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Research School: Workshops and Symposia

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

Now 30 particpants, still possible to sign in, but do it quick... send an email to Anna Frisk. To take part of the schedule, see HERE



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!

Public defence

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

Helena Kraff has experience of being engaged as a Swedish researcher in a participatory design project in a Kenyan context, and the critical reflections on this experience serve as the foundation for this exploration. The project concerns small-scale ecotourism development in a fishing village on the shores of Lake Victoria in Western Kenya, where she worked with the development of ecotourism-related products and services in a participatory manner with a local guide group and residents, and with PhD student colleagues from Sweden and Kenya. Read more and download the dissertation HERE.

Venue: HDK, Aulan, Kristinelundsgatan 6-8, Göteborg

Doctoral Seminars

Learn how to un-box and how to box, AND Publishing, Marabouparken Konsthall, 2018. From Eva Weinmayr’s “What matter who’s speaking? – Confronting Authorship, Constructing Practices”.

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

Wednesday 18 april  13:00-16:00     
50%-seminar: Eva Weinmayr, Artistic Practice, Valand Academy
What matter who's speaking? – Confronting Authorship, Constructing Practices
Discussant: Susan Kelly Goldsmiths, University of London
Please contact Eva for materials: eva.weinmayr@akademinvaland.gu.se
Venue: Glashuset, entrance from Chalmersgatan 4

Wednesday 16 May 13:00-15:00    
80%-seminar: Uwe Steinmetz, Musical Performance and Interpretation, Academy of Music and Drama
Discussant: professor Clive Marsh, University of Leicester, UK
Venue: B301 (Ohlinsalen), Artisten, Fågelsången 1

Wednesday 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
Discussant: Cecilia Sjöholm
Venue: X-library, Valand Academy, Vasagatan 50

Monday 4 June  13:00-16:00
Final seminar before public defense: Marina CyrinoMusical Performance and Interpretation, Academy of Music and Drama
Discussants: Cecilia Roos, Stockholm University of the Arts; Kathleen Coessens, Vrije Universiteit, Brussels  
Venue: A307, Artisten, Fågelsången 1                                        


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

Metamorphoses: Flute-Body-Flutist (Dis-)Encounters

Tuesday 22nd May 18:00-19:00
Wednesday 23rd May 18:00-19:00

Doctoral student Marina Cyrino has staged installations throughout the Artisten building. At every performance, she conducts a walking concert using these installations as a point of departure. For tickets see HERE. Free tickets available for the Faculty's doctoral students and supervisors at booking by using a code which will be sent out via email from Anna Frisk.

More information about where the concerts begin will be posted in May Newsletter.


PARSE Dialogue 

“Violence and the Archive: Accounts of the Transatlantic Slave Trade”

Wednesday April 18, 16.30-18.30
Glashuset, Akademin Valand
Coffee and sandwiches served from 16.00

with NourbeSe Philip, poet, Saidiya V. Hartman, Dept of English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University, and Ylva Habel, Centre for Multidisciplinary Research on Racism, Uppsala University

Hosted by the PARSE Intersectional Engagements in Politics and Art research arc. This event is free and open to the public.



Inscriptions of Violence: On Björn Säfsten's Prologue
In collaboration with Atalante

Thursday April 12, 16.00-18.00
Glashuset, Akademin Valand (entrance from Chalmersgatan 4)

With Björn Säfsten, choreographer, Astrid von Rosen, Dept of Cultural Sciences/Centre for Critical Heritage Studies, GU, and Kristina Hagström-Ståhl, PARSE/Academy of Music and Drama

Performances of Prologue at Atalante on April 11 & 12 at 19.00: http://atalante.org/project/7545/

Hosted by the PARSE Intersectional Engagements in Politics and Art research arc. This event is free and open to the public. Coffee and snacks will be served.

GU Library News

Library system change:

SuperSearch replaces Gunda library catalogue

From April 4, you search, order, request and reserve the material only through SuperSearch. My loans gets a new look but is still used for seeing and renewing your loans. Students, researchers and GU staff log in with their student or x-accounts. Public users log in with their library card number. 

Automatic renewal of loans for researchers and GU staff

Automatic renewals of loans replaces open loan periods. The material will automatically renew until another library user requests the book, or when you have reached the maximum amount of renewals. 

Better communication concerning loans

•  You will receive a message when your requested book is available for pick up.

