The Idea of the University (June 24th to 26th)

The Idea of a University will be exhibited at Mead Gallery in the Warwick Arts Centre at Warwick University, 24-26 June as part of Fierce! Festival’s Interrobang: Regeneration (see here).

The Idea of a University maps the spatial and historical generation and regeneration of the University of Warwick from the 1960s to the present day. Drawing on archival and interview data, the multi-media installation and events will enable visitors to explore and interrogate how ideas and ideals about the University have shaped, and continue to shape, the geographical, cultural, political and intellectual landscapes of its border location on the outskirts of Coventry.

The exhibition probes wider questions about the social, political and pedagogic spaces of higher education.

The research, known as the Spaces and Stories Project, has been carried over the past year by a collaborative team of students and staff in Sociology and History at the University of Warwick. The project has been jointly funded by the Reinvention Centre for Undergraduate Research and the Higher Education Academy’s History Subject Centre.

The exhibition will be open from 11 am -11 pm, Thursday 24 to Saturday 26 June. During the three days, in addition to the exhibit, there will a series of participatory discussions, salons, celebrations, artistic and activist events: some planned, some spontaneous. To receive a programme of events and to receive an invitation to the opening party, please email.

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