Bulletin 2014

  • News

    Prof Jane Collins will be contributing to the Performance Matters Symposium at Rutgers British Studies Center

    Prof Jane Collins will be contributing to the Performance Matters Symposium at Rutgers British Studies Center.

    Thursday 6th November 2014, 10am – 5pm, with reception to follow.

    Alexander Library, Teleconference Lecture Hall, 169 College Avenue, New Brunswick NJ, US, 08901

    Performance Matters: Strategy, Critique and the Politics of Romani Representation in the UK and Beyond

    What are the political meanings, promises and foreclosures of Romani representation in Europe and the Americas and their relation to Romani-focused performance practice by Roma and non-Roma alike? What is the relation between performance, Romani identity and circuits of representation? This workshop-symposium will explore the effectiveness and possibility of performance as a means of political critique, commentary and allegiance, in order to examine its promise for rethinking politics in the current moment.

    What can Romani performance practice draw from the interventions of artists working in other marginalized communities? What, in turn, can other communities learn from the performance work being done by Roma in the UK, across Europe and beyond? How is performance, Roma and non- Roma engaging available technologies to maximize effect? Over the course of a day-long symposium, marked by performance provocations, we will consider the openings for and potential of exchange, collaboration and critique across and among communities that are often see as separate, yet share parallel histories of oppression, exploitation and marginalization. Beginning with a common understanding that performance matters, this day long event will invite scholars and artists working in multiple sites of performance practice and coming from communities of color, queer and feminist communities,to discuss performance and political activism from a variety of perspectives. By sharing best practice, political critique and experience among performance activists, the seminar looks at the current claim-staking practices of performance, its critical stance and its multiple forms; we hope that this workshop-symposium will produce new possibilities in performance and politics alike.


    Ethel Brooks (Rutgers University)
    Fatimah Asghar (Poet & Performer)
    DanieL Baker (Artist)
    Jane Collins (University of the Arts, UK)
    Aimee Cox (Fordham University)
    Petra Gelbart (New York University)
    May Joseph (Pratt Institute)
    DeLaine Le Bas (Artist)
    Siv Lie (New York University)
    Snezana Otasevic (Rutgers University)

    Monday 03 November, 2014

  • News

    TrAIN mentioned in report by Tanya Barson, Curator at Tate Britain

    Curator Tanya Barson’s account on the role and reception of Latin American art in the UK published at ‘Coleccion Cisneros’ on May 18th 2014, acknowledged that TrAIN has ensured Latin America is at the heart of the activity. This is particularly lead by Professor Oriana Baddeley, along with Dr. Michael Asbury and Dr Isobel Whitelegg.

    She has also referenced Gasworks, an arts organisation combining studios and exhibition space established in 1994, under the umbrella of Triangle Network that is founded by Anthory Caro and Robert Loder in 1982. Since then its residencies and shows with TrAIN have allowed a steady stream of Latin American artists to spend time in London.

    Read more here

    Thursday 05 June, 2014

  • News

    Stuart Hall:1932 - 2014

    TrAIN are sad to learn that Stuart Hall, a pioneer of cultural studies, has died.

    Stuart Hall’s work has had an incredible influence on our work here at TrAIN and will continue to guide our methodology and future research.

    Stuart Hall’s Obituary The Guardian, 10th February 2014.

    Monday 10 February, 2014

  • Announcement

    New Member of TrAIN Research Centre

    TrAIN are delighted to announce that Pratap Rughani (Alumni of TrAIN Research Centre) has joined the research team at TrAIN.

    Congratulations Pratap!

    Click here for more information about Pratap

    Monday 03 February, 2014

  • News

    PhD Applications 2013/14

    The deadline for applications for a place on the research degree programme in 2014/15 vary according to whether you are applying for specific studentships to support your research degree study and are listed below. Please note that the University of the Arts London has only one starting point for Research Degrees in October of each academic year.

    Application deadlines for 2014/15:

    TECHNE AHRC Studentships – 4pm on Wednesday 19th February 2014.

    LDOC AHRC Studentships – 5pm on Wednesday 19th February 2014.

    UAL Research Degree Studentships – 5pm on Wednesday 19th February 2014.

    All other applications – 4pm on Wednesday 10th April 2014.

    Monday 20 January, 2014

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