Transcultural Exchanges and Network considers cultural interaction, transformation and entanglements in visual and material culture shaped by transcultural and intercultural transactions. It brings together art and design histories, humanities, practices and industry for knowledge exchange.
Group members have works on migration, postcoloniality, decoloniality, transnationalism, inter/transcultural identity from Asia to the Global South to the fringe of Europe. Their working partners included The Research Centre for Material Culture (National Museum of World Cultures), Armenian Art Centre of Social Studies and the Visual Identities in Art and Design Research Centre (University of Johannesburg) among others. Working collaboratively with art and design historians, curators and practitioners, Transcultural Exchanges and Network seeks to develop partnerships with public and private bodies and to engage with the community through public events and impact activities.
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London Met students design new Pavilion for the National Forest
The winning design will be built next month by students from a local construction college, and used as an exhibition space about climate change.
Ecological Dialogues: Sustainable Communities and the Question of Nature
New talks series from the London Met Lab explores some of the biggest environmental challenges facing the world today.
The Public Art Experiment
London Met collaborates with British Council Hong Kong for Spark Festival 2021.
HomeGrownHouse: London Met housing project to be highlighted at COP26
A research project led by London Met’s George Fereday which offers sustainable, low-cost solutions to UK construction, will be showcased at the major climate conference COP26.
Economy for Common Good
The Centre for Creative Arts, Cultures and Engagement is running a series of events on research around cultural commons.
London Met highlighted in COP26 Universities Network
The University has been recognised for the role of its academic research and sustainability strategy in driving a zero-carbon future.
Made in China: What could be more of a cliché?
Professor Wessie Ling will give a keynote to inform curatorial work for the Nationaal Museum van Wereldculturen in the Netherlands.
Milling industry support for sustainable housing research project
Wood-Mizer has partnered with the School of Architecture on HomeGrownHouse.
The Ministry for Common Land
Exhibition co-developed by London Met academic asks whether we could use citizens’ assemblies to develop new strategies for land ownership and use.
Look Listen Make Things
Major artwork and solo exhibition by London Met Associate Professor Bob and Roberta Smith to be shown in the Harris from 4 June - 2 October 2021.
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
London Met's Dr Anna Marazuela Kim joins stalwarts from the world of engineering and design for a Dezeen x Buro Happold virtual event.
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
The Pecking Order, developed by London Met’s Jacek Ludwig Scarso will feature in the prestigious Aesthetica Prize Future Now Anthology.