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Workshop on Recreative Practices in the Art and Humanities (15-16 June 2022) - CFP extended until 14 March 2022

This intensive two-day workshop offers a much-needed forum for cross-disciplinary dialogue and inter-disciplinary experimentation in the area of recreative practices - including photography and photographic history.

Recreative practice – the process of re-making an object - is widespread in the arts and humanities. Frequently employed in art, photography and design as a technique for retrieving haptic and tacit forms of knowledge and lost technologies, re-makes are also present throughout contemporary art and the museum world. Yet practices vary widely not only in their very appellation – recreative practice, reproduction, experimental archaeology, remaking, replication - but also in the nature and degree of their theoretical grounding. The fields of art history and curatorship, dress, and photography are particularly well-grounded theoretically and heavily engaged with questions of replication, copying and the simulacrum. In other disciplines, scholars rely on positivist materials science, yet other fields see living traditions embodied by contemporary craftspeople as critical mediators of past practice. In both cases, there are opportunities for greater criticism of the underlying assumptions these approaches entail and engagement with theoretical developments in other fields. Notwithstanding these many differences, a common set of questions and problems are readily apparent across media and disciplines. This workshop invites researchers in recreative practices to share their experiences and dialogue around these questions in a unique multi-disciplinary forum.

CALL FOR PAPERS - DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL MONDAY 14TH MARCH, MIDNIGHT (GMT)

CALL FOR PAPERS for Workshop on Recreative Practices in the Art and Humanities (15-16 June 2022)

Co-hosted by the School of Fashion, Textiles and the Photographic History Research Center, De Montfort University, Leicester (UK)

The Call for Papers is available here: https://sites.google.com/my.westminster.ac.uk/amateurdarkroompracti...

Deadline for proposals: Monday 28 February 2022 17.00 (GMT).

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