The University of the Arts Research Centre for Transnational Art, Identity and Nation is a forum for historical, theoretical and practice-based research in architecture, art, communication, craft and design. Find out more about TrAIN.
TrAIN Open Series
The TrAIN Open series is a forum for invited speakers to present exhibition, publication, and research projects in the form of lectures, discussions and screenings.
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Afterlives of Monuments
South Asia is famous for its monuments, past and present. This research project has been developed through a series of international conferences and seminars, culminating in the publication of a special issue on The Afterlives of Monuments in South Asian Studies, published by Taylor and Francis as volume 29 issue 1, spring 2013. It builds on an international conference (CSM, London, 2010) funded by the British Acad...
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The Birth of Cool
The Birth of Cool considers the individual and group stylepractices in different parts of the African as prisms of cultural and social commentary. Based on case studies of either complete looks or a single garment, with a daterange from the late 19th century to the 21st century, thebook considers expanded notions of place, heritage and auto/biography.
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Translating and Writing Modern Design Histories in East Asia for the Global World
This project aims to develop a network of native design historians in East Asia (Japan, Korea, PRC, Hong Kong and Taiwan) led by the core members Yuko Kikuchi (PI at CCW), Wessie Ling (COI at LCF) and Yunah Lee (University of Brighton). The central concern is the re-examination of East Asian design histories from their local perspectives...
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Re-Contested Sites/Sights Research Conference
TrAIN & CCW Graduate School | Re-Contested Sites/Sights Research Conference
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Russel Wright and Asia: Inter-Asia Modernities and Transnational Design History During the Cold War
Dr Yuko Kikuchi has been awarded the British Academy/Leverhulme Small Research Grant for two years for her project work. She will investigate the influential American designer Russel Wright (1904-76) and his less well-known design projects in Asia (Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, Taiwan and Hong Kong) during the 1950s-60s at the time of the Cold War.
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TrAIN Ph.D. Student Anne Luther - Research Fellowship at The Parsons Institute for Information Mapping (PIIM) May/June 2013
My research investigates differing collecting networks, questions the notion of a structured group concept of contemporary art collectors, and explores the varied roles that collectors perform in contemporary art production since 2000.
During the research fellowship at PIIM I will explore possible impact and limitation of data visualisation as part of the evaluation of qualitative data. Why and how to use visualisation tools in the context of qualitative data evaluation? What are the limitations and advantages of this research method?
‘The Parsons Institute for Information Mapping (PIIM) is a Research, Development and Professional Services facility within The New School, whose mission is to advance the field of Knowledge Visualization through academic and commercial pursuits.’ (http://piim.newschool.edu/) The research fellowship is supported by the UAL Research Degree Student Support Fund.
CONGRATULATIONS to TrAIN Member Carol Tulloch on becoming a Professor at CCW (UAL).
To find out more about Prof. Carol Tulloch vist her profile.
Multidisciplinary Research Conference at Chelsea College of Art & Design
Supported by the Transnational Art, Identity, & Nation Research Centre (TrAIN), CCW Graduate School, University of the Arts London
Conference Date: May 8th 2013, 10:00am- 5:30pm
Venue: Banqueting Hall and Red Room,
Chelsea College of Art and Design
OPEN CALL FOR PAPERS
Submission Deadline: March 8th 2013
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Following on from a highly successful symposium in 2012, doctoral candidates affiliated to the TrAIN research centre at CCW Graduate School are issuing an ‘open call’ for papers on the theme of spaces of re-contestation to encourage dialogue between PhD researchers beyond the University of The Arts London.
Our keynote speaker last year, Eyal Sivan, urged us to ‘re-vision’ these spaces, through acts of appropriation and re-appropriation.
Submitted papers (which could include practice based research material) will hopefully raise questions around and build on either or both themes, in their various interpretations. Interdisciplinary contributions will be encouraged. Though this list is not exhaustive, research topics relevant to this year’s conference might explore multiple imaginings and articulations of ‘re’-contested sites/sights in relation to the following:
·Revisiting : Histories and memories of place making
·Belonging and ownership: Constructions of private vs. public spheres
·“Safe” spaces of consensus versus spaces of conflict
The purpose of this conference is to meet with other University researchers and exchange knowledge on themes and issues, which are relevant to our own, shared practices. We are hoping for a response from a diverse range of Doctoral researchers.
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