London, United Kingdom

Criticism & Curating Summer School

when 23 July 2018 - 27 July 2018
language English
duration 1 week
fee GBP 1250

This one-week summer school provides an immersive introduction to curatorial and critical perspectives valuable to careers in a wide range of art and design practice, from the perspective of experts who curate, research and write critically in the cultural sector. The course offers a unique opportunity to engage with London’s diverse creative scene.

Led by a team of London-based historians, writers, researchers, critics and curators, the course combines lively critical debate with practical, hands-on activities taught in the environment of the world’s leading art and design school. As well as providing a forum for learning in a collaborative atmosphere, the course offers the opportunity to gain one-to-one support and advice from our faculty of experts and visiting speakers.

The course provides critical insight into institutional and independent art and design practices across London. Considering factors such as identity, geopolitics, social economics, digital transitions and the creative economies, participants will be encouraged to consider the role of art, design and making in galleries, museums and the expanded field. Taking an interdisciplinary approach, you will explore a range of art and design disciplines in international fields through the practices of curating and criticism, realised in a diversity of forms from writing to exhibitions to events.

This summer school will provide a concentrated programme of workshops, master-classes, behind-the-scene visits, project work and critical debate. The course includes trips to museums, galleries and studios, as well as a collaborative project. Previous attendees have developed networks and opportunities with fellow participants, who include international professionals and practitioners in the field.

The course is designed for early career professionals in the arts, as well as graduates considering vocations in critical and curatorial practice. It is also suitable for those either considering a change of career or a means to develop their own personal and professional practice and experience through curating, writing or research.

Fee info

GBP 1250: Fee covers cost of course and materials.