It includes the perspectives of those who research and curate for some of the world’s leading institutions of architecture and design, as well as the designer-makers of the objects under interrogation and display.
The course will take both a practical and theoretical approach in order to provide students with the necessary tools to take their next steps in the field. Keynote speakers each day will be followed by facilitated discussion with workshop sessions. Students will pursue their own small research and curation project for the duration of the course, presenting their conclusions at the last session.
In addition to hearing from experts working in public institutions such as the V&A and the historic houses of the National Trust, the course will include sessions with those working in commercial environments and alternative settings such as the Venice Design Biennial or making the most of digital platforms. The course will also explore the role curation can play in addressing cutting-edge issues such as sustainability, diversity and representation.
This Intensive Course consists of live-streamed lectures and discussions. Recordings of the live sessions are accessible anytime during the course via our online learning platform, Canvas.
Students will learn:
- The theoretical and practical concerns of contemporary curating
- Approaches to curating contemporary design, craft and architecture
- The different contexts within which curators work and the ecosystem of public and commercial institutions
- How to work directly with designer-makers
- To research and select objects for display with a defined set of objectives