Events are free unless otherwise noted.
Art and Philosophy
50 Years of Illustration
Date: 20 October 2014, 6pm
Location: Main Lecture Theatre, London College of Communication, London SE1 6SB
Speaker: Lawrence Zeegen
The lecture and accompanying exhibition charts contemporary illustrations’ rich history: the rampant idealism of the 1960s, the bleak realism of the 1970s, the over-blown consumerism of the 1980s, the digital explosion of the 1990s, followed by the increasing diversification of illustration in the early twenty-first century. The event explores the contexts in which the discipline has operated and looks historically, sociologically, politically and culturally at the key factors at play across each decade, whilst artworks by key illustrators bring the decade to life. Contemporary illustrations’ impact and influence on design and popular culture are investigated through introductory essays and profiles of leading practitioners, illustrated with examples of their finest work.
Further Information: http://events.arts.ac.uk/apex/EventFormPage?id=a0RD000000BRpk2MAD&book=true
The psychology of belief in conspiracy theories: correlates, causes and consequences
Date: 21 October 2014, 6pm – 7.30pm
Location: LG01, New Academic Building, Goldsmiths, New Cross, London, SE14 6NW
Speaker: Karen Douglas
Was 9/11 an inside job? Is climate change a hoax? Was Princess Diana murdered? Millions of people appear to think so, disbelieving official explanations for significant events in favour of alternative accounts that are often called ‘conspiracy theories’. Little is known about the psychological factors that influence belief in conspiracy theories, and less still is known about their consequences.
Further Information: http://www.gold.ac.uk/calendar/?id=7871
Art & Activism: reflections on the anti-apartheid struggle & two decades of South African democracy
Date: 23 October 2014, 6.30 pm
Location: Hong Kong Theatre, LSE Clement House, 99 Aldwych, London WC2B 4JF
Speaker: Hugh Masekela
Hugh Masekela has long spoken out about South Africa’s struggle for civil rights. His talk will be about arts & activism, reflecting on the role that he and other artists, particularly those in exile, played in the anti-apartheid movement.
Further Information: http://lecturelist.org/content/view_lecture/13978
Here are some upcoming events for the next month that you may want to purchase tickets for in advance.
Future of the City
Date: 29 October 2014, 18.30 – 20.00
Location: Tate Modern, Starr Auditorium
Price: £12, limited tickets may be available in the Academic Office, email email@example.com if you are interested
What are the dilemmas facing cities and architecture today? What makes a city of the future? How is the public realm shaped by its various users through participation and collaboration? This public event aims to address some of these questions and explore the emergence of various social consciousness movements in architecture and social design and how these relate to contemporary artistic practice. The discussion includes case studies from Latin America amongst other examples. Speakers include Justin McGuirk author of Radical Cities alongside London-based artist/architecture practitioners.
Further Information: http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/talks-and-lectures/future-city
This is Not A Gateway Festival
Date: 1 and 2 November 2014
Location: Bishopsgate Institute, 230 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 4QH
Price: Free, RSVP
Please join us for two days of free workshops, discussions, tribunals, exhibitions, films, walks, and performances that directly challenge our understanding of cities.
Further Information: http://www.thisisnotagateway.net/
Date: 5 November 2014, 8pm
Location: The Saison Poetry Library, Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre,
A panel discussion about writing poetry in prison, with readings. Pat Winslow, ex writer-in-residence at HMP Long Lartin prison is in conversation with Marek Kazmierski, editor of Not Shut Up magazine, which celebrates art and writing by the ‘unfree’, and human rights campaigner Hamja Ahsan.
Further Information: http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whatson/prison-poetries-86723?dt=2014-11-05
In the UK, Black History Month is celebrated in October and incorporates the various histories of people of Caribbean, African and Asian descent. Continue reading to find out what Black History events are taking place all over London!
Forward to Freedom AAM History Exhibition
Date: 1-15 October 2014
Location: Finsbury Library, 245 St John St EC1V 4NB
Forward to Freedom tells the story of the British Anti-Apartheid Movement and its campaigns to support the people of South Africa in their fight against apartheid. The AAM also campaigned for freedom for Namibia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Angola, and against South Africa’s attacks on its neighbours.
Further Information: http://www.aamarchives.org/
An NYU Event!
An NYU event!
The Killing of Blair Peach, Anti-Racist Protect and Police Brutality with David Renton & Tony Warner
Date: 15th October 2014, meet 6.30pm @ Nido Reception
Part of Black History Month, Housmans is hosting a talk about violent policing of protests with human rights lawyer, David Renton & historian, Tony Warner. Together they will be discussing the case of Blair Peach, a teacher killed with a single blow to the head from a police baton in 1979 on a demonstration against the National Front, along with more contemporary cases of police racism and brutality.
NYU London will cover the cost of entrance to the talk - which is redeemable against purchases in store, on the night - and afterwards we can head to a local pub to debrief!
Further Information: Sign up here to secure your space.
Events are free unless otherwise noted.
Art and Philosophy
Art and Politics Now
Date: 13 October 2014, 6:30 pm
Location: Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE, 54 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London WC2A 3LJ
Speaker: Dr Anthony Downey
Since the turn of the 21st century, contemporary artists have increasingly engaged with some of the most pressing issues facing our world, from globalisation, migration and citizenship to conflict, terrorism and social activism. In this talk, Dr Anthony Downey explores the implications of this development, for both art and politics alike. ‘Art and Politics Now’ by Anthony Downey is published by Thames & Hudson (@thamesandhudson) on 13 October.
Further Information: http://lecturelist.org/content/view_lecture/13972
Art, Aesthetics, Risk and Politics
Date: 15 October 2014, 6pm – 7pm
Location: Somerset House East Wing Level -2, Strand, London, WC2R 2LS
Speaker: Lola Frost, Alister Wedderburn, Laurie Benson and Pablo de Orellana
Lola Frost, Alister Wedderburn, Laurie Benson and Pablo de Orellana will be speaking on a range of issues in relation to art, aesthetics and their relevance to ongoing debates in International Relations. Art, they believe, has a role to play in investigating International Relations, providing insights into themes which include transformation, violence, suffering and identity.
Further Information: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/sspp/departments/warstudies/events/eventsrecords/frost1.aspx