Legacies and Futures season

Untitled (Bench) 2 by Narbil Price (2020) Watercolour on paper, A4, Private Collection, UK - narbiprice.co.uk

“Any map of the world that does not include Utopia is not even worth glancing at.” Oscar Wilde, The Soul of Man Under Socialism (1891)

This season we explore the role of the arts in times of crisis, and the space it provides to both soothe and provoke.

Shaped by the university environment, The Arts Institute draws on the best creative thinkers and researchers across diverse art-forms and disciplines. For the Legacies and Futures season we asked our contributors to pose the uncomfortable questions that bring societal issues to the fore, encouraging us to reflect, and helping to carve new pathways to navigate through these strange times. Through art and research Legacies and Futures provides a space for us to question and interrogate previous understandings of our history.