Text and images by Loye Olatunbosum,
MA Public Relations, London College of Communication
Loye Olatunbosun is a current postgrad on the MA Public Relations course at London College of Communication and is also the Postgraduate Community Ambassador at the same college for the Autumn/Spring Terms. Loye attended the first session of the postgraduate reading Group entitled Passagens and reports back here.
This was the first Postgraduate Community event that I have attended and it was an amazing and extremely informative one. Passagens is an exhibition project that Professor Lucy Orta amongst others are involved in as a response to increased concern amongst students at UAL, to address the meaning and the issues surrounding the act of migration. The Reading Group took place at Central Saint Martins in a room with bright multi-coloured chairs on a topic which is deemed as very important and extremely serious. Attending the Reading Group, was a wide range of 23 postgraduate students (as well as alumni and lecturers) from different colleges and ranging from various postgraduate courses such as Fashion, Fine Art, Public Relations and Photography to name a few.
The session was led by Professor Lucy Orta– an Artist and the UAL Chair of Art & the Environment, centered around her Antarctica World Passport work along with her partner Jorge Orta; an Argentinian artist.