UAL Research is responsible for a diverse schedule of events. Our researchers are newsworthy subjects, gaining national and international attention for their work, from exhibitions to lecture series’ and summits. This year, there were 93 entries to the Research Fortnight calendar, with over half of these being open to the public via the UAL home page ‘ Upcoming UAL Events‘.
Over one and a half thousand people attended the mixture of rsvp events and exhibitions during the two-week programme.
The annual research fortnight events at the University of the Arts London offer staff from across our different subject areas and colleges a chance to get to know more about what their colleagues are researching. Academics, support staff and PhD students all contribute their time to a rich programme of activities that we hope will encourage new debates and collaborations.
Professor Oriana Baddeley, UAL Dean of Research.
Research Fortnight was launched by the Debate ‘Art in Polarised Times’, Introductions by Professor Francis Corner OBE, Vice-Chancellor Nigel Carrington, Professor Jeremy Till, Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research and Head of Central Saint Martins, chaired the debate.
Along with the following panel members:
Professor Sonia Boyce
Professor Robert Eaglestone
Professor William Raban
Hosted at the London College of Fashion, the debate was in response to recent events both in Europe and America, the UAL Professoriate asks that we consider how our disciplines might respond to these changing landscapes, and what impact this quickly changing world might have on academic and creative integrity and practice.
In case you missed the launch to Research Fortnight 2017, here’s the recording: