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What looks to be a fascinating discussion on everyday objects – any Heideggarians ready-to-hand?

Art Aesthetics and Function: Collaborative Approaches to Everyday Objects 20-04-2015

Art, Aesthetics and Function: Collaborative Approaches to Everyday Objects

20/04/2015, The British Museum (Sackler Rooms)

Organisers: Alex Magub (British Museum/SOAS), Helen Chittock (British Museum/University of Southampton).

This full-day workshop hosted at the British Museum intends to bring new life to the everyday objects that are more often found among storage shelves, rather than in full sight of the public eye.

Each speaker will have 15 minutes to share their interests and research findings on the theme of everyday objects, and how the art, aesthetics and function of these objects interact in everyday life. Each paper will then be followed by 10 minutes of discussion. These object-driven stories may highlight the kinds of aesthetic choices being made, such as whether an object’s design was dictated by the politics of propaganda, inspired by oral or literary histories, influenced by rites or rituals, or reflect individual or collective identities. Has the maker of…

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