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25 Feb 2014 17:00 to 26 Feb 2014 13:00


Ravensbourne, 6 Penrose Way
Greenwich Peninsula
SE10 0EW
United Kingdom

Event Type

S - Workshop, course

Organiser type

Federations / Associations


Languages & Culture

Event Description

2014 Conference Dinner and Mapping Territories Private View: Click here to book!

10am on Wednesday 26th February 2014 at Ravensbourne

Conference Dinner and Private View from 6pm on Tuesday 25th February at Ravensbourne




Confirmed Speakers:

  • Maggie Philbin, Broadcaster, former presenter of Tomorrow’s World, CEO of TeenTech and lead of the Digital Task Force
  • John Denham MP, former Secretary of State
  • Lucy Kimbell, Associate fellow, Said Business School, University of Oxford
  • After Dinner Speech: Ryan Shorthouse, Director of Bright Blue
  • Grayson Perry, Artist and winner of the 2003 Turner Prize, will open the Private View

Workshops from:

  • The Crafts Council
  • The Design Council
  • The CLEAR Project
  • UAL Awarding Body
  • Retain, Achieve, Succeed Programme
  • Students from ukadia member institutions taking part in the Collaborative Exhibition

In a setting of significant change within the HE sector and amongst the creative industries with which specialist institutions in the arts and design connect, the conference will consider the future for teaching, learning and scholarship in the subjects we offer. ‘Imagining the Future’ will be informed by an analysis which takes account of the political, economic, social and technological forces currently at play.

The conference welcomes academics and practitioners interested and associated with arts and design and those concerned with sustaining and enhancing the UK record of excellence in our creative industries.

The 2014 ukadia Conference will take place on Wednesday 26th February at Ravensbourne, in their fantastic building opposite the O2. In addition, Ravensbourne will host the Conference Dinner on Tuesday 25th February, as well as the Private View of the first collaborative exhibition to involve work by students from across ukadia’s member institutions.

Over twenty students are currently working on pieces which will be exhibited at Ravensbourne during the conference. The students have been asked to work on the theme of Mapping Territory, which was chosen because of the wide geographical spread of ukadia member institutions. The students have attended lectures and additional tutorials on the subject of mapping, and are documenting their progress on a blog which can be viewed at

The collaborative project is the first project run by the National Arts Learning Network (NALN) Progression Managers, since NALN’s funding ended and it became incorporated into ukadia in 2009. NALN was a HEFCE-funded widening participation lifelong learning network. The Mapping Territories project aims to offer professional development to students who have entered HE through a Progression Agreement or other widening participation scheme.

For directions to Ravensbourne, please visit their website.
Read more about the CLEAR project at: