CLE SYMPOSIUM 2022: DWELLING

Several bursaries are available; the successful applicants will receive a fee-waiver.

The bursary competition will open on 17 December 2021 and close on 14 January 2022.

Hosted by University College Dublin + Cultural Literacy Everywhere

12-13 May 2022, by zoom

Humanity’s sense of place and space has never been more prominent than it is today. The COVID-19 pandemic has confined many people to cramped urban dwellings or inhospitable spaces (e.g., quarantine hotels), turned homes into offices, and changed the topography of everyday life. This crisis, along with economic inequalities, climate change, and mass migration events, confirms the need for a radical reassessment of sustainable human dwelling on earth. This Symposium will engage in creative and critical discussion on dwelling in both the verbal and the nominal sense and on how we live or wish to live in the world.

Keynote Speakers

  • Professor Alison Blunt, Queen Mary University of London, UK. Topic – Home and beyond: dwelling and belonging in pandemic times.
  • Professor Colin Ellard, University of Waterloo, Canada. Topic – Dwelling in a digital age: Lessons from the pandemic.
  • Dr Rachel Hurdley, Cardiff University, UK. Topic – Making home: doors, mantels, windows and other places

Click on ‘Dwelling 2022’ below to learn more about the symposium.