Persistence of Vision: Women Reframing Animation
Friday 28th June 2019
Goldsmiths, University of London
Keynote speaker: Caroline Ruddell, Brunel University
A one-day symposium, supported by MeCCSA Women’s Network and hosted by the Department of Media, Communications and Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths, to be held on Friday 28th June.
The symposium programme is now available here.
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Animation is a medium like no other. It is accessible in ways other forms of film making are not; it breaks down cultural, social and technical boundaries and as such has a distinctive potential as a tool for education, activism and engagement. It has the power to imagine all sorts of possibilities, and as such has a unique ability to illuminate and realise radical ideas and concepts – particularly for those cultural creators traditionally excluded from creative systems of power.
This symposium provides an inclusive space for academics, practitioners and students to investigate what it is about animation that attracts and gives space to these voices, while also asking what might be done to amplify them at industry level. It will be an opportunity to explore the subversive nature of animation and consider ways that this medium, in various forms, can be used as a critical resource to communicate, engage and engender social change.
This event is inclusive of all who identify as women – trans, non-binary and cis – and we value all voices, experiences and participants regardless of their academic standing, educational level, ethnicity, class, (dis)abilities, or employment status. We are unable to provide childcare facilities, but children are welcome to attend the conference under the supervision and responsibility of their parent(s).