Acts of Translation

The NSEAD Survey Report 2015-16 continued on its influential journey on Monday 15 May 2017 when it became the trigger for a partnership event run by NSEAD and Tate Research Centre: Learning, called Acts of Translation, as part of the Tate Exchange programme.

The NSEAD Report had asked two questions: ‘In the last five years, how has government policy impacted on art, craft and design education?’ And, ‘What will art, craft and design education look like in 2020?’ It was this second question that we chose to explore, adding, ‘and how can research and evaluation support that?’

The event began with five short provocations. Anna Cutler, Director of Learning at Tate, Mark Londesborough, and Associate Director of Creative Learning and Development at the RSA, Kathryn Pugh, Head teacher of St Marylebone School, London and Dr Peter Gregory, Principal Lecturer (Teaching and Learning) Canterbury Christ Church University and President of NSEAD, presented us with an individual, sharp and hard hitting view from their respective perspectives. The final provocation was given by Sir Nicholas Serota, Director of Tate, Chair of the Arts Council and patron of NSEAD.

A report will follow, view a full-length recording of the provocations here.