Recent Submissions

  • Second skin iterations: programmes and prototypes. 

    Steed, Josie; Fairburn, Sue (Association of Degree Courses in Fashion and Textiles, 2015-11-11)
    STEED, J. and FAIRBURN, S. 2015. Second skin iterations: programmes and prototypes. In the Proceedings of Futurescan 3: intersecting identities, 11-12 November 2015, Glasgow, UK.
    As an emerging area of research, blending science, technology, design: product, textiles and fashion, this paper speculates on ways to use 3D realisation and embedded technologies to address and enhance our ability to ...
  • Hand knitting in a digital era. 

    Steed, Josie (Bloomsbury http://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/crafting-textiles-in-the-digital-age-9781474286206/, 2016-09-08)
    STEED, J. 2016. Hand knitting in a digital era. In Nimkulrat, N., Kane, F. and Walton, K. (eds.) Crafting textiles in the digital age. London: Bloomsbury, part 3, chapter 9.
    This chapter seeks to develop an argument for a more nuanced language in our critical understanding of the cultural and contextual significance of hand knitting within contemporary craft practice, towards developing a ...
  • Impact by design: evaluating knowledge exchange as a lens for evaluating the wider impacts of a design-led business support programme. 

    Fremantle, Chris; Gulari, Melehat Nil; Fairburn, Sue; Hepburn, Leigh-Anne; Valentine, Gail; Meagher, Laura (DMI:ADMC 2016 (Organisers), 2016-07-28)
    FREMANTLE, C., GULARI, M.N., FAIRBURN, S., HEPBURN, L.-A., VALENTINE, G. and MEAGHER, L. 2016. Impact by design: evaluating knowledge exchange as a lens for evaluating the wider impacts of a design-led business support programme. In the Proceedings of the 20th DMI: academic design management conference (DMI:ADMC): inflection point: design research meets design practice, 28-29 July 2016, Boston, USA.
    This paper reports on the evaluation of knowledge exchange and impact generated through Design in Action (DIA), a design-led business support approach to answering the Arts and Humanities Research Council's call for knowledge ...
  • Inconsistency and contradiction: lessons in improvisation in the work of Helen Mayer Harrison and Newton Harrison. 

    Fremantle, Chris; Douglas, Anne (Gaia Project Press, 2016-01-01)
    DOUGLAS, A. and FREMANTLE, C. 2016. Inconsistency and contradiction: lessons in improvisation in the work of Helen Mayer Harrison and Newton Harrison. In Brady, J. (ed.) Elemental: an arts and ecology reader. Manchester: Gaia Project Press.
    The aim of this essay is to draw out the learning from the authors' analysis of the practice of Helen Mayer Harrison and Newton Harrison, collectively known as 'the Harrisons'. The Harrisons are widely acknowledged as ...
  • The hope of something different. 

    Fremantle, Chris (arestlessart.com, 2015-12-17)
    FREMANTLE, C. 2015. The hope of something different. Contribution to Matarasso, F. (ed.) A restless art: thinking about community and participatory art [online]. 17 Dec 2015. Available from: https://arestlessart.com/2015/12/17/chris-fremantle-the-hope-of-something-different/
    Participatory art is a rich and diverse practice. Much of its energy comes from the creative tensions between different theories and visions, as may be seen from some of the reaction to the Turner Prize jury's choice. But ...
  • Immersing the artist and designer in the needs of the clinician: evolving the brief for distraction and stress reduction in a new Child Protection Unit. 

    Fremantle, Chris; Hepburn, Leigh-Anne; Hamilton, Alexander; Sands, Jackie (Sheffield Hallam University http://research.shu.ac.uk/design4health/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/D4H_Fremantle_et_al.pdf, 2016-07-13)
    FREMANTLE, C., HEPBURN, L-A., HAMILTON, A. and SANDS, J. 2015. Immersing the artist and designer in the needs of the clinician: evolving the brief for distraction and stress reduction in a new Child Protection Unit. In Proceedings of the third European conference on Design4Health 2015 [online], 13-16 July 2015, Sheffield, UK. Available from: http://research.shu.ac.uk/design4health/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/D4H_Fremantle_et_al.pdf