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From Andjeas Ejiksson’s seminar “Television Without Frontiers”.
Research School: Workshops and Symposia
The Research School's Workshops and Symposia during 2018
Monday-Tuesday 16-17 April
Symposium - Art and Violence
This semester’s Doctoral Symposium at the Faculty of Fine Applied, and Performing Arts, is organized in collaboration with the Department of Law at the University of Gothenburg. The overarching theme is ‘Violence’. We are specifically asking how we can know what can’t be known. How can we learn of the violence that shapes our lives at this moment in history? And conversely, what sort of violence, or perhaps love, is required to find out what needs to be found out in order to make other worlds possible? In this respect, the two days of the Symposium are an exploration of methodologies, from the vantage point of sites of epistemological violences.
The first day will focus on citizenship and fiction, the second day more specifically on violence and its remains. We encourage participants to join both days, as we are expecting an ongoing conversation that stretches across the symposium.
Among the invited guests are Saidiya V. Hartman and M. NourbeSe Philip, as well as Mahmoud Keshavarz
Sign up by sending an email to Anna Frisk
Several seminars/reading groups are organized in relation to the upcoming research symposium, see more below under PARSE Reading Groups and Research Dialogues
Monday 10th September 9:30-12:00
Contents to be set, reserve the date!
Monday-Tuesday 15-16 October
Contents to be set, reserve the dates!
Friday 4 May 13:00
Helena Kraff, Design, HDK - Academy of Design and Crafts
Exploring pitfalls of participation and ways towards just practices through a participatory design process in Kisumu, Kenya
Opponent: Mugendi K. M’Rithaa
Venue: HDK, Kristinelundsgatan 6-8, Konstbiblioteket / Art library
More info to follow
Illustration for Hanna af Ekström's 25% seminar
Normally the material is uploaded in the internal learning platform GUL: “Etappseminarier för doktorander”. If you don't have access to GUL contact Anna Frisk
Monday 12 March 14:00-16:00
25 % seminar: Hanna af Ekström, Design, HDK
Discussant: Karin Ehrnberger
Venue: Grunden Grand Bazar, Andra Långgatan 46, Göteborg (Ground floor).
The seminar will be held in English but questions can be asked in Swedish as well. Link to HDK Event
Tuesday 13 March 13:00-15:00
50% seminar towards licentiate: Thomas Nyström, Design, HDK - Academy of Design and Crafts
Design for circular business models in the automotive industry
discussant: Rudrajeet Pal
Venue: Art Library/Konstbiblioteket, HDK, Kristinelundsgatan 6-8
Wednesday 21 March 13:00-16:00
50%-seminar: Andjeas Ejiksson, Artistic Practice, Valand Academy
Discussants: Grégory Castéra and Ingrid Elam
Venue: Glashuset, Valand Academy (entrance from Chalmersgatan 4)
Friday 23 March 11:00-15:00
Final seminar before public defense: Patrik Eriksson, Independent Filmmaking, Valand Academy
11:00-12:30 Film screening in Bio Valand
13:00-15:00 Seminar in Glashuset
Discussant: Malin Wahlberg
Wednesday 18 april 13:00-16:00
50%-seminar: Eva Weinmayr, Artistic Practice, Valand Academy
Discussant: Susan Kelly
Thursday 16 May 13:00-16:00
50%-seminar: Kerstin Hamilton, Artistic Practice, Valand Academy
Discussant: Kari Andén Papadopoulos
Venue: X-library, Valand Academy, Vasagatan 50
Wednesday 30 May 13:00-16:00
50%-seminar: Khashayar Nederehvandi, Artistic Practice, Valand Academy
Monday 4 June 13:00-16:00
Final seminar before public defense: Marina Cyrino, Musical Performance and Interpretation, Academy of Music and Drama
Venue: A307, Academy of Music and Drama, Fågelsången 1
Discussants: Cecilia Roos, Stockholm University of the Arts; Kathleen Coessens, Vrije Universiteit, Brussels
ALL ACTIVITIES IN THE RESEARCH SCHOOL CAN BE FOUND IN THE CALENDAR
More information on the Research School (doctoral students, supervisors etc) can be found on the web pages of the Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts HERE
Basic Course 2 - On Research Methods and Research Design
The 2018 Autumn methodology course will be organised in four intensive periods. Course leader is Mick Wilson, and other participating teachers will be Erling Björgvinsson and Jessica Hemmings. Sign up by sending a mail to Anna Frisk.
- Wednesday 12 September 09.30-12.00 session 1
- Thursday 13 September 09.30-12.00 session 2
- Friday 14 September 09.30-16.00 session 3
- Wednesday 17 oktober 09.30-12.00 session 4
- Thursday 18 oktober 09.30-12.00 session 5
- Friday 19 oktober 09.30-16,00 session 6
- Wednesday 28 november 09.30-12.00 session 7
- Thursday 29 november 09.30-12.00 session 8
- Friday 30 november 09.30-16.00 session 9
- Wednesday 12 December 09.30-12.00 session 10
- Thursday 13 December 09.30-12.00 session 11
- Friday 14 December 09.30-16.00 session 12
See more information and course plan at the Research School's web pages HERE
PARSE - READING GROUPS and DIALOGUES
Intersectional Engagements in Politics and Art
Upcoming meetings for Intersectional Engagements Reading Group:
Tuesday April 10, 9.00-12.00
In collaboration with the Research School at the Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts.
Readings from works by M. NourbeSe Philip, Saidiya V. Hartman, Ylva Habel (in preparation for Doctoral Symposium and Dialogue, April 16-18, see below)
Texts can be acquired from
Kristina Hagström-StåhlVenue: Old Hotel, Akademin Valand, Vasagatan 50
Thursday May 24, 15.00-17.00
Venue: X-library, Akademin Valand
Additionally, Intersectional Engagements in Politics and Art will host the following
PARSE RESEARCH DIALOGUES
The PARSE Dialogues are public talks where questions and research themes from the journal are tested out in a preliminary and exploratory manner.
Wednesday March 28, 16.00-18.00
Violence, Desire, and Settler Colonialism: A conversation about Lorraine Hansberry's Les Blancs
With Hagar Kotef (SOAS/University of London) and Kristina Hagström-Ståhl (PARSE/Academy of Music and Drama)
Venue: Glashuset, Akademin Valand
Thursday April 12, 16.00-18.00
Inscriptions of Violence: On Björn Säfsten's Prologue
With Björn Säfsten (choreographer), Astrid von Rosen (Dept of Cultural Sciences, GU), and Kristina Hagström-Ståhl (PARSE/Academy of Music and Drama)
In collaboration with Atalante
Venue: Glashuset, Akademin Valand
Performances of Prologue at Atalante on April 11 & 12 at 19.00: http://atalante.org/project/7545/
Wednesday April 18, 16.30-18.30
Dialogue with M. NourbeSe Philip, Saidiya V. Hartman, and Ylva Habel
In collaboration with the Research School's Doctoral Symposium on Art and Violence, and the Department of Law
Venue: Glashuset, Akademin Valand (coffee and sandwiches served from 16.00)
PARSE Dialogues are free and open to the public, and are part of the Intersectional Engagements in Politics and Art research arc within PARSE.
Seminars at Literary Composition
Dialogue on literature with Alva Dahl
Friday March 9 18:00-19:30
The linguist and literary translator Alva Dahl visits Valand Academy and talks about the importance of the punctuation, based in her dissertation "In the boundaries of the writing: the features of the punctuation in three contemporary Swedish novels" (2015) and the book "Interpunktion: on punctuation and the shades of the text" (2016). In Swedish
Venue: Glashuset, Chalmersgatan 4
Relationella tidsligheter. Om litterära försök att göra icke-krononormativ tid tillsammans med kor och grisar
Litterär gestaltnings högre seminarium gästas av Amelie Björck, forskare, kritiker och författare, verksam som lektor i litteraturvetenskap och skapande svenska vid Södertörns högskola. (Mer information, se HÄR) Den som vill ha läsunderlaget till seminariet är välkommen att höra av sig till Hanna Hallgren, professor i litterär gestaltning och huvudansvarig för det högre seminariet.
