Title: Contextualising Recalculating
Location: ALG15a & ALG15b, Chelsea College of Art and Design

9:30     Arrival and coffee
10:15   The CCW-Budapest collaboration: the road to Recalculating (Stephen Scrivener. CCW)
10:30   Utilitarianism and the art school in nineteenth-century Britain (Malcolm Quinn, CCW)
11:15   Chastisement, correction, cure or confinement? Historical perspective from Bridewell and Bethlem Hospitals (Colin Gale, Bethlem Royal Hospital)
12:00   Art in Bethlem Royal Hospital (Michaela Ross and Josip Lizatovic, Bethlem Royal Hospital)
12.45   Discussion session
13.15   Lunch
14:15   Introduction (Bal├ázs Kicsiny, Academy of Art, Budapest)
14:20   Short PechaKucha-style artists talks*
15.30   Tea and coffee
15:40   Short PechaKucha-style artists talks*
17.10   Question and answer session
17.30   Close

This one day event accompanies the Recalculating exhibition (Triangle Space, Chelsea College of Art and Design, 24th and 27th April 2013) which arises out of an on-going collaboration between CCW Graduate School and the Doctoral School, Academy of Art, Budapest. The collaboration has been sustained by a series of workshops in Budapest and London focussed on sites of historical and contemporary interest. In Budapest, the site of interest was the Csepel Island industrial region of city, which up until the late 1980s was the city’s industrial powerhouse, but has since undergone a period of decline and renewal. This workshop resulted in an exhibition entitled Csepel Works at the Labor Gallery in Budapest, May 2011. In July 2011, a second workshop took place in London that focussed on the institutional legacy, i.e., penal, medical and artistic, of the Millbank site and the Recalculating exhibition is an outcome both of this workshop and the legacy of the collaboration.

The morning session of invited presentations introduces new material into the project that addresses policy change in 19th century regarding art education and mental health and the contemporary function of artistic activity in the Royal Bethlem Hospital. The afternoon session comprises short presentations by the Recalculating artists addressing their contributions to the exhibition.

* PechaKucha 20x20 is a presentation format where the speaker presents 20 images, each for 20 seconds. Where possible, the images advance automatically.