CULTURE AND CONSEQUENCE: The role of ethics in the arts today (12 June, 2008, London)


Culture and Consequence is a one-day conference produced by LCACE in partnership with the Cultural Leadership Programme. The aim of the day is to provide a platform to open up for wider discussion some of the key ethical issues emerging for the arts and cultural sectors now.

At the heart of the event there is a desire to examine the sometimes uncomfortable relationships between arts and ethics with a view to exploring how, if or indeed should the arts be expected to be ethical.

The day will provide timely and provocative presentations as well as a range of panel discussions that will attempt to unpick the following themes and their relationship with the arts:

  • Profit and Value
  • Public Space
  • Human Rights and Human Goods
  • Faith and Conflict

The event will be of interest to:,artists, academics, arts organisations, cultural practitioners and policy-making bodies.

Confirmed speakers include: Baroness Susan Greenfield • Jude Kelly (Artistic Director, Southbank Centre) • Dr Robert Beckford (Oxford Brookes University) • Zina Saro-Wiwa • Matthew Taylor (RSA) • Sir Richard Dalton • Professor Adam Arvidsson (University of Copenhagen) • Hasan Bakhshi (NESTA) • Jo Wilding • Matty Peacock (Streetwise Opera) • Dr Jonathan Holmes • Dan Gretton (Platform London) • Gary McKeone • Professor Ben Quash (King's College London) • Professor Clemens Sedmak (King's College London) • Rhonda Wilson (Rhubarb Rhubarb) • Jonzi D • Nigel Osborne • Gini Simpson ( Space Media Arts) • Michael Symmons Roberts • David Cotterrell • Sophie Hope

This list will be regularly updated.

To book please go to https://www.kcl.ac.uk/lcace/index.php