Beyond Words conference, Plymouth - deadline to register 7 March 2017

14 & 15 March 2017
Plymouth University, Drake Circus, Plymouth PL4 8AA

An international, multi-disciplinary conference on "Privileging the unspoken in arts and communities in a posthuman world". The conference will look at communication beyond words, how the arts use the unspoken, and how those who face problems communicating with words (such as those with dementia, strokes, autism and learning difficulties) are valued and included across communities.

The conference will launch the final report of the Beyond Words research project between Plymouth Institute of Education and Plymouth Music Zone, one of only 8 national projects funded by the Arts Council England Research Grants programme.

Speakers include Lemn Sissay, MBE, Poet and Writer, Norma Dakin, Professor of Arts in Health, UWE and University of Winchester and Carol Taylor, Co-editor Posthuman Research Practices in Education.

Academics from across all disciplines, arts practitioners/ organisations, community organisations and representatives from Education, Health and Social Work will be taking part. Contributions will be papers, symposia, workshops or performances.

The conference is organised under the following strands:

  • Music and other Arts
  • Posthumanism
  • Equality and Inclusion
  • Creativity and Wellbeing
  • Caring
  • Other

Conference cost: £50 (includes registration, lunches and refreshments).

Free places have been reserved for voluntary sector organisations and students on a first come first served basis.

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