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Friday 11 May


Welcome to University of the Arts London  
(Chris Wainwright)

Opening Discussion on 3rd Cycle & Conference   
(Mick Wilson and David Garcia)


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.
Moderator: (Jan Kaila)

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.

Audience Discussion 

Moderator: (Tomáš Lahoda.)

Overview of SHARE + Progress Report
(Schelte van Ruiten)

Break for coffee and tea

Case Studies (Scott deLahunta)    
Artistic Research: Case Studies from Dance

Moderator: (Schelte van Ruiten)

Scott deLahunta has worked as writer, researcher and organiser on a range of international projects bringing performing arts with a focus on choreography in conjunction with other disciplines.


He is currently Senior Research Fellow Coventry University, R-Research Director Wayne McGregor|Random Dance, and Project Leader Motion Bank, The Forsythe Company. 

(Photo Credit: Thomas Lenden) 

Audience Discussion

Case Studies (Rebecca Earley and Kay Politowicz)
Conducting Artistic Research in Industry Linkage:
Textile Environment Design (TED)

Moderator: (Mo Throp)

Rebecca Earley is a London based textile designer and Reader in Textile Enviornment Design (TED) at Chelsea College of Art and Design, as well as Associate Director of the University of the Arts, Textile Futures Research Centre. Her recently completed AHRC funded project, Worn Again; Rethinking Recycled Textiles, investigates the potential for designers to improve the value of textiles through a variety of recycling concepts and processes. Rebecca‘s own label, award wining collections – B Earley – explore an exhaust printing process that she developed in 1998.

Kay Politowicz is Professor of Textile Design, co-founder and Project Director for the Textiles Environment Design (TED) research group, which has developed strategies for designers to address the environmental, social and economic impact of the life cycle of textile products. She has been instrumental in establishing the post of Research Fellow and the TED Resource at Chelsea. TED research has contributed significantly to the successful designation of the Textile Futures Research Centre (TFRC) at University of the Arts London. She is an active member of the UK Association of Fashion and Textiles Courses (FTC).
Audience Discussion



Break Out Discussion Groups

Break for coffee and tea


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

Moderator: (Mick Wilson)

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.


Book Presentation (Henk Borgdorff
The Conflict of the Faculties: Perspectives on Artistic Research and Academia

Moderator: (Johan Haarberg)

Artistic research is an endeavour in which the artistic and the academic are connected. Here artistic practices contribute as research to what we know and understand, and academia opens its mind to forms of knowledge and understanding that are entwined with artistic practices. This book is about artistic research – what it is, or what it could be. And it is about the place that artistic research could have in academia, within the whole of academic research. Read More...

Henk Borgdorff is Professor of Research in the Arts at the University of the Arts, The Hague (The Netherlands), and Visiting Professor in Aesthetics at the Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts at the University of Gothenburg. He is editor of the Journal for Artistic Research and – with Michael Schwab – leader of the Artistic Research Catalogue project. Borgdorff is member of the Strategic Working Group on Research of the HBO-raad (Netherlands Association of Universities of Applied Sciences); chair of the working group ‘Validation’ of the SHARE-network (Erasmus/ELIA); chair of the International Quality Advisory Board of the ‘Konstnärliga forskarskolan’ (the national school for artistic research in Sweden); and member of the Advisory Board of the Finnish Doctoral School in Artistic Research.


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