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Now in its third year, the Antiuniversity Now festival features over 100 free events and workshops taking place across the UK. Pippa Kozserek talks to co-organisers Shiri Shalmy and Emma Winch.
A recent symposium held in Glasgow and organised jointly by Glasgow School of Art and Q-Art saw fine art staff, students and industry professionals examine the role of art schools and how they prepare students for life after university. Laura Campbell reports on the issues raised and the possible solutions.
Inspired by ’60s radicalism yet rooted in the contemporary climate of austerity and the commercialisation of art school education, the second Antiuniversity Now! festival offers an alternative to mainstream models of learning through four days of free events, activities and lectures across the UK. Lydia Ashman reports.
The Antiuniversity Now! festival is taking place in London and across the UK this weekend, offering an alternative to what its founders describe as ‘the creeping marketisation of education’. Co-organiser Shiri Shalmy explains why she believes traditional academia needs to be challenged.
Since 2003, In Certain Places has been developing new and unusual art projects for the city of Preston. As the UCLan-backed organisation opens its doors for a short exhibition of work by four emerging artists, Bob Dickinson discovers more about its sociable approach to public art.
The Curating the Campus symposium, held to mark the launch of the University of Leeds’ Public Art Strategy, brought together speakers from across the UK to discuss commissioning and presenting public art on campus. Amelia Crouch reports.
Manchester School of Art’s Visual Resource Centre, containing around 300,000 slides spanning 50 years, is at risk of being lost. As MA and PhD students launch the Adopt a Slide project to highlight the archive’s value, Chris Sharratt calls for the art school to recognise the uniqueness of this collection of analogue artefacts.
Set to open in 2015, the University of Leicester has revealed designs for a new gallery at Embrace Arts.