CFP: What’s In A Name? 2015, London UK
A symposium investigating improvisation across disciplines is being organized by the TransDisciplinary Improvisation Network (TIN), an international research group operating out of the School of Media and Performing Arts, Middlesex University, London.
“What’s in a name?” takes place October 23rd and 24th. It will be an opportunity to articulate and elaborate practices and contribute to the emerging critical discourses of all things improvisatory, refining understandings of creative approaches, terminologies and significances. It will include key note presentations, papers by leading researchers/artists, workshops, performances and open research spaces for shared creative dialogue.
Proposals are invited that address the nature of improvisation as a highly rigorous process that can be considered as an essential part of creativity, innovation and human existence; both within and beyond performing arts frameworks, to discourses in which human agency—our ability to adapt, communicate and respond to our environment—become the concern.
Proposals (250 words max) should be submitted to Mita Vaghji <m.vaghji [at] mdx.ac.uk>.
Proposals must include:
Name(s) of contributors, email address, and title of proposal
Indication of presentation type (NB. papers will generally be 20 min and workshops approx. 1.5 hours)
Indication of any technical or space requirements (NB due to the nature of the event we are not able to offer technical support for full scale performances). Proposals are due September 3rd, 2015. Informal inquiries can be directed to the conference conveners Vera Midgelow <v.midgelow [at] mdx.ac.uk> and Helen Kindred <h.kindred [at] mdx.ac.uk>.