Nomadic and Dialogic: Art and Ecofeminism

October 20, 2017 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Vivien Stewart Room, Murray Edwards College

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The round table chaired by New Hall Art Collection curator, Eliza Gluckman, with artist, Elena Cologni, author, Susan Buckingham, and curator Anna Santomauro will position motherhood in relation to ecofeminism, ‘deep’ environmentalism, the caring role devalued in neo-liberal societies, to identify in the space between us, inter-corporeal space, micropolitics and haptic communication a way forward.

The event expands on some of the questions explored by Cologni in the project ‘Seeds of Attachment‘. While this set out to investigate the emotional, psycho-geographical condition of motherhood, it also highlighted the crucial role of non-linguistic forms of dialogue at the core of processes of identity construction, and in relation to place. Cologni will present the nomadic dialogic sculpture inspired by the Margaret Lowenfeld’s Mosaic Test book (1938) (Lowenfeld Library, Centre for Family Research, University of Cambridge).

‘Seeds of Attachment’ is funded by Arts Council England, supported by Art Language Location, Anglia Ruskin University and New Hall Collection, Murray Edwards College, Cambridge, Eleanor Gonville Research Centre, University of Lincoln. It was developed as part of a residency at Lowenfeld Library, Centre for Family Research, University of Cambridge.

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