PG7027 Glucksman Futures

(10 credits)

What lies ahead? How will our current society change in the coming years, as new technologies advance and different opportunities arise? Which ideas will the next generation of artists, curators and innovators develop, and how can we help them get there?

GLUCKSMAN Futures looks to answer these questions by investing in the experiences and vision of an emerging generation of curators. It encourages them to actively get involved in curating in the public realm, to make sense of the issues that they face every day, and to gain a practical understanding of how best to display and communicate their ideas to the world.

The module involves workshop sessions on curatorial practice, research and reflection on agreed curatorial project, teamwork on the preparation and presentation of the public displays, and exhibition standard presentation of visual and archival material in the public realm.

Credits: 10 credits

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:

  • Identify and execute key tasks required for effective project management
  • Activate their research skills in an interdisciplinary context
  • Demonstrate effective communication and teamwork skills
  • Critically reflect on non-textual approaches to interpreting and communicating ideas
  • Create a professional standard exhibit for display in a museum context
  • Articulate the public impact of research-led curatorial projects
  • Articulate the specific skills acquired on the module and identify how they are transferable to other work/project contexts


Assessment: The module is assessed on participation in the workshops, the presentation of a curatorial project in the public domain, and completion of a reflective piece in the student’s chosen medium (e.g. video, poster, digital storyboard, text, etc.).

Registration: Applicants can email Chris Clarke directly or submit the attached form to

More Information:

Venue: All sessions take place in the River Room, the Glucksman 





Thursday 18 October

3 – 5 pm

Introduction and outline of the programme

Thursday 25 October

3 – 5 pm

Presentation and discussion of previous Futures projects

Thursday 1 November

3 – 5 pm

Presentation on forthcoming Glucksman exhibiton (thematic relation to futures projects)

Thursday 8 November

3 – 5 pm

Workshop on education and mediation of projects

Thursday 15 November

3 – 5 pm

Independent collaborative workshop

Thursday 22 November

3 – 5 pp

Independent collaborative workshop

Thursday 29 November

3 – 5 pm

Independent collaborative workshop (followed by Glucksman opening

Thursday 6 December

3 – 5 pm

Promotion and management of the public event (with presentation by Glucksman curatorial resident)

Friday 14 December

6 – 8pm

GLUCKSMAN futures public event


University College Cork

Coláiste na hOllscoile Corcaigh

College Road, Cork T12 K8AF