Announcement of Spring Term Event Series,
a collaboration with UAL Postgraduate Community

© WaterAid/Joey Lawrence

Postgraduate students at UAL are invited to take part in a series of bespoke talks, masterclasses and challenges delivered by WaterAid; an international development organisation working to bring clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene to everyone, everywhere within a generation. The programme of events will explore the potential of the arts as a means to achieve development goals, asking how and in what way the arts can best be used as a tool in the mission to make clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene normal for everyone, everywhere, and ultimately build stronger, more sustainable communities.


The Event Programme:


© WaterAid/ Laura Summerton

Design and Promote WaterAid Challenge

(UAL PG Students only)

  • When: 6 Feb 2018 at 4pm
  • Where: Room A002, Central Saint Martins

Postgraduate students at UAL are invited to take part in a challenge to design and produce creative materials in any medium which communicate one or more aspects of WaterAid’s work to the wider community. A briefing will be delivered by WaterAid’s team on Tuesday 6 February, aimed at providing participants with the insight to produce material(s) which will be shared with WaterAid and UAL’s student community.

The deadline for submissions will be Friday 16 March, after which point a judging panel will gather to choose top submissions. Winners will have the opportunity to gain exposure and recognition through WaterAid’s own digital channels. First place will also receive an impressive prize gifted by one of WaterAid’s partners!

Furthermore, all individuals who submit a work will gain a guaranteed place at two bespoke creative masterclasses delivered by WaterAid’s in-house creative team in April.

Find out more and book here

© David Parry/ PA Wire/ WaterAid


INTERNAL TALK:

WaterAid, Art and International Development

  • When: 14 March 2018 at 6pm
  • Where: Camberwell campus’ new lecture theatre

UAL students and staff are invited to WaterAid’s inaugural talk followed by a drinks reception on the evening of 14 March, delivered by WaterAid’s Director of Fundraising and Communications. The talk will explore WaterAid’s stance on the relevance of the arts in international development, using case studies from WaterAid’s work to demonstrate the power of artistic mediums in the mission to make clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene normal for everyone, everywhere within a generation.

The talk will encourage attendees to consider the potential of artistic endeavors in campaigning and advocacy, mass engagement, education, product design and ultimately stimulating the wider processes of social and economic transformation. There will be an opportunity to chat to WaterAid staff members after the talk and further explore WaterAid’s current initiatives and campaigns.

Find out more and book here

Pop up common room events:

Join WaterAid staff at two workshops aimed at giving participants an exclusive insight into the creative processes behind WaterAid’s work. From inception through to design and implementation, participants will gain an understanding of how WaterAid works with the creative industry to build global campaigns.


Image credit: WaterAid / Nana Kofi Acquah – Arial views of Tombohuaun

Pop Up Common Room: WaterAid & The Water Effect story

  • When: Tuesday 24 April,4 pm to 6pm
  • Where: Seminar Room D113, Central Saint Martins, Kings Cross

Join Emma Mitra, Senior Communications Officer and Hannah Jarratt, Senior Communications Manager from WaterAid at this Pop Up Common Room event aimed at giving participants an exclusive insight into the creative processes behind WaterAid’s new Annual Story – The Water Effect. From inception through to design and implementation, participants will gain an understanding of how WaterAid has worked with the creative industries to build their most recent campaign.

Find out more here


Image credit: WaterAid/Eliza Powell

Pop Up Common Room: WaterAid & The Power of Images

  • When: Wednesday 25 April, 3.30pm to 6pm
  • Where: Room JPS605, London College of Fashion, John Princes Street

(Film and Photography): Join WaterAid’s in-house film and photography team at this Pop Up Common Room event where they will be exploring the different ways that they use innovative and engaging storytelling to develop creative communications to contribute to the charity’s work to bring clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene to everyone, everywhere within a generation. The event is aimed at providing an insight into the creative processes at work as part of the organisation’s mission to achieve lasting development goals.

Find out more here


More about UAL’s Postgraduate Community Pop Up Common Room Programme

Exclusive to UAL’s Postgraduate Community, Pop Up Common Room events assist in the community’s aims for building platforms for skill sharing, networking, collaboration and investigating new communities of practice.

Find out more about previous Pop Up Common Room events.


Related Links:

WaterAid Event Programme (for bookings) – on UAL Events Listings

WaterAid website