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 will be taking part and contributions will be papers, symposia, workshops and performances. Programme to follow.
The conference is organised under the following strands:
- Music and other arts
- Equality and inclusion
- Creativity and wellbeing.
Please note that booking for this event has now closed.
The conference is supported by Arts Council England and the Institute for Health and Community.