Following her recent excavation at Seething Wells to uncover a 19th Century garden, Kingston lecturer Dr Helen Wickstead features on the BBC series ’The Flying Archaeologist’ with another of her excavations, at Damerham in Hampshire. The site, a prehistoric complex including two 6,000 year old burial mounds, made the National Geographic Worldwide top 10 archaeological discoveries. The programme will be aired on BBC4 on Wednesday 1st May and on BBC1 (in some regions) on Friday 19th May.
The European Humanities University (EHU), an Erasmus Partner of the School of Art and Design History, has celebrated its 20th anniversary, yet for the last eight years the university has been exiled from its home in Minsk, Belarus, due to political pressure. It is currently based in the Lithuanian city of Vilnius, where the university now flourishes with international funding and support. Though primarily still teaching Belarussian students on campus in Vilnius and via distance learning, the EHU has expanded its English-language provision. The Erasmus agreement with the School of Art and Design history will allow for staff exchange, and the school will welcome the first EHU academic in May to discuss approaches to MA-level courses in visual culture.
See the recent article on the EHU in the Times Higher Education Supplement:
A team of Kingston University archaeology enthusiasts has been rolling back the turf to reveal the secrets of a never-before-excavated 19th Century garden. From a clay smoking pipe to Neolithic flint, a 19th Century garden has been revealing some of its secrets to an archaeological team from Kingston University.
Dr Helen Wickstead, from the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture, spotted an opportunity to delve below the surface of an area of land at the University’s Seething Wells hall of residence after looking at historic maps and images of the area alongside the River Thames. The former industrial site had not been excavated before and she was intrigued to see whether she could find traces of a garden marked out on early maps.
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Not an Alternative.
Occupied Real Estate 2011.
© The artist.
Tate Modern, Starr Auditorium.
Friday 15 February 2013, 10.00 – 19.00
£20, £14 concessions.
Can art intervene in social relations? What are the implications of involving art and its audiences in an ethical problem? And how do such practices relate to art’s social institutions? This symposium examines the turn towards participatory and collaborative art forms and the ethical questions that raises.
Featuring a keynote by Professor Shannon Jackson and contributions from Wafaa Bilal, Not an Alternative, Wochenklausur, Ztohoven, Renzo Martens, Gavin Grindon and Anja Kanngeiser.
The symposium will be followed by film screenings by the day’s speakers.
Initiated by Adventures of Seeing and the Visual and Material Culture Research Centre, Kingston University.
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This week, Dr Helen Wickstead, a lecturer in Heritage at the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture is leading an excavation at the Seething Wells Halls of Residence. Starting on the 9th of January, the dig is being undertaken by students and volunteers from the local community. Dr Wickstead says of the event
“ We hope to unearth remains of the lost nineteenth century gardens of the Lambeth and Chelsea water treatment works between Wednesday 9th and Friday 11th January. Landscape architecture and public art were increasingly important parts of the design of industrial sites in the nineteenth century and we hope the excavation may shed a little light on the history of landscape architecture on the KU campus as well as giving students the chance to learn more about how archaeology can help us investigate historic buildings.”
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Umberto Boccioni, Modern Idol (L’idolo moderno), 1910, oil on canvas, 60 x 58.4 cm, Estorick Collection, London.
Photo: Estorick Collection, London, UK / The Bridgeman Art Library.
Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art.
October 2012-October 2013.
This exhibition questions the idea that Italian Futurism was entirely opposed to art of the past by showing how the Italian artistic tradition was appropriated by the Futurists between 1909.
The five rooms trace Futurism’s engagement with different periods, from Classical art, through Byzantium to the early Renaissance of Paolo Uccello and Piero della Francesca, the high Renaissance of Leonardo and Michelangelo up to the Baroque. The connections with the art of the past reveal a different side to Futurism and encourage us to think differently about Futurism’s bombastic manifestos and its place in art history
About the curator
Rosalind McKever has completed a doctoral thesis at Kingston University entitled ‘Futurism and the Past: temporalities, avant-gardism and tradition in Italian art and its histories 1909-1919’. Her research has been funded by an Arts and Humanities Research Council Collaborative Doctoral Award in association with the Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art and this virtual exhibition forms part of her PhD submission. She graduated in History of Art with Italian at the University of Leeds in 2005. She was formerly the Student Chair of the Association of Art Historians. She is currently pursuing further research on Italian art and the philosophy of time and history in art history.
Image: Architectural model, 2012 Snøhetta, Oslo
Friday 5 October, 3pm - ￡5 / Free to ICA Members.
|As a response to Bjarne Melgaard’s exhibition, A House to Die In, cultural critic Ben Highmore and architect and theorist Adrian Lahoud join Charles Rice to discuss pattern and scale as key concepts in understanding relations between art and architecture.Ben Highmore is Reader in Cultural Studies at the University of Sussex. His most recent books are A Passion for Cultural Studies(Palgrave, 2009) and Ordinary Lives: Studies in the Everyday(Routledge, 2011), and the edited collection The Design Culture Reader (Routledge, 2009).Adrian Lahoud is an architect and teacher. A regular contributor to academic and mainstream architectural publications, in 2010 he co-edited a special issue of Architectural Design titled Post-traumatic Urbanism. His work has been exhibited at the Prague Quadrennial (2011) and in Korea at the Design Biennale Gwanju (2011) co-curated by Ai Weiwei. Currently he is Director of the March Urban Design at The Bartlett and Coordinator of the MA in Research Architecture at Goldsmiths.Professor Charles Rice is an architectural historian, theorist and critic, and is Head of the School of Art and Design History at Kingston University. Charles’ research considers questions of the interior across the arts. He is author of The Emergence of the Interior: Architecture, Modernity, Domesticity and editor of The Journal of Architecture.
In collaboration with Kingston University
Nicoló Comotti, a recent graduate from the School of Art and Design History has been chosen as one of 27 young film lovers on the jury at Venice Days, an independent event on the fringes of the Venice Film Festival, modelled on the prestigious ‘Directors´ Fortnight´ of the Cannes Festival and promoted by the associations of Italian film directors and authors.
Over the next 10 days Nicoló, who is representing Italy in the panel of judges from each country in the European Union, and his fellow judges will be viewing films, writing about them, meeting directors and producers, and even judging the LUX prize.
To follow Nicoló’s journey follow him on twitter – @nicomoxi
For more information visit:
Venice Days website: http://www.venice-days.com/Index.asp?lang=eng
Cineuropa blog: http://storify.com/cineuropa/27-times-cinema-live-from-venice
Lux Prize: http://www.luxprize.eu/v1/
Europa Cinemas: http://www.europa-cinemas.org/
The Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture welcomes new undergraduates for 2012 and to make life easier here’s some important information for you.
Your Kingston University ‘Getting Ready’ site is now live with all the information you need to make your start a smooth one. Follow the link below for information about the Faculty, student support, accommodation and much more:
Start date for all undergraduate FADA students- Monday 17 September 10am
All international students welcome and orientation week – starts week before Faculty induction week on Tuesday 11 September with bookable airport pick ups, welcome centre and enrolments see: