ROTOЯ Transdisciplinary Dialogue and Debate: A Public Engagement Case Study

Anna Powell, Steve Swindells

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In 2011, the University of Huddersfield commenced a partnership with Huddersfield Art Gallery, to offer a public engagement exhibitions programme, entitled “ROTOЯ”. Featuring the art and design work of University staff, this series of exhibitions, public events and talks acts as a platform for disseminating and communicating practice-based-research, showcasing a community of artists, designers and curators whose ideas and connective practices migrate and span art and design production. For ROTOЯ, interpretation acts as a pivot between academic research, interpretation and public engagement, where points of intersection are considered and debated from multiple perspectives. In 2013, we hosted a symposium at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, which questioned how we measure the role and effects of public engagement in art and design. This paper presents the ROTOЯ public engagement exhibitions programme as a case study of public engagement in light of these questions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)79-86
Number of pages8
JournalProcedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences
Publication statusPublished - 20 May 2015
Event5th Arte-Polis International Conference and Workshop: Reflections on Creativity: Public Engagement and The Making of Place - Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB), Bandung, Indonesia
Duration: 8 Aug 20149 Aug 2014
Conference number: 5 (Link to Conference Website)


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