Postgraduate research students at the University of Plymouth are curating and hosting an online symposium under the broad theme of multiple ecologies, diverse ontologies and ethico-onto-epistemological exchanges. The symposium will explore ways artistic research/practice-research imagines paths towards alternative visions for more just, sustainable presents and futures for our collective environments. It aims to reflect practices which are inclusive of different frames of reference and diversity in working, doing and thinking.
We are seeking submissions for both traditional papers and experimental or practice-based presentations.
Abstracts for 20-minute presentations are welcome. We wish to highlight a focus on submissions which address a consciousness of ecologies as complex and entangled systems of exchange, and of ethics, being and knowledge as co-created and inseparable after Karen Barad's concept of ethico-onto-epistem-ology (Barad, 2007).
We are particularly interested in presentations that address the following themes:
Proposals from BIPOC, LGBTQ2S+ and/or disabled artistic researchers and researchers from the Global South are very welcome.
Each selected presenter or panel will be invited to contribute their presentation(s) as a research paper (~3000-4000 words) or visual essay (~1000-1500 words to be included in an e-book of the conference. This will be peer reviewed and edited, along with a prologue, by University of Plymouth PhD candidates and professors.
What we need from interested PhD students:
Please submit this information as a single PDF to the contact email by July 3, 2021.