Political, social and technological upheavals have occurred with remarkable force and speed over our recent history; the global coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated this in any number of ways. We live in ‘interesting times’, no doubt. Across Spring/Summer 2022 the Collaborations and Cultural Activities programme will ask what forms our interest in these times can take. We want to ask how we might make historical sense of our moment: What causal factors do we need to take into account? Did 2020 and 2021 ‘just happen’ or can we place them within longer trajectories and processes? How can cultural practices play a role in figuring these issues? How is cultural practice itself changed by recent events and shifts? Are there specific forms of thought and response that are necessitated by the immediate past, by what has just happened and perhaps is still happening?