Please join CCW Graduate School as we launch the Year of Resilience (YoR) with a two-day international event featuring practitioners from Chelsea, Camberwell and Wimbledon Colleges of Art and beyond.
Resilience can be understood as the capacity of a bounded network - a person, bacterial culture, a forest, a city or an economy - to deal with change and continue to develop. It is a response to shocks and disruption, like an infection, financial crisis or climate change that spurs creative practice and encourages renewal. Resilience is a means of taking action and creating sustainable ways to co-exist within our biosphere.
This year, resilience will weave together research and teaching across Chelsea, Camberwell and Wimbledon. Shock City aims to establish an ethos for supporting this integration. It will provide a community response to broader change that is shaking the foundations of cultural production, including art and design education.
YoR will actively intersect with Cultures of Resilience (CoR), a two year, cross-UAL project focused on researching and presenting a new cultural discourse on resilience.
We are also pleased to be joined by practitioners from CCC Head in Geneva and others beyond UAL who are exploring resilience in sensitive and situated ways. We will share specific examples and discuss them while walking, talking and workshopping. An exhibition will not only showcase resilient actions but also host traces of our emergent understanding over the two days.
DAY 1: SHOCK CITY: RESILIENCE AND THE ANTHROPOCENE
A practice exchange composed of panel discussions presenting initiatives from CCW and beyond. Each one is modeling resilience in innovative and inspirational ways. Join us to learn more about initiatives such as, LOOK AT THE (E)STATE WE’RE IN (LATEWI), #TransActing: A Market of Values, Textiles Environmental Design (TED), The Department of Repair and Wilding the Edges.
Banqueting Hall, Chelsea College of Arts
10:00 - 10:30: Tea and Coffee
- Opening remarks by Marsha Bradfield and Malcolm Quinn
10:30 - 12:00: Empathy and Proximity: A panel chaired by Charlotte Web
- Edwina fitzPatrick and Geraint Evans (Wilding the Edges, CCW)
- David Cross (Fossil Fuel Divestment to UAL as a Social Enterprise)
- The Anthropocene Atlas of Geneva (CCC Head, Geneva)
12:00 - 13:30 Making and Repairing: A panel chaired by Aaron McPeake
- Robin Jenkins (Tsunami Escape Route, CCW)
- Ken Wilder (Interior and Spatial Design, CCW)
- Natalia Romik (The Bartlett, University College London)
13:30 - 14:30: Lunch provided
14:30 - 16:00: Community and Places: A panel chaired by Ezio Manzini
- Andrew Graves-Johnson and Patricia Ellis (Look At The [E]state We’re In, CCW)
- Marsha Bradfield (#TransActing: A Market of Values, CCW)
- Braulio Eduardo Morera (Arup)
16:00 - 17:00: Discussion led by David Cross
17:00 - 17:15: Closing remarks by Malcolm Quinn and Neil Cummings
17:15 - 18:00: Drinks