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never closer to midnight: live performance 26 September

never closer to midnight Thursday 26 September 1pm and 3pm, Palmer Quad, Whiteknights Campus; 6pm, Reading Town Centre   A meditative, rhythmic outdoor live art installation, exploring our felt sense of urgency in the face of climate change. The project … Continue reading

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Public Art Commission: Artists announced

A sculpture incorporating recycled waste materials will be installed at the University of Reading as part of a wider public art project. Artist duo Ben Cain and Tina Gverovic have been awarded a commission of £40,000 to create a sculpture … Continue reading

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Future Thinking

What would happen if… … we had breathalyzer cars? … all meat was grown in labs? … teachers were replaced by robots? Artist David Lisser explored these questions and their spiralling consequences with a number of young co-researchers during a series … Continue reading

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Hybrid Practices @ Urban Room

Hybrid Practices @Urban Room Friday 7th June, University of Reading, London Road Campus Exploring space through hybrid practices of movement, design and theory Please join us for a series of dialogues exploring notions of collaboration and exchange in action. We … Continue reading

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Urban Room : Arts Programme 14 May – 7 June

Be curious, be adventurous, be welcomed! Second-year students from the University of Reading’s School of Architecture have collaborated in the design and build of an Urban Room, a temporary timber structure which carries the potential for enabling conversation and encounters … Continue reading

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Tree Conversations artist residency – reflections

Artist Rachel Barbaresi writes about her experience developing an artist residency for the University, which aimed to give University members new ways to interact with and notice their surroundings on campus. Participants were invited to join a series of ‘tree … Continue reading

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Tree Conversations: Artist Micro-Residency

Artist Rachel Barbaresi invites you to take part in her micro-residency at the University, as part of the ‘What is Public Art?’ series of activities this March. Rachel will lead a series of creative research walks in the campus grounds, … Continue reading

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On the Fabric of the Human Body: Creative Action Lab with Centre for Health Humanities

  It’s strangely mesmerising, cutting and sticking. Particularly the cutting out part. You find yourself drawn into the smallest focus of outline on the paper that you’re cutting, on the way the blades of your scissors can turn into sharp … Continue reading

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