Chelsea College of Art and Design: Study Day — The university gallery, libraries, collections, archives and publishing.

8 July 2015

Poster produced during the workshop Why Publish? at MayDay Rooms March 2015

This study day brings together the recent research projects of AND Publishing: Why Publish? and Afterall and CHELSEA Space’s project exploring the role of the University Gallery. Both projects have a shared interest in testing the possibilities and limitations of existing structures for exhibiting, publishing and dissemination within the institution as well as the acquisition politics of special collections, libraries and public archives.

Please join us for a day of conversations with:

Sarah Kember (Professor of New Technologies of Communication at Goldsmiths, University of London) on her plans to set up an alternative Academic Publishing Press introducing female citation policies.

Karen Fletcher (Fine Art Librarian at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London) on acquisition a nd cataloguing politics at the University and the question how get the books on the library shelves?

Sophie Hope (Manual Labours, lecturer in Arts Management Film, Media & Cultural Studies, Birkbeck) about her independent practice which looks at the politics of socially engaged art.

If you’d like to join please send an email to

Why Publish? initiated by Eva Weinmayr, Luisa Minkin and Alex Schady is a joint research project between AND Publishing and Central Saint Martins MA Fine Art students to collectively explore the pedagogical, creative and critical spaces of publishing. More…

The University Gallery set up by Joyce Cronin and Karen Di Franco is a joint research between Afterall and Chelsea Space exploring the context of the university gallery, models of practice for exhibiting and the role of publishing within the university. More…

Both research projects are funded by Curriculum Development Funding, Student Enterprise and Employability (SEE), University of the Arts, London.

 A collaboration between Afterall, Chelsea Space and AND Publishing