Second Annual SHARE Conference London
Developing the 3rd cycle:
Doctoral Level Education for the Arts

The challenge of building doctoral level education in the arts in Europe.

Over two days of presentations, break-out groups, workshops and discussions, the conference will bring together researchers, educators, visual artist, designers, performing artist, and media practicioners from across Europe to think through the practical and theoretical challenges in developing doctoral level education in creative art practices.


For full programme details please click on the dates below.

Friday 11 May
Saturday 12 May

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Programme Highlights

Keynote 1 (Gertrud Sandqvist)

Art – a Matter of Specialized Thinking
The challenge and vision in building the doctoral programme in Malmo, in the context of developing a new academy of art.

Gertrud Sandqvist is currently professor in the theory and history of ideas of visual art at Lund University, Sweden. From 1995 through 2007 she was  Dean at Malmö Art Academy, Lund University. As of 2011 she has taken up this position again. She is board member of the National Foundation for Swedish Culture of the Future since 2003, and chair of Baltic Art Center  2003- 2008. Since 2007 she is chair of the steering committee of KUNO, the network organization of all Nordic Art Academies. She is one of the founding members of EARN, European Art Research Network. In 2001 she received the Lund University award for eminent pedagogical merits.In 2011 she co-curated the Gothenburg International Biennial of Contemporary Art as well as the Moderna exhibition at Moderna Musset in 2010.


Keynote 2  (Klaus Jung)
Refusal, Denial, Enthusiasm: German Undertones in the Art and Research Symphony

Klaus Jung is an artist, educated at Kunstakademie Düsseldorf and after 20 years abroad now based again in Düsseldorf. He has been leading a number of Higher Art Education Institutions across Europe: Kunstakademiet i Trondheim, Kunsthøgskolen i Bergen, Glasgow School of Art/ School of Fine Art. Since 2009 he is Rector of Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln. Klaus Jung has been involved with ELIA for many years as a member of the executive group and as vice-president. As an artist he investigates pictures as digital images in emancipating relations to each other and to unidentified stories.

Keynote 3 (Bill Gaver)
Some Implications of Doing Research through

Bill Gaver is Professor of Design and leads the Interaction Research Studio at Goldsmiths, University of London. With his group, he has developed approaches to design ranging from Cultural Probes to the use of documentary film to help assess peoples' experience with designs, pursued conceptual work on topics such as ambiguity and interpretation, and produced highly-finished prototypes that have been deployed for long-term field trials and exhibited in major international exhibitions. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts and a member of the SIGCHI Academy.

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