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UAL Research Season

1st March 2021 - 31st March 2021

"Im with her" arrows pointing outwards with coloured shapes

A virtual programme of Research events exploring Earth and Equity – integrating environmental and racial justice.

Throughout March 2021 all 6 UAL Colleges will host activities for staff and PhD students reflecting the richness and diversity of ongoing research at UAL. Our events will look into Black Lives Matter, climate change, COVID-19, decolonisation, intersectionality, and sustainability.

During this season catch CRiSAP in the following events:


Meet the Centres

24 March, 12-3pm | Public event

At Meet the Centres, CRiSAP Director Prof. Cathy Lane will present on the latest research directions of CRiSAP. This presentation will focus on how the rise of listening as both a subject of study and a creative methodology unites CRiSAP’s research areas and relates them to environmental change, health and wellbeing and community resilience.

Hear from Cathy and the research centre Directors from all of the UAL centres, discussing recent research and exploring the UAL research strategy themes.

Read more and book a ticket for Meet the Centres


CRiSAP Soirées

10 March, 7-9pm and 25 March, 7-9pm | UAL staff & students only

CRiSAP researchers past and present will discuss research issues and topics within sound arts practice. These two soirees are part of a series revolving around the various and many interpretations of what “Accessibility “ might mean to us and our research.

RSVP to the Soirées by email to l.h.hall@lcc.arts.ac.uk


Acts of Air – exhibition and workshop

Exhibition: ongoing throughout march | Workshop: 19 March, 5-8.30pm | Both are Public events

CRiSAP’s participatory online exhibition ‘Acts of Air’ invites you to reshape your urban sonic present by enacting 14 sound works directly in urban spaces. Each work offers a variety of means to explore and interrogate our cities of sound.

Join curator Lisa Hall and the Bartlett Doctoral Network’s Sound Making Space in an online workshop to perform the artworks together in our local urban spaces.

Visit the exhibition | Book onto the workshop



30 March 2021, 10am | UAL Staff and Students only

Since its formation in 2019 as a series of discussions lead by Emeritus Professor at LCC John Wynne, and a UAL wide gathering in 2020, HEARD (HEAlth, ARts and Design) has been developing into the collaborative research hub that it is today building on a rich variety of practice in this area already happening at UAL. During this session HEARD will be launching a new collectively written mission statement, which some of HEARD’s 78 cross-UAL members who include CRiSAP members, will respond to from the perspective of their own research.

Speakers: Susan Aldworth, Anne-Marie Creamer, Zoe Mendelson, Mark Wright and Salome Voegelin, Hannah Zeilig, Beverley Carruthers and Sal Anderson with Creative Connects, plus others to be confirmed.

To attend, contact HEARD@arts.ac.uk (internal email only)


Read more about the UAL Research Season, see all public events in the Season, or find the full schedule which includes all internal events being shared internally.



Image Credit: Sonia Boyce, I’m With Her Too, 2019. Limited edition produced for Chisenhale Gallery. Courtesy of the artist and Chisenhale Gallery.