The DRHA 2022 conference will be hosted by Kingston School of Art at Kingston University. Kingston School of Art has a well-established and internationally renowned research culture that encourages and supports high quality, innovative research through practice, history and theory. This rich spectrum encompasses the critical practices of fine artists, curators and cultural commentators and historians, alongside that of designers, film makers, performers, musicians, creative writers, architects and other creative industries experts, all of whom have extensive professional, industrial and commercial links.

Organising Committee

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The conference is organised by a diverse team of researchers at the Kingston School of Art:

Chair: Professor Maria Chatzichristodoulou, Professor of Theatre, Performance and Technology; Associate Dean Research Business & Innovation; Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Performance Art & Digital Media (Taylor & Francis).

Deputy Chairs: Dr Bill Balaskas, Artist, Associate Professor, School Director of Research & Enterprise, Interim Co-dirctor, Contemporary Art Research Centre, School of Art & Architecture; and Dr Oded Ben Tal, Composer, Senior Lecturer, School of Art, Culture & Communication.

Local Organising Committee: Dr Sylvia Tzvetanova Yung, Katie Hall, Dr Paul Micklethwaite, Alessandra Fasoli, Dr Heba Elsharkawy, Dr Alex Nevill, Dr Mingjing LinDr Kate ScottDr Makayla Lewis, Dr Dejan Ljubojevic, and Prof. Mary Chambers.

Kingston University has a history that spans more than 120 years, since it first opened in 1899 as Kingston Technical Institute. It became Kingston University (merging a College of Technology, College of Art, and College of Education) in 1992. The University is in Kingston upon Thames, one of London’s safest Boroughs, situated in a leafy, riverside location. The University has four campuses in and around the town centre. It’s a lively, student-friendly location on the Thames, neighbouring historic Hampton Court Palace and two royal parks, while the heart of the capital is just 30 minutes away by train.


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