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Encountering Difference

Shadows on the Hill (2009) by Akiko Takizawa.
Shadows on the Hill (2009) by Akiko Takizawa.
, Chelsea College of Arts, UAL | Photograph: Akiko Takizawa.

Using speed dating as a format the initial event in November 2017 aimed to survey the ways in which lens-based practitioners explore the concept of difference in their practice.

23 February 2018

Symposium brought together a series of presentations and unfinished in-conversations. It looked at current and alternative ways of picturing difference in contemporary lens-based practices and beyond. Themes included identity, the visual or non-visual representations of race, gender, sexuality, class, language, power, desire and aesthetics.

This event was convened by Dr Ope Lori, artist and Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at TrAIN Research Centre.


Ajamu, Pamela Breda, Clare Charnley, Ekene Ekobi, Dr Azadeh Fatehrad, Beth Fox, Sabrina Fuller, Grace Gelder, Carl Grinter, Lena Heubusch, Caroline Molloy, Hetain Patel, Akiko Takizawa, Viviana Troya, Dr Leon Wainwright, Lyu Wen.