Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS)


Alternative Epistemologies - celebrating 5 years of the IAS

The Institute of Advanced Studies held an online festival from 4-6th May 2021 to celebrate its fifth anniversary. Under the umbrella of ‘Alternative Epistemologies’ there were three days of conversations and performances of every kind. The programme showcased the extensive range of work that has been done over the last five years, whilst also looking towards the research agendas of the future.

Fifth anniversary logo

Welcome to 'Alternative Epistemologies'

MediaCentral Widget PlaceholdercdDAFB0J







Exhibition space

Funnelback feed: https://cms-feed.ucl.ac.uk/s/search.json?collection=drupal-social-and-hi...Double click the feed URL above to edit

Recordings from the Festival

The videos of any events that were recorded during the Festival will be uploaded here by the end of May 2021.


Transgender Shakespeare and His Contemporaries

Recorded 4 May 2021, 5pm

Watch recording

Fragility of the Achive

The Fragility of the Archive

Recorded 4 May 2021, 5pm

Watch recording


In the Air

Recorded 5 May 2021, 9.30am

Watch recording 

imaginative geog

Imaginative Geographies

Recorded 5 May 2021, 9.30am

Watch recording 

planetary social thought book cover

What can a planet do? Planetary social thought & more-than-organic life

Recorded 5 May 2021, 2pm

Watch recording


Writing the Camp

Recorded 6 May 2021, 9:30 am

Watch recording

provisional sea, son, writing

Sea, Song, Writing: On the Palmy Beach

Recorded 6 May 2021, 11:30 am

Watch recording

Dada and the Punjabi Princess

Re-humouring the Golden Elixir

Recorded 6 May 2021, 11:30 am

Watch recording

people dancing

Floral Collectivism: Postsocialist Eco-Epistemologies

06 May 2021, 2:30 pm–4:00 pm

Watch recording


VIRTUAL IAS Festival: The City Dionysia – Narrating Wasteland in Urban Life

06 May 2021, 12:00 pm–1:30 pm

Watch recording

América Invertida, by Joaquin Torres- García.

VIRTUAL IAS Festival: Knowledge Equity: A concept for the post-pandemic world

5 May 2021, 5pm-6:30pm

Watch recording

orwell logo

VIRTUAL IAS Festival: The Politics of Fiction: Three years of reading Political Fiction at UCL

4 May 2021, 1pm-2:30pm

Watch recording


PPV Book Launch: Keti Chukhrov’s 'Practicing the Good'

6 May 2021, 3pm-4:30pm

Watch recording


VIRTUAL IAS Festival: Daily-Artifacts and the Body in the Americas

4 May 2021, 3:30pm-5pm

Watch recording


VIRTUAL IAS Festival: On Site-Writing

5 May 2021, 9:30am-11am

Watch recording


VIRTUAL IAS Festival: Crossing the line: contested borders and bounded space in Ireland

4 May 2021, 9:30am-11am

Watch recording


VIRTUAL IAS Festival: The Weight of Numbers on Bodies

4 May 2021, 11:30am-1:30pm

Watch recording