Disordered-worldThe PhD seminar is well underway! For the full month of July, SMARTlab is facilitating international PhD students in undertaking modules in Research Methods, Critical Thinking, Interdisciplinary Research Skills, Creative Technology Innovation, Social Entrepreneurship and Open Responsible Innovation! Selected external talks are also available for streaming to remote sites. This week’s highlight so far has been Dr Ian Hughes of Forfas, presenting radical ideas from his new book on Our Disordered World!

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Climate-gatheringJoin the Dublin Climate Gathering on June 19th and help launch Plan C – a plan for a new, clean, digital economy.

19 June 2013
8pm till late
Round Room, The Mansion House, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

Speakers:

David Puttnam (Digital Champion for Ireland)
Rebecca Harms (Member of the European Parliament)
Martin Curley (Vice President and Director, Intel Labs Europe)

Download the flyer here. Admission free.

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eventjuneRegistration is now open for the  Royal Irish Academy Social Sciences committee event on Monday 10 June 2013 at 1pm. The event entitled ‘Values in University Education: from Academic Freedom to Impact and Open Innovation’ will explore shifting principles, aims and values in higher education, such as academic freedom, impact, peer review and open innovation, against the backdrop of current economic challenges.

Places are free of charge but should be booked here.

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installation_taeyTaey Kim, a SMARTlab PhD candidate and artist, is an invited speaker at the ‘Cultural Translation and East Asia: Film, Literature and Art’ conference at the University of Bangor, 7–8 September 2012. She will present a paper entitled ‘Live as if Untranslated: Ghostwriters and the Artistic Interstice’, on the panel of Art, Practice and Cinema, which she will chair.

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Taey Kim, SMARTlab PhD Candidate and Artist-Researcher, is invited to present her work at the Conference ‘Displacement, Resistance, Representation: Culture and Power in Contexts of Migrancy’, at Queen Mary University of London on 29 June 2012. She will present her recent research work on ‘Displaced Sleepwalkers, focusing on Artistic Research’ in a panel discussion on ‘Gender, Representation and Resistance’.

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Kosovo Pavilion at the 13th International Architecture Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia

For the first time, Kosovo will be honoured at the Venice Biennale, the world’s largest and most prestigious architectural event.

The country’s exhibit, the Kosovo Pavilion, created by Rama with his company 4M studios, will represent an emotional barometer related to streets and buildings.

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The next SPIRES conference, ‘Social Issues in Research Environments’, touches us all. It examines the social aspects of research, and how to work with a supervisor or candidate. There are some great keynotes from the US and Australia!

The first day of the conference is aimed at senior research faculty and the second at supervisors, as well as PhD candidates, so all SMARTlabbers are welcome. (more…)

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