Public Engagement as Social Sculpture

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Friday 26 October 2018


The Glassroom, Edinburgh Napier University

The final seminar in the October lunchtime series explores Public Engagement in relation to the transformative power of participatory art and performances. Dr Sarah Pagoda (University of Bangor) reassesses the avant-garde and its impact on contemporary art, politics and society, with a particular focus upon the German filmmaker and performance artist Christoph Schlingensief. Sarah presents public engagement as an opportunity for interdisciplinary and experimental collaboration: She asks, how can Arts & Humanities, Artists and Art Institutions work together to examine the transformative power of ‘we’.