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Gender Generation: The Creative Process in Art & Design

8 September 2016 to 9 September 2016

Battersea, Gorvy Lecture Theatre

Following the Motherhood and Creative Practices conference held last year at LSBU, which addressed hospitality, solidarity and maternal encounters, Gender Generation addresses subjectivity and places this within the context of evaluation, status and reception (of art, design and other cultural practices).

The Gender Generation conference and pop-up exhibition will examine the matrix of gender that lies at the interface between nature and culture in order to ascertain how this has changed over recent decades in art and design. The conference proposes that creative practice is the axial point through which the inter relation between gender, sexuality and pedagogy can best be studied and understood. How then does the concept of the ‘maternal function’ illuminate the more general understanding of the process of creative practice? And why, with each successive wave of Feminism, does every generation have to relearn knowledge? Are intergenerational transmissions helping us to (re)write herstory/history in schools and universities?

Organised by the Royal College of Art and London Southbank University.