digital subject’
12.15pm: Katrina Sluis – Invited speaker, Curator of Digital Programing The Photographers’ Gallery – ‘Unthinking Programme’
1.00pm: Questions/roundtable with all above speakers
1.30pm: Lunch – Foyer and tour of campus
SPE’s Honoured Educator
2.45pm: Barbara Jo Revelle – ‘Swimming Against the Tide: Challenges, Misadventures and Lessons Learned in Four Decades as a Feminist/Artist/ Educator’
3.45pm: Sara Andersdotter – proposal, ‘Choking on the madeleine: the Affect of Memory in Art Practice’
4.10pm: Tea – Foyer
4.30pm: APHies – shortlisted entries for Pecha Kucha style presentations
5.15pm: Aphies winner
Dinner: The Library Restaurant & Grill, Guildhall Hill
9.00am: Mat Collishaw – Keynote speaker ‘Thresholds – VR restaging of one of the earliest exhibitions of photography in 1839’
9.45am: Richard Sawdon Smith – Organiser/Invited speaker, ‘InSideShow: An immersive experience of the 3D body
10.00am: Jonny Briggs – Invited Speaker, ‘The constructed reality of the family, through the constructed reality of photography’
10.45am: Tea – Foyer
11.15am: James Russell Cant – proposal, ‘Home Cooking’
11.30am: Spencer Rowell – proposal, ‘The Non-discursive Imago’
11.45am: David Barnes – proposal, Photographing a Transatlantic ‘Structure of Feeling’: The Loyal Order of the Moose organisation in Wales and USA
12.00pm: Sarah Crew – proposal, ‘#HILANG airways – from Lokasi to Ruang via Lostness’
12.20pm: Louise Baird-Smith (Bloomsbury) – ‘How to pitch a book idea’
12.50pm: Lunch/ AGM – Foyer
2.20pm: Andy Earl – invited speaker, ‘Commercial photography in a changing environment’