Måndag 12 mars kl. 14-16.30 i Litterär gestaltnings klassrum, Akademin Valand, Vasagatan 50. Språk: Svenska
Publicerat – Fotoboken i Sverige
Publicerat är den första utställningen som belyser fotoboken i Sverige. Syftet är att presentera fotobokens historia i Sverige och de många former som den publicerade fotografin kan ta, men den är samtidigt en presentation om hur den fotografiska bilden skildrar och formar människan och samhället. Utställningen är del av det pågående forskningsprojektet Photography in Print & Circulation, som är ett samarbete mellan Hasselbladstiftelsen och Akademin Valand. Projektet avslutas hösten 2018 med en omfattande publikation om fotoboken i Sverige. Curator: Niclas Östlind, Akademin Valand i samarbete med Elsa Modin och Louise Wolthers, Hasselbladstiftelsen. Som del av utställningen ordnas en serie konstnärssamtal, boksläpp och intervjuer med ledande fotografer, formgivare, samlare och förlag. Läs mer HÄR
Digital epistemologi - Lecture with Jonas Ingvarsson
Digital epistemologi: Om digitaliseringen som tankeform och dess förhållande till tidigmodern estetik
The lecure will be held in Swedish
Föreläsningen tar sin utgångspunkt i det Jonas Ingvarsson kallar digital epistemologi. Grundtanken är att de digitala verktyg och uttryck vi omger oss med innebär ett radikalt skifte i hur vi uppfattar och hanterar den information vår omgivning består av. Konsekvensen av detta borde vara att vi måste finna nya sätt att kommunicera vår kunskap om omvärlden, såväl den samtida som den historiska.
Jonas Ingvarsson är docent i litteraturvetenskap vid Göteborgs univeristet. Han undervisar och forskar inom områden som mediahistoria, posthumanism och redaktionell praktik. För närvarande håller han på att sammanställa en volym med essäer om olika aspekter av digital epistemologi, detta som ett led i det snart avslutade forskningsprojektet Representationer och omkonfigureringar av det digitala i svensk litteratur och konst 1950-2010 (RepRecDigit - tillsammans med Cecilia Lindhé, Jesper Olsson och Jakob Lien), vilket finansierats av Vetenskapsrådet.
Venue: Stora Hörsalen, HDK, Kristinelundsgatan 6-8
Announcement for doctoral positions at Academy of Music and Drama
Academy of Music and Drama at University of Gothenburg announces two new doctoral positions, one in Performance Practices (scenisk gestaltning) and one in musical performance and interpretation (musikalisk gestaltning).
Both positions start 1st September, and the application deadline is 18th March. The announcements will soon be published at the recruitment portal at the University of Gothenburg HERE
Announcement for doctoral position in Research on Arts Education
The research school at the Centre for Education Science and Teacher Research, CUL, in partnership with the Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts invites applications for doctoral studentships in Research on Arts Education.
Deadline 11th March.
Read more and apply HERE
Forum for Norm Critical Research - Call for proposals
During EuroPride 2018 the University of Gothenburg organises a Forum for Norm Critical Research. The Forum takes place 16 August, and researchers from every field and aspect are welcome to participate.
This summer EuroPride, Europe’s largest LGTBQ event, will be held in Gothenburg for the first time. The University of Gothenburg participates in EuroPride as proud partner and by joining the Rainbow Parade. This year the University also organises a Forum for Norm Critical Research. This is a popular science event that is meant to put focus on norm critical research. Researchers from different fields and aspects on norm criticism are welcome to contribute to the programme. Contributions can concern everything from history to zoology, the University’s aim is to put together a broad multidisciplinary programme. Researchers that are affiliated with other universities are also welcome to send in proposals.
Forum for Norm Critical Research will be held 16 August at HDK Academy of Design and Crafts at Kristinelundsgatan 6–8. The audience is a general public interested in LGTBQ issues, and the University’s students and staff.
Call for proposals
Send in your proposal to: firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 12 March.
- Headline (maximum 60 characters including spaces)
- Short popular description (maximum 500 characters including spaces)
- Image (optional)
- Language (English is most welcome)
- Type of item (lecture, seminar, display, workshop etc)
The item should be approximately 45 minutes to fit the programme. This is so the audience have time to transfer between items. If you need more time, then your item should be 2 x 45 or 90 minutes.
