October: The Great Experiment

October: The Great Experiment is a free public programme of talks and screenings brought together by the students and staff of Central Saint Martins and Afterall.

October 1917, and its immediate aftermath of artistic and cultural experimentation, set the terms of the great twentieth and twenty-first century debates around art’s autonomy and it’s political ‘commitments’. The fundamental argument in the wake of the Russian Revolution  – which, according to the Gregorian calendar, took place in November 1917 – that art and culture could, through education and enlightenment, influence the course of history, seems ever more pertinent today, in the context of new cultural and media phenomena that powerfully influence ‘public opinion’, governance and, indeed, elections.   http://events.arts.ac.uk/event/2017/10/5/October-The-Great-Experiment


From Lenin to Trump: Glasnost in the Digital Age

19:00 – 21:00, Friday 6th October, LVMH Lecture Theatre

A discussion between Luke Harding (Senior International Correspondent, The Guardian)

Lorraine Gamman (UAL Lecturer – “Design Against Crime”) and Kevin Rothrock – (Senior Editor of the Russian online newspaper, Meduza) led by Central Saint Martins students Saranya Kundasamy and Katy Sacks on new forms of political protest in an era of rapid technological expansion leading to a period of enlightenment in the arts and new media not seen since the Russian Revolution. October 1917 saw the overthrow of an authoritative regime which led to innovative and creative methods of activism and propaganda. The current allegations of Russian interference in the US election highlight both the evolving east-west relationship and advancements in technology which make this subject politically urgent.

Free, but booking is essential. Tickets are available from www.csmevents.co.uk 

Info whole series is: Here