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Institute of Advanced Study

Past Events

To The Lighthouse - an experiment in interdisciplinary creativity

28th January 2014, 18:00 to 19:00, Lindisfarne Centre, St Aidan's College

Working with its Light theme, Fellows and a public audience, the IAS will host an informal experiment in interdisciplinary creativity. IAS Fellows will discuss how they would examine a lighthouse analytically from their particular disciplinary perspective and consider how each viewpoint might inform others. The audience will also be invited to contribute ideas and discussion will be facilitated by IAS Directors.

The aim of this event is to construct, on the spot, an interdisciplinary account of what a lighthouse is, and how we might think differently about it through this collaborative comparison. What does a lighthouse do, and how does it do it? What does it mean, and how does it mean it? What happens when we think about these questions from different disciplinary perspectives? And how does sharing these perspectives 'enlighten' our thinking?

This public event is free and open to all.

Contact enquiries.ias@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.