HEIM Symposium

Under construction

Honour Ethics Integrity Morality

A one-day symposium at London Metropolitan University
The Parker Collection Galley
41 Commercial Road. London E1 – Aldgate East Tube
Saturday 1st March 2003

Honour
Principled uprightness of character; personal integrity or a code of integrity, dignity and pride, chiefly among men, that was maintained in some societies by force of arms.

Ethics
Motivation based on ideas of right and wrong or the philosophical study of values and rules, whether true or false; rules of practice in respect to a single class of human action.

Integrity
Adherence to moral principles; honesty, quality of being unimpaired; soundness, unity; wholeness.

Morality
The quality of being in accord with standards of right or good conduct.

The speakers at this one-day symposium will approach the issues surrounding Honour Ethics Integrity Morality from different angles. There is no intention to cover the whole ground or to give definitive answers but they will aim to open up a debate, which has been identified as vital to our practice as jewellers, designers and artists. You will have the opportunity to participate.

“Metals are integral to human life. From the earliest beginnings of civilisation to the most modern technical developments in the twenty-first Century, they remain core and vital materials. But mining and metals production calls into question issues of global sustainability and integrity given that mineral resources on earth are finite and the location of mining projects is predominantly in the developing world, but the west dominates consumption”
Rachel Carnac

“In our contemporary culture we might regard any attempt to re-connect with a personal or cultural point of origin as nostalgic. We find ourselves much more in a world of shifting, flexible frameworks in which our origins, bonds, traditions, our sentiments and dreams exist alongside other stories, other fragments of memoy and traces of time. The abandonment of a carefully constructed cultural identity becomes identity itself. Because of the elusive character of ‘real life’ we use the help of fiction, a narrative invention and construction, to deal with imaginary and real events and to organise our experience of it.” Jivan Astfalck

 

Images: David Gates