Art, Design and Architecture in our Space

Event Date(s): 06/10/2010

Location: Auditorium, 2nd Floor, School of Education , Agostini St, UWI St. Augustine

The Visual Arts Unit, Department of Creative and Festival Arts (DCFA), Faculty of Humanities and Education, The University of the West Indies (UWI), St. Augustine, will be hosting a special one-day symposium, entitled Art, Design and Architecture in our Space: New Perspectives on Art and Design Practice in the Caribbean, to be held on October 6th 2010, from 8:30 am-4:30 pm, at the Auditorium, 2nd Floor, School of Education , Agostini St, UWI St. Augustine.

This event has evolved from the 2009 UWI Sculptural Project, which was spearheaded by artist Dean Arlen, and proposed the installation of seven sculptures designed by several young Trinidadian artists.  One of the seven sculptures was installed on the St. Augustine campus and has subsequently opened the discussion around public art and design in Trinidad & Tobago.  

The 2010 symposium aims to initiate a dialogue on issues that affect the practice of art, design and architecture in Trinidad & Tobago and the wider Caribbean. The DCFA and Mr. Arlen have collaborated to develop a series of themes for four panel discussions during the symposium on:

  • Art in Our Space
  • Design in Our Space
  • Architecture, Landscape and Urbanism in Our Space
  • Art, Design & Architecture and the wider Community 

Sixteen panelists, drawn from the fields of art, design and architecture, as well as researchers from related disciplines, will present papers at the Symposium. The Symposium papers will be published after the event.  

To find out more, please contact Lesley-Ann Noel at lesley-ann.noel@sta.uwi.edu or, Marissa Brooks at Marissa.Brooks@sta.uwi.edu or, contact the DCFA office at 663-2141; 663-2222 or 662-2002 ext 3622, to register and indicate your interest in participating as soon as possible. 


Open to: | General Public | Staff | Student | Alumni |