Friday, 23 July 2010

Visual Resoning with Diagrams

Call for Papers
We invite submissions to the journal Logica Universalis for a special issue on Visual reasoning with diagrams. The deadline for submission is *15 December 2010*.

Public Artwork Commissions

Sustrans Cymru are looking to commission a number of innovative site-specific public artworks for new routes of the National Cycle Network across the South Wales Valleys. These will range from small scale interventions to large scale permanent sculpture.

Deadline for applications 31st Aug 2010

For the brief and more info:
Sara Rees, Sustrans Cymru
123 Bute Street, Cardiff CF10 5AE

Thursday, 22 July 2010

Book series - RadicalAesthetics-RadicalArt

Call for book proposals for two titles - Socio-political aesthetics and Eco-aesthetics - as part of a commissioned series of books RadicalAesthetics-RadicalArt. Contact series editors for more details - Dr Jane Tormey and Dr Gillian Whiteley
Deadline: August 31st

Multidisciplinary Sandpit


This sandpit will focus upon determinants and incentives for changing travel behaviour, habits and practice in order to better understand how we can move toward increased use of lower carbon transport.

More information at:

In November 2009 an initial joint scoping workshop was run by the Department for Transport (DfT) and RCUK Energy Programme to identify possible research themes for a Grand Challenge in Transport. After further consultation with the transport research community, “Determinants and incentives for changing travel behaviour, habits and practice” has been identified as a major research challenge and therefore the focus of this sandpit. Providing funding support in this area will contribute toward making a transformational impact upon energy usage and emissions, and improve our understanding of how to promote lower carbon choices to achieve longer term change.

It is envisaged that proposals generated from this sandpit will:

Increase adoption of sustainable modes and lower carbon travel choices (including public transport and walking/cycling).
Reduce energy consumption and emissions from the transport sector.
Allow economic stability and continued economic growth.
Maintain / Improve quality of life.

This sandpit will take forward the evolving research agenda in this area to bring fresh approaches to this challenge.

Closing date: 4 PM on 18 August 2010

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

MMU Cheshire - open space call

Documents, Processes and Artworks 2010-11:
Call for artist practitioners to exhibit, stage, or test out, work in MMU Cheshire’s Department of Contemporary Arts project space (OPEN SPACE), as part of the new season of Axis Art Centre activity.
The Department supports mixed and interdisciplinary arts practices (dance, theatre, music, visual/screen practice, live art, creative writing) at undergraduate and postgraduate level*, with a particular inflection towards research led practice, and is host to the ‘Curating Knowledge’ Project. We welcome initial proposals from contemporary practitioners who would appreciate the opportunity to show work in an open venue and/or to put work forward for discussion and feedback. Previous showings of work have included screen practice, installation, performance interventions, ‘relational’ practices and general multi-mode practices – as artworks and/or documents of ongoing process. Professional practitioners and PaR PhD students are equally welcome to apply.

The space is available for each project over a two to four week period and can involve your presence as artist in residence if desired. Initial inquiries (with outline of practice) will be followed up with more detailed information of venue and context. This is an ongoing invitation but we are looking to begin this particular programme of work in January 2011. For inclusion in the next showing schedule please make contact by August 15th.

Please express your interest to: Jane Linden (Curator - Open Space)

*See details of MA in Contemporary Arts