All Creative Campus projects
Creative Campus has acted as a catalyst for new creative projects on campus that support learning and teaching, the Arts, and the development of the campus environment. Since it was launched in 2008, over 70 projects have been delivered that have engaged over 1500 staff, students and members of the local community. ‘As a campus-wide creativity initiative guided by a multi-disciplinary team, the Creative Campus project has been a force for positive cultural and social change by improving learning and social spaces, promoting wellbeing, as well as showcasing creative talent’ commented Dr Louise Naylor, UELT.
A to Z of projects
Each year for the past 3 years, Creative Campus has sponsored the printing of catalogues for the Studio 3 Gallery exhibition run as part of the curating modules for undergraduates and postgraduates studying the History and Philosophy of Art. Last year’s exhibition entitled ‘Underexposed’ celebrated female artists and the medium of print.
KE062, a Kent Extra course all about ‘Bench Making and Carving’ was held in two lots of six hour sessions during the 19th and 20th of May 2015 by Dr. Ian Bride. In small groups, students worked together to construct and decorate benches, whilst being instructed about the safe and proper ways to use woodworking tools.
KE061, a Kent Extra course all about weaving your own basket out of wood was held in three lots of three hour sessions during May and June 2015 by Dr. Ian Bride. Students worked together to make a simple basket whilst understanding the materials.
Just behind the business school, in the forest newly named 'Billhook Nook', some architecture students have built a beautiful outdoor theatre. Having cut slices of wood to be used as seats, these slices surround a stage, which is just below a canopy of intertwined wood.
Bridge Wardens’ College, Medway is now home to the stunning new Clocktower café which provides a comfortable, relaxed venue for grabbing a drink or something light to eat at the Dockyard.
Croquet lawn and terrace
For consideration: a new outdoor social space at the Dockyard providing an all-weather terrace, sheltered seating and an informal croquet court to Bridge Wardens’ College lawn.
Tom Currie (Kent Union’s Enviromental Officer, 2013-14) built garden furniture from recycled material for the Darwin Garden project as part of Green Academy project. Using plant boxes constructed from wooden palettes, he turned concrete walkways into colourful and fragrant paths with the support of Kent Hospitality.
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Have you ever noticed the sculpture outside the Jennison building? Well, we jointly funded it! Designed by Michael Green and Sam Frewer, and constructed by Michael Hart, the ‘Synapse-Soleil’ sculpture is a result of a competition held back in 2012.
The CrossOver Gallery, Canterbury and Bridge Wardens’ College, Medway host an exciting and diverse range of exhibitions drawn from entries to Creative Campus competitions.
For consideration: a dynamic new social space near the Sports Centre incorporating a range of open air gym equipment.
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Work with the Green Impact teams and student societies to support sustainable living and studying on campus, including recycling, sustainable transport and Fairtrade foods. Promoting campus life through photographic competitions, exhibitions and poster campaigns.
An award winning project (RIBA – small budget, BIG IMPACT – 2011) in collaboration with the Kent School of Architecture and the Schools of Anthropology and Conservation creating a flexible learning and social space with a new campus café (CREATE), that is open to the wider university community
Medway Social Spaces Appraisal
A critical analysis of existing commercial & non-commercial social spaces on campus led to the creation of a new café, dedicated pc area & multipurpose outdoor terrace at Medway.
Petanque Court and Seating
Following the construction of a petanque court near the Gulbenkian café, the surrounding area has been landscaped to create a new outdoor social space with improved seating and some giant sculptural petanque balls!
Photo competitions - love your campus(es)
An annual competition which invites student and staff to capture an image which reveals the hidden beauty of the campus or that captures a transient moment which has a particular resonance.
Rochester terrace and grasslands
The Rochester Building, Medway is home to a dynamic new terrace opening out from No1 café. The multipurpose outdoor venue offers sheltered seating with long views across the grasslands.
Creative Campus sponsored the production of a Meditation Mix CD to support individual and group mediation. A collaborative effort by students in the School of Music and Fine and staff in Student Services at Medway to promote wellbeing and calm , the tracks are available to download here: