Read about past events and watch the recorded videos of live broadcasts, organised by London Met's Centre for Creative Arts, Cultures and Engagement (CREATURE).
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Forms of Resistance
Wednesday 25 May 2022, 5:30pm
This session explores acts of resistance through the lens of two powerful case studies.
Material Origins + Regenerative Design
Wednesday 23 March 2022, 5:30pm
George Fereday explores how timber building systems derived from coppiced trees can play a role in reactivating unmanaged woodland and contributing to sustainable, local jobs.
Safety in Numbers
Wednesday 23 February 2022, 5:30pm
Helen Marriage, Emily Turner, Kirsten Jeske Thompson and Anna Kim discuss the role of mass gatherings in reclaiming public spaces in light of the Covid pandemic.
The Launch of "Global China" for Fashion Theory
Wednesday 16 February 2022, 1pm and 5pm
Wessie Ling and Simona Segre-Reinach discuss the launch of "Global China" for Fashion Theory with invited speakers and respondents
Wednesday 8 December 2021, 5:30pm
Carali McCall and Claire Zakiewicz explore the connection between performance and drawing.
Performance and Ethics
Wednesday 17 November 2021, 5:30pm
Richard Cumming, Chiara D'Anna and Natalie Katsou respond and 'talk to' John Keefe's presentation on ethics of spectating in relation to the depiction of suffering in performance.
Staging and Re-cycling
Thursday 29 April 2021, 1pm
John Keefe and Knut Ove Arntzen discuss recently published 'Staging and Re-cycling: Retrieving, Reflecting and Re-framing the Archive' as part of the AAD Books series.
Monuments and Democracy – a paradox or fruitful combo?
Thursday 22 April 2021, 1pm
Tanja Schult discusses 'Monuments and Democracy – a paradox or fruitful combo?' as part of Public-Face's "Performance, Monuments and Public Spaces" series.
Kitchen Table Monumentalism
Thursday 18 March 2021, 1pm
Pil and Galia Kollectiv discuss 'Kitchen Table Monumentalism' as part of Public Face's "Performance, Monuments and Public Spaces" series.
Thursday 4 March 2021, 5:30pm
Dr Mechtild Widrich and Francesca Filatondi discuss performative monuments and expanded performance, as part of Public Face's "Performance Monuments and Public Spaces" series.
Joint-Launch of CREATURE and CUBE Research Centres
Thursday 25 February 2021, 5:30pm
An AAD Session launching the School of Art, Architecture and Design's two new Research Centres.
The Invention of Narrative
Thursday 26 November 2020, 6.30pm
Ania Dabrowska and Ektoras Arkomanis discuss approaches to incomplete narratives and their allure.
Creativity, Indeterminacy and Representation
Thursday 11 February 2021, 5:30pm
Luke Jones and Trevor Norris puzzle through the ways in which a process or conceit of representation places us in felt and inhabited space.
Thursday 4 February 2021, 5:30pm
John R. Gold and Margaret M. Gold discuss their new book 'Festival Cities: Culture, Planning, and Urban Life' as part of the AAD Books series.
Thursday 21 January 2021,1pm
Dr Ruth Fazakerley discusses Counter-monuments: forgetting and remembering in the postcolonial landscape, as part of Public Face's "Performance, Monuments and Public Spaces" series.
Multicultural Art Institutions at the Crossroads
Multicultural Art Institutions at the Crossroads: Institutional Art Archives
Thursday 4 March 2021, 12pm
Institutional Art Archives: Part 1 of the "Multicultural Art Institutions at the Crossroads" series conceived by CREATURE and CFCCA.
Reorienting Cultural Creativity
Reorienting Cultural Creativity: Collecting and (Re)presenting Global Culture in Museum
Thursday 3 June 2021, from 4pm to 6pm
Run in conjunction with the Interdisciplinary Research Forum (IRF), the Victoria and Albert Museum and Design Museum Dharavi are brought together for a dialogue on collecting and (re)presenting contemporary objects in dress, textile and design under the rubric of decolonising the museum.
Reorienting Cultural Creativity: Economic Femininity and Gender Violence
Thursday 27 May 2021, from 5.30pm to 7pm
Running in conjunction with the Centre for Global Diversities and Inequalities, Economic Femininity and Gender Violence brings together Professor Kate Maclean at Northumbria University and Dr Maria López at London Metropolitan University.
Reorienting Cultural Creativity: The Making of African Fashion Studies
Thursday 20 May 2021, from 1pm to 2pm
Co-hosting with London Metropolitan University’s BAME Network through Black History 365, CREATURE brings together African Fashion Research Institute (AFRI) for a discussion on the development of a decolonial focus for African fashion studies.
Cultural Commons series
Commonhold Law and Commonhold Leases
Wednesday 14 July 2021, 5pm - 6.30pm
Commonhold Law and Commonhold Leases is part of a series of talks and workshops on the topic of Cultural Commons.
Economy for Common Good
Tuesday 13 July 2021, 5.00-6.30pm
Economy for Common Good is part of a series of talks and workshops on the topic of Cultural Commons.
Infrastructures, Social Participation and the Commons
Tuesday 20 July 2021, 5pm - 6.30pm
Infrastructures, Social Participation and the Commons is part of a series of talks and workshops on the topic of Cultural Commons.