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Learning from Stuart Hall
2014




Listen to Stuart Hall keynote address at Autograph here:

Working with materials sourced from a wide variety of archives and contexts, the PhD students created an exhibition that explores the intellectual, activist, and pedagogical contributions of Stuart Hall. Along the ground-floor corridor the students question what itmeans to name a building after a person. This was investigated through an examination of the architectural blueprint of the former New Academic Building now re-named the Professor Stuart Hall Building as well as the Goldsmiths Master Plan 2009-2019, which maps the university’s projection of itself into the future. On the lower-ground floor the exhibition interrogates the “Research Excellence Framework” which quantifies and evaluates academic outputs, assesses their impacts and ranks the university’s overall production of value. These schematised metrics, that increasingly define contemporary academic work, are counter-posed by a broad range of materials drawn from Stuart Hall’s influential career as a founderof cultural studies, teacher, writer, publisher, and activist to raise questions about the natureof the “new academic”

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