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Utopia 501? Utopia and Connected Communities conference programme, British Library 7 December

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Utopia and Connected Communities conference, British Library, Bronte Room, 7 December 2016


8.45-9.15                   Registration, tea and coffee

9.15-9.30                   Introduction ‘Utopia 501’ George McKay

9.30-10.15                Keynote address ‘Free cultural spaces’ Alan Dearling

10.15-11.15               Utopia and well-being

  • ‘Dementia futures’ Teri Howson, Bangor University, Lisa Carter, Artist
  • ‘Resilience’ Anne Rathbone, University of Brighton, Mikey Reynolds, Arts Connect, Ruth Mowbray, Arts Connect
  • Chair: Carenza Lewis, University of Lincoln

11.15-12.15               Performing utopia

  • ‘The Reasons’ Mike Wilson, Loughborough University, Antonia Liguori, Loughborough University, Sharron Kraus, Singer/Song writer
  • ‘Ghost Lab’ Geoff Bright, Manchester Metropolitan University, Sue Moffet, New Vic Theatre Borderlines, Max Munday, Community Broadcaster
  • Chair: Kate Pahl, University of Sheffield

screen-shot-2016-12-02-at-11-38-1912.15-13.00              Lunch

to include ‘Utopian picnic’ Tessa Tricks, Hubbub, Stine Wilhelmsen, Hubbub and Paul Hurley, University of Southampton

13.00-14.30               Utopia, space, place

  • ‘Belonging maps’ Yvonne Hall, Durham University, Kate Pahl, University of Sheffield, Josh Cameron, University of Brighton, Paul Neale, the Recovery College, West Sussex, Saff Brooker, the Recovery College, West Sussex
  • ‘Beebots-a-lula’ Dr Deborah Maxwell, University of York, Dr Toby Pillatt, University of Sheffield, Liz Edwards, Lancaster University
  • ‘Exploring Middlefield’s utopia’ Professor Carenza Lewis, University of Lincoln, Dr Ian Waites, University of Lincoln, Lucy Picksley, Community Engagement Officer
  • Chair: Teri Howson, Bangor University

14.30-15.10               Utopia, movement and tradition

  • ‘Re-use of cultural heritage’ Graeme Evans
  • ‘“Welcome”: utopian methodologies and epistemologies’ Samuel McKay
  • Chair: Mike Wilson, Loughborough University

15.10-15.25              Short Break – tea and coffee

15.25-16.25               Utopia and culture; or, 

  • ‘Utopia and play’ Kate Pahl, University of Sheffield, Steve Pool, Artist, João Paulo Simões, Frontier Media, Patrick Meleady
  • ‘Wonderland: the art of becoming human’ Amanda Ravetz, Manchester School of Art, Michaela Jones, Mark Prest
  • Chair: Geoff Bright, Manchester Metropolitan University

screen-shot-2016-12-02-at-11-38-3016.25-17.15               Theory and practice

  • ‘Utopia, religion, theory’ Johan Siebers, Middlesex University, Marcus Hurcombe, Lapis Philosophorum’
  • ‘Co-production’ Kate Pahl, University of Sheffield, David M Bell, Newcastle University
  • Chair: Amanda Ravetz, Manchester School of Art