by Oonagh O’Hagen – PhD Candidate, Central Saint Martins
As part of UAL Research Fortnight 2017, London College of Communication (LCC) is hosted a Spring Research Symposium on 14 March 2017.
This event provided an opportunity for staff and postgraduate students (research and taught) across the university to listen to and engage with the current activities of staff researchers at LCC.
The day will consisted of four panels, during which they explored the following themes:
- Natural Environments and Atmospheres
- Fictions and Narratives
- Migration and Mobilities
- History, Heritage and Historicism
PhD Candidate at Central Saint Martins Oonagh O’Hagan reports back:
“reboot!… The symposium came at an apt time to come out of my own research hibernation and hear and discuss different work, perspectives and approaches”.
As a part time PhD student my research time is precious and I often feel I have to make difficult decisions about which events/workshops and in this case symposiums I manage to attend. I was initially drawn to the symposium today because of one of the heading ‘fictions and narratives’ which loosely tied in with my own research. I didn’t really know what to expect and was delighted to find an informal but informative gathering. It made me realise how useful these events are, as it is often a case of you don’t know what you don’t know.