TOGI Lecturer Presents at 2022 Arts in Society Conference

Margot Wood, lecturer in Drama and Dance in the BEd and PGCE phases, recently presented a paper at the 17th International Conference on the Arts in Society at the San Jorge University in Zaragoza, Spain. The conference was attended by 150 international delegates with another 150 delegates attending virtually.

“The Seventeenth International Conference on the Arts in Society offers an interdisciplinary forum for discussion of the role of the arts in society. It is a place for critical engagement, examination, and experimentation, developing ideas that connect the arts to their contexts in the world – on stage, in studios and theaters, in classrooms, in museums and galleries, on the streets and in communities We seek to build an epistemic community where we can make linkages across disciplinary, geographic, and cultural boundaries. As a Research Network, we are defined by our scope and concerns and motivated to build strategies for action framed by our shared themes and tensions.

Me Wood`s paper was titled, `Theatre for Audiences with Neurological, Physical and Cognitive Challenges` in which she reported on her own practice in research and forms part of her preparation for PhD at UCT. It is based on her belief in creating arts experiences for all ages and abilities and is a continuation of her work with audiences and participants with various challenges. She previously presented at the same conference on Storytelling for Dementia and Theatre for Trauma.

From all of TOGI staff, we would like to extend a big congratulations on this remarkable achievement.