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  • Martin Zebracki  will pursue collaborative output with the artist and activist Dr Joanna Brown on the nexus of the cultures of flooding, art and environmental change, as part of an artist-in-residence scheme funded by the Arts Council England.

  • Martin Zebracki  has been invited to provide a presentation about his on-going research on the geographies of art deco architectural preservation at the Miami to Morecambe: Transatlantic Seaside Moderne Symposium, The Midland, Morecambe, Sunday 8 October 2017, 12-5PM. Registration here. Zebracki will present his article Urban Preservation and the Queerying Spaces of (Un)remembering: Memorial Landscapes of the Miami Beach Art Deco Historic District. Urban Studies, first published 19 June 2017. DOI: 10.1177/0042098017709197. 

  • As part of Leeds Creative Labs: Dare Edition 2017, Martin Zebracki was matched with Tyrrell Jones, director of Knaïve Theatre, a Leeds-based partnership that exists to connect, challenge and empower public audiences. On 5 July 2017, they performed their showcase entitled The Ecology of Digital Life: Dear Humans and Cyborgs in further collaboration with a poet, dancer and composer. This live streamed showcase formed a collective response to Zebracki's recent work in the virtually mediated geographies of public art. Its digital legacy can be retrieved from here

  • Martin Zebracki will serve as panelist in the round-table event Burlesque in the North: Spatial Politics and Sexual Citizenship. This event will convene burlesque performers/organisers and academics. Venue: Alec Clegg Theatre, School of Performance and Cultural Industries, University of Leeds, 11 July, 2-4pm. To register for this free event, please contact Linda Watson. More information here.  

  • Deirdre Conlon chaired a panel discussion on 'Challenging Immigration Detention' on June 25th as part of Refugee Week (June 19-25). Panelists included representatives from Bail for Immigration Detainees, Detention Action and Habeas Corpus. The event, organized by Quakers in Britain, took place at Friends House in London.
  • Deirdre Conlon was an invited speaker at the Leeds to New York Student Leadership Programme on Wednesday 14 June.

  • The programme is a collaboration between the University of Leeds, Common Purpose, Leeds City Council, community leaders, and North American alumni. It brings University of Leeds students from a range of disciplines together to work on a pressing leadership challenge. This year's challenge, also the focus of Conlon's presentation, is: "How can we ensure our cities are inclusive?"

  • Louise Waite gave an invited presentation on 12 May at the University of Newcastle – the interdisciplinary symposium was on ‘Slavery: dialogues across time and place’ and Lou spoke about irregular migrants and modern slavery.
  • Martin Zebracki will provide the invited address “Coming Out of Materiality: Public Art and Sexuality in the Digital Age” in the Dynamiques spatiales du genre Research Group at UMR Géographie-cités, Université Paris Diderot (Paris 7), Sorbonne Paris Cité, France, 15 June 2017. Research Group info and Abstract here

  • Deirdre Conlon presented at four sessions/panels at the 2017 American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting in Boston, MA. 

  • Martin Zebracki provided the “Special Lecture: Whither Digital Public Art? The Question of Amphibian Matter” at the Department of Arts Studies and Curational Practices at the Tokyo University of the Arts, Japan, 7 April 2017. 

  • Martin Zebracki has served as content editor of the forthcoming Global 12th Edition of The Cultural Landscape: An Introduction to Human Geography by James M. Rubenstein. 

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