A talk by Fatemeh Safaii Rad and Jenny Nash.
FATEMEH SAFAII RAD's research traces continuity in design, pattern, and motif between the Achaemenid (559-330 BCE) and Safavid (1501-1722 CE) eras: "I will examine how the characterisation of Safavid art as 'Islamic', including the carpets which have been admired and consumed in Europe since the fifteenth century, is problematic, leading to widespread misunderstanding of Persian material culture. I will examine the presentation of Persian art in selected major museums, considering critically the ways in which interpretation of artefacts is conveyed by curators to the public in display, captions, and catalogues." Fatemeh is a PhD student at The Cass.
JENNY NASH will discuss self-portraits taken in photo therapy sessions (which was developed by artists Rosy Martin and Jo Spence). The idea was to work through internal struggles, hoping that something could be drawn from her unconscious, to be considered. "This relationship between me and my photographs became comparable to that of an analyst and an analysand. What I did not expect however, was that when curating these images for my final show an unconscious narrative presented itself within the triptychs and diptychs. It was about a father figure I looked up to but who had disappeared from my life." This topic is something Jenny intends to explore for her PhD.
Image: Jenny Nash, self portraits
Cass Research Seminar 2019-20
Research Beyond the Studio
Thursday 31 October 2019, 6.30 to 8pm
This seminar will explore the relationship between the architecture studio and the production of research.
Thursday 14 November 2019, 6.30 to 8pm
Two presentations on the topic of participatory making.
(Re)constructing Musics of the Harp
Thursday 21 November 2019, 6.30 to 8pm
Two presentations by Mike Baldwin and Lewis Jones.
Thursday 5 December 2019, 6.30 to 8pm
Maeve Brennan and Ektoras Arkomanis will discuss restorative practices and ideas in their work, involving the recording of actual, material restorations on film, but also using film.
Refugees + Mental Health
Thursday 16 January 2020, 6.30 to 8pm
A talk by Sandra Denike-Polcher, Dr. Corinna Haenschel and Dr. Domenico Giacco.
CANCELLED: Drawing as Method
Thursday 6 February 2020, 6.30
A talk about drawing as a research method.
Printing and Pedagogy
Thursday 13 February 2020, 6.30
Laura Onions and Emily Evans will explore Printing and Pedagogy.
Architecture and the Culture of Understanding
Thursday 20 February 2020, 6.30
Inaugural seminar of Christian Frost
CANCELLED: Animal Gaze
Thursday 5 March 2020, 6.30pm
A talk by Rosemarie McGoldrick, Associate Teaching Professor in Fine Art.
On Intricacy: The Work of John Meunier the Architect
Monday 9 March, 2020, 6-8pm
Patrick Lynch will introduce John Meunier, his life and his work, and the themes of the book.
Imagination, Form, Fiction
Thursday 12 March 2020, 6.30pm
A talk by Aleks Catina and Dr Sunny Singh.
History of Laundry
Thursday 30 April 2020, 6.30pm
Edwina Atlee will present her paper: Laundry / and the limits of economic rationality.