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Exchange Exhibitions & Events

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2020 Programme  

27 January-13 February / Art, Conflict & Remembering: The Murals of the Bogside Artists. This travelling exhibition tells the story of the Troubles through the twelve large-scale murals of The People’s Gallery in Derry/Londonderry, Northern Ireland. It is curated by Dr. Adrienne Dengerink Chaplin, Visiting Research Fellow in Department of Theology and Religious Studies at King's. It includes an events programme in collaboration with the Centre for the Study of Divided Societies, Department of War Studies, and the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at King's.

The below activities will as much as possible move to online platforms. Stay connected via Instagram @exchangespacekcl

 Exhibition/ Growing Up During Neighbourhood Change in South London.  Director of The Body Narratives and researcher Hanna Riazuddin (Dept of Geography) exhibits a photovoice project by young people as peer researchers to reflect on questions of psychosocial health within the wider debate on urban regeneration, gentrification and social transformation.

April- May 2020 

Re-imagining Our Environment: THINK, FEEL, ACT 

Take part, have your say, and help us re-imaging our environment through a series of creative happenings, maker workshops, movement labs, story-telling and more to explore the pressing issues of our changing environment based on current work by King's staff and students, and inspired by the King's community.

The events are currently postponed or will move to digital platforms. 

17- 28 April 2020/ Araquem Alcantara Photography Exhibition: The protection of the Amazon/ Earth Day 2020 A selection of images by world renowned Brazilian photographer Araquem Alcantara in collaboration with researcher Dr Octavio Ferraz, from King's Transnational Law Institute and Brazil Institute. The exhibition and related talks explore one of the most pressing issues of our time from perspectives of law, politics, activism and art.

Live Art Q&A with King's Experts: 6 April, 1.00-2.30pm. A chance to ask our researchers questions and share your thoughts on a range of issues from air-pollution, sea-level rise, the protection of the Amazon, eco-anxiety and building resilience with Dr Camilla Audia, Dr Tamsin Edwards, Dr Octavio FerrazDr Tomas Maltby and Dr Kris De Meyer, Artist Jenny Leonard will live sketch the discussion to create a large mural in The Exchange for the duration of the exhibition. Open to Kings staff, students and alumni only.

Bring Your Outside In: Tree Making online video tutorial with Izzy Parker All you’ll need is some paper, scissors, and a piece of string. The trees have been designed to hang easily in your window. Why not invite a neighbour to join you, and form your own community forest? 

Live Art Q&A: About Trees: Known or Misunderstood? 1 May / 2pmAt this online event Dr Kate Schreckenberg and Paul Laird from the NGO International Tree Foundation will share how trees benefit communities across the world, their functions and cultural significance. Artist Izzy Parker, will join the discussion with live sketches by artist Jenny Leonard

Embroidery Workshop: 'Stitch to Speak Out'/ TBC.  Do you have something to say about the impact of climate change? Express yourself with embroidery with artist, Rosanna McNamara, to imagine alternative futures through the act of making. With Rosanna’s guidance, participants will learn how to use embroidery threads and a hoop, practice basic stitches and start to create their own environment-centred project to take away. RSVP

Movements, walks and cycle: Living our space and finding our place- embodied practices with the environment. TBC. How do we experience our immediate environment through our whole body?  Are our senses open to our surroundings? Take part in somatic exploration, a curated walk and power a communal film screening by bicycle. Join the experiment with researchers, Frances Crowley and Camilla Audia and fellow artists.

Exhibition: Imagining a better world/ Date TBC A showcase of works by young people in South London to tell us about their hopes and fears for the future. This is a co-created research project with young people and PhD candidate Hanna Riazuddin (Dept Geography)

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Past Events 

Autumn 2019 Programme

9-24 January / #MyPalestine / A crowd-sourced Photography Exhibition/ Curated by ICSR 

1-20 February / Twenty-Four Stills / Photography/ Dr Carlo Caduff’s ethnographic study of cancer India

1-14 March / Gender & Home/ A showcase of work for International Women's Day / King's Gender Network

26 March 6.15-8.15pm / Creative Writing & Illustration Workshop: British Identity in the age of Brexit, with Tolu Agbelusi , Jess Nash and UK and a Changing Europe 

28 March, 6.15pm- 8.15pm/ 'Home Is...' Creative Writing Workshop, with Tolu Agbelusi exploring migration, displacement and identity with the Migration Research Group  

5 April, 6.30pm /  Home Is...A showcase of work and performances  

25 April- 30 May/ Truth Tellers: Traumatic truth-making as art and politics. An exhibition of art, poetry and narrative created from a collaboration between painter Tom de Freston, poet Mariah Whelan and international relations scholars Drs. Christiana Spens (St Andrews) and Pablo de Orellana (KCL).  

3-4 June Visual Embodied Methodologies Network (VEM) Workshops

7-29 September, 2019/ Student Exhibition/ A selection of artwork by students in the Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy. Public Showcase on 26 September

1 October-7 November, 2019/  Public Opening 2 October Exclusion /  Artists in Residence Collection/ Works created by researcher-artist collaborations with Dr Pablo de Orellana, Mariah Whelan (poet) Dr Henry Redwood, Vladimir Miladinovic (artist), Dr Negar Elodie Behzadi, Prof. Cathy McIlwaine, Gael le Cornec (actor.) Hosted by VEM+

11-21 November 2019/ Things That Art Exhibition, Launch & Panel, 19 November / A selection of illustrations from a new book by Lochlann Jain, Professor of Social Medicine. Her work aims to realise drawing as a useful and provocative method in the social sciences. 

25-November- 2 December / The Home Exhibition, Immersive Theatre/  Caroline Emmer De Albuquerque Green explores human rights in care homes with artist and award-winning theatre-maker, Christopher Green

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25 Apr

Truth Tellers Exhibition

25 April 2019, 09:00 to 30 May 2019, 17:00

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