Participation, Photography & the Politics of Space

December 21, 2012

Symposium hosted by the Special Collections Centre, University of Aberdeen in partnership with NEPAN, (an artist-led North East Participatory Arts Network) and engage Scotland.


Tuesday 12th March, 2013, 11.00 – 16.30

The Sir Duncan Rice Library, University of Aberdeen

This FREE networking event and symposium is a great opportunity for creative professionals working in the North East of Scotland to meet and share ideas.

The programme includes:

 A practical opportunity to learn about how the University of Aberdeen Special Collections Centre engages visitors with its historic collections through participatory arts activities.

 Case studies of local gallery/ visual arts education projects.  An artist-led afternoon session addressing the obstacles which photographers and artist facilitators working in specific “territories” can face, with a focus on collaborations, conflicts and positive approaches to participation.

Programme information will be available from 9th January 2013 at

This event is free but places are limited so please book via

We are happy for participants to attend the full day, or just for the morning or afternoon session. Either way, please join us for a lunch. Please tell us when you will be attending when you book.

NEPAN | an artists’ blog about participatory practice.


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