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Word & Image Micro-Symposium

Word & Image Micro-Symposium

Online via Zoom

Time and Representation

What role do words, objects and images play in the remembering, capturing and imagining of time? This Word and Image symposium will seek to address this question through examining how time – past, present and future – is represented in a range of creative and cultural practices, and how the materiality of its representation ultimately shapes its meaning. Covering a wide range of disciplinary perspectives, the symposium will explore sci-fi illustrations of architectural futurity, object-based responses to Haruki Murakami’s literary descriptions of time, memory practices in the Greek communities of Istanbul and artists’ books and the representation of dementia. 

Chaired by cluster lead Edward Juler (Lecturer in Art History, Fine Art, SACS). The event will include 4 x 15 min presentations followed by 30 mins open discussion.

  • Steve Graham (Architecture, Planning and Landscape), ‘Retrofuturist temporalities: Science fiction and the making of contemporary cities’
  • Christopher Jones (Fine Art, SACS), ‘Beyond Words: Assemblages in response to the writings of Haruki Murakami’ 
  • Gonul Bozoglu (MCH, SACS), How lost places and life events are carried: ‘refractions’ in the memory practices of the Greeks of Istanbul
  • Lucy Carolan (Fine Art, SACS), ‘Picturing a cloud of unknowing: artists’ books and the lived experience of dementia’

This session will take place on Zoom

Please click ‘register here’ to confirm your space, attendees will receive joining details the morning of the event.


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This event is organised by Institute for Creative Arts Practice.


Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences