Symposium “It is Our Prison”

Symposium “It is Our Prison”

Within the context of the NCAD “Prison Art Programme”, this symposium addresses the dynamic between society and imprisonment at a political and artistic level. The artist and Professor Brian Maguire asserts: “Prison belongs to us not the offender. He (mostly he not she) is our prisoner. It is our prison. Its rules and budgets are set by our parliament. It is our responsibility to have a care for the nature of our prisons”.

Participants include:
Caroline Caccavale, filmmaker from Lieux Fictifs, collective film made in Baumettes prison in Marseille 
Joe Comerford, filmmaker who has participated in the NCAD Programme
Jonathan Cummins, filmmaker, teacher at NCAD and University of Ulster
Teresa Degenhardt, Lecturer in Criminology, Queen's University Belfast
Dr. Siún Hanrahan, Head of Research, NCAD
Nathalie Hénon and Jean-François Rettig, Directors of Rencontres Internationales Paris/ Berlin/ Madrid
Prof. Brian Maguire, artist, teacher at NCAD
Prof. Declan McGonagle, Director of NCAD
John Mulloy, artist and educator, NCAD 
Aislinn O'Donnell, philosopher, NCAD
Catherine Réchard, filmmaker (Une Prison dans la Ville in Cherbourg prison) and photographer