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(Re)Activating Objects – Conference at Western University, March 1 – 3


The Department of Visual Arts at Western University (London, Ontario) is pleased to present (Re)Activating Objects: Social Theory and Material Culture, a three-day interdisciplinary graduate conference. Taking place from March 1-3, 2013, the conference will bring together presenters from across Canada and the United States to look at the fundamental and theoretical questions about the systemic structure of our socio-cultural-economic worlds.

The weekend will start off on Friday, March 1st with a keynote talk by Dr. Lane Relyea — Chair of Art Theory & Practice from Northwestern University and editor of Art Journal — on social contracts, DIY Culture, and everyday art. Following this, the McIntosh Gallery is hosting our Friday night reception, and everyone is invited to attend! Lastly, the Saturday and Sunday will be filled with 60 conference presentations. For more information about the conference program, check out the website:

If you are interested in attending, please register online at Registration is FREE, and it includes admission to the Friday-night reception, admission to the sessions, and coffee and snacks throughout the weekend.

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