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LCC Staff Conference 2020: Into the Wild

19th March 2020 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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LCC Staff Conference 2020: Into the Wild

19 Mar 2020  |  9am - 6pm

The Royal Institution of Great Britain


This year's LCC Staff Conference theme is 'Into the Wild' and is open to all LCC staff.


LCC has brought sustainability to the heart of its strategic and operational agenda and chosen Sustainable Futures as the College annual theme and subject of this year's Staff Conference. 'Into the Wild' will focus on our relationship with nature and responsibilities to the planet, acknowledging the value we place on an ecology beyond the humancentric.

Keynote speakers will include Sophie Thomas, LCC Honorary and Founding Director of Thomas Matthews, and Anab Jain, Co-founder and Director of Superflux.

Dr Nicky Ryan, LCC's Dean of Design, said: "2020 is a pivotal year for governments to make decisions on sustainability, climate action and the protection of the natural environment. We are just 10 years away from the 2030 deadline set by the UN to achieve fair globalisation through the Sustainable Development Goals; and in November Glasgow will play host to COP 26, where countries will meet to consider an international response to the climate emergency. Climate change has resulted in a rapid and unprecedented loss of biodiversity and nature. ‘Into the Wild’ will draw attention to the significance and interconnectedness of nature to every aspect of our lives, celebrating its importance to our health, wellbeing, prosperity and survival."

Session: Three Forays into the Wild with Sound

CRiSAP staff will be leading the session 'Three Forays into the Wild with Sound', with presentations by; Cathy Lane: 'Here I Am', Angus CarlyleMark Peter Wright: 'Decoys (redux)', and Lisa HallSalomé Voegelin: 'Sonic Wilding'

This session provides an insight to three different forays into the wild with and through sound, undertaken by members of CRiSAP (Creative Research into Sound Arts Practice research centre) at the London College of Communication. The three presentations will query the convention of the recordist as removed from the world, to “listen better” from a distance, and ponder the consequences of an embedded sound art; they will discuss how the sonic wild is constructed, performed and mediated through foley, the art of making post production sound effects, and through working at the intersections of the studio and field, natural and artificial, reel and the real; and present an auto-ethnographic journeying into nature as a sonic wilding, being with and destroying nature with a microphone, headphones and a sense of responsibility. By presenting, performing and narrating these three different projects we aim to give an overview and invitation for conversation on how we relate to and are with nature in sound.


More information is available on the the UAL Intranet page here. A full schedule and booking link will be available soon.


[Image: Diana Tso, MA Material Futures College, Central Saint Martins. Photo © Alys Tomlinson.]


19th March 2020
9:00 am - 6:00 pm


The Royal Institution of Great Britain
21 Albemarle St, Mayfair
London, W1S 4BS United Kingdom
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