In January 2018, students and academics from Arts & Communication Design joined forces with one of the world's leading cultural institutions, Tate Modern.
The partnership enabled artists and audiences to collaborate on an unprecedented scale in a free, ground-breaking new programme, Tate Exchange.
Over the course of a week, members of the public were invited to join academic colleagues, undergraduate and postgraduate students from across all disciplines within Arts & Communication Design (ACD) and local partnering organisations.
They were able to participate in a series of free activities engaging with art, design, film and performance, including: collaborative clay workshops with ArtLab, and creating and curating a sensory museum with PurpleSTARS.
"It has been a great opportunity to work with Tate on an initiative in which we share so many interests and values, and it has been wonderful working with students and staff from across the school to deliver Reading Assembly.
The Tate Exchange floor has been full of varied activities; a particular highlight for me has been watching our partner schools from Reading taking part in ArtLab's collaborative clay workshops."