30th March – 1st April, 2012

Joint Conference of The Irish Phenomenological Circle
and The British Society for Phenomenology

Organized by Dr. Tony O’Connor
and Dr. Julia Jansen, Philosophy, University College Cork, Ireland

Venue: Crawford Art Gallery, Cork, Ireland

Keynote Speakers:

Paul Crowther (National University of Ireland, Galway)
Joanna Hodge (Manchester Metropolitan University, UK)
Gary Shapiro (Richmond University, U.S.)
Cecilia Sjöholm (Södertörn University, Sweden)
Rudi Visker (University of Leuven, Belgium)

The British Society for Phenomenology and the newly established Irish Phenomenological Circle have joined together for this conference in order to unite international voices from both philosophical and artistic fields for an open discussion of the potential contributions phenomenology can make to philosophical and artistic practices and debates.
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  1. I have been an outsider artist for getting on for thirty years, since I had a brief residence in Broadmoor special hospital (six years) After the suicide of my wife left me with a brain injury my interest in art re-emerged. For the last few years I self funded regular sessions with the forensic art therapist Kate Rothwell. We will be giving a presentation on the 8th Dec 2012 in Hampstead, London, England.
    It was Kate who described my work as Phenomenological and when I googled images, there were some of mine to be seen!

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