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Past Research Events

Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon research events focus on the colleges' subject areas of design, fine art and performance. Explore our past events and if you are interested in finding out more about future events sign up to our mailing list.

Jocelyn Herbert’s set design for Serjeant Musgrave's Dance by John Arden.
Jocelyn Herbert’s set design for Serjeant Musgrave's Dance by John Arden.

Staging The Real

Theatre design symposium that considered how realisms and variations of the real have been shaped and staged.

Matisse sketching The Dance (1931).
Matisse sketching The Dance (1931).

Painting as ReModel

Event that looked at Yve-Alain Bois seminal book Painting as Model and painting as being both conceptual and material enquiry. Convened by Daniel Sturgis.

Still from Amazon, a 16mm film by A K Dolven.
Still from Amazon, a 16mm film by A K Dolven.

Women in Conceptual Art

Presentation of research in performance, scores, film and happenings emerging from female artists’ conceptual art practices. Convened by Dr Jo Melvin.

She Carries the Water by Elizabeth La Pensee.
She Carries the Water by Elizabeth La Pensee.

Speculative Design: Afrofuturist and Indigenous Projections

Symposium that looked at work that engages with themes of Afrofuturism and Indigenous Futures. Convened by Dr Dan Byrne-Smith, Fine Art Theory Lecturer.

Blind Dinner Date. Image courtesy: ZU-UK.
Blind Dinner Date. Image courtesy: ZU-UK.

Adaptation, Participation, Risk-taking

Event looking at creative interventions in contemporary performance with a workshop by ZU-UK.

Shadows on the Hill (2009) by Akiko Takizawa.
Shadows on the Hill (2009) by Akiko Takizawa.

Encountering Difference

Symposium picturing difference in contemporary lens-based practices. Convened by Dr Ope Lori.

Photograph of a man wearing a paper bag with the LGBT rainbow flag on it by Christa Holka
Photograph of a man wearing a paper bag with the LGBT rainbow flag on it by Christa Holka

Shame on You

Symposium that drew together performance artists, psychoanalysis academics and novelists to discuss shame, sexuality and identity.

Im/Material: Encounters within the Creative Arts Archive

Conference that considered the role of the archive in the creation, interpretation and preservation of culture.

Shadow without Object

Interdisciplinary symposium on photographic futures in a post-digital world.

Projection / Expulsion: Strategies of Beholding

Symposium and exhibition looking at moving image installation and sound works.

On Interpretation

Panel discussion with Robert Storr, Bernd Behr, Rebecca Heald and David A Bailey.

Victorian Futures

Conference that explored how ideas of cultural democracy are realised through design, architecture, art, material culture and popular culture.

What Does the Artwork Do?: Criticality and Context

Symposium provided a space to explore and debate the role and purpose of artwork.

Taste After Bourdieu

Taste After Bourdieu conference asks what is the relationship between aesthetic judgement and social distinction? Speakers, information and recordings.

Memories of the Future

Conference looking at future scenarios, utopian visions, narratives, histories and myths.