Questions? Please contact:
CA²RE - The Conference for Artistic and Architectural (Doctoral) Research will be hosted at 13-16 April 2018 at the Aarhus School of Architecture, in association with ARENA, EAAE and ELIA. CA2RE is intended to bring together senior staff and early-career researchers to improve research quality through an intensive peer review at key intermediate stages. It wishes to contribute to the open and diverse fields that exist in architectural and artistic research, not giving priority to any single approach. The event invite researchers, at whatever stage of their research, to meet and participate in two-way discussions. Above all, CA²RE wishes to offer a lively, diverse and inclusive environment that brings together young researchers within a multi-disciplinary setting. See program and how to sign in HERE
Next conference will be held in Berlin September 28th - October 2nd 2018, see call for papers etc HERE
Orpheus Research Summit
26 - 30 November 2018
Orpheus Instituut, Ghent (BE)
Advanced Professional Development for Artistic Researchers in Music
A brand new event for established artist-researchers. If you want to immerse yourself in an intensive week of artistic research and fully recharge, then don’t hesitate: apply before 7 April 2018 and secure your place! The number of participants will be restricted to 15.
Read more HERE
Exploring Formats, Enriching Practice
University of Music and Performing Arts Graz
A Research Event
October 12-13, 2018
MUMUTH, Lichtenfelsgasse 14, 8010 Graz / Austria
Exploring Formats, Enriching Practice brings together artists and theoreticians to explore forms in which to share developments emerging from art practices. The event will address the following questions: Which forms of sharing are relevant and adequate for artistic practice? Which formats can we think of that afford access and engagement while not compromising what is artistically important? What are the alternatives to a knowledge production driven and constrained by economic valorisation? The participants of the event will present and discuss examples of sharing engaged in artistic research. The event seeks to highlight possibilities of transposing rather than transferring what is gained from one context to another.
Call for applications: the 4th Nida Doctoral School course "Naked on the Beach. On the Exposition of Artistic Research"
26 August – 2 September 2018
For DA and PhD students in visual and performing arts, design, architecture, humanities and social sciences
Application deadline: 15 March 2018
Working alongside questions that are pertinent to individual research, a host of expositional concerns for PhD and DA researchers will be discussed and performed during the course. In this way, participants will collectively tackle issues such as: When you install your art/research/artistic research into a space, does it (always and necessarily) become an exhibition? When you lay-out your work into a publication, does it become a catalogue, a reflection, or something else? Can artistic research be shared, communicated, shown, narrated, performed? What is the most suitable way to present your artistic research so it speaks to artistic and academic audiences? How to be proficient in publishing by making your work relevant to academic readers, while, at the same time, ensuring it is pertinent to art professionals and wider audiences? How can we make a hybrid exposition or a hybrid paper which will have both academic and artistic qualities? How to communicate artistic practise, while avoiding compromises and pressures of having to conform to the usual research presentation?
For more information please see the application guidelines
Big research grant to HDK / Business & Design
Anna Rylander Eklund, lektor vid HDK har beviljats drygt 2,6 miljoner kronor till sitt forskningsprojekt "Att organisera design och designa organisationer för förändring". Det är det fjärde största anslaget som Torsten Söderbergs stiftelse beviljade 2017 och det största av de som gick till forskare vid Göteborgs universitet.
Torsten Söderbergs Stiftelse främjar vetenskaplig forskning inom ekonomi, medicin och rättsvetenskap, men öven inom kategorin "övrigt". I december 2017 beslutade stiftelsen om fördelningen av sammanlagt 55,5 miljoner kronor, varav drygt 9,2 gick till forskare och forskningsprojekt vid Göteborgs universitet, som därmed blev en av stiftelsens största anslagsmottagare.
Research Project Grants – Vetenskapsrådet (VR)
FORMAS' annual open call 2018
In the annual open call Formas welcomes applications within its three areas of responsibility - Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning. The purpose of the call is to enable researchers to address self-identified research needs. The annual open call will open on March 1 and close on April 12, 2018.
Formas annual open call is divided into three sub-calls
- Research and development projects
- Research and development projects for future research leaders
- Mobility grants
The latter two sub-calls are targeted to, and can only by apply by, researchers early in their careers. The purpose of the mobility starting grant is to encourage researchers who have recently been awarded their doctoral degrees to visit new research environments.
Read more HERE
How to write a good application to FORMAS?
Grants and Innovation Office (FIK) in collaboration with Chalmers Grants Office
Thursday 8th March 11:00-13:00
Chalmers University of Technology, Chalmersplatsen 1, HA3, Hörsalsvägen
11:10 Presentation of 2018 year's open call (Linda Bergqvist Ampel, Formas)
11:50 An Applicant's View (Jessica Coria, School of Economics, GU)
12.10 An Applicant's View (Karin Lundgren, Architecture and Civic Engineering, Chalmers)
12.30 An Evaluator's View (Andreas Englund, IVL)
Contact person: Mohammed Belhaj
SAR CONFERENCE 2018
The ninth SAR International Conference on Artistic Research, Artistic Research Will Eat Itself, will take place at University of Plymouth (UK) on 11-13 April 2018.
Further information on the conference programme and registration will be available on the conference webpage at http://www.sarconference2018.org/ Registration will be open from mid-February.
Disputation: Composing the Performance
Wednesday 21st March 13:15
Kungasalen, Kungl Musikhögskolan, Stockhom
Wednesday, March 21 at. 13:15 in the Royal Hall defends Kent Olofsson his artistic doctoral thesis Composing the performance - An exploration of musical composition as a dramaturgical strategy in contemporary intermedial theater with both traditional defense and radio plays as well as a performance by the Malmö-based Teatr Weimar.
Everything takes place at the Royal College of Music and is part of KMH research days, March 18 to 21 under the theme "The artistic research room". Arrangements are also included in the Swedish Music Spring.
Opponent is Camilla Eeg-Tverbak, professor in dramaturgi and performance vid Høgskolen i Østfold.
Composing the Performance - Discussion on the artistic work
Wednesday 21st March 10-11:30
Kungasalen, Kungl Musikhögskolan, Stockholm
Simon Steen-Andersen discusses the artistic work of the thesis with Kent Olofsson.
Simon Steen Andersen (1976) is a composer, musician and installationskonstnär and based in Berlin. He works in the borderland between music, electronics, video and performance with crews from symphony orchestra to chamber music. The past few years have marked a special interest in integrating the concrete elements of the music and emphasize physical and choreographic aspects.
Read more about Kent Olofsson on his website: www.kentolofsson.com and thesis in Lund University's research portal
4 April 2018, 9.30 am – 6.00 pm
Artistic research as it has emerged and evolved over the last three decades is related to an increasing interest in epistemological questions as well as an interrogation of how artistic practices constitutively support and instigate processes of knowledge creation. Art is thus being looked at both as an object and a medium of research, becoming part of a general discourse on knowledge regimes and research models.
The symposium will investigate this dynamic, ever-renewing field of interrelations with a special focus on the performing arts. Highlighting the issue of various implementation models in curricula and study programmes in higher arts education, it will critically analyse international institutional policies and facilitate an open debate on how to integrate current practices and discourses into future teaching and research structures.
University of the Arts, Stockholm: Can Art Save the World
A seminar series in three parts conducted in different ways by the research school at Universty of the Arts, Stockholm
5 MarchArt in the Age of Populism
Eleanor Bauer, Doctoral Candidate in Choreography
9 AprilCan Art Schools save the World?
Erik Gandini, Professor of Documentary Film
Guest: Roland Paulsen, author and associate Professor in sociology
7 May - information closer to the seminar
For more information
Kungl. Konsthögskolan / The Royal Institute of Art (KKH)
Royal Institute of Art is recruiting a Professor in Fine Art specialised in Forms of Performative Expression (100%)
The application deadline is 12 March 2018.
The position specialises in performance in the expanded field in which forms of performative expression occupy art spaces or other places in dialogue with further aspects of contemporary art, including installation, sculpture, painting and sound.
For more information and application
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