Seminar: Territory, Encounter and Negotiation - Collaborative Practice in a Youth Work Context

Date Wed 5th November 2014

Time 2.15 – 5.45pm

(Followed by a 6pm book launch)

Venue Harry Clarke lecture theatre, NCAD

On the occassion of the launch of artist Fiona Whelan’s critical memoir, the Rialto Youth Project and Fiona Whelan are hosting a seminar which sets out to explore questions of representation, research practices and creative relationships at the intersection of collaborative arts practice, youth work, critical pedagogy and activism.

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Welcome - Jim Lawlor (Rialto Youth Project) and Fiona Whelan (Artist)

Introductions  - Dr. Aine O’Brien, Co-Director Counterpoints Arts and Seminar Moderator

2.30 – 2.50      Maurice Devlin, Jean Monnet Professor & Director of the Centre for Youth Research & Development, Maynooth University, Youth Work and the Arts: Continuity and Change

2.50 – 3.10      Kathleen Lynch, Professor of Equality Studies, School of Social Justice, UCD, The Careless State: why we need radical egalitarian thinking in Ireland.

            Q & A

3.20 – 3.40      Professor Desmond Bell, Head of Academic Affairs and Research, NCAD
The ethnographic impulse and lens based practice

            Q & A

3.50 – 4.10      Katherine Atkinson, Professional Development, CREATE, the National Development Agency for Collaborative Arts, Representation in collaborative arts: Who tells whose story and how?

4.10 – 4.30      Coffee & Teas

4.30 - 5pm      Performative readings (mis)readings of a shared practice

Fiona Whelan, Artist & Joint Course Coordinator, MA SEA(face), NCAD

Nichola Mooney, Community Youth Worker & Team Leader, Rialto Youth Project

Jim Lawlor, Manager, Rialto Youth Project

Michael Byrne, Youth Worker

5 – 5.40           Discussion and Closing Remarks Dr. Aine O’Brien

6pm                 TEN: Territory, Encounter & Negotiation - A Critical Memoir by Socially Engaged Artist, Fiona Whelan

Book Launch, Martin Drury, Strategic Development Director, the Arts Council