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MA SPACE: Arts & Civil Society Talks

26th Oct - 7th Dec 2017
Thursdays: 2.00pm - 3.00pm

Venue: Merriman House Campus, Limerick School of Art and Design

Create in partnership with Limerick School of Art and Design, LIT Limerick is programming a series of Civil Society talks as part of its MA SPACE (Social Practice and the Creative Environment) course. Create encourages debate on the role of the arts in civil society and curates public talks and lectures which examine intersections between art and the socio-political.

Create with Marilyn Lennon and Sean Taylor have programmed talks that challenge and provoke the students. For the 2017 autumn term, the aim of the series of talks is to bring a range of experts to the programme to discuss their expertise and research concerns in fields that have discreet languages, methods and structures. Previous topics have included gender and economics; European policy making; asylum and Direct provision; politics of commemoration; environmentalism; participatory theatre; youth work and social policy.

The talks aim to encourage debate on the role of the arts in civil society and examine intersections between art and the socio-political. The Art and Civil Society talks also aim to build capacity to connect emerging arts practice to society and facilitate a broader understanding of societal issues and how they inform and impact on collaborative arts practice.

This series of talks will begin on 26th October 2017 with Karen E. Till. The second speaker will be Niall Crowley on 2nd November (speaker biographies and talk topics are listed below). Other speakers include: Laurence Lord on 7th December and John Bissett on 30th November 2017.

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