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Arts University Plymouth’s inaugural lecture series launches with Professor Andrew Brewerton

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‘On Making: Learning as Artefact’ –  Thursday 17 November from 5:30pm in The Box

Arts University Plymouth is launching its inaugural lecture series with a free public lecture from Professor Andrew Brewerton, ‘On Making: Learning as Artefact’, to be held in The Box on Thursday 17 November at 5:30pm.

The lecture, which is held in recognition of Andrew’s appointment as Professor Emeritus at Arts University Plymouth in 2021, will reflect on the concept of making as intrinsic to human learning, within and beyond an educational context.

Professor Andrew Brewerton said:

“It was my privilege to lead Plymouth College of Art as Principal through more than a decade of significant transformation, and a successful application for university title as Arts University Plymouth.

“Every decision we made during that time was aimed at creating the richest, most diverse ecosystem of materials, processes, technologies, ideas, practices and influences for education in contemporary art, craft, design and media that you might find in the shape of an Art School, in spite of the prevailing orthodoxies that continue remorselessly to drive education policy and funding decisions.

It remains a purposeful attempt at making something new, in and for Plymouth – a city brimming with potential and opportunity. 

“The proposition is simply enough that, within and beyond the education context, making is as important as reading and writing, as science and maths. Making is the signature of our species, our mark upon the face of the earth in an age we call the Anthropocene.”

This marks the first inaugural lecture from Arts University Plymouth since it was granted full university status in May 2022, becoming the city of Plymouth’s only dedicated arts university. The lecture will feature an opportunity for questions and discussion afterwards, hosted by Professor Stephen Felmingham, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic) of Arts University Plymouth.

The public series of lectures and events is designed to celebrate the significant milestone of a member of the Arts University Plymouth community achieving the title of Professor. These free public events give new professors an opportunity to share research and other academic achievements in their creative field, broadening the impact and value of their work, inviting collaboration and giving back to staff, students and friends of Arts University Plymouth.

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