Pop Up Common Room: Art for the Environment

9 images of two hands with clay, chalk a twig. All very natural and pale in appearance

16 Mar 2018

4.30pm to 6pm

Image credit: Nana Maiolini

This event is open to UAL postgraduate students, alumni and external guests

Join UAL’s Postgraduate Community to find out more about the Art For the Environment Residency (AER) programme.

Art for The Environment presents a selection of work curated from past AER residencies, including film, sound and interactive installation. Our Pop Up Common Room event will include a tour of the show by Camilla Palestra, Associate Curator, Centre for Sustainable Fashion, LCF, and talks by exhibiting artists Magz Hall (PhD LCC), Nana Maiolini (Mres Moving Image CSM) and current artist in residence at RAW Lab Clémence Hémard-Hermitant.

Established in 2015, the AER programme invites artists and designers from to explore concerns that define the twenty-first century – including biodiversity, environmental sustainability, social economy and human rights – and through artistic practice, envision a world of tomorrow.

At this Pop Up Common Room you will:
    •    Take part in a tour of the show, led by curator Camilla Palestra
    •    Hear from exhibiting artists about their work and what it was like to take part in an AER residency
    •    Ask questions about the AER residency programme
    •    Meet other postgraduate students and alumni from UAL

To book a place,  email pgcommunity@arts.ac.uk with your name, course and college, or let us know if you are an external guest.
More about AER:  In 2015, internationally acclaimed artist, Professor Lucy Orta UAL Chair of Art for the Environment - Centre for Sustainable Fashion, launched the Art for the Environment Residency Programme (AER), in partnership with residency programmes, initially across Europe, and now worldwide. Applicants can choose from a 2 to 4 week period at one of the hosting institutions, to explore concerns that define the twenty-first century - biodiversity, environmental sustainability, social economy, human rights - and through their artistic practice, envision a world of tomorrow. http://www.arts.ac.uk/study-at-ual/postgraduate/community/art-for-the-environment-residency-programme/

Nana Maiolini works across multiple media - mainly video and performance. Her practice constantly approaches perception of spaces via memories, discourses, sound and image. graduated in Architecture and Urbanism at the University of São Paulo and took a Master of Research in Arts: Moving Image at Central Saint Martins. Currently based between São Paulo and London.

Magz Hall is a sound and radio artist with work exhibited at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, British Museum, Tate Britain, the Sainsbury Centre, Whitechapel Gallery, V and A, Jerwood Visual Arts and internationally.  Much of her sound based work is concerned with speculative futures of FM, inspired by 100 years of international radio art practice, drawing on her practice based PhD on radio art. She is a senior lecturer at Canterbury Christ Church University and was a founder of arts station Resonance FM. 

Clémence Hémard-Hermitant explores the vulnerability of communities with a strong narrative quality to her work, focusing on the characters and their lives within specific settings. It questions how tight communities are struggling to survive in a changing world and how important these human ties are in coping with life’s adversities.

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 our blog: http://blogs.arts.ac.uk/pgcommunity/