Tuesday 14 March 2017, 13.00–17.30 and Wednesday 15 March 2017, 9.30–17.00.
Rolle Building 605, University of Plymouth.
A posthuman world opens up the possibilities of being and belonging. This exciting international, multidisciplinary conference focuses on how communication happens beyond words, how the arts use the unspoken, and how those who face problems communicating with words (such as those with dementia, strokes, autism and learning difficulties) are valued and included across communities.
The conference will launch the final report of the Beyond Words research project between Plymouth Institute of Education and Plymouth Music Zone, one of only eight national projects funded by the Arts Council England Research Grants programme.
- Lemn Sissay MBE, Poet and Writer
- Norma Daykin, Professor of Arts in Health, UWE and University of Winchester
- Carol Taylor, Co-editor Posthuman Research Practices in Education.
Academics from across all disciplines, arts practitioners/organisations, community organisations and representatives from Education, Health and Social Work are all encouraged to take part.
Contributions include papers, symposia, workshops or performances.
The conference is organised under the following strands:
- Music and other arts
- Equality and inclusion
- Creativity and wellbeing
The conference costs £50 to attend (including registration, lunches and refreshments). Free places have been reserved for voluntary sector organisations and students on a first come first served basis. To book a place on this event, please visit the University eStore.
The conference is supported by Arts Council England and the Institute for Health and Community.