Pop Up Common Room: The Mead Rome PhD Studio Residency

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13 Feb 2017

4pm to 5.30pm

- This event is open to all current PhD students at UAL -
(MA students and alumni who are just interested to hear about the experiences of the 2016 residents are also welcome).


Join previous Mead Rome PhD Studio Residency artists Åsa Johannesson and Denise Ackerl at this Pop Up Common Room event where they will be giving presentations on their residency projects carried out last summer at the British School at Rome.  The event is aimed to launch the opening of the applications window for this year's Mead Rome PhD Studio Residency opportunity to PhD students at UAL.

To book please email PGCommunity@arts.ac.uk
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The Mead Rome PhD Studio Residency Programme:
Following a generous gift by photographer and philanthropist Scott Mead, UAL has for some years offered Mead Scholarships and Fellowships to its students and recent alumni. The Mead Rome PhD Studio Residency joins the existing programme which supports UAL students in the pursuit of excellence through their creative practice and research, and extends it to UAL's PhD students.

The Mead Residency will give 3 PhD students who are practice-based and who will be able to utilise the studio the valuable opportunity to live and work at the British School at Rome (the BSR). The BSR offers studio, living and library facilities, as well as the chance to join its vibrant community of scholars and artists. This is a superb opportunity for students to research and focus on their work away from normal pressures, and to use the BSR as a base to explore Rome.

The residencies will take place in September 2017, and the arrival and departure dates are 1-29 September.
Visit the dedicated Mead PhD BSR Residency page on the UAL website

The British School at Rome:
The British School at Rome (BSR), which is based in Rome, Italy, is a leading humanities and fine arts research institution of the United Kingdom.  It's history dates from 1901, when it was founded as a ‘school’ for research in archaeology and Italian studies.
The BSR is situated in the Valle Giulia on the site of the 1911 British Pavilion. The Pavilion was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens and then adapted by him to become the home of the British School at Rome.   
Visit the BSR website

Pop Up Common Rooms
Exclusive to UAL's Postgraduate Community, Pop Up Common Room events assist in the community's aims for building platforms for skill sharing, networking, collaboration and investigating new communities of practice. Find out more about previous Pop Up Common Room events on the Postgraduate Community Blog.