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Friday 20 October: 4:00pm - 7:00pm

Murray Edwards College, New Hall Collection, Huntingdon Road, CB3 0DF

The round table chaired by Director Eliza Gluckman, with artist Elena Cologni, author Susan Buckingham and curator Anna Santomauro positions motherhood in relation to ecofeminism, 'deep' environmentalism, the caring role devalued in neo-liberal societies, to identify in the space between us, inter-corporeal space, micropolitics and haptic communication a way forward. The event expands on some of the questions explored by Cologni in the project 'Seeds of Attachment'. While this set out to investigate the emotional, psycho-geographical condition of motherhood, it also highlighted the crucial role of non-linguistic forms of dialogue at the core of processes of identity construction, and in relation to place. Cologni developed a dialogic sculpture inspired by the Mosaic test box by Margaret Lowenfeld and related Test book (1938) (Lowenfeld Library, Centre for Family Research, University of Cambridge). Cologni's work and the original Lowenfeld's box are on display between the 16th of October and the 10th of November.

'Seeds of Attachment' is funded by Arts Council England, supported by Art Language Location, Anglia Ruskin University and New Hall Collection, Murray Edwards College, Cambridge, Eleanor Gonville Research Centre, University of Lincoln. It was developed as part of a residency at Lowenfeld Library, Centre for Family Research, University of Cambridge.

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