Birth Rites Collection Summer School 2024

When: 1st July 2024
Venue: University of Kent / online
Cost: £550 / £250

http://www.birthritescollection.org.uk/

It is a 4-day in person and online summer school which has a programme of artists presenting their work. This year the themes are as follows:

Summer School themes include:
• Collaborating and making work with family members.
• Staging, restaging and performative practice on themes of gender, birth, reproduction, and familial networks.
• How the collection informs and unpacks different perspectives in midwifery, medicine and education, and its potential to improve practice and policy.
• The Collection’s impact on feminist art practices and the rehabilitation of visual discourses of birth into art history.
• Censorship of artworks on birth, institutional responses, ethics and the law.

The Birth Rites Collection Summer School attracts artists, curators, filmmakers and academics as annual guest speakers. 2024 speakers will include: Helen Knowles, Dr. Leni Dothan, Barbara Rosenthal, Puck Verkade, Ana Casas Broda, Sarah Maple, Dyana Gravina and Dr. Hannah Ballou.

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