Critical Animals, a creative research symposium held during This Is Not Art, is now calling for proposals for papers, panels, presentations, performances and exhibits.


The symposium brings together students and researchers who are critically engaged in creative and experimental art practices. It is an opportunity to present papers, research material, and creative practice with the thought to create discussion and collaboration. All artists, writers, thinkers and part-time philosophers are encouraged to apply.

Critical Animals is calling for proposals in the following areas:

Papers, panels & presentations
Research material on poetics, politics and aesthetics welcome! We are keen to receive proposals from students and artists who are researching specific areas of theory and philosophy. Experimental and/or creative presentations are encouraged. Please also let us know if there is a particular area of study which you are keen to see represented by Critical Animals, even if it is at the starting blocks of brilliance.

Performances, exhibits, events
We invite artists to perform or exhibit their work. We are especially interested in performances, installations and exhibitions which can be organised alongside conversation or interacted with by other thinkers/artists. This is also a place to propose a Critical Animals events; Readings, explorations, tours or beer and Baudrillard at a pub, perhaps.

Please include a short proposal outlining your work and the way in which you would like to present it, include within this your name, address, contact details and a short bio of yourself. If you would like to be involved with Critical Animals but you do not have a proposal, contact us anyway. We may be able to find a suitable event for you to be involved with.

Proposals, questions, ideas and concerns will be received at

(Britt Guy and Astrid Lorange)