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Tate Exchange 2017

Warwick’s premiere event in collaboration with the Tate Modern

We ask: Who are ‘we’? Who gets to decide?

"Research & art need to come together as an act of political witness - gaining hope, creating action" Vicki Squire, Politics, University of Warwick via Twitter @vidkowiaksquire

Who are we? Over six days Warwick and their collaborative partners took over the fifth floor of the Switch House at the Tate Modern. Together, we curated a series of art installations, workshops and seminars tackling the themes of identity, migration, belonging and citizenship. We bought together artists and academics to co-create and produce the art with the academic work underpinning the creative activities of the artists involved.

Our main priority was to facilitate an opportunity for different people with varying experiences and understanding of the issues to share and exchange knowledge. We were able to utilise the space in order to provoke questions and exchange stories between ourselves and the audience. All the participants actively encouraged discussion and participation which gave the audience opportunity to become part of the art.

It was a brilliant week with great attendance, on Friday alone 800 people attended our floor to participate in our work. The positive sentiments were echoed by the audience members on the feedback wall. One participant wrote “thank you for filling my mind with new knowledge” and another shared that they “loved the inspiration and dedication”.

See more of what went on during the week by taking a look at our Storify of social media comments and thoughts from throughout the week.

Our partnership with the Tate continues to grow and strengthen and we are now seeking take parts of the exhibition and bring them back to our region and the campus to continue sharing and exchanging information around vital themes. Keep an eye on our twitter account, @Warwickengages for the latest announcements about this regional showcase.

Explore the projects presented by Warwick

Learn more about the Tate Exchange and the artists and academics who participated


Thank you for the collaborative efforts of our partners

Tate Modern – Counterpoints Arts – Open University – Loughborough University – Goldsmiths University of London – Stuart Hall Foundation – Universal Design Studios

A further thank you to the contribution from our funders

ESRC Impact Acceleration Account – Global Research Priority for Connecting Cultures – The University of Warwick Impact Fund – Public Engagement Fund

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