Join the Modern Art Oxford team and special guests, Professor Georgia Watson and Jonathan Packham to celebrate contemporary visual culture and design in this community get-together, open to all.
Performances and workshops throughout the building will bring artists and audiences together to explore the nature of our individual experiences in gallery spaces.
Free, booking essential.
Modern Art Oxford is a charity. Please consider making a donation when booking this free event.
Georgia Watson BA MA PhD FRSA is Professor of Urban Design in the School of the Built Environment at Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, UK. She is also Academician and Regional Co-ordinator of the Academy of Urbanism, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA). Her professional background and academic training come from History of Art, Architecture, Planning and Urban Design. Professor Watson has extensive UK and international research and consultancy experience in urban planning, urban design, art and architecture-related projects. She has won a number of awards for her work with local community groups in urban regeneration, placemaking and place-identity and for innovation in research and teaching. She has published a number of books and book chapters including Architecture and the City (with an exhibition); Identity by Design; Urban Design and the Retrofit Agenda; The Art of Placemaking and Designing Sustainable Cities in the Developing World. She is presently engaged with Modern Art Oxford (MAO) as a Research Collaborator working with the Curator of Creative learning.
Jonathan Packham is a composer, researcher and performer of contemporary music based in Oxford, UK. Currently studying for an AHRC-funded DPhil at the University of Oxford, his thesis focuses on “open” experimental works, space and the social. He also performs as DJ SALINGER, whose grime-tinged electronic productions have been featured on NTS Radio and Rinse FM, as well as a number of other stations across the UK and beyond. He is the co-curator (with Nicholas Moroz) of the EXPO Series for contemporary art and sound (expo-oxford.com).