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27. 5. 2015, 6pm, Artist Talk with Kate MccGwire, London

Venue: UCL, Department of History of Art, 21 Gordon Square, London WC1E 6BT, room 3/4 Join us this evening for a talk by artist Kate MccGwire.Kate MccGwire’s practice explores uncanny formations using ethically sourced feathers. This way, she investigates the way we conceive the world.…
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28. 4. 2015, 6pm, Workshop Collecting the Sea: 1500-2015

Venue: Grant Museum of Zoology, Rockefeller Building, UCL, London WC1E 6DE Throughout history, the ocean deep and its inhabitants have been a source of fascination and mystery to collectors, artists, writers, scientists and seafarers alike. Join us to explore how objects,…
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3. 12. 2014, 6pm, Emma Richardson, UCL, Department of History of Art: CA Dreaming? The Nightmare of Cellulose Acetate Artefacts

Venue: UCL, Department of History of Art, Gordon Square no. 20, London WC1E6BT, room 3/4 Talk by Dr Emma Richardson (UCL, Department of History of Art): Synthetic and semi-synthetic polymers comprise an increasing portion of cultural heritage and archival collections. The growth in…
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25. 11. 2014, 5pm, Pandora Syperek, PhD Candidate, Department of History of Art, UCL: Queer Nature Reading Group

Venue: UCL, Department of History of Art, Gordon Square no. 20, London WC1E6BT, room 3/4 Nature at its queerest, from insects to amoebae will be examined via texts by Elizabeth Grosz and Karen Barad. Please contact Pandora Syperek (PhD candidate, UCL) for…
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19. 11. 2014, Marcus Coates, Artist London, and Jerome Lewis, Department of Anthropology, UCL: Art, Ritual and Animals

Venue: UCL, Department of History of Art, Gordon Square no. 20, London WC1E6BT, room 3/4 Talks by artist Marcus Coates (here and here) as well as Dr Jerome Lewis (Department of Anthropology, UCL) moderated by Sarah Wade (PhD candidate, UCL).
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13. 11. 2014, 8.30 pm, Mark Pilkington, Strange Attractor Press: I Eat Cannibals

Venue: Apiary Studios, 458 Hackney Rd, London E2 9EG What we learned about the world from watching cannibal films. A trailer-based presentation by Mark Pilkington (Strange Attractor Press). Warning, contains scenes of extreme eating! Please join us to digest an effigy baked by Petra…
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13. 11. 2014, 12 noon, Visit To Freemason’s Hall and Museum of Freemasonry

Venue: 60 Great Queen St, London WC2B 5AZ Visit to the Freemason’s Hall, a Grade II listed Art Deco building, and Museum of Freemasonry. Freemasons’ Hall is the headquarters of the United Grand Lodge of England and the principal meeting place for Masonic…
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12. 11. 2014, 6pm, Boris Pretzel, Victoria and Albert Museum: Shedding Light on LED Lighting Systems

Venue: UCL, Department of History of Art, Gordon Square no. 20, London WC1 E6BT, room 3/4 Talk by Dr Boris Pretzel, Principal Scientist at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, who will discuss the technology and implications of LED lighting…
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11. 6. 2014, 5.30pm, Workshop Transgressing Boundaries: On Wolves and Werewolves

Venue: Grant Museum of Zoology, Rockefeller Building, UCL, London WC1E 6DE Human-wolf relationships have evolved throughout history in response to cultural, social, geographic, religious and environmental circumstances. Wolves have been feared and reviled, venerated and preserved, as well as being the…
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5. & 6. 6. 2014, Workshop Botanical Drift: Walking Kew Gardens & Workshop in Economic Botany

Venue: Kew Gardens, London The miniature world of Economic Botany in Kew Gardens, its elaborate greenhouses and follies, is the site and material of this botanical drift. In this workshop phase it addresses recent advances in plant molecular biology, cellular…
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