05 February 2009


Conference 1-2 July 2009, De Montfort University & Loughborough University. Interrogations: CREATIVE INTERDISCIPLINARITY IN ART AND DESIGN RESEARCH The conference addresses various aspects of interdisciplinary approaches in Art & Design research, as well as practical and theoretical methods for interlinking with other disciplines. The objective is to explore interdisciplinarity as a new trend that brings together different disciplines, forging new connections and contributions to collective knowledge. Ultimately, the aim is to promote and encourage interdisciplinarity as a way to enhance creativity in research. This conference aims to address the challenges and trends of interdisciplinary research that contributes to art and design. We are inviting performance proposals as part of the conference programme, as well as formal presentations (deadline 16th of January). It is hoped that the performance event will embrace an eclectic mix of works communicated through a variety of forms: any visual, sound, spoken word, music, short plays, dance, design, film, multi media, digital projects and other performance medium or methods of expression involving interdisciplinarity as a way of transferring ideas and stimulating creativity across disciplines. The event will take place on the first day of the conference, after the sessions. Limited sound equipment as well as video and slide projectors are available. Artists are responsible for installing and removing their performance materials on the day of the performance. Each performance running time will be 25 minutes. If you would like to be considered, please send a proposal, one page maximum description of your idea, including your contact information, a brief description of the performance, special equipment or space needed. The proposal should detail the project, its production, how it engages participants and any technical requirements. Please be as specific as possible. You may submit your proposal via email or digitally on Compact Disk or DVD by 28th February 2009. Send materials or enquiries to: Basia Sliwinska Loughborough University School of Art & Design Epinal Way Loughborough Leicestershire United Kingdom LE11 3TU