Spotlight 2018

We are delighted to present Encountering this year’s Spotlight Exhibition and Symposium, highlighting CSM Doctoral research


Spotlight 2018 Exhibition: 27 Feb – 6 April

Works by PhD students in the Windows Gallery at CSM

Adrianna Cobo, Richard Crawford, Lesley-Ann Daley, Mahtab Hanna, Melodie Holiday, Jon Martin, Christina Skarpari 


Spotlight 2018 Symposium: 14 March, 10-5pm, D113 CSM 

Presentations by Sara Buoso, Sasha Burkhanova, Adrianna Cobo, Richard Crawford, Lesley-Ann Daley, Mähtab Hanna, Jon Martin, Christina Skarpari, Tamara Tyler

The Symposium is Free, but, booking essential: Please email Christina Skarpari:


Spotlight 2018 has been generously supported by Dr Joanne Morra and Research at CSM




Spotlight 2018 Symposium: PhD Research at CSM


14th March 2018

Room D113. 10.00 am – 5.30 pm

If you would like to attend, please RSVP Christina Skarpari:


Session 1. 10.00 – 11.30 am

Encountering the Political           

Chair: Richard Crawford

Adrianna Cobo – Maintenance Structures in Contemporary Public Space

Mahtab Hanna – Silent Protest: The Personal is Political

Tamara Tyler – Technological Tornado Woman


Coffee break 11,30 am – 12.00 pm


Session 2. 12.00 – 1.30 pm

Encountering the Ethical

Chair: Joanne Morra

Sasha Burkhanova- The co-constitutive ethics of a contemporary art curator

Christina Skarpari – Craft Stories: Pipilla documentary

Richard Crawford – Carl Akeley’s Gorilla


Lunch: 1.30 – 2.30 pm


Session 3. 2.30 – 4.00 pm

Encountering the Affective


Chair: Dr Catarina Albado

Sara Buoso – Traces, Material discursivity and the Reader: an investigation in     light of Rosa Barba’s practice.

Lesley-Ann Daley – The experience of Sensory Augmentation – perception of North

Jon Martin – Creative block


Tea break: 4.00 – 4.30 pm


Plenary/ Long table discussion: 4.30 – 5.30 pm






For information on previous Spotlights, please check out:

Spotlight 2017:

Spotlight 2016:

Spotlight 2015:


The Doctoral Platform at CSM offers PhD candidates the space in which to meet, share research, as well as co-ordinate, curate and participate in a variety of events.

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