What is protest art? What are its limits and what are its possibilities? …
Sarah Fine will be chairing a discussion with Sacha Golob, Robert Montgomery and Stephanie Schwartz.
10th December, 1830-2000
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A two-day conference in memory of Bob Hale will be taking place at the Institute of Philosophy this month (15th and 16th October).
The full schedule can be found here.
Bob was a visiting professor at KCL and at Birkbeck and was an active member of the London philosophy scene over the past few years.
There will also be a book coming out in Bob’s honour, co-edited by Jessica Leech.
KCL MAP (Minorities and Philosophy) will be running a collaboratively lead reading group this coming academic year. MAP aims to address issues surrounding the representation of and participation in Philosophy of minority groups. ‘Minorities’ is a broad term that covers race, gender, class, sexuality, ability, and more. Our reading group aims to celebrate and raise awareness of the works done by and regarding issues of minority groups within academia. We will be engaging in a wide range of texts and modes of expression, from analytic and continental philosophy to poetry, literature, and film.
The reading group will be held in room 508 (Philosophy Building), Wednesday, 2pm. The reading group is open to everyone at all levels of the university. The KCL MAP committee will also be holding a regular meeting prior the reading group at 1.30pm in the UG common room (opposite the printer room), which is open to anyone who wishes to discuss MAP-related issues.
For more info regarding specific readings/dates, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/kclmap
The first meeting of the London Mind Group will take place in Senate House on the 11th October 4-6pm. Matthew Crosby (Imperial) is speaking.
From the London Mind Group website:
“We are an intercollegiate University of London group featuring read-ahead meetings where postgraduate students and postdoctoral researchers can share their work. Once each academic term we also host an invited guest for a more traditional, non-read-ahead meeting.”
The full schedule for the 2018/19 academic year can be found here.
[Updated] The KHOPS schedule for this year is as follows:
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King’s PhD candidate Vanessa Brassey interviews artists on the CPVA website.
Here’s an excerpt from an interview with artist Nicola Durvasula
I’ve always been deeply interested in the nature of line. For instance, what went on in the head and/or heart of the very first man (or woman) –the Caveperson – when they created a line which had the ability to ‘stir’ another? I think this is fundamental to what drawing is, or can be. The way in which I draw is visceral, immediate and there is a certain sensuality in the curvilinear qualities of the lines. I’m quite intrigued by the idea that these could actually be connected to our sense of movement or other sensory capacities. That seems to make sense on one level. On another, it’s not as if I consciously hear sounds when I’m drawing.
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Sacha Golob, Vanessa Brassey and Emma Syea will be leading a series of art/philosophy discussions at Tate Britain over the summer in response to their hugely popular All Too Human show (Bacon, Freud, Rego, Souza and others).
The first event features Amalia Ulman, described by the Telegraph as having created the first ever ‘Instagram masterpiece’, the philosopher Timothy Secret and the Bacon specialist Katharina Guenther:
WHAT MAKES US HUMAN: THE GAZE
12 May 2018
13:00-15:00 and 15:30-17:30
(full details and bookings)