The Sensory Suburb

The Suburban Cultures Interdisciplinary Research Network


NUI Maynooth 10:00 :: 9th December 2011

Confirmed keynote speakers: Professor Mark Gottiender, SUNY Buffalo; Professor Joanne Jacobson, Yeshiva University NYC, Reading by Booker prize winning author Roddy Doyle
As part of its inaugural meeting, the Suburban Cultures Network will host a one-day symposium on ‘The Sensory Suburb’ at NUI Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland. The aim of this event is to provide a forum for explorations of the cultures of the suburbs, paying particular attention to our sensory engagements with the suburbs. Suburbs present us with myriad landscapes, soundscapes, technoscapes and culturescapes, which inform both the social imaginary of creative artists and the everyday lived experience of suburbanites. Through an interdisciplinary lens, this symposium will offer an opportunity to reflect, analyse and respond to the sensory palate of suburbia.
We welcome posters or short presentations for a ‘salon’ session to be held as part of the symposium on the morning of 9 December, for those whose work dovetails with the Cultures of the Suburbs Network and who would like to be involved in this unique interdisciplinary forum.
A limited number of places are still available. Please contact Jill Sullivan, Network Research Administrator

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