UAL Research Fortnight 2017 - Keynote Debate 'Art in Polarised Times' - all welcome

'Exquisite Tension' 2005, image courtesy of Sonia Boyce and DACS

06 Mar 2017

6.30pm to 8pm

Responding to recent events both in Europe and America, the University of the Arts London (UAL) Professoriate asks that we consider how our disciplines might respond to these changed landscapes, and what impact this quickly changing world might have on academic and creative integrity and practice.  We have chosen an expert panel from diverse subject backgrounds and disciplines to lead the discussion on Art in Polarised Times, which we hope will then open out to a wider audience discussion.

The debate launches UAL's Research Fortnight 2017, taking place across the university from the 6th – 17th March 2017.


Introduced by Vice Chancellor Nigel CarringtonProfessor Jeremy Till, Pro Vice Chancellor for Research and Head of Central Saint Martins’, will be chairing the debate which will be hosted by the London College of Fashion.  

 We are delighted to announce the following panel members:

London College of Fashion: find-us

6:30 - Introductions by Professor Frances Corner, Pro-Vice Chancellor, Head of London College of Fashion and Nigel Carrington, Vice Chancellor University of the Arts London
6:35 - Debate and Panel introductions by Professor Jeremy Till, Pro-Vice Chancellor, Head of Central Saint Martins - DEBATE CHAIR
6:40 - Panel Presentation
7:15 - Debate & audience questions
8:00 - Reception in Rootstein Hopkins Centre space (next door room)
8:50 - End of event

Research Fortnight

“The annual research fortnight events at the University of the Arts London offer staff from across our different subject areas and colleges a chance to get to know more about what their colleagues are researching. Academics, support staff and PhD students all contribute their time to a rich programme of activities that we hope will encourage new debates and collaborations” Professor Oriana Baddeley, Dean of Research.

Research Fortnight further information.
Events open to an external audience will show on the UAL home page ' Upcoming UAL Events'

'Exquisite Tension' 2005, image courtesy of Sonia Boyce. © Sonia Boyce. All Rights Reserved, 2017