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Call for Papers for The Lost Girl: Climate Change, Feminism, Creativity & Memory symposium

Bush House Arcade, London

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Image credit: Kate McMillan.

On 30 January 2020, the Department of Culture, Media and Creative Industries at King’s College London will present a symposium. They are currently taking submissions for the symposium from across disciplines, within and outside of academia, that explore the interconnections between concepts such as the Anthropocene, climate change, memory, feminism and art. Contributors from geography, science, memory researchers and artists are welcome. Presentations are limited to 30 minutes and may include papers or other creative works. Concepts could include, but are not limited to:

  • The role of creative practice in recovering systemically minimised histories
  • The intersection between memory and the Anthropocene;
  • The potential for art and creativity to generate systemic change;
  • The potential of interdisciplinary research to investigate the connections and potential for responding to the urgent social problems of climate change;
  • The role of feminist approaches to histories and research in new knowledge generation.

The due date for submissions has been extended to Friday 13 December at 17.00. Submissions should be 2-300 words, plus a 250-word biography.

Submissions and queries to: Dr Kate McMillan on kate.mcmillan@kcl.ac.uk 

About the Exhibition:

The Lost Girl will form the background for the symposium. It is a film based installation that premieres at the Arcade at Bush House, part of the Strand Cultural Quarter at King’s College London, home to a diverse programme of events, installations and exhibitions. The film narrates the experiences of a young woman seemingly alone in a dystopian future, with only the debris washed up from the ocean to form meaning and language. The project aims to engage a broad audience interested in the Anthropocene, women's histories and memory making. Find out more about The Lost Girl exhibition and programme here.

Supported by the Arts & Humanities Research Institute, King’s College London and the following funders: Arts Council England, Australia Council for the Arts. 


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