Guest speakers

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We are thrilled to be welcoming two special guests for this weekend. In the coming months we will be adding details of performances, installations and the discussion panel.

Interview with Mira Calix

Mira Calix is an award winning artist, composer and performer based in the United Kingdom. Music and sound have always been at the centre of her practice, which she continues to integrate with visual media and technological innovation to create multi-disciplinary installations and performance works. She is signed to Warp Records and has worked with many organisations with international profile including London Sinfonietta, the Royal Shakespeare Company, Melbourne Recital Centre and the Manchester International Festival among others. Her work includes installations and visual arts collaborations, including Chorus, a collaborative work with United Visual Artists received an Award of Distinction in the Interactive Category at Prix Ars Electronica 2010.

In 2012 Mira created her first sculptural work ‘Nothing Is Set In Stone’ and in 2015 she premiered Inside There Falls, a mixed media installation at Carriagworks, in Australia as part of the Sydney Festival. Mira has recently returned from China where she opened the Moving Museum 35, a temporary soundart mixed media installation situated on a public bus.

Keynote speaker: Professor Pamela Burnard

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We are delighted to welcome Pam specifically whose current research and funded work on STEAM as a transdisciplinary area for creative practices places her at the forefront of the issues we are addressing. Pam is Professor of Arts, Creativities and Education at the University of Cambridge. She is co-convenor of the British Education Research Association (BERA) Creativities in Education SIG, and the ‘Creativities in Intercultural Arts Network’ (CIAN), as well as the ‘International Building Interdisciplinary Bridges Across Cultures and Creativities’ (BIBACC) biennial international conference: see www.bibacc.org. She is also a Bye-Fellow of Homerton College where she runs a seminar series called ‘Connecting Creativities Interculturality and Gender in Practice’ for the Faculty of Education and Cambridge’s arts and industry communities.

Round table panel discussion (details to follow)