For two decades, researchers at Southampton have played a leading role in
value of bringing contemporary aesthetics into dialogue with its past.
Through an extensive
programme of public engagement activities, including talks, podcasts,
videos, gallery events and
6th form conferences, we have brought our research on this
theme to more than 200,000 people,
stimulating them to think about unfamiliar topics, or about familiar
topics in new and illuminating
ways. These activities have enriched our interlocutors' intellectual and
cultural lives, and, in some
cases, have influenced their understanding of their own artistic practice.