Life on the Outskirts Symposium: inspiration and interventions in small creative archives, 9th Feb

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Life on the Outskirts Symposium: inspiration and interventions in small creative archives

In BZ403, Benzie Building, Manchester School of Art, Manchester Metropolitan University,

On Friday 9th February 2018, 11am – 5.30pm (Registration from 10.30am)

The Life on the Outskirts symposium, hosted at Manchester School of Art, brings together academics who are interested in, inspired by and/or working with small creative archives to explore the multiple challenges and opportunities faced by small creative archive collections and those working with them. Our keynote speaker will be Sue Breakell, Archivist and Senior Research Fellow at the University of Brighton Design Archives, whose research engages the nature, meaning and practice of archives and their creative uses in art and design contexts.

Additional papers will explore how the archives of small creative organisations (and small creative collections within archive settings) offer multiple potential applications and challenges, including: artistic interventions in creative archives; using creatives archives for teaching purposes; developing digital access in creative archives; engaging members of the public with creative archives; and the potential commercial mobilisation of creative archives.

Attendance is free and lunch will be provided, but we are unable to support travel costs. To book a place, please email lotohsf@gmail.com. For more information on the ‘Life on the Outskirts’ project, see: www.lifeontheoutskirts.org.