March 19, 2002 - Tate Modern - The London Consortium at Tate Modern
March 19, 2002

The London Consortium at Tate Modern

The London Consortium

The London Consortium Summer School,
Tate Modern,
Bankside, London, SE1 9TG.
Tel: +44 (0) 207 401 5043
london.consortium@tate.org.uk

www.londonconsortium.com

The London Consortium – comprised of the Architectural Association, University of London, Institute of Contemporary Arts and Tate – is joining forces with Tate Modern to present a summer school for 2002. A programme spanning three weeks will offer participants from home and abroad the opportunity to explore cutting edge contemporary culture in London, as well as providing a taster of the Consortium’s programme and faculty research. Participants will attend classes featuring leading figures from the disciplines of art, architecture, film, history, literature and fashion. These will be complemented by site visits to key cultural institutions and landmarks in London, as well as evening events, exhibition openings and film screenings.

Guest speakers: Peter Ackroyd, Marina Warner, Isaac Julien, Harland Miller, Mark Gisbourne, James Putnam, Hadrian Pigott, and Andrew Jefferson-Miles. Faculty from the Consortium: Colin MacCabe, Mark Cousins, Barbara Penner, Katie Kitamura, and Chris Turner.

Imaging Contemporary London offers participants a chance to learn about contemporary art, architecture, literature and fashion in London. Artists, curators, writers and designers will give presentations to participants. From commercial galleries to alternative spaces, artists’ studios, auction houses and fashion ateliers, participants will have a privileged view of what is happening at the moment in the city.

Down and Dirty in London explores all things dirty and forbidden in the metropolis, uncovering the subterranean city. Transport, infrastructure, waste management, hygiene, burial rituals and the occult will all be surveyed. The course will present an fresh take on London and its hidden histories. Site visits may include London cemeteries and the Cabinet War Rooms.

Information London: Behind Closed Doors is an opportunity to get behind the scenes at some of the leading institutions of the city. What is kept behind locked doors? Participants will learn how to access not only information, but places, objects and people. Site visits may include the British Museum, Imperial War Museum, National Sound Archive, and Tate storage facilities.
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Three weeks: Monday-Thursday: 8 – 25 July 2002
Morning sessions 10.00-12.00, Afternoon trips 14.00-17.00

Welcome reception and farewell dinner
Lectures held at Tate Modern, London Transport Travelcard provided for site visits.
Limited accommodation available at a supplement

For more information go to: www.londonconsortium.com

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