Hosts: Robert Crawshaw, Joanna Kosmalska, Andrea Nixon, Emily Spiers

The objective of this panel will be to present the work programme of the SIG ‘Cultural Literacy and Social Futures’ (CLSF).  The programme will involve a series of five workshops over two years run by a network of six universities: Lancaster, Kings London, Bath Spa, Institute of Literary Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences, University of Łódź, the Institut National des Langues et Cultures Orientales, Paris and a major International Gallery, Tate Liverpool. The programme’s objective is to promote cooperation between researchers and practitioners already engaged in the integration of cultural practice and social life in different areas of the arts:  writing, filmmaking, music and performance and exhibition.  An extended network of collaboration has been established with cultural agencies and creative practitioners in four different centres in the UK and with schools in those areas.  The panel will consist of an introduction to the CLSF project followed by four brief presentations by the individual regional coordinators, supported by recordings of live performance, film extracts, readings and images.  These will lead on to a more general discussion of the way in which creative artefacts can best be integrated into educational curricula and their form and generation better understood as objects of research in terms of their relationship with their social environment.

An initial workshop funded by The Institute for Social Futures, Lancaster University in collaboration with the CLE was held at The Free Word Centre, Faringdon Road, London on Tuesday June 14th, 2016.

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