Our Contagious Materiality

How artists and visual sociologists invent and translate their problems

How can we make our materials – generated through artistic or visual sociological problems – more likely to spread and affect others?

Wednesday 13th May, 5 – 6.30pm

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We invite you to join us for a series of short talks in which speakers address how we might translate and ‘make contagious’ our materials and materiality so that our problems can be effectively shared with others.

This series of talks will mark the launch of a challenge, to be taken up by the staff and alumni of Goldsmiths’ MA Visual Sociology, to translate one piece of current social research into a new kind of media or inhabit a different materiality.



Nina Wakeford (Reader, Departments of Art and Sociology, Goldsmiths)

Ali Eisa (Lecturer in Art, Goldsmiths)

Michael Guggenheim (Reader in Sociology, Goldsmiths)

Caitlin Yardley (BA Visual Art faculty, Curtin University)


The event will use a webinar format, beginning at 5pm.

The event has been enabled by the generous support of The Methods Lab, Department of Sociology, Goldsmiths, University of London.