Insite: A one day, crossdisciplinarity Symposium that will explore ideas of how we conceptualise contemporary spaces and negotiate their depiction. Bringing together a range of perspectives the event will unpack how to how visual practice(s) play a critical role in the contemporary world and identity frameworks and methods to consider how this can be done.

Wednesday November 20th 2019 | 10:00-02:00
Media Factory Room 414
University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), Preston, PR1 2HE

Liz Wells’ publications include Land Matters: Landscape Photography, Culture and Identity (2011). Exhibitions as curator include Sense of Place, European Landscape Photography (BOZAR, Brussels, 2012) and Seedscapes (Impressions Gallery, Bradford, UK, forthcoming, 2020). She contributes to publications addressing land and ecology. She has also edited several textbooks on photographic practices and co-edits the journal photographies. She is Professor in Photographic Culture, University of Plymouth, UK, and series editor for Photography, Place, Environment, Bloomsbury Visual Arts.

David Bate is a photo-artist and theorist based in London, UK. His many artworks and writings include the books Photography: Key Concepts (London: Bloomsbury, 2016), Art Photography (London: Tate, 2015), Zone (London: Artwords, 2012) and Photography and Surrealism: Sexuality, Colonialism and Social Dissent (I.B Tauris, 2004). A new book Photography: Critical Practice is forthcoming in 2020. He is currently Professor of Photography at the University of Westminster in London, UK and recipient of the Royal Photographic Society Education Award in 2018.
He is also co-founding editor (with Sarah Kember, Martin Lister and Liz Wells) of the photography journal Photographies (Routledge, 2009).

Tom Hall is an anthropologist by background and training, and an ethnographer. He has researched varied aspects of disadvantage and marginality over twenty-five years of academic study, most persistently homelessness.