skip to main content

Picturing the Invisible

Event date
7 November 2019 - 8 November 2019 (10am to 6pm)
Picturing the Invisible
How can we articulate the invisible, that which is not known, or that which is not provable?

As our understanding of the complexity of the world grows incrementally, so does our realisation that issues and problems can rarely be resolved within neat demarcations. Therefore, finding means of communicating across disciplines and fields becomes a priority.

Whilst acknowledging the essential importance of the specialist academic, the capacity to understand other disciplines, their priorities, methodologies and even the language used, can become crucial in being an effective instrument for change.

This conference is the conclusion of the one-year AHRC-funded Network Grant. This two-day event brings together leading academics from a wide range of disciplines including art and design, architecture, curatorial practice, literature, forensic science, fashion, medical science, psychoanalysis & psychotherapy, philosophy and astrophysics, with a shared interest in exploring how, in each discipline, we strive to find expression for the invisible or unknown.

The conference will be accompanied by a curated pop-up exhibition at the Triangle Space, Chelsea College of Arts.

The conference is free to attend, but booking is essential.

Tickets will be available to book in September 2019.

We very much hope that the audience will reflect the multi-disciplinary nature of the conference and that it will be seen as an opportunity for exchange and insights across disciplines.

More information about the project:

This conference is convened by Professor Paul Coldwell (UAL) and Professor Ruth Morgan (UCL).

Image Courtesy: Roberto Trotta, The Planck Collaboration


Related Events

Andy Allum

Andy Allum

  • 5 July 2019 - 15 September 2019
  • Location: Window Gallery 4

In this exhibition Andy Allum's work references and challenges the conformity and functionality of the ceramic jug.

Design and Politics Season

Design and Politics Season

  • 13 July 2019 - 7 September 2019
  • Location: Arcade East

This summer, Arcade East’s free programme of events, performances and debates focuses on Design and Politics.

Paul Coldwell: Picturing the Invisible

Paul Coldwell: Picturing the Invisible

  • 17 July 2019 - 15 September 2019
  • Location: Sir John Soane's Museum

Artist Paul Coldwell exhibits a new body of work exploring the notion of absence in Sir John Soane’s Museum, derived from over a year’s research.