(Un)Common Grounds, Interdisciplinary Approaches toward Everyday Materialities
Date: 20 December 2023
Location: University of Amsterdam, University Library, Singel 425, room: Doelenzaal
Credits: 1/2 ECT
The graduate students of the UvA-RMA course Matter Materiality and Material Culture, are organizing a conference on what they have learned the past couple of months. The one-day conference ‘(Un)Common Grounds, Interdisciplinary Approaches toward Everyday Materialities’ 2023 is taking place on 20 December and will be held at the University of Amsterdam.
‘(Un)Common Grounds’ is a symposium that delves into the intersection of materiality, everyday objects, and interdisciplinary exploration. This event offers a platform for scholars, researchers, and enthusiasts from various fields to come together and explore the often-overlooked aspects of our daily surroundings.
At ‘(Un)Common Grounds,’ participants engage in lively discussions and presentations, all designed to explore the hidden stories and interconnectedness of the objects and materials that shape our lives. The symposium encourages attendees to think beyond the surface of the ordinary and, perhaps, discover the extraordinary narratives embedded in the mundane.
The symposium will consist of 12 student presentations, and an invited presentation by the artist Anastasija Pandilovska (Rietveld Academy).
Credits: ARCHON members can receive 1 ECT for attending the conference and handing in a reflection report afterwards. ARCHON members can also receive 1 ECT extra for presenting at the conference, by handing in their (Powerpoint) presentation.
Registration: Register by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and inform the team about your name, institution or affiliation and if you are an ARCHON member. If you want to present a paper, please also provide an abstract (max. 300 words or 3 minute video) before 25 November.