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Forthcoming events

Symposium: Participation, Photography and the Politics of Space

12 March 2013

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Fully booked




Symposium hosted by the Special Collections Centre, University of Aberdeen in partnership with NEPAN, (an artist-led North East Participatory Arts Network) and engage Scotland. This FREE networking event and symposium is a great opportunity for creative professionals working in the North East of Scotland to meet and share ideas. 

The programme includes: 

- A practical opportunity to learn about how the University of Aberdeen Special Collections Centre engages visitors with its historic collections through participatory arts activities. 

- Case studies of local gallery/ visual arts education projects. 

- An artist-led afternoon session addressing the obstacles which photographers and artist facilitators working in specific 'territories' can face, with a focus on collaborations, conflicts and positive approaches to participation. 

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engage Scotland and NEPAN



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Delivery Venue

The Sir Duncan Rice Library, University of Aberdeen.

Booking Info

This event is free but places are limited so please book via scc.events@abdn.ac.uk

We are happy for participants to attend the full day, or just for the morning or afternoon session. Either way, please join us for a lunch. Please tell us when you will be attending when you book.



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