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CCIG Forum 29: Affective Practices and the Constitution of Publics

Tuesday, 26 February 2013, 11:00 - 16:00

The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA - Christodoulou Meeting Room 15

An exploration of what is at stake in translations of the personal into the public and the public into the personal.

CCIG forum 29 continued our exploration of what is at stake in translations of the personal into the public and the public into the personal.

Focusing on spaces of artistic and policy practice it will ask questions about the diverse emotional geographies and affective practices that arise as practitioners working in different fields conjure connections between the personal and the public. What kinds of personal and public are constituted in different fields of practice? How are translations between personal and public, and public and personal effected? What is at stake in such processes? What sorts of work go into articulating the personal and the public? In considering such questions how is it possible to avoid the conventional distinctions between the public and private or the personal and political?

These questions link very different sites and sets of practices which our speakers begun to explore in relation to artistic practices, public sector institutions and policy.  The Forum offered a space for participants to bring thoughts and ideas from a wider range of sites and practices. 

Speakers

Jean Carabine (Open University), Ellie Jupp (Open University), Lynn Froggett (University of Central Lancashire)

Programme

11:00 CCIG updates (Jef Huysmans, CCIG Director)

11:15 Introduction to the Forum: Gail Lewis and John Clarke (Open University)

11:30-13:00 Presentation by Lynn Frogett

13:00-13:45 Lunch

13:45 -15:15  Presentations by:

Jean Carabine (Open University): Exploring Personals and Publics in letting go, learning in  the space of the unknown

Ellie Jupp (Open University): Approaching the emotional geographies of social policy

15:15-15:30 Tea

15:30-16:15 Round table discussion led by Gail Lewis and John Clarke

Audio files of the presentations

Part 1 with Lynn Frogett

Part 2 with Ellie Jupp

Part 3 with Jean Carabine