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2022

3 May 16:30-20:30: Workshop + portfolio session, Castlefield Gallery HOW TO THRIVE IN 2050 by pushing forward with ‘Adult Themes’? We will watch my film How to Thrive in 2050, then break into groups and share thoughts and action for our immediate and longer term future. We will also run through tactics to push back the pushback.

14-15 July: Workshop at University of Oxford, Mind, Value and Mental Health: Philosophy and Psychiatry Summer School 2022 with Dr Mohammed Rashed (Department of Philosophy, Birkbeck, University of London). Brochure and full programmme here.

Ongoing: Mentoring Leicester-based neurodivergent artist-writer-curator Ashokkumar Mistry through his Arts Council England Developing Your Creative Practice grant, alongside George Vasey and Mike Layward of Dash Arts.

Ongoing: To start writing a new book entitled Hypertactical: Handbook of Creative Mobile Neurodivergent Methods. 

RECENT

11 January: Live on Instagram @AttenboroughAC @kaisyngtan. Speed dates with YOU and special guests: Professor Stephen V. Faraone, Ph.D. Distinguished Professor and Vice Chair for ResearchDepartment of Psychiatry, SUNY Upstate Medical University and Professor Susan Orr (Ed D, HEA PF, NTF, CATE, FRSA)Pro Vice Chancellor: Learning and TeachingProfessor of Creative Practice Pedagogy, Visiting Professor, Bournemouth UniversityEditor: Art, Design and Communication in Higher Education. @susan.k.o. See here on how to join.

Until 16 January: Attenborough Arts Centre group exhibition with durational performance, alongside Bob and Roberta Smith.

27 January: International keynote for LUCA School of Arts, Gent, Belgium.

2022/2023

2022/2023: ‘Ill-Disciplined: Creative, Neurodivergent Intervention and Leadership in Higher Education – A Manifesto’. Chapter in Beyond Borders? Articulations, provocations & performativities in Arts & Humanities research, which explores the spaces, places and territories that exist above and below, amidst and with/out borders in Arts & Humanities research. Edited by Jacqueline Taylor et al (Birmingham City University). 

2022/2023: Invited Scientific Board member, Symposium on theory and praxis of sport.  Coimbra, Portugal.   

09/2023: Launch of interdisciplinary Executive Creative Arts Leadership MA/MFA programme, Manchester School of Art, which I have led in the design, and which I will lead on as Programme Leader.

Above: Left Feet Forward (digital image, Kai Syng Tan April 2020). Based on performance photograph taken by Enamul Hoque from Mind-wanderer in Action (MIA) series (Kai Syng Tan 2017).