Sharing Borders Symposium (Previous Staff-Led Events)

In a time of heightened consciousness around borders, at a variety of scales from the geopolitical to the individual, this symposium aims to facilitate international and transdisciplinary dialogue on the subject of borders, both visible and invisible. We are interested in the possibilities of sharing borders; of thinking through the ways in which borders rub up against each other, intersect, overlap, blur, can be crossed, and disappear. This might include, but is not exclusive to, borders of the spatial, physical, cultural, social, historical, and the intellectual.

The symposium will take place on Thursday 21 February 2019 at the Institute of Advanced Studies UCL with a keynote lecture from Professor Irit Rogoff (Goldsmiths).

Location: Common Ground, Institute of Advanced Study, South Wing, Wilkins Building, UCL, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT


0900-0930: Registration

0930-0945: Welcome

0945-1030: Keynote – Professor Irit Rogoff (Goldsmiths)

1030-1100 Questions

1100-1230: Panel 1 – Spatial Borders

  1. James O’Leary
  2. Eleni Pashia
  3. Malik Al-Mahrouky

1230-1400: Lunch

1400-1530: Panel 2 – Literary Borders

  1. Kim Dhillon & Mona Hedayati
  2. Matthew Stock
  3. Meitha Al Mazrooei

1530-1545: Coffee Break

1545-1715: Panel 3 – Performing Borders

  1. Alessandra Cianetti
  2. Leoni Rousha & Iswari
  3. Helena Fallstrom
  4. David Blackmore

1715-1730 Closing Discussion

The event will be followed by an exhibition opening at the Slade at 1800.

The symposium is organised by Egidija Čiricaitė, Kasia Depta-Garapich, Anneke Kampman, Tom Keeley, Nayoung Jeong and Magdalena Żołędź; PhD students from the Slade School of Fine Art and The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL.

Advisory committee: Dr Kélina Gotman (KCL), Dr Florian Mussgnug (UCL) and Dr Hayley Newman (UCL).

The symposium is supported by the London Arts and Humanities Partnership; with additional assistance from Global Engagement Funds, UCL; Slade School of Fine Art; The Bartlett School of Architecture; Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS); Kings College London and UCL Cities Partnerships Programme.

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