Research Networks

AUTO//FICTION Symposium, presented by the Speaking of Her Research Network.

Speaking of Her Research Network

Speaking of Her is a new network for art practice and research exploring and making women’s creative legacies. The network’s priorities are to instigate, enable and disseminate feminist discourse around creative legacies through exhibitions, writing, reading groups and publications; and to invite collaboration and dialogue with an extended network of researchers and creative practitioners through research residencies and events/symposia.

Speaking of Her are particularly interested in finding new methods of retrieving women’s cultural contributions that have been under-valued or omitted from history, as well expanding historical accounts to include women’s presence and perspectives. The group has been convened by artists and writers, all involved in research at different stages, who wish to invite collaboration and dialogue with an extended network of researchers and creative practitioners through research residencies and events/symposia. Our steering committee is: Juliette Blightman, Caroline Douglas, Dr Chantal Faust, Professor Rebecca Fortnum, Marita Fraser, Amelia Stein and Sharon Young. All are developing individual research projects along-side their work with Speaking of Her. Recent collaborators include Nadia Hebson, Carol Mavor and Onyeka Igwe, among others. Read more about the network’s activities >

The Walkative Project

Jaspar Joseph-Lester and Simon King are co-founders of Walkative, a research project that explores how walking can trigger processes of making, thinking and researching. In particular, the project considers how the city contains forgotten narratives, marginalised knowledge and contested materialities that are best accessed through the act of walking. Joseph-Lester and King are co-editors of Walking Cities: London (Camberwell Press, 2017) .Walkative run a series of walking events, exhibitions and publications. Read more about their activities>