Suze Adams research seminar: Ideas of Intimacy

This research seminar at Ravensbourne University London considered ideas of intimacy, in terms of personal relationships and family bonds through artist moving image and photography. Emotional expressions of love, loss and closeness were examined through issues of self-exposure, identity and ethical boundaries. There were presentations by FTN co-ordinators Suze Adams and Sally Waterman, alongside guest speakers Jane Prior and Sarah Pucill.Prompted by …

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Conference paper: Paul Hurley

Paul Hurley presented a paper on his performance-related research at the (Un)common Worlds Human-Animal Studies Conference in Turku, Finland in August 2018. It was co-authored with Angela Bartram from University of Derby and was called ‘“Does that mean I have to hump Monica?:” the sexual dynamics of a human / nonhuman dog pack’. The paper …

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Greenham Common project receives funding

Rachael Miles and Clare Johnson are involved in a project called ‘The Living Legacy of The Greenham Women – A Political Heritage Project’, which has recently secured funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund. The aim of the project is to celebrate the women of Greenham Common and ensure that their experiences are recorded as an …

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Visualising 2030 exhibition

In May 2018 VCRG members Vikki Knowles and Karanjit Panesar organised and curated an exhibition called Visualising 2030 at the Create Centre in Bristol, which responded to the United Nation’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). UWE students across levels and disciplines responded creatively to one or more of the SDGs, visualising 2030 through Fine Art, …

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New Performance: Deuce

In June 2018 Rachael Miles and Tom Marshman presented their new performance work, Deuce, at the Arnolfini in Bristol. Deuce explores the 30th anniversary of the introduction of Section 28, the infamous legislation that banned local authorities from ‘promoting’ homosexuality and had a profoundly damaging effect on the ability to be visible as a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender …

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