Bite size: Slow knowledge: the pursuit of contemplative wisdom for a more sustainable world

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  • The Levinsky Gallery, Roland Levinsky Building, University of Plymouth, Drake Circus, Plymouth, PL4 8AA

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“Slow Knowledge - the pursuit of contemplative wisdom for a more sustainable world” - Paul Warwick 

In this lunchtime talk, Dr Paul Warwick will discuss how he has been inspired by the writing of educational scholars such as David Orr, and by a particular art installation by the Japanese artist Yukinori Yanagi, to slow down the learning spaces he seeks to curate. In particular, he will share how his educational practice has adopted dialogic and reflexive approaches to engaging people, compassionately considering how to live more sustainably with ourselves, others and the environment.

Date: Wednesday 29 January
Time: 13:00 – 13:45
Venue: The Levinsky Gallery, Roland Levinsky Building
Free admission, booking is essential

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Friday 24 January – Saturday 28 March | The Levinsky Gallery 

Art has reacted, like everything else, to digital technology, both on the level of making and reception. 'Slow Painting' offers a counterbalance to an accelerating world, comprising works that illustrate the role of painting as a rewarding repository of time.

This Hayward Gallery Touring exhibition is curated by writer and critic, Martin Herbert, and features the work of 19 talented artists. It's an exhibition of paintings that take their time, and invite us to do the same. 

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