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Thursday, 29 September 2016 to Friday, 30 September 2016 from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

QUT Creative Industries Precinct 2, Kelvin Grove, Australia


The annual ACUADS Conference will be held in Brisbane on 29 & 30 September, 2016, hosted by the QUT Creative Industries Faculty.

Conference Theme: ADAPTATION

Art and design schools across Australia navigate a range of cultural and economic forces. The pedagogical and research agendas of the University environment create one set of pressures that art schools need to adapt to – along with concomitant financial and administrative constraints.External industry structures and commercial aims create another set of compulsions. The art and design school is continually asked to define itself against and adapt to the conditions of its environment, a pressure that often runs against the studio’s spirit of enquiry and value as a pedagogical space. In the context of these complex forces, what is the morphology of the contemporary art and design school?

The 2016 ACUADS Annual Conference invites papers and roundtables from academics, scholars and independent researchers interested in contemporary art and design and its theories, practices and pedagogies.

Conference convenor: Charles Robb
Tel +61 (0)7 3138 3761

Visual Art Discipline, School of Media, Entertainment and Creative Arts
QUT Creative Industries Faculty, Brisbane
Musk Avenue, Kelvin Grove QLD 4059 AUSTRALIA


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