Public-Face provides a context to develop and disseminate research through public and performative activities, with a particular focus on practices in art, architecture and design. As ideas of public engagement keep evolving, shifting between the local and the global, the physical and the remote, new creative strategies continue to be needed: the public is both a measurable idea and an abstract notion, resisting static definitions. Among the key themes for exploration in the research group are Public Eye (spectatorship and participation); Public Knowledge (epistemological aspects of public enquiry); Make Public (how public engagement informs the creative process); and the Public Property (the definition and meaning of public realm as shared space). Public-Face incorporates research in visual art, performance, architecture, digital media, music, installation, design, music and creative writing.
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The Ministry for Common Land
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Look Listen Make Things
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Contesting Global Fashion through China
Professor of Transcultural Arts and Design and Director of CREATURE, Wessie Ling, will give keynotes at a major fashion conference and for the Nationaal Museum van Wereldculturen.
Building the case for equitable spaces
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Fashion in Multiple Chinas
A book co-edited by London Met Professor Wessie Ling has just been released in paperback.
Performance/VR art installations from London Met receive accolade two years in a row
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The role of festivals in urban life
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Staging and Re-cycling
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Work of Cass lecturer selected for inclusion in prestigious Aesthetica Future Now Anthology
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