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Although our public events are not running in the space, our researchers are continuing to work with artists and other partners to learn and share innovative methodologies and pedagogy.


2021 Projects 

Imaging Social Justice

Collaboration between the Visual and Embodied Research Methodologies Network (VEM) and the Arts Cabinet which supports the work of PhD students and early career scholars. Imaging encompasses different modalities to make tangible human experiences of everyday violence and struggle for justice.

Multiform Pedagogy in Arts, Health and Wellbeing Education

King's researchers, practitioners and arts partners together with 4 other European universities will develop innovative study modules in arts, health and well-being education as part of a 3 year Erasmus Strategic Partnership Grant.

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.

Re-imagining Our Environment: THINK, FEEL, ACT

A series of virtual creative happenings to explore the pressing issues of our changing environments based on current work and experiences of King's staff, students and the public.

Virtual 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.

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

Re-claiming the Body's Wisdom, 21 September 2020. Interactive experiential workshop led by a somatic/embodiment practitioner looking at how to keep learning dynamic, connect better with each other and improve our well-being, as our environment moves online. 


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