Exhibition : THE FUTURE OF ART IS URBAN 30th May – 14th June

‘ The Future of Art is Urban’ is an exciting 2 week exhibition, focussing on : ARTISTIC RESEARCH PRACTICES AND METHODS IN SOCIAL SCIENCES


Curator :Katalin Halász

Featuring : Alexandra Baixinho | Viktor Bedö |Dominika Blachnicka–Ciacek | Luca Damiani | Sara Faridamin | Holly Gilbert | Katalin Halász | Felipe Palma | Harriet Smith | Philippa Thomas | Christian von Wissel

PRIVATE VIEW Friday 30 May, 6-9pm at Enclave, Resolution Way, London SE8 4NT


The Future of the Artis UrbanArtistic Research Practices and Methods in Social Sciences blends the borders between art and social science. It presents a wide range of different social research practices in which knowledge is produced through artistic approaches. Participants use the city as a site for artistic research and experimentation; of confrontation and interaction.The exhibition discovers how visual researchers unfold and reveal the implicit aspects of the social in the urban space. Practices and processes of artful social research become alternative models of thinking and knowing.


13 June from 3-9pm Enclave, Resolution Way, London SE8 4NT


In an Urban Game session by Viktor Bedö, participants will play a smartphone-based game in the urban space around the gallery, and discuss urban game design as prototyping and mapping tool for urban design and research.

The events diary also includes talks by academics Michael Guggenheim, Bernd Kräftner, Nirmal Puwar, Alex Rhys-Taylor, Alison Rooke and Monica Sassatelli who will explore key themes of the exhibition: the intertwining of aesthetics and city life, the politics of art in the city, artful methods in sociology, and bringing science into urban space.

The screening of the film ‘The Region’ by Felipe Palma will close the day of special events on 13 June.

30 May – 14 June

Open Wednesday to Saturday, 12-6pm


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Supported by:

Centre for Urban and Community Research, Goldsmiths

Goldsmiths Annual Fund

Goldsmiths Sociology Department

Methods Lab, Goldsmiths


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