When NZ artist, Lisa Chandler, spotted a news item about an international conference on ‘Affected Landscapes’ late last year she didn’t think for a minute that she would be invited to be a part of it.
Having completed her MFA at Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design, and set a new path and style for her paintings, Lisa put forward a proposal based on an urban wandering project, which she will undertake in Kuala Lumpur this April. Her paper and her paintings caught the eye of the conference managers and an invitation followed to attend and present a short paper as part of a panel.
The conference, to be held in Derby, UK, will include 72 international speakers, by invitation, and the theme has attracted strong academic and general interest on the interaction between place, or non-place, and the psyche of the individual. Speakers will include specialists from the fields of cultural studies, literary studies, cultural politics/history, creative writing, film and media studies, photography and fine art.