Programme for Friday’s symposium // Critical Engagements with Engagement

Critical Engagements With Engagement

@ Bloc (71 Eyre Lane, Sheffield, S1 4RB)

Public engagement with higher education; what is at stake when creative practitioners facilitate change in communities; the relationships between the practices of artists and urban policy makers; the line between public engagement as a democratic tool for society’s voice and as a mould for society’s form; public engagement in industry; public resistance in public engagement; the public’s role in academia; the ‘participatory turn’ and its relational, dialogical and collaborative aesthetics; conceptualising publics; how cultural context inflects public participation; temporality of public engagement; sustainable public engagement; acrimony in public practices

10am                Dr Amanda Crawley Jackson – Welcome and introduction

10.20am          Greg Oldfield

10.40               Dr Matt Cheeseman

11.00               Coffee and discussion

11.30               Emma Cocker

11.50               Dr Paul Allender

12.10               Vicky Ward

12.30               Lunch

1.25                 Dr Pete Watt

1.45                 Professor Vanessa Toulmin

2.05                 Dr Katie Edwards

2.25                 Coffee and discussion

2.40                 Liz Hainsworth

3.00                 Kate Genever and Steve Pool

3.20                 Dr Gary Rivett & Dr Laura King

3.40                 Discussion

4pm                 Close

Places are free but limited. Please reserve a place by emailing Amanda Crawley Jackson (