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Glitter/Container: an online seminar on thinking with objects – July 20, 2021

Glitter/Container: an online seminar on thinking with objects – July 20, 2021


On left: close up of shipping containers, on right: sequins and glitter

‘Glitter is everywhere,’ according to Nicole Seymour, ‘gilding consumer products from greeting cards and nail polish to sunscreen and coffins.’ Likewise, the shipping container, Craig Martin affirms, ‘is an absolutely ubiquitous object, even if most of us have no direct contact with it.’ So disparate in size and function, these objects offer an opportunity to explore questions of scale, mobility, and flow. Can thinking with objects, large and small, help us to better understand how a globalised world is composed? How do objects connect us? What does it mean to really see that which is ubiquitous?

The seminar will be held on Zoom. A link will be sent out before the event.

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