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Exploring PluriLogicality

A half-day interactive symposium

Hosted by the Creativity and Emergent Educational-futures (CEEN) Network, Graduate School of Education, University of Exeter

Event details


The Creativity and Emergent Educational-futures (CEEN) Network brings together a group of people with overlapping and intersecting philosophical orientations, ideologies and values that challenge the status quo on education. Despite the diversity within CEEN, we all do research that, in various ways, argues for the centrality of difference and emergence in our practices of thinking, being and doing. We have termed this ‘pluri-logical’ because it challenges dominant linear, ‘mono-logical’ understandings, which are conducted exclusively within one point of view or frame of reference.  In this half-day symposium we wish to pursue this idea with colleagues and students to unpack and interrogate the notion of plurilogicality in a range of different educational contexts, both within and outside the university context.


Time Session Information Information
13.00 - 13.45 Opening reception SC 3.06 foyer
Lunch and Registration
14.00 - 14.30 Panel discussion SC 3.06
Exploring plurilogicality
fledgling celebrationS of meaningS, actantS, voiceS, actionS, differenceS, valueS, learningS
Panel members: Deborah Osberg; Manal Sabbah; Sharon Witt; Maryam Almohammad
14.30 - 15.45 Parallel workshops SC 1.21
Plurilogicality & creative education: embodied making and becoming in a Posthuman world (about movement)
Kerry Chappell and Heather Wren
SC 1.24
Plurilogical relationality: co-constructing through “being-with” non-human and human others (about decolonisation)
Fran Martin, Manal Sabbah, Sarah Chave
15.45 - 16.15 Break  
16.15 - 17.30 Parallel workshops SC 1.21
Plurilogical anticipation: overcoming normative ethics through symbiotic play
(about responsibility)

Deborah Osberg, Chris Turner and Chryssa Sgouridou

SC 1.24
Plurilogicality and the language of Islamic Geometric Home Design: reassembling tessellations and encoding the hidden mystery of human and non-human unification (about symbolism and ontology)

Maryam Almohammad, Yasmine Maksousa, Madam Reem Safour, Jane Andrews

17.30 - 18.00 Plenary SC 3.06  
18.00 - 20.00 Closing reception SC 3.06 foyer
Networking/drinks/finger-food snacks

Registration and fees

Delegate fee: £40
Student fee (full time at any University): £20

Please visit the Exeter Online Store to register your interest in attending.


If you have any questions please contact: Kerry Chappell, Co-Lead of CEEN.

Image by Mae Walker.


South Cloisters, St Lukes Campus, 1 Heavitree Road, EX1 2LU