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Celebrating 15 Years of Screentest

Friday, September 27th, 2019

This year marks the 15th anniversary of Screentest: The National Student Film Festival, making it the longest-running fest of its kind. For the occasion, the School of Design has inaugurated an exhibition showcasing the achievements of students and their works in 15 years of Screentest.

Screentest: The National Student Film Festival in 2017, Stockwell St. Building, University of Greenwich

Screentest is a platform for promoting and exhibiting young filmmaking talent across the UK. The annual weekend event features industry workshops and panels. The highlight of the festival is the Award Ceremony (of course!) which is like the Oscars – only it’s on a student budget! It was founded at Bristol University in 2004 and relocated to London in 2011 where it enjoyed another 5 brilliant years at London Southbank University. It is now part of the University of Greenwich. The nest iteration of the festival will be held in Stockwell Street’ School of Design on 15/16 November 2019.

Our Project Space is currently hosting a selection of films and posters celebrating the talent of the students who have have been awarded Screentest Prizes in previous years.

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Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

Iain Sinclair

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

 

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The eighth in the 2016-17 series of Hawksmoor public lectures.

Nicholas Hawksmoor and ‘The Man of the Crowd’: Watchfulness and Agitation Around the Pattern of East London Churches

A consideration of the presence of the Hawksmoor churches, as referenced by Charles Dickens and others, against the figure of the restless urban wanderer located in Edgar Allan Poe’s ‘The Man in the Crowd’.

Iain Sinclair is a British writer, documentarist, film maker, poet, flaneur, metropolitan prophet and urban shaman, keeper of lost cultures and futurologist. His books include Lud Heat (1975), Suicide Bridge (1979), Lights out for the Territory (1997), London Orbital (2002), Hackney, That Rose-Red Empire (2009), and London Overground: A Day’s Walk around the Ginger Line (2015).

We are the Institution : On Contemporary Museums

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Richard Martin Lecture Poster - Designer: Mike Aling

Richard Martin Lecture Poster – Designer: Mike Aling

The third in the 2016-17 series of Hawksmoor public lectures.

What do we want from museums today? How might the spaces and programmes of the museum reflect shifting political and social concerns? What role can architecture play in creating and engaging museum visitors? This talk considers the role of museums in the twenty-first century, examining a range of current and emerging practices, including personal curatorial projects. It also assesses the work of leading artists, architects and film-makers, including Andrea Fraser and Hito Steyerl, who have critiqued and re-imagined the space and purpose of museums.

Dr. Richard Martin is a writer, curator and lecturer who works at the intersections of art, architecture and film. He is the author of The Architecture of David Lynch (Bloomsbury, 2014), and writes for a range of magazines and journals. He has taught at Birkbeck and Middlesex University, and is currently a Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Culture, Media and Creative Industries at King’s College London. He is also a Public Programmer at Tate, where he curates projects for the new Tate Exchange platform. More details on his work can be found here.