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Writing & Art technē Conflux #4: Daniela Cascella

14th April 2023 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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14 April, 2023, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM GMT

London College of Communication


This workshop is offered as a technē Conflux, an extended training, development, exhibition or performance programme which aims to enhance research or intellectual skills, or facilitate the sharing of expertise amongst doctoral students in the arts and humanities.

Please note, the Writing & Art programme is put together for technē doctoral students and associates and is not open to the general public. Register here


A series of four workshops taking place across the University of the Arts London and Royal College of Art, it focuses on writing in relation to artistic and exhibitionary practice. Each day-long workshop will bring in a guest to consider the specific challenges that artworks, artistic practice and exhibitions present for discursive analysis, and the differing approaches to writing embedded in this problem. These workshops will be supported by a tutor to develop students’ writing skills.

For the fourth and final event, Daniela Cascella will discuss how to establish a writing practice in front of different forms of speechlessness, and the possibilities for critical writing. The event draws on her two recent books, Chimeras: A Deranged Essay, An Imaginary Conversation, A Transcelation (Sublunary Editions, 2022) and Nothing As We Need It (Punctum Books, 2022), and excerpts will be circulated to attendees in advance.

Daniela Cascella is an Italian-British writer, working with forms and transformations of critical writing that inhabit, echo, and are haunted by their subjects: literature, voices, concealments of the self. Writing in English as a second language, writing as a stranger in a language, she is drawn toward unstable and uncomfortable forms of writing-as-sounding, and toward the transmissions and interferences of knowledge across cultures.

Her books articulate tensions and points of contact between the literary and the sonic, through experiments with form, voice, and ways of reading: Chimeras: A Deranged Essay, An Imaginary Conversation, A Transcelation (Sublunary Editions, 2022), Nothing As We Need It (Punctum Books / Risking Education, 2022), Singed. Muted Voice-Transmissions, After The Fire (Equus Press, 2017), F.M.R.L. Footnotes, Mirages, Refrains and Leftovers of Writing Sound (Zer0 Books, 2015), En Abîme: Listening, Reading, Writing. An Archival Fiction (Zer0 Books, 2012).




09:45–10:00. Registration

10:00–11:15. Presentation by Daniela Cascella

11:15–11.30. Break

11.30–13.00. Discussion

13.00–14:00. Lunch

14:00–17:00. Student workshop led by Emily LaBarge

17:00+ Refreshments


This event is the second of four workshops presented under the Writing & Art programme. The first was with writer and poet Anne Boyer on 8 March 2019. The second was with art critic Lee Weng-Choy on 11 October 2019. The third was with theorist and critic Marina Vishmidt on 10 February 2023.

These two final Writing & Art events are organised by Louis Hartnoll (CRMEP, Kingston), Angus Carlyle (CRiSAP) and Irene Revell (CRiSAP), hosted by CRiSAP with funding from TECHNE AHRC.


14th April 2023
10:00 am - 5:00 pm


London College of Communication
Elephant & Castle
London, SE1 6SB United Kingdom
020 7514 6617
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