•  Two days before the loan period expires, you will receive a message to remind you of the due date.

•  If your loan has expired, you will receive two recall notices from us. The first is sent to you after three days. The second notice is sent 10 days after the loan period has expired. If you don’t return the material despite the recall notices, the library will send an invoice. Please ask the library staff if you have questions about the new system.

Design, Sustainability and Future Circular Business Models?

It is urgent to change both industrial and consumer behavior if we want to achieve sustainable goals. Cars, fashion and interior belong to those industries whose business models are built on constant desires for new products and new designs.

While design has contributed to the model of obsolescence and the linear business model, can design instead reverse and contribute to the model of longevity and circular business models? With examples from these industries and regions a panel with practitioners and researchers discusses these difficult questions.

The seminar is free of charge, but you need to register, not later than 30 April to info@adasweden.se

Föreläsare: 14:30 Welcome and introduction, Lisbeth Svengren Holm, BDL/Karin Persson, ADA 14:40 Future adaptive design for CBM Thomas Nyström, HDK/Rise 15:00 Re-design of fashion, Anna Lidström, designer, School of Textiles, Borås 15:20 Sustainable design systems, Maria Nyström Reuterswärd, HDK/Chalmers 15:40 Coffee break 16:10 Panel debate from policy to practice Moderator: Anna Rylander Eklund, BDL/HDK 17:10 Conclusive reflections, Lisbeth Svengren Holm and Karin Persson 17:30 END

Konferens: Konstnärligt seende & vad barn kan lära på museum

Barns rätt till eget skapande och kulturella deltagande i det konstnärliga livet är inskrivet i Barnrättskonventionen som också ligger till grund för förskolans läroplan. Men vad är det för konst och skapande som menas?
Välkommen till en konferens med inspirerande tankar, exempel och förslag på sätt att tänka och arbeta med konst, skapande och seende i relation till barn, förskola och museer.
Tid: Torsdag 12 april 2018
Plats: Pedagogen & HDK, Göteborg (se programmet)
Ta del av programmet

Francis Cape’s Bancs d’Utopie, 2015. Detail installation view of Findhorn bench in foreground at FRAC Besançon, France. Photo by Blaise Adilon.

Setting the Table at BALTIC 39

Organised by Jason E. Bowman
12–15 April, 2018
BALTIC 39 – the Project Space of BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, 31-39 High Bridge, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE1 1EW

Performance: PEACE (after Aristophanes)
Saturday, 14 April from 7 pm-8 pm
Book tickets HERE

Setting the Table is a four-day congregation of organisers from arts, education and community projects. Its purpose is to explore exhibition-in-the-making by experimenting
with organisational relations between people, art works, things and situations. It departs from a trans-historical perspective on utopian welfare systems, artist-organisation and community formation to interrogate the pathologisation of the ‘evils’ that such ideas and state initiatives sought to eradicate: squalor, ignorance, want, idleness and disease.

Artists, educators, researchers, curators and organisers present include: Jason E. Bowman, Melissa Rachleff Burtt, Kjell Caminha, Viviana Checchia, Julie Crawshaw,
Andrea Hawkins, Katie Hickman, Deborah Jackson, Megs Morley, Sarah Munro, Deirdre O’Mahony, Paul O’Neill, Justin O’Shaugnessy, Andrea Phillips, Matty Pye, Alex Sainsbury, Anjalika Sagar, Karen Salt, Marlene Smith and Mick Wilson.

Setting the Table is a component of the Stretched research project at the Valand Academy, University of Gothenburg and funded by the Swedish Research Council. Principal Investigator: Jason E. Bowman. Co-Investigators: Julie Crawshaw and Mick Wilson. Coordination: Kjell Caminha.

A full day focusing on Donna Haraway

On Saturday April 14, Göteborgs Konsthall is addressing the feminist and science theorist Donna Haraway. During the day we will showcase Fabrizio Terranova’s famous documentary - Donna Haraway: Story Counting for Earthly Survival (2016) - "a playful and frank portrait of one of today's most important thinkers." In addition, there are talks, artistic comments and in-depth discussions with invited guests about the movie, Haraway and her work. The conversation is in English. Free entrance. Warm welcome!

The day is compiled by the Amsterdam-based freelancer, Melanie Bühler, and is part of the Mozart's Ghost exhibition - internet art, feminism and resistance, which runs until April 15th. Red more HERE

Ruukku. Studies in Artistic Research

Ruukku. Studies in Artistic Research Nr. 9 Special issue: AESTHETIC INTRA-ACTIONS: Practicing New Materialisms in the Arts, edited by Katve-Kaisa Kontturi, Milla Tiainen, Tero Nauha & Marie-Luise Angerer. with an article by PhD Alumn Elisabeth Belgrano, Academy of Music and Drama: Ornamenting Vocality. An Intra-Active Methodology for Vocal Meaning-Making.
For more info and all calls and releases, see HERE

New Artistic Research from Stockholm University of the Arts and Norwegian Artistic Research Programme: VIS

New journal for artistic research + Call for Issue 1

The new digital journal for artistic research "VIS" (visjournal.nu) will be released on 9 April. The first Issue will feature eight expositions, all connected to and designed in Research Catalogue.

VIS is the result of a cooperation between Stockholm University of the Arts and Norwegian Artistic Research Programme. The purpose of the journal is to serve as a basic source of knowledge for anyone who wants to learn and immerse themselves in artistic research in the Nordic region.

Call for Expositions & Call for Peer-Reviewers: VIS 01 - "Risk"

Call for Expositions: 6 March - 25 April
Call for Peer-Reviewers: 6 March - 2 May

Read more about the Call and submission process 

Visit VIS on facebook 

Early Bird registrering
16 April-16 June

Stockholm, 25-27 October 2018

The Stockholm University of the Arts invites you to Alliances and Commonalities, a conference focused on the shared methods, materials, values and questions currently at play in the field of Artistic Research. The conference will include workshops, presentations, performances, panel discussions and installations. Artistic Researchers across disciplines, aesthetics and practices are all invited to participate. We welcome you to join us for three days of investigating the shared and unique materials and practices that connect us as researchers in artistic alliances and creative commonalities.

Conference website: Alliances & Commonalities website

Sign up for the conference newsletter: Alliances & Commonalities newsletter

Contact us about the conference:ac2018skh@uniarts.se

Walking Art / Walking Aesthetics

Call for papers and art projects | INTERARTIVE

Deadline: 31st May 2018

We accept proposals that consider one or several of the following subjects, among others:

  • Walking as an autonomous art form
  • Psychogeography and contemporary art
  • Walking as a practice since the ‘60s: Land Art, Ephemeral Art, Sustainable Art
  • The Aesthetics of walking/ Walking as an artistic practice
  • The Environmental dimension of Walking Art
  • Walking Art and Ethnography
  • Walking Art and Narrative
  • Walking Art and Learning
  • Walking Art and Sustainability
  • Walking as a solitary and/or as a collaborative practice
  • Walking and Performance Art
  • Walking Art and collective memory
  • Walking and activism
  • The pedagogical dimensions of Walking Art
  • Walking Art in the digital era
  • Walking Art and Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)
  • Walking Art and Locative Media

International Journal of Music and Performing Arts: Call for Papers

International Journal of Music and Performing Arts is a fully refereed international journal that provides clear, stimulating and readable accounts of contemporary research in music and performing arts worldwide, and a section containing extended book reviews which further current debates. The journal strives to strengthen connections between research and practice, so enhancing professional development and improving practice within the field of music education and performing arts. The range of subjects covers music teaching and learning in formal and informal contexts including classroom, individual, group and whole class instrumental and vocal teaching, music in higher education, international comparative music education, music in community settings, and teacher education.

The interested contributors are highly encouraged to submit their manuscripts/papers to the executive editor via e-mail at editor@aripd.org. Please indicate the name of the journal (International Journal of Music and Performing Arts) in the cover letter or simply put ‘International Journal of Music and Performing Arts’ in the subject box during submission via e-mail. 

The journal is Abstracted/Indexed in CrossRef, CrossCheck, Cabell's, Ulrich's, Griffith Research Online, Google Scholar, Education.edu, Informatics, Universe Digital Library, Standard Periodical Directory, Gale, Open J-Gate, EBSCO, Journal Seek, DRJI, ProQuest, BASE, InfoBase Index, OCLC, IBSS, Academic Journal Databases, Scientific Index.

E-Publication FirstTM is a feature offered through our journal platform. It allows PDF version of manuscripts that have been peer reviewed and accepted, to be hosted online prior to their inclusion in a final printed journal. Readers can freely access or cite the article. The accepted papers are published online within one week after the completion of all necessary publishing steps.

IJMPA is inviting papers for Vol. 6, No. 1. The online publication date is June 30, 2018. Submission Deadline: April 30, 2018. For any additional information, please contact with the executive editor at editor@aripd.org


Since 1950, the Nordic Summer University (NSU) actively supports the cultivation of new ideas and growing research networks in the Nordic countries. As an independent, non-profit academic institution, NSU fosters the development of new research areas and emerging researchers in the Nordic and Baltic countries. Committed to egalitarian and interdisciplinary modes of learning, the NSU is open for senior scholars, doctoral and master students, as well as artists and professionals with relevant backgrounds.

NSU Circle 7 Artistic Research: Summer Session Call for Participation 2018

Artistic Research: reflecting inside and out July 29th - August 5th, 2018 in Fårö, Sweden.

Circle 7 Practicing Communities: Transformative societal strategies of artistic research.

Invitation: We invite scholars and artists from all fields to take part in our Practicing Communities: Transformative societal strategies of artistic research study circle, a migratory non-hierarchical group of international artistic researchers. Our circle is developed within the Nordic and Baltic framework of Nordic Summer University. Since its inception, the primary aim has been to provide a forum for experimentation and cross-disciplinary collaboration welcoming members both from within and outside of universities and art institutions.

Theme: In this summer session, artistic research Circle 7 will be welcoming workshops, working groups, interventions, presentations and experiments exploring themes of: Artistic Research: reflecting inside and out.

The main question concerns self-reflection and connections between individual experiences and external socio-political situations. In what ways do those involved in various forms of artistic research, hold up a mirror and reflect the world. How does their process of reflecting inside, reveal the outside?


Send proposals and bio via email to coordinators:

Ami Skånberg Dahlstedt and Lucy Lyons: circle7@nsuweb.org

Key dates:

Deadline to submit proposals is May 1st

Deadline to submit applications for scholarships and grants is APRIL 5th

Deadline to submit bios to participate without presenting May 25th

Deadline for electronic payment June 1st

Symposium One, 3 May 2018, 12.00 – 17.00: The panel will speak from their particular disciplinary stance and debate the issues with students in small groups. The day will finish with each group presenting a short artistic gesture that expresses something of their learning from the day.

Symposium Two, 21 June 2018, 12.00 – 17.00: Selected students will describe and analyse the ways in which practice is part of their PhD work.

Register and more details

The call for contributions

Doctoral students are invited to send a proposal for the symposium on 21 June.

We welcome proposals on any aspect of practice as research. You might consider conceptual, philosophical, educational, creative, institutional questions raised by practice as research and how you are addressing them in your work. You are advised to attend the first symposium.

Include in your proposal: 

  • Your name, institution, department and year of study.
  • The working title of your thesis.
  • A description and rationale for what you will present (max 250 words)
  • Images, where appropriate
  • Whether your presentation includes elements of performance
  • Any technical requirements 

Please send your proposals for a contribution to the second symposium on 21 June to  Dr Myna Trustram (m.trustram@mmu.ac.uk).

Deadline for proposals: 14 May 2018.

Curriculum and Pedagogy
Conference 28.-30. May 2018

Venue: University of Applied Arts Vienna, Location:  Sala Terrena, Heiligenkreuzer Hof

Download Poster

Deadline for abstract submission: 15th April, 2018         

Leuven University Press:

Spring catalogue out now!

Our core mission embraces sharing and disseminating scholarship, and Open Access embodies its ideal: peer-reviewed scholarly knowledge that is professionally provided and freely accessible worldwide. 

Kickstarter for new open access Feminist Journal

MAI is a new biannual feminist journal established to drive the forefront of feminist research in visual culture, with the first issue due to be released in April 2018. Co-founded by editors-in-chief Dr Anna Backman Rogers and Dr Anna Misiak, the journal pulls from a variety of disciplines with subject areas ranging from film and television, to fashion, to social media.

Read more about the journal on the kickstarter page

Trial lecture for appointment to a readership

 Welcome to attend a lecture by Sven Bjerstedt, PhD in Music Education and Senior Lecturer in Music at Malmö Theatre Academy, who is applying for a readership in Music Education at Malmö Faculty of Fine and Performing Arts, Lund University.

When: Monday 30 April at 16.30 (appr. 45 minutes)

Where: Studio B, Malmö Theatre Academy, Bergsgatan 31A

The lecture is open to the public and will be in Swedish.

Read more HERE


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