Anxious Places

Anxious Places Symposium

26 Jun 2014

10.30am to 5pm

Symposium: Anxious Places: angst, environments and affective contamination

Anxious Places examines the ways in which anxiety ‘contaminates’ urban and social environments. Artists and scholars discuss contemporary angst from a range of cross-disciplinary perspectives and artistic medium.
Speakers: Dr Jill Bennett, Dr Andrew Hoskins, Dr Avery Gordon, Dr Shona Illingworth, Dr Uriel Orlow, Professor Jeremy TillProfessor David Toop and Dr John Tulloch. 
Symposium Convener: Dr Caterina Albano (University of the Arts London, Central Saint Martins)

Anxiety 2014 In collaboration with University of the Arts London

Anxious Practices showcases the diverse approaches and research practices related to anxiety across University of the Arts London, including sensory design, participatory art, artworks inspired by psychiatric archives and a symposium on anxiety and environments.
Anxiety 2014 is a new London-wide arts festival, curated by the Mental Health Foundation and taking place throughout June. The festival explores anxiety, looking at its causes, how it affects all of our lives, and how it can act as a creative force. It brings together leading and emerging artists to address anxiety from different angles:  from medical, social and historical perspectives to individual, collective and contemporary viewpoints. Anxiety 2014 presents a dynamic programme of visual art, film, performance, music, dance, theatre and talks spanning venues across London, including leading art organisations, universities, health care institutions and community centres.

Symposium Programme details.

mage credit: Shona Illingworth, 216 Westbound, working Image, 2013 © Illingworth