Thursday 31 January 2013 marked the launch of the second year of the ROTOЯ Transdisciplinary dialogue and debate programme, a two-year collaborative partnership programme between the University of Huddersfield and Huddersfield Art Gallery featuring the transdisciplinary work of art and design staff from the University of Huddersfield. Now in its second year, ROTOЯ showcases a community of artists, designers and curators whose ideas and connective practices migrate and span artistic production, techno-design research, craft and cultural studies. ROTOЯ is located at the pivot between art and design disciplines and society, where points of intersection and engagement are considered and debated from multiple perspectives. The programme signals a unique partnership between Huddersfield Art Gallery and the University of Huddersfield to present a broad spectrum of practices and dialogues. To mark this occasion, a Memorandum of Understanding was officially signed by representatives from both institutions – Professor Tim Thornton (Pro-Vice Chancellor for Teaching and Learning) (background) and Dr David Smith (Director of Resources at Kirklees Council) (foreground).