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Issue 1: Cosmopolitanism as Cultural and Creative Practice

Cosmopolitanism as critical and creative practice: an introduction // The world on a train: global narration in Geoff Ryman’s 253 // The precarious ecologies of cosmopolitanism // ‘How dare you rubbish my town!’: place listening as an approach to socially engaged art within UK urban regeneration contexts // Towards a cosmopolitan criticality? Relational aesthetics, Rirkrit Tiravanija and transnational encounters with pad thai // Parallel editing, multi-positionality and maximalism: cosmopolitan effects as explored in some art works by Melanie Jackson and Vivienne Dick // Offshore cosmopolitanism: reading the nation in Rana Dasgupta’s Tokyo Cancelled, Lawrence Chua’s Gold by the Inch and Aravind Adiga’s The White Tiger // Trick questions: cosmopolitan hospitality // Google paintings

Issue 2: Pavilions

Big worlds under little tents // ‘Not months but moments’: ephemerality, monumentality, and the pavilion in ruins // At the bottom of the garden: the Caffeaus of Villa Albani  // Folkloric modernism: Venice’s Giardini Della Biennale and the geopolitics of architecture // From the World’s Fair to Disneyland: pavilions as temples // The Markham Moor papilio: a picturesque commentary // On Penelope Curtis’ Patio and Pavilion: The Place of Sculpture in Modern Architecture // Fascism, middle class ideals, and holiday villas at the 5th Milan Triennale // ‘A bazaar in the Coliseum’: marketing Southeast Asian handicrafts in New York, 1956 // Pavilioning Manchester: boundaries of the local, national and global at the Asia Triennial // Haiti’s first national pavilion at the Venice Biennale: anachronism or illuminating opportunity? // The Dallas Pavilion: contemporary art and urban identity // ‘A glimpse of another world’: Zaha Hadid’s Mobile Art Pavilion (MAP) // The Donkey Institute of Contemporary Art (DICA): a photo-essay // Electronic textiles for architecture // The playful Ping-Pong Pavilion: learning from risky experimentation in real time // Deconstructing the Children’s Art Pavilion // After word, thought, life: a stroll in Parisian parks

Issue 3: Disturbing Pasts: Memories, Controversies and Creativity

Disturbing pasts: Memories, controversies and creativity // Echoes of the Great War: The recordings of African prisoners in the First World War // A riot of our own: a reflection on agency // The exhibition Namibia − Germany: a shared/divided history. Resistance, violence, memory (Cologne, Berlin 2004/2005) // Break! On the unpleasant, the marginal, the taboo, and the controversial in Norwegian museums // Making meaning from a fragmented past: 1897 and the creative process // Mallaby’s car: colonial subjects, imperial actors, and the representation of human suffering in postcolonial exhibitions // Comments on the art and research project ‘The division of the earth – tableaux on the legal synopses of the Berlin Africa conference’ // Late photography, military landscapes, and the politics of memory // Forced displacement, suffering and the aesthetics of loss // Nuclear war as false memory // I miss you, Jew! // Spatial dialogues and Holocaust memory in contemporary Polish art: Yael Bartana, Rafał Betlejewski and Joanna Rajkowska // Margit Ellinor: Forgotten images // A comment on contemporary Sámi art // Troubled traces: Painting and displaying intercultural traumas of Aboriginality // Empowering art: reconfiguring narratives of trauma and hope in the Australian national imaginary

Issue 4: Touch Me, Touch Me Not

Touch me, touch me not: senses, faith and performativity in early modernity: introduction // A touching compassion: Dürer’s haptic theology // Blind suffering: Ribera’s non-visual epistemology of martyrdom // Disciplining the tongue: Archbishop Antoninus, the Opera a ben vivere and the regulation of women’s speech in renaissance Florence // Sensing the image: gender, piety and images in late medieval Tuscany // Vox clamantis in deserto: The Johannesschüssel: senses and silences // To have and to hold: possessing the sacred in the late renaissance // Performing the renaissance body and mind: somaesthetic style and devotional practice at the Sacro Monte di Varallo // Alienata da’ sensi: reframing Bernini’s S. Teresa // Finishing touches: an afterword

Issue 5: Sustainable Art Communities: Creativity and Policy in the Transnational Caribbean

Sustainable art communities: creativity and policy in the transnational Caribbean. An introduction  Part 1 Histories and theories Dreams of Utopia: sustaining art institutions in the transnational Caribbean // Criticality and context: migrating meanings of art from the Caribbean // Notes on imagining Afropea Part 2 Visual investigations Kolonialismo di nanzi: Anansi colonialism // Art and agency in contemporary Curaçao: Tirzo Martha’s Blijf maar plakken // Between a rock and a hard place: local-global dynamics of funding and sponsorship in Caribbean art // Randnotizen: notes from the edge Part 3 Collaborations Policy entrepreneurship: expanding multimodality in Caribbean practice through Caribbean intransit // Champagne tastes and mauby pockets: towards healthy cultural eco-systems // Sustainable art communities: an afterword

Issue 6: Baroque Naples: place and displacement

Introduction: directions to baroque Naples // From Piazza Mercato to Ponte Ricciardo, and on to Via Toledo: Giovan Battista Della Porta’s translations of hands and feet of executed criminals across early modern Naples // Dislocating holiness: city, saint and the production of the flesh // The materiality of enchantment: rethinking Neapolitan marble intarsia // Baroque tectonics: eruptions and disruptions in the Vesuvian city // Naples in flesh and bone: Ribera’s Drunken Silenus and Saint Jerome // Flaying the image: skin and flesh in Jusepe de Ribera’s Martyrdoms of Saint Bartholomew // ‘More beautiful than nature itself ‘: the early commercial and critical fortunes of Neapolitan baroque still-life painting 

Issue 7: Between sensuous and making sense-of: an introduction

Between sensuous and making sense-of: an introduction // Striking textures, sensuous surfaces in photography and film // Dancing with images: embodied photographic viewing // Rocky encounters in the Sacro Bosco of Bomarzo // Carbon monochrome: Manuel DeLanda and the nonorganic life of affect // Outside the spectrum: poietic encounters of light-matter // When words falter // Rocaille ornamental agency and the dissolution of self in the rococo environment // Paperchase 

Issue 8: Brexit Wounds: arts and humanities responses to leaving the EU

Brexit Wounds: arts and humanities responses to leaving the EU: introduction // ‘We are the European family’: unsettling the role of family in belonging, race, nation and the European project // ‘The British people have spoken’: the monologue in the Brexit Shorts series // The hurt and healing of ‘Brexitannia’: towards a gendered take on Brexit visual cultures // Reflections on the rhetoric of (de)colonization in Brexit discourse // Consuming Brexit: alimentary discourses and the racial politics of Brexit // Autumn, winter, never spring: Brexit season // ‘Walking wounded’: the peace process and other collateral Brexit damages

Issue 9: Art history and design in dialogue: abutments and confluences

Introduction: Art history and design in dialogue: abutments and confluences Part 1 Changing conceptions of art and design: approaches to art education from the Académie Royale to the Bauhaus Art history and design in eighteenth-century France: from dessein to dessin // Art, industry and the laws of nature: the South Kensington method revisited // Art, design and modernity: the Bauhaus and beyond Part 2 Between art history and design: projects, methods, approaches Empowering design practices: exploring relations between architecture, faith, society and community // Seeing patterns on the ground: reflections on field-based photography Part 3 Exchanges between art history and design: an experiment in cross-disciplinary conversation Colonial histories, museum collections, FabLabs and community engagement: flows of practices, cultures and people – a roundtable Part 4 Art history and design education: pioneering approaches from the past to the future A305 History of architecture and design 1890‒1939: from 1975 to the present // A305: Looking back to look forward // Design education in the open // Futuring design education for a future