Radical Sabbatical Residencies 2017

University of Birmingham

Deadline: 1 December 2016



Following the success of the first Radical Sabbatical in 2016, ESP and The University of Birmingham are delighted to announce an opportunity for four ESP members to work with academics and curators at the University of Birmingham (UoB) for the spring term of 2017. Successful applicants will each receive a fee of £1000.

The residencies will provide a platform for artists, curators and art-writers to respond to the multidisciplinary nature of research, and offer an opportunity for practitioners to develop new ideas, research and work in an exciting context of learning and expertise. Radical Sabbatical should be considered a space for experimentation, knowledge exchange and cross-disciplinary engagement. We are interested in how artists and academics can explore each other’s research and consider how it is produced and conveyed.

We are seeking applications from practitioners who are interested in collaborating with current academic research at UoB. We are open to proposals of all kinds but we expect that they be tailored to this rich and stimulating context.

We aim to pair practitioners with academics, enabling an in-depth understanding of specific fields of research and offering insight into the broader workings of the University and introductions to colleagues and departments across the institution. Residences will begin in January 2017.

To begin conversations and allow applicants to identify points of connection ESP will host two presentations on November 9 and 16 to introduce key research themes. Academics from various disciplines will be invited to respond to a set of provocations, providing an insight into their different approaches to a series of emerging themes – FUTURE CITIES, AGING AND REPAIR, CONVEYING THE SENSITIVE, TRUST AND RISK, and WAVES.

Meet the Researchers I
Meet the Researchers II

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