The lost-and-found: revising art stories in search of potential changes
Lisbon, December 6-7, 2023
The call for individual contributions is still open for the International Symposium The lost-and-found, Lisbon (6-7 Dec 23). The deadline for sending proposals for individual and collaborative contributions has been extended to 10th July 2023.
We seek individual and collaborative contributions responding to the call (the full CFP can be found here via IHA or here via University of Wrocław); and to already accepted panels listed below.
Contributions must be on material that has not already been published. A prospective presenter should also be willing to develop the proposed contribution into either a book chapter or journal article, should it be selected for inclusion in a publication. Contributions must be in English.
Please submit your proposal with ‘The-Lost-and-Found’ in the subject line, and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are responding to specific panels listed below, please submit your proposal to panel Chairs. Their contact details are included below the description of each of the panels.
Please submit a single document with the following information:
a title for your contribution
an abstract up to 300 words in length; please specify the type of contribution (for example, individual or collaborative presentation, panel, object-based workshop, walkshop, stroll, gift giving and/ or sharing)
a short biography, including your current institutional affiliation (up to 150 words)
Applicants will be notified of decisions at the end of July 2023.
Updates on conference fees will be communicated at the beginning of July.
1. Unmaking – the peripheral spaces of curiosity
Katherine McKittrick, in ‘Sylvia Wynter: On Being Human as Praxis’ (2015) argues for us to become ‘implicit to a creative-intellectual project of reimagining what it means to be human and thus rearticulating who/what we are’ (p2). She further suggests that any vision of the future must be acknowledged in terms of knots, threads and unwindings of histories and narratives in relation with one another. In this endeavour, the human stories (his-, her-, its-, their-) become collective self-inscriptions, necessarily and vital adaptive to situation, ecological and geopolitical.
I am seeking a group of artists and theorists who want to join me in this creative panel discussion (taking the form of a call-and-response). Participants should want to use curiosity and adaptivity as a means by which to think care-fully about how we might inhabit the underside of human-ness. I propose, through a selection of interventions, that we might think and act beyond the violent act of exclusion and exclusionary thinking. Together, this panel will explore the possibility that curiosity, as a peripheral practice, can form new ontologies, pedagogies and ways of being in community.
If you would like to be considered as part of this panel, please send me (email@example.com) a short proposal (up to 300 words) outlining your artistic, theoretical, historical or other response to this call. Daring and radical responses are encouraged, as are those from underrepresented groups.
McKittrick, K. (2015) Sylvia Wynter: On Being Human as Praxis. Duke University Press