Curated by Gulbenkian Associate Artist Richard Layzell, produced by ICCI, SHIFT aims to reshape and reframe the way we think about a University.
With presenters including Sir Paul Nurse of The Francis Crick Institute, the festival showcases the importance of creativity in education, and looks at blending academia and the arts, and illuminates the creative qualities embedded within some of the more ‘traditional’ academic subjects such as Law, Natural Sciences and Medicine.
SHIFT will also introduce us to the concept of Flectures – a new creative and interactive update on the lecture format – and includes a range of pop up events and activities across the campus.
All the events during the festival are free and open to all, but please book so that we can manage numbers.
About Richard Layzell
Richard Layzell has been a leading innovator in the fields of live art, video and installation since the 1980s.
He has been commissioned by most major public galleries and museums across the UK and completed many international artist residencies. He has pioneered socially engaged practice and worked with many diverse communities nationally and internationally.