A series of events celebrating creative collaboration.
LU Arts has had a long-standing commitment to interdisciplinarity, seen most clearly in Radar, our strand of activity that invites artists to develop work in response to academic research. Going forward we want to dedicate more time to encouraging and supporting collaboration between different disciplines at all levels, whether that be student or staff. Bringing together different skills, different perspectives and different voices can open up new possibilities and new ways of thinking that can often result in innovative outcomes. We also hope it can be fun!
To coincide with the end of year Design and Creative Arts Degree Shows, we are holding a week of discussions and events that showcase some existing examples of interdisciplinary practice. We have got presentations by academics across the School of Design and Creative Arts and events that are part of our Radar programme. We have also invited Sigune Hamann and Joantha kearnan from Camberwell College of Arts to deliver Shared Language. Devised in collaboration with neuroscientists at Oxford University, this participatory project playfully engages academics from different backgrounds in discussion about their work with a focus on images rather than words.
Over the coming year we will further develop a programme that brings together students from different disciplines through workshops, events or competitions. We will also organise more opportunities for academics to share their research via creative platforms in the hope that these informal conversations lead to meaningful research outputs.
The full list of events can be seen below. Please follow the links to individual event pages for more information including booking details.
What's Up With Everyone? Storytelling, animation and mental health
Wednesday 16 June, 3-4pm
Letters to Emma (theatre performance)
Wednesday 16 - Friday 18 June, 7.30pm
Martin Hall Theatre
Creative Arts Degree Show (exhibition)
Showcasing Finalist and Foundation students' work from Fine Art, Graphic Communications & Illustration, Textiles and Foundation Art & Design.
Friday 18 - Sunday 27 June
The Whole Earth Chanting (live music performance)
Friday 18 June, 7.30pm
Emmanuel Church, Loughborough
Shared Language (interactive session)
Tuesday 22 June, 12.30pm
Advanced Technologies in Textiles Art and Design - Laser as a Dyeing Tool
Tuesday 22 June, 6-7pm
Design Show 2021 (exhibition)
Wednesday 23 - Sunday 27 June
Showcasing Finalist and Foundation students' work from Product Design & Technology, Industrial Design and User Centre Design.
Collaborative touch - a discussion between sport and performance
Wednesday 23 June, 1-2pm
Creatures of the Lines (screening and workshop)
Wednesday 23 June, 6-8pm
The Interdisciplanary Nature of Drawing
Thursday 24 June, 12.30-1.30pm
All events are online and free unless stated otherwise.
All online events will take place via Zoom and automatic closed captioning (subtitles) will be available. Find out more about Zoom’s accessibility features.
If you have any specific accessibility requirements, then please email us in advance and we will do our best to accommodate these (LUArts@lboro.ac.uk).
Attendees will be asked to respect a safer spaces policy which will be outlined at the start of each event.