Hermeneutics of Practice (symposium)
The Hermeneutics of Practice is an Art and Philosophy symposium hosted by the School of Humanities. The themes it will investigate will be in honour of Professor Nicholas Davey, who retired from the University of Dundee in 2017.
The speakers we have invited, including guest speakers from the University of Westminster and Lancaster University, have previously worked with Nicholas Davey, and are leading experts on contemporary creative practices.
Topics to be explored include: what is an artistic practice? How do philosophy and art intertwine when considering notions of practice? How might the notion of hermeneutics aid us when it comes to understanding (artistic) practice?
Tea and coffee will be served in the afternoon, and attendance is free. Please note the change of rooms in the morning and afternoon sessions.
Morning Session (10-1PM): 2S12 Dalhousie
10.00-10.30 Phillip Braham: ‘In Time, and silently’
10.30-11.00 Linda Bolsakova: ‘A weather forecast for practice’
11.00-12.00 Kerstin Mey: ‘The Discipline of Art’
12-1.00 Lunch Break
Afternoon Session (1-4PM): 2F14 Dalhousie
1.00-2.00 Nicholas Davey: ‘“I only wanted to say something practical!” On learning from Practice’
2.00-2.30 Andrew Roberts: ‘Philosophical Hermeneutics and Creative Reading’
2.30-3.00 Tea and Coffee Break
3.00-4.00 Ian Heywood: ‘Art Practice: Supplements and Contexts’
All are welcome!