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Freedom and Creativity symposium

Architecture and Freedom season

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● Fully booked

Saturday 28 November 2015
11am — 6pm

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Freedom and Creativity symposium

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Where do political, philosophical and creative concepts of freedom intersect? This multidisciplinary symposium will provide some answers.

Conceived as part of our ‘Architecture and Freedom’ season, this symposium widens the scope beyond architecture to examine the interfaces between political, philosophical and creative concepts of freedom – manifested through culture.

Amid the ever increasing commoditisation of creativity via the so-called ‘creative industries’, and the near complete pervasiveness of the digital sphere, with its new creative tools and platforms for dissemination and debate, now is the time to reassess our definitions and understandings of creative freedom and artistic autonomy. Critically, do new cultural understandings of freedom force us to reassess political ones? How are the answers to this question impacted by digital mass surveillance by governments and corporations?

Speakers from a range of disciplines, including both practitioners and academics, established and emerging, will consider these interactions, connections, overlaps, disjunctions and their implications for culture and beyond.

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Saturday 28 November 2015

11am — 6pm

Royal Academy Schools

£24. Reductions £12.