The Home and the World Conference

Submissions and proposals are invited from artists and thinkers working within any discipline or from any background for this three-day summit, looking at the world and how we live in it; how we find our place our home and how we use creativity and the arts to ask questions, present problems and offer up solutions, homages, and celebrations.

While formal paper presentations will be accepted, submissions which feature innovative, participatory, performative and/or interactive formats will be favoured. Most sessions will be streamed live to the internet with live links to chat, Facebook and Twitter this is something you might choose to build into your proposal.

The three-day summit will be a mix of formal, informal and creative contributions. The format has grown out of the concept of academic conferences -- the sharing of ideas, research and questions -- but the structure is of a three-day festival of ideas, live events and conversations.

Held on the Dartington Estate in Devon, activities will happen indoors and out. If you are interested in how other creative people interact with the world around them, how the arts can speak about nature and the challenges facing the world, how place and community can be at the heart of creative choices, how our identities and place in the world is defined by what we call home, or if you have something to say on anything related to these topics, this event is for you.

At this stage the Conference we only asking for outline proposals. You do not need to submit a paper, although you can submit additional supporting materials in support of your abstract.

Deadline for submissions: 4pm, Fri 24 Feb 2012.

Submissions will only be accepted online. The preliminary programme will be announced by 9 March 2012.

Bursaries are available for presenters with no academic or organisational affiliation. Early bird registration closes on 30 March 2012.
The Home and the World Conference

What: The Home and the World Conference
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Deadline: 4pm, Fri 24 Feb 2012