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Lorna Collins

As a painter, poet and critic I'm trying to make sense of the world

Lorna Collins is a painter, poet and critic who completed her PhD at the University of Cambridge, where she was a Foundation Scholar at Jesus College. She has worked as a Lectrice of English at the Sorbonne in Paris, whilst continuing her research as an independent, creative intellectual. Her philosophical work develops the concept of Making Sense by juxtaposing the aesthetic theories of contemporary French theorists, such as Deleuze and Guattari, Jean-Luc Nancy, Rancière and Bernard Stiegler, with works by a growing selection of contemporary artists. The point of her research is to build an understanding of how engaging with art, through French theory, helps us to make sense of the world, which then moves a theoretical interpretation towards an actual praxis, with various Making Sense events being held around the world.



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