About Us

Colloquium is a new initiative produced by doctoral students in the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture at Kingston University, which seeks to explore interdisciplinary themes in theoretical and practice-based postgraduate research with the help of academic thinkers and cultural practitioners.

The initiative is funded by the School of Art and Design History at Kingston University and forms part of an ongoing partnership between Kingston University and the Institute of Contemporary Arts.

Three streams of events will run throughout 2013, in venues between Kingston University and the Institute of Contemporary Arts. These event streams will explore contemporary curatorial practice, design in the public sphere and notions of craftsmanship.

Please see below for details of our first set of events, running between January and February 2013, which will be held between Kingston University’s Stanley Picker Gallery (www.stanleypickergallery.org) and the Institute of Contemporary Arts Studio (www.ica.org.uk).


Upcoming Colloquium Events Schedule

Craftsmanship Reconsidered: framing, coding, cutting and unveiling  

Intersections: Craft and Design Histories

Dr Trevor Keeble, Associate Dean, Kingston University in conversation with Dr Catharine Rossi, Senior Lecturer in Design History, Kingston University, 17th April 2013, 5.30 – 7pm, Postgraduate Room, QD046, Knights Park Campus, Kingston University 

Digital Visions

Prof Jane Harris, Director of Design Research, Kingston University in conversation with Dr Rolf Gehlhaar, Professor in Experimental Music, Coventry University, 25th April 2013, 5.30 – 7pm, INFERNO, 31 Great Queen Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2B 5AE

Cutting: On the Fabric of the Human Body

Ninela Ivanova hosts an open discussion with Rhian Solomon, Visual Artist and Director of sKINship™; Amy Congdon, PhD Researcher at Textile Futures Research Centre and Jane Wildgoose, Artist, Researcher, Writer and Keeper of The Wildgoose Memorial Library 1st May 2013, 5.30 – 7pm, MA Fashion studio, NE316, Knights Park Campus, Kingston University

The Future of Tradition / Tradition of Future

Karima Al-Shomely in conversation with Rose Issa, Curator, Writer and Publisher, Rose Issa Projects, Contemporary Art from the Arab World and Iran 8th May 2013, 5.30 – 7pm, Rose Issa Projects, 82 Great Portland Street, London W1W 7NW

Guest speakers return for a panel discussion

16th May 2013, 6 – 8 pm, Institute of Contemporary Arts, Studio

Events produced by Portia Ungley, Shaza Abdulghani Sabbagh, Jane Wildgoose, Karima Al-Shomely and Ninela Ivanova: doctoral students in the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture, Kingston University. Attendance to all events is free.

To book a space please email: Ninela Ivanova at k1020964@kingston.ac.uk

www.ica.org.uk; www.fada.kingston.ac.uk/dfbm/

Series sponsored by the Visual and Material Culture Research Centre and the Modern Interiors Research Centre at Kingston University

Image from Alessandro Puccinelli’s series Intersections www.alessandropuccinelli.com