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Introducing UAL Research Season 2022 - Earth and Equity

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  • Written byKat Smith
  • Published date 17 January 2021
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Research Season 2022 is almost here!

UAL’s annual Research Season in March opens our research and KE to staff, students and the public; inviting people to explore the issues that we care about and sharing the innovative ways that our academics and students are tackling the challenges that they see.

This year’s Season will explore the broad theme of Earth and Equity: integrating environmental and racial justice.

This is an extension of the theme of our 2021 Research Season, where throughout March all UAL Colleges, Institutes and Research Centres hosted activities for staff and PhD students reflecting the richness and diversity of ongoing research at UAL.

Just some of the early events you can expect to see in our 2022 programme are: 'Climate Justice: decolonising decarbonisation', with the Council for Higher Education in Art and Design (CHEAD) and new material from UAL’s Climate Emergency Network; a symposium on the Decolonising Arts Institute’s research residencies; the CCW Design School initiative ‘Making-Design-Agency’ (MAI-DAY) ‘Components of Hand Stitch: A Series of Conversations’, with Professor Carol Tulloch; and Dulwich Picture Gallery x Camberwell College of Arts: a series of talks on their exhibition, Helen Frankenthaler: Radical Beauty.

Last year, our events focused on Black Lives Matter, climate change, COVID-19, decolonisation, intersectionality, and sustainability. We also reflected on work across our 4 research themes: Digital Futures, Community & Resilience, Living with Environmental Change, and Health and Wellbeing.

The programme included over 50 events - more than half of them open to the public – including events on wearable technology, planetary health and decolonising the arts.

Explore the programme

View the Research Season 2022 programme.

More events will be added during February.

Research Season is coordinated by the UAL Research Professoriate, chaired by Dr Pratāp Rughani.