The Open Senses Symposium, hosted by the Institute of Philosophy

The Open Senses Symposium, hosted by the Institute of Philosophy
19 May 2017, 3.00pm - 9.00pm
Conference / Symposium

The Open Senses Symposium, hosted by the Institute of Philosophy


Friday 19th May 2017


The Open Senses Symposium brings together an interdisciplinary group of practitioners and artists exploring sensory practice. The event features exhibition stalls, panel discussions, pop-up talks and experiences showcasing work in academia, inclusive practice, scent, food, medicine, theatre, music, law, restaurants, typography, dance … and more.

The goal of the Symposium is to challenge, demonstrate and interrogate how sensory practice is capable of building greater connection to the world, our environment, the people around us and ourselves.

Speakers and exhibitors include:

Professor Charles Spence, Professor Juhani Pallasmaa (Helsinki University), Iain McGilchrist, Dr. Beatrice Allegranti, Kate Goodwin (Royal Academy of Arts), The V&A's Learning Department, Dr Rozelle Kane, Dr. Katie Whitcroft, Dr. Mariya Moosajee (Moorfields Eye Hospital), Adah Paris, Dr. Tereza Stehlikova, Luciana Haill, and many more.

The full programme is available here.

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Attendees have a choice of three ticket options:

Ticket option 1: £10
For sensory practitioners and artists, students, retired or unwaged individuals.

Ticket option 2: £25
For the general public, employees or members of academic institutions and private companies.

Ticket option 3: £50
For generous individuals who wish to make Open Senses better!
As a thank you, the first 20 donors will receive a free ticket to an exclusive BitterSuite performance as part of the I=U event at Rich Mix on Sunday 21 May.

*Open Senses Festival is a not-for-profit project and all its team members are volunteers; all ticket revenue goes towards the marketing and production of the event.


Open Senses is a weekend festival of art exhibitions, live events and performances, sensory journeys and walks, open studios and labs, and a ground-breaking symposium. View the entire Open Senses 2017 programme here.


Institute of Philsophy
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