symposium 2018: beyond pattern and chaos

Wednesday 5 September 2018, 10.00 – 17.00, Norwich University of the Arts, Duke Street, Norwich

Hosted by Norwich University of the Arts Pattern and Chaos Research Group

£20 (£10 concessions)  including lunch and refreshments – BOOK HERE

Where pattern meets chaos is a space where conventional subject boundaries become re-aligned and inter-disciplinary is a given. This symposium aims to inform current practices and critical positions in art and design through a focus on processes which address relationships between pattern and chaos. Such dialogues might be envisaged as real and/or imaginary, as science and/or art, as messy and/or composed; what matters is their effect in developing innovative forms of materialization and/or provoking new ways of knowing.

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Confirmed speakers:

Charlotte Higgins, Guardian chief culture writer and editorial board member (keynote speaker)
Prof Rob Kesseler, artist, UAL Chair in Arts, Design and Science at Central Saint Martins (keynote speaker)

Ross Cairns, Creative Technologist
Dr Veronika Kapsali, Reader in Materials Technology and Design, London College of Fashion
Jonathan Keep, Artist Potter
Danica Maier, Associate Professor in Fine Art, Nottingham Trent University
Dr Zoë Mendelson, artist, Pathway Leader for BA Fine Art Painting at Wimbledon College of Arts
Eva Sopéoglou, Senior Lecturer in Architecture at Kingston School of Art

**Please note Dr Peter Lovatt, Dance Psychologist, will no longer be able to join us **

Research Market Place 
To accompany the symposium  table-based / panel-mounted displays of research and practice aligned to the theme of ‘Beyond Pattern and Chaos’ will be displayed. Over an extended lunch period there will be an opportunity to discuss the research with “market browsing” delegates.

Researchers / Exhibitors:

Julian Berwick
Pauline Clancy
Dr. Ana Rute Costa & NUA Architecture Students
Samantha Ismail-Epps
Hannah Lock
Sarah Longworth-West
Richard McElveen
Melissa Murray
Dilusha Rajapakse
Ben Salter
Freya Scoggins