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Dr Kim Charnley

Senior Lecturer and MA Programme Leader

Kim Charnley is the Programme Leader of the Masters provision at Plymouth College of Art, overseeing the Graduate School Interdisciplinary Programme, a forum for practice-based research in art, media and design that is attended by all MA students at the college.

Kim completed his PhD in Art History and Philosophy at the University of Essex. He is a theorist who writes about a wide range of subjects related to contemporary art, photography, film and craft.

He is particularly interested in the way that communities, collectives and networks have become more visible across creative disciplines over the last two decades. This focus involves investigation of the politics and economics of contemporary creativity, especially of art activism and its histories.

Kim has edited and provided an introduction for Delirium and Resistance (Pluto Press), a collection of essays by the noted artist, critic and activist Gregory Sholette. He is working on a book entitled Sociopolitical Aesthetics for the Radical Art/ Radical Aesthetic series published by Bloomsbury Press.