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Open events in March for UAL Research Season

A man looking at an enlarged print of a flower
A man looking at an enlarged print of a flower
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Written by
Anna Tsekouras
Published date
04 March 2020

Research Season at UAL continues during March. Join us for an inspiring programme of events that take a close-up look at the world-leading research of UAL staff, PhD students, Colleges and Institutes across a range of creative disciplines.

With a strong emphasis on social justice, UAL research connects with the big challenges and themes of our times - including wellbeing and community, decolonisation, inclusive and responsible design, climate, environment and sustainability and conflict.


Conceptualism – Intersectional Readings, International Framings: Situating 'Black Artists & Modernism' in Europe since 1968. UAL Decolonising Arts Institute invites you to a roundtable discussion and drinks reception to celebrate the launch of the e-publication; which considers questions of how to rethink conceptualism intersectionally and internationally as a strategy rather than as a movement; and how to situate ‘black artists’ and ‘modernism’ within Europe.

Art, Science, Microscopy and EDS: Imaging the natural world – in this webinar, UAL's professor Rob Kesseler and Dr Louise Hughes bring you an online presentation with a scientist from Oxford Instruments about a new project relating to airborne pollution followed by an opportunity for a Q&A session.

Faith and Fashion: Workwear and Modesty Codes in Saudia Arabia - Join us to consider women’s workwear options in the Gulf and beyond. London College of Fashion, UAL Professor Reina Lewis is joined by Loai Nassem from Saudi fashion brand Lomar to hear how they have transformed the abaya for work, sports, and driving. Lomar’s business model invests in fusion fashion for women and men, melding Saudi traditions with global garments for travel and home.

Exhibition: Discursivity Part I - An exhibition of work by PhD students at Chelsea, Camberwell and Wimbledon Colleges, showcasing the visibility of the innovative and exploratory research within practice-based PhD candidates. The themes approached in the exhibition will range over place as an investigation of identity or social justice, the role of hospitality in entering or building communities, the artwork as a vector for contested identity or as a site of psychological investment, or even the question of authenticity and appropriation of this medium.

Looking at Nationalism, Tribalism and Violence through the Troubles in Northern Ireland, Exhibition (18 March - 19 June) - Coinciding with the relaunch of the book Magnum Ireland, UAL Photography and the Archive Research Centre (PARC) will be hosting a three month long exhibition and events programme that investigates explores the conflict in Northern Ireland. By appointment only. Please email

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Our public events for Research Season are free and open to all. Registration is required to save your place.

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Image: Still from 'Here for Life' [Artangel] Andrea Luka Zimmerman and Adrian Jackson