Member for

4 years




TrAIN Research Centre, University of the Arts London

Short bio

Professor Paul Goodwin is a curator, writer and researcher based in London. He is Director of the Research Centre for Transnational Art, Identity and Nation (TrAIN) at University of the Arts London where he holds the UAL Chair in Contemporary Art and Urbanism. https://www.arts.ac.uk/research/research-centres/train Goodwin's research and curatorial practices centre around the relation between aesthetics and politics in transnational contexts with a special focus on African diaspora visual and urban cultures. He is currently developing a new international research consortium with Prof Ming Tiampo (Carleton University, Canada) and colleagues – Transnational Arts and Culture Exchange (TrACE) – to develop a major collaborative research project around strengthening resilience and exploring social innovation in cultural institutions in the face of the challenges of nationalist populism, migration and political instability: Worlding Public Cultures: the Arts and Social Innovation with university and museum partners in Canada, Germany, Netherlands, and the UK.

Field of expertise

Contemporary art; curating; African diaspora art; museology; transnational perspectives in art

Working Group

WG5: Evaluation: values, criteria, procedures