Recent Submissions

  • The discourse of cultural leadership. 

    Price, Jonathan (Robert Gordon University Gray's School of Art, 2016-02)
    Cultural leadership has been a key concept in cultural policy and training since 2002. Most closely associated with the UK’s Clore Leadership Programme, it has been developed through various courses and initiatives ...
  • Metaphors in design: how we think of design expertise. 

    Gulari, Melehat Nil (Athabasca University Press, 2015-12)
    GULARI, M.N., 2015. Metaphors in design: How we think of design expertise. Journal of Research Practice, Vol. 11 (2), Article M8.
  • Owning failure: insights into the perceptions and understandings of art educators. 

    Fremantle, Chris; Kearney, Gemma (John Wiley & Sons Ltd, 2015-10)
    Failure forms an important dimension of art and design and is inherent in creative endeavours. This article explores current literature on failure in the art and design context and offers a contribution through qualitative ...
  • Contesting agendas of participation in the arts. 

    Price, Jonathan (Intellect, 2015-06-01)
    Forms of participatory practice have become ever more widely employed across the arts in recent years, operating across various institutional settings and social contexts. It is misleading, however, to assume that a single ...
  • Artist as navigator: understanding how the social qualities of art influence organizational change; a methodology for art as a social practice. 

    Smith, Helen (Robert Gordon University Gray's School of Art, 2015-07)
    • What insights can art reveal in the context of organizational change? • How do artistic practices influence the way communities address change? • In what ways can an individual artistic practice concerned with the role ...
  • Ecoartscotland Library. 

    Fremantle, Chris (, 2015-04)
    The ecoartscotland Library was included in the Sylva Caledonia exhibition which was at Summerhall Arts Centre, Edinburgh, 4 April - 22 May as part of the Edinburgh International Science Festival in 2015. Under the banner ...
  • Are design-led innovation approaches applicable to SMEs? 

    Gulari, Melehat Nil; Fremantle, Chris (The Design Society., 2015-09)
    This study analyses the design discourse and approaches in order to identify whether design-led innovation approaches are applicable to SMEs. It discusses the number of concepts that are widely used in design including ...
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of design support for small and medium sized enterprises in Scotland. 

    Gulari, Melehat Nil (Robert Gordon University Gray's School of Art, 2014-12)
    Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are the engine of economic growth and job creation. Governments have devoted considerable resources to increase their competitiveness in the market. Several design support ...
  • The post disciplinary digital practitioner. 

    Malins, Julian Paul; Pengelly, Jon; Marshall, John (Design Society, 2007-09)
    As new models of digital practice emerge, new pedagogies are being developed which are adopting a transdisciplinary approach to learning. The paper examines the concept of transdisciplinarity drawing on a range of examples ...
  • Textile lab: connecting design innovation with manufacture. 

    Steed, Josie (Robert Gordon University., 2009-04)
    This paper reports on the Textile Lab project as a case study focusing on the role of design innovation in relation to the challenges facing today’s Scottish textile manufacturing industry. This research aims to explore ...
  • Movement and moment: in-between discreteness and continuity. 

    Douglas, Anne; Coessens, Kathleen (Edinburgh University Press., 2014-03)
    This paper explores a paradox. We breathe in, and then out. We walk by making paces, alternating left and right feet. Walking and breathing are made up of discrete intervals of space and time, involuntary actions of the ...
  • Drawing and the score. 

    Douglas, Anne (Leuven University Press, 2013-10)
  • Altering a fixed identity: thinking through improvisation. 

    Douglas, Anne (University of Guelph, 2012)
    "Replacing artist with player as if adopting an alias is a way of altering a fixed identity. And a changed identity is a principle of mobility, of going from one place to another…" (Kaprow, Essays on the Blurring of Art ...
  • Experiential knowledge and improvisation: variations on movement, motion, emotion. 

    Douglas, Anne; Coessens, Kathleen (Intellect., 2012-10)
    In this paper we position improvisation as a way of knowing that is experiential, pivotal to the body’s movement and growth in the world. Improvisation allows us to manage the constraints and freedoms of a world rich in ...
  • The artistic turn: a manifesto. 

    Coessens, Kathleen; Crispin, Darla; Douglas, Anne (Leuven University Press., 2009-09)
    Despite innovative developments in research in-and-through the arts in the past decade, the emergent field of artistic research remains controversial, and is accepted with varying degrees of enthusiasm in academic institutions. ...
  • Engaging the future. 

    MacDonald, Stuart (2014-08-13)
    Whilst design thinking and user needs and experience remain important to the debate about design and design as a driver of innovation, this paper suggests that greater attention should be given to the increasing importance ...
  • Suburbanomics – creativity and innovation at the edge. 

    MacDonald, Stuart (2014-08-13)
    The basis of this paper is that we have prioritised the city centre and its planning sometimes to the impoverishment of the “suburbs” or outlying areas, despite the fact that most of us live there. Away from the headline ...
  • Tools for community - Ivan Illich's legacy. 

    MacDonald, Stuart (Intellect., 2012-05)
    Although it is 40 years since Ivan Illich published Tools for Conviviality, the word 'convivial' retains an appeal conjuring up liveliness, sociability and, in this age of economic uncertainty, optimism. But in an era of ...
  • Designing engagement: the new edge. 

    MacDonald, Stuart (University of Lapland, Faculty of Art and Design., 2013)
  • Transferable skills and the drug dependent: a journey through the city of Glasgow. 

    Hackett, Charlie (Common Ground, 2013)
    Voices narrate their views on skills, transferable skills, marginalisation and poverty in relation to society, opportunity and drug addiction. Narcotic addicts need to educate themselves on where to source and buy drugs ...

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