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UAL staff invited to attend the 2014 Arts2Innovation Forum

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UAL staff and external guests are invited to attend the 2014 Arts2Innovation Forum, taking place on 9 September from 4.30-8.30pm at Central Saint Martins.

The Arts2Innovation Forum is a platform for industry professionals and senior academics to share insights into how applying creativity to business can stimulate innovation and shape organisational culture.

Our panel of experts will share their experiences and tackle a number of key questions, including:

• What is the value of arts and culture in business management?
• What is the role of the arts in organisational development and innovation?
• How can the arts contribute to improve business performance?
• How can arts-based education and research be connected to business innovation?
• How do investments in the arts contribute to wealth creation at micro and macro levels?
• How can arts-based strategies and initiatives be designed and implemented to enhance organisations’ value creation capacity?

Confirmed speakers are:

Nigel Carrington, Vice Chancellor, University of the Arts London
Professor Clive Holtham, Director of Cass Learning Laboratory, Cass Business School, City University
Fiona Lesley, Director, MAP
Rob Montgomery, Group Head of Brand Experience, Nando’s
Professor Jeremy Till, Pro-Vice Chancellor and Head, Central Saint Martins
Professor Giovanni Schiuma, Director of the Innovation Insights Hub, University of the Arts London
Caryn Solomon, Head of Organisational Development, Investec
Moderator: Martin Gent, Co-owner and Director of Creativity, Spinach

The event is free but booking is essential. Book now through Eventbrite.

Last chance to book for Artsmart 2014!

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The careers festival for creative graduates 

 Monday 23 – Wednesday 25 June 2014

Artsmart, University of the Arts London’s career festival for creative graduates, is back for its fourth year and starts on Monday 23 June and continues until Wednesday 25 June, at 272 High Holborn.

Our packed schedule of activities and events offers practical and inspirational talks and workshops, one-to-one support, employment opportunities and industry networking events to help you get ahead in your chosen career.

All Artsmart events are free and available to all UAL students and graduates.

Our talks and events are booking up fast, so reserve your places in advance at artsmartlondon.co.uk

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Join the conversation by using the hashtag: #artsmart14

 

Artsmart at Wimbledon

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16 Jun 2014
10:00 to 17:00

A day of practical talks and workshops taking place at Wimbledon.

Highlights include:

· Interviews and presenting yourself
· Pricing and selling your work
· IP and protecting your work

Browse and book Artsmart events at Wimbledon.

This is just one part of Artsmart – the careers festival for creative graduates, which takes place over in Summer 2014.
With free events, activities and workshops at each of UAL’s six Colleges; a three day Central event and Fair, and a programme of Fringe events taking place across the capital, Artsmart is the best place to get you started in the creative industries

Free to all UAL students, graduates and staff.

Booking essential.

Artsmart at Camberwell

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02 Jun 2014
10:00 to 17:30

A day of practical talks and workshops taking place at Camberwell.

Highlights include:

· CVs and social media
· Interviews and presenting yourself
· Life after UAL

Browse and book Artsmart events at Camberwell.

This is just one part of Artsmart – the careers festival for creative graduates, which takes place over in Summer 2014.
With free events, activities and workshops at each of UAL’s six Colleges; a three day Central event and Fair, and a programme of Fringe events taking place across the capital, Artsmart is the best place to get you started in the creative industries

Free to all UAL students, graduates and staff.

Booking essential.

Inside Out Festival Opening Debate: Failure – What’s it good for?

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Nothing succeeds like Success. Or so we’re told. So bombarded are we by stories and images of successful people, products, projects and places that we can actually forget that Failure really does exist. True to form and true to the spirit of Inside Out Festival’s annual Opening Debate, we are delighted to tackle and celebrate the tricky topic of Failure in all its thorny glory. In a manner that sets out to be both light-hearted and compelling, a number of brave panellists will offer their views on Failure with perspectives that may amuse, offend, comfort and inspire.

Panelists include:

  • Professor Gavin Henderson CBE
  • Nick Catliff
  • Professor Clive Holtham
  • Dr Mitra Memarzia
  • Dr David Berman

When: Monday 21st October 2013, 6:30pm

Where: Chelsea College of Art, SW1P 4RL. Please note: entry via the Atterbury Street entrance only.

FREE: but booking essential

For more information and to book tickets visit our website.

 

UAL Meets: John Akomfrah

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UAL Meets: John Akomfrah

Wednesday 30 October
4.30pm – 6pm, with drinks afterwards

Podium Lecture Theatre, London College of Communication
Elephant and Castle,
SE1 6SB

UAL Meets brings together students and staff from across the University, with leading creative figures. Award winning director and screenwriter, John Akomfrah OBE will be taking part in a Q&A chaired by Pratap Rughani, Course Director of MA Documentary Film at London College of Communication.

Akomfrah is one of Britain’s most thought provoking filmmakers. Born in Ghana and raised in Britain by politically active parents, he draws on his own experiences to explore memory, migration, history and race.

His most recent film, ‘The Stuart Hall Project’ was highly acclaimed at this year’s Sundance and Sheffield Documentary festivals, and has been described as a sensitive, emotionally charged portrait of cultural theorist Stuart Hall. The film combines archival footage from TV, family photos, with commissioned film; charting the shifting historical landscape of the later 20th century.

Akomfrah was a co-founder of the Black Audio Film Collective (1982 – 1998) and Smoking Dogs Films (1998- onwards), a London based film and television production company, conceived to produce works of imagination and innovation within the fertile worlds of film, television and new technologies.

Audience members are encouraged to put questions to John Akomfrah during the session and can join @UniArtsLondon in using the hashtag #UALMeets to live tweet from the event. Highlights will be published on the University’s news page.

UAL Meets is open to all UAL students,  staff and alumni.
Book your place 

 

Making money as a student: From temping to selling your work

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Date: 26 September 2013

Time: 3.30–5pm

Location: Lecture Theatre, 272 High Holborn, WC1V 7EY

Booking: http://see.arts.ac.uk/events/eventdetails/?eid=1465

Event details:
Do you want to make money while at University? This talk introduces you to the variety of ways you can do this: finding part-time vacancies, freelancing or setting up your own business, as well as selling your work and taking advantage of other opportunities.

A recent graduate will share their experience with you, while our experts will give advice about how to find the work you want, how to source funding to start your own business, and get the skills you need!

Talk will cover:
- Where to look for work & making good applications
- Getting funding & starting a business
- Temping at the university
- Improving your professional skills
- Selling your work & showcasing opportunities
- Top tips from graduates who have been there

Free drinks, nibbles & networking from 5pm-6pm

BOOK NOW

Exhibition Histories Talks: Guy Brett

Image: Area Bolide 1, 1967, Area Boldie 2, 1967 and Gil and Caetano's Tent, 1969, as part of the installation Éden, 1969; installation view, ‘Hélio Oiticica: Whitechapel Experience’, Whitechapel Gallery, London, 1969. Photograph: John Goldblatt. (c) César and Claudio Oiticica. Courtesy Projeto Helio Oiticica

Image: Area Bolide 1, 1967, Area Boldie 2, 1967 and Gil and Caetano’s Tent, 1969, as part of the installation Éden, 1969; installation view, ‘Hélio Oiticica: Whitechapel Experience’, Whitechapel Gallery, London, 1969. Photograph: John Goldblatt. (c) César and Claudio Oiticica. Courtesy Projeto Helio Oiticica

The Afterall team is pleased to announce the third in their series of talks analysing and contextualising exhibitions through the personal accounts of the curators responsible, co-organised with the Whitechapel Gallery in London. On Thursday 19 September 2013 Guy Brett will be in conversation with Whitechapel’s archive curator Nayia Yiakoumaki.

Thursday 19 September 2013
7 – 9:00pm

Whitechapel Gallery 

77-82 Whitechapel High Street
London 

E1 7QX

Tickets: £7.00 (Concessions £5.00). To purchase tickets visit the Whitechapel Gallery website. For more information email Afterall.

Each talk takes the form of a focused discussion between a member of the Afterall or Whitechapel Gallery team and the curator of an exhibition or series of exhibitions. Guy Brett and Nayia Yiakoumaki will focus on the seminal 1969 exhibition
‘Hélio Oiticica: Whitechapel Experience’, which conceived the Gallery as a ‘total environment’, offering the spectator a series of sensorial encounters.

This event is a collaboration with the Whitechapel Gallery, London and part of the Exhibition Histories research and publication project, developed by Afterall in association with the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna; the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College.

The Exhibition Histories series is distributed by Koenig Books, London. Copies of the book will be available from the Whitechapel Gallery bookshop on the night.

Rodney Graham in conversation with Shepherd Steiner

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Rodney Graham will be in conversation with Shepherd Steiner, author of Rodney Graham: Phonokinetoscope, the latest in Afterall’s One Work series, published in September 2013.

Saturday 19 October 2013
5–6.30pm followed by drinks in the Lethaby Gallery

Platform Theatre
Central Saint Martins
Granary Building, Handyside Street
London N1C 4AA

Admission free but booking essential.
To reserve a seat email events@afterall.org.
You will be sent a confirmation email with access details.

Shepherd Steiner is the author of the latest edition in Afterall’s One Work series, Rodney Graham: Phonokinetoscope. He is the co-editor of Cork Caucus: on art, possibility & democracy (Frankfurt: Revolver, 2007) and The New Criticism: Formalist Literary Theory in America and Abroad (London:Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013). Projective Politics and the Mnemotechnics of Support: High Modernist Painting, Sculpture and Criticism, 1945—1968 is forthcoming.

TFRC PhD Showcase Event now on Vimeo

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The PhD Showcase Event recently held by the Textile Futures Research Centre is now available to see online on Vimeo.

Please click here to review the presentations by the current PhD students and keep checking for more to go online in the future.