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Past research events

Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon research events focus on the 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.

  • Three hybrid tool collages on a gold background.

    Blame the Tools

    Together with practitioners and academics from across disciplines, this symposium invited makers, curators, crafters, designers, historians, artists, collectors, architects, storytellers, users and social scientists to share understandings of the tool from multiple viewpoints.

  • Staging Mixed Reality

    A theatre design symposium focusing on the ever-evolving field of mixed reality performance and new digital possibilities on stage.

  • People watching a performance at Horniman Museum and Gardens.

    Museum Engagement as Speculative Design

    Event at Camberwell that looked at how speculative design might be used to explore museum spaces.

  • woman performing a dance piece

    Revolt, She Said

    Chelsea’s Subjectivity and Feminisms research group event discussing revolt and revolution in art.

  • 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).

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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

    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.