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Research Season 2020: exploring social justice and more this February and March at UAL

A man turned towards a blown up image of a flower
A man turned towards a blown up image of a flower

Written by
Cat Cooper
Published date
31 January 2020

This February and March, UAL opens its doors 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.

UAL research connects with the themes that define our times, including wellbeing and community, digital, decolonisation, responsible design, climate and sustainability and many more - with a particular emphasis on social justice and the arts. Through film screenings and expert lectures, panels and exhibitions, join us as we explore contemporary and historical issues across a spread of subject areas from fashion and textiles to screen, theatre and performance, media and computer science.

Browse UAL Research Season public events.  Events are free and open to all. Registration is required to save your place.

Research Season launch event

3 Feb at Central Saint Martins, Kings Cross
‘Here for Life’ – film screening and panel

We kick off UAL Research Season with a free screening of the 2019 film ‘Here for Life’, [Modern Films and Artangel] followed by panel discussion on 3 February at CSM.

The latest feature film by UAL Reader and Lecturer, artist and film-maker, Andrea Luka Zimmerman is the product of a three-year long collaboration with co-director Adrian Jackson, founder of Cardboard Citizens, a theatre project with, by and for people who have experienced homelessness.

Rated four stars in Financial Times and Time Out, the film is a love letter to London via the intertwined stories of ten Londoners, with themes including love, loss, home and “shrinking public space”.

Delve into this enigmatic film by staying for the post-screening panel discussion, chaired by Professor Pratap Rughani, London College of Communication UAL. Hear from co-Directors Dr Andrea Luka Zimmerman and Adrian Jackson, as well as Fred Meller, UAL (Production design), Therese Henningsen (Co-Deviser) and two of the film’s performers, Errol McGlashan and Mwiinga Twyman.

More details and registration at UAL Research Season 2020.


Image courtesy of Here for Life.