Research Seminar with Anna Douglas
23rd of January, 13.00-14.30, Warwick University, Social Sciences Building, room A0.14
Our invited speaker is Anna Douglas (Independent Curator and Photography Historian), doctoral student at Leeds University. Anna will talk about the exhibition she has been curating (see link below), which is the subject of her ethnographic field work, exploring ideas of the past and nostalgia experienced in the present. Anna's project involves 27 hours of recorded conversations and field work observations. In this seminar she will talk about the process she explored in conducting the 'field work' - which as a curator of contemporary art she also considers to constitute 'the artwork'. Anna is going to reflect on how an exhibition might present the basis and temporal and spatial context for negotiating, living and experiencing the past in the present, to inform an 'uncertain future'.