Conference 2017

The 2017 biannual PARSE conference on EXCLUSION tackles very current questions of inequality, neocoloniality and legitimacy as they are expressed and produced through culture and cultures of artistic education.

November 15–17, 2017
Venue: Faculty of Fine Arts, Gothenburg, Sweden
Registration and recommended hotels – WE ARE NOW FULLY BOOKED. But we have a reserve list here.

Exclusion is the theme for this Parse conference. How does exclusion operate in the arts, in education and cultural production? How can we, within the arts, improve access to learing and the formation of experience?

The conference takes place over two and a half days in venues in central Gothenburg. Lunch, dinner, tea and coffee are provided for free for all delegates throughout and we encourage people to attend the whole event if possible, to engage with ideas and practices in a discursive environment.

Event structure

Wednesday 15 November, 12.30.00–21.30

  • Registration
  • PhD Research Forum on Exclusion and contemporary practices
  • Dinner

Thursday 16 November, 9.30–21.30

Three strands of research running in parallel throughout the day:

  1. Exclusion and Education
  2. Exclusion and Decolonisation
  3. Exclusion and Indigeneity
  • Dinner

Friday 17 November, 9.30–21.30

Three strands of research running in parallel throughout the day:

  1. Vocabularies of Exclusion
  2. Participation as Exclusion
  3. Geographies of Exclusion
  • Final panel: Exclusion and the Dead
  • Dinner

Invited speakers

Invited speakers will talk within the six strands. They include:

  • Ahmed Ansari, Decolonising Design, researcher, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Darla Crispin, pianist, Director of Arne Nordheim Centre for Artistic Research, Norwegian Academy of Music
  • Lory J. Dance, Associate Professor of Sociology and Ethnic Studies, University of Nebraska, Visiting Senior Researcher, Lund University
  • Ellie Ga, artist, researcher, Royal Academy of Arts Stockholm
  • Nicholas de Genova, scholar of migration, borders, citizenship, race and labour
  • Marina Grzinic, Institute of Philosophy at the Scientific and Research Center of the Slovenian Academy of Science and Arts
  • Shannon Jackson, Cyrus and Michelle Hadidi Chair in the Humanities at the University of California, Berkeley
  • Hagar Kotef, Senior Lecturer in Political Theory and Comparative Politics, SOAS, University of London
  • Hongjohn Lin, artist, writer, curator, Professor Taipei National University of the Arts
  • Ellen Nyman, actor, theatre director, performance artist
  • Valérie Pihet, Co-founder, Dingdingdong
  • Emily Roysdon, artist, Professor of Art, Konstfack University of Arts, Craft and Design, Stockholm
  • Karen Salt, Assistant Professor, School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies, University of Nottingham
  • Craig Wilkins, architect, artist, lecturer at Taubman College, University of Michigan

The conference will run 9.30 to 21.30 each day (12.30–21.30 15 November) and will include panels, talks, performances and screening programmes.