Creative humanities: a cultural ecosystem

Helen Sear 'Gone to Earth' 1994

Helen Sear ‘Gone to Earth’ 1994


Monday 23 November 6.00 p.m.

at the British Academy, 10 Carlton House Terrace,  London, SW1Y 5AH

The creative industries are one of the UK’s great success stories, and the humanities in general have risen to the challenge of demonstrating the real impact they have on people’s lives.

The BSR – with its residency programme for scholars, architects and artists – is uniquely positioned to encourage reflection on the powerful intertwining of scholarship and practice, and the valuable synergies and benefits which accrue.

In this panel discussion, we will look beyond a purely economic assessment to identify the contribution of this cultural ecosystem at a national and international level. Our panellists will be:

Vernon Ellis (Chair, British Council)

Patrick Loughrey (Warden, Goldsmiths, University of London)

Jeremy Myerson (Research Professor and Former Chair of Design, the Royal College of Art)

Helen Sear (Professor of Photographic Practice, Falmouth University; Representing Wales in Venice at this year’s Venice Biennale)

Marina Warner (Professor of English and Creative Writing, Birkbeck, University of London)


Please contact Helen Ackers if you wish to attend.