On Wednesday, 11 October join the School of Environment, Education and Development for inaugural lectures from Professor Stephen Walker (Architecture) and Professor Susie Miles (Manchester Institute of Education) from 4.30pm - 6.30pm
Our inaugural lectures provide an opportunity to celebrate the achievements and career progression of recently appointed professors, as they share insights into their research and highlight the latest developments in their discipline.
Following the lectures, guests will have the opportunity to ask questions to our speakers before being invited to join us for drinks and networking from 6.00 - 6.30pm.
Stephen Walker, Professor of Architectural Humanities
BACK TO ARCHITECTURE
I’m going to try to glue together a wide range of not-quite-architectural projects by asking how they ask questions of architecture (and why this is worthwhile).
A lot of my work has developed through encounters at the edges of Architecture (with a capital “A”): with artists and artworks; on ring-roads; in Breton graveyards; with card games and Tarot; on walks and parades; with cartographic anomalies; at fairgrounds, and so on.
I’m taking this chance to reflect on some of the connections and consistencies that emerge across these disparate examples. I will focus on the kinds of questions that can emerge in these encounters. I’ll touch on some philosophies of questioning. I’ll speculate on architecture’s interest in questions and being questioned. And I’ll reflect on my own ‘formation’ as an architect, both in practice and more fundamentally as a student. All in twenty minutes, with pictures. Whistle-stop.
Susie Miles, Professor of Education
P?ERSONAL STORYTELLING: CREATING ACCESS TO MORE EFFECTIVE EQUITABLE AND INCLUSIVE EDUCATION
An invitation to inquire into our lived experience of privilege, injustice and power in education.
My aim is to challenge the traditional methodology of facilitating conceptual discussions about equality and diversity issues given the slow progress being made towards the development of more inclusive cultures in universities. Using a combination of auto-ethnography and ontological inquiry, I will look at some examples of my own lived experience of privilege, power and inequity in education, and in the process will be authentic about my many inauthenticities. Looking at our own inherited, often unconscious, ways of being and acting can be uncomfortable. However, I argue that this has the potential to transform and speed up the way in which power and injustice is addressed in universities.
- The lectures will be in person only with a recording made available following the event.*
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