25th november 2016 /
CHELSEA COLLEGE OF ART (UAL) / 10:00 AM - 15:30PM
10:10 – 10:15: Introduction with Georgia Brown, a recent graduate of Wimbledon College of Art working as part of radical reThink.
As an artist/strategist, Brown ventures to co-produce critically engaged, institutional transformation together with students, staff and management at University of the Arts London.
10:15 – 11:00: Dean Kenning – What and who is a fine art education for?
Professional practice is a contested area. Quite how fine art courses prepare their students for exit, and what they are preparing them for, has long been a matter of tension and debate.
And this debate has intensified amidst the current climate of rising tuition fees,reduced maintenance grants, and an increased government emphasis on employability.
11:00 – 12:00: A conversation about diversity, led by students from BA (Hons) Drawing at Camberwell College of Arts, with Kelly Chorpening, (Course Leader) and Ikra Arshad, Portia Baker, Rhian Spencer-Noronha and Dionne Ward.
Universities are increasingly led by statistics, and a troubling one concerns the underperformance of ethnic minority students. This presentation builds on interviews conducted with high-achieving graduates of ethnic minority backgrounds, offering an alternative model of consultation where students work with staff to influence teaching and make the curriculum more inclusive.
12:00 – 2:00: Presentations by students in BA Fine Art, Art and Social Practice at Camberwell College of Arts:
- Soup for lunch: Bethany Butler, James Cartwright, Martha Gray, Yasmin Morjaria, Jessica Stiles, and Anna Theodosopoulou.
- Who made your clothes: Maisy Alvin, Jess Girsuch, and Ruth Hallgarten.
- On data collection/presentation: Alex Aitken, Scott Kibblewhite, and Ollie Onley.
- Surveillance and data collection: Julia Creuheras Marti,Cecilia Dumont, Alan Hall, Anne Lumumba, and Josh Morgan.
2:00 – 3:00: Ana Oppenheim closes radical reThink NOVEMBER.
Ana Oppenheim is the currently the Campaigns Officer at the Student Union University of the Arts London (SUARTS).
Images: Courtesy of David Cross / SE Barnet