DescriptionThe Agendas initiative at Wimbledon College of Art, is engaged with three linked strands of research:
• The study of artist’s voice, the designer’s voice and the practitioner’s voice, both in the specific sense of oral testimony, and in the broader context of cultural, ethical and political representation
• Critical Practice, which engages with the aesthetic constitution of the social bond
• The initiation of debate with constituencies, audiences and fields of research beyond the art and design area
The Agendas Programme, which is led by Dr Malcolm Quinn, Reader in Critical Practice and Bill Furlong, visiting Professor of Fine Art, has a tripartite structure, embracing internal Agendas symposia in connection with the gallery at Wimbledon, events in partnership with Tate Gallery and other major venues in the UK, and regular ‘Venice Agendas’ symposia at the Venice Biennale since 1999.
On October 15th, 2009, the Agendas Programme panel discussion included:
•Professor Stephen Farthing (Chair) – Director of The Centre for Drawing and the Rootstein Hopkins Chair of Drawing at University of the Arts London.
• Sir Nicholas Grimshaw – Architect and President of the Royal Academy of Arts.
Rupert Hartley – Artist and Lecturer at Chelsea College of Art and Design.
• Dr. Kristen Kreider – Poet, Artist and Lecturer in Creative Writing (Poetry) at Royal Holloway, University of London.
• James O’Leary – Architect, Artist and Principal Lecturer in Spatial Design at Chelsea College of Art & Design.
Forum Discussion with Sir Nicholas Grimshaw
|15 Oct 2009