Naomi Millner was recently awarded ca. £13000 of ESRC Impact funding by Bristol University to support a new collaboration with Bioversity International, a Research for Development organisation which specialises in the protection of agricultural and forestry biodiversity...
Spaces of Attunement: Life, Matter, and the Dance of Encounters
Glamorgan Building, Cardiff University
March 30th (11.00-17.30) & March 31st (09.00-16.30), 2015
Registration / abstract deadline: 1800, February 13, 2015
We are pleased to announce a small number of travel bursaries for our symposium on Spaces of Attunement: Life, Matter, and the Dance of Encounters.
If you would like to apply for financial support to attend the symposium, please download the application form here and email it to BrigstockeJ@cardiff.ac.uk by the end of Friday 13th February. Applications will be assessed according to the following criteria: (1) fit to themes of the symposium; (2) lack of other sources of funding; (3) early career status.
The deadline to apply to attend or to give a paper at the symposium is 1800, Friday 13th February. Register / submit an abstract here.
Symposium website: http://www.authorityresearch.net/spaces-of-attunement-symposium.html
Bursary application form: http://www.authorityresearch.net/uploads/8/9/4/1/8941936/spaces_of_attunement_bursary_application_form.doc
Naomi Millner and her project team have been successful in securing funds for a collaborative research scheme called "The Hospitality Project." The c. £50,000 will be used to bring together three community organisations and three academics for whom hospitality is imagined as a politically or ethically transformative practice. Focusing on issues surrounding asylum-seeking and inter-cultural relationships the project starts from the premise that acts of sharing and hosting can establish platforms for mutual encounter and productive co-creation. However, we highlight that in practice hospitality practices are constantly fraught by unequal power relations, differential access to resources, and clashes between cultural interpretations. Interventions will involve a series of arts-based workshops and an away weekend including researchers, managers, volunteers, service-users and members of the three community groups. The workshops will take place around hospitality practices such as the giving and receiving of food, but will also employ forms of reflective storytelling devised with the support of artists to produce knowledge about the practical difficulties of trying to enact hospitality across cultural boundaries.