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Past Research Events

The Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon Graduate School public events programme centres around the research activity taking place across the 3 colleges.

Im/Material Encounters with the Creative Arts Archive

The Im/Material conference brings together artists, archivists, curators and academics to consider the role of the archive in aspects of culture.

Shadow without Object

An interdisciplinary symposium on photographic futures in a post-digital world.

Projection/Expulsion: Strategies of Beholding

Symposium and accompanying exhibition that aimed to bring a new critical awareness to the way in which beholding is also a ‘being-held’.

On Interpretation

Robert Storr, Bernd Behr, Rebecca Heald & David A Bailey explore the relationship the between an exhibition makers interpretation of an artist’s work.

Victorian Futures

The Victorian Futures conference explores how ideas of cultural democracy are realised through design, architecture, art, material and popular culture.

What Does Artwork Do? Criticality and Context

Instead of asking the question “What is Art?”, the symposium provided a space to explore and debate the role and purpose of artwork.

Taste After Bourdieu

Speakers from arts practice, art education, curation, sociology and cultural criticism gather to ask - what's the relationship between aesthetic judgement and social distinction?

Memories of the Future

From our current ‘after the future’ position, our imagination draws on an extensive repository of symbols, forms and technologies rooted in history, imagination and memory.

Past collaborators


  • Haute Ecole d'Art et de Design (HEAD - Geneva University of Art and Design)
  • Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy at Kingston University
  • Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT, Australia)
  • Hogeschool voor de Kunsten (Utrecht, Netherlands)
  • Parsons / The New School (New York, USA)
  • Academy of Fine Art (Budapest, Hungary)
  • Artists' Moving Image Research Network
  • SHARE (Setting the Agenda in Europe for Research and Doctoral Programs in the Arts)
  • Valand Academy, University of Gothenberg (Sweden)
  • University of Hyderabad (India)
  • University College London
  • University of Manchester

Museums and galleries

  • Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA)
  • Alan Cristea Gallery
  • British Museum
  • Raven Row
  • Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A)
  • Tokyo Wonder Site
  • The Showroom
  • The Tate

Other organisations

  • Future Laboratory
  • Cape Farewell
  • Society for Artistic Research
  • Wellcome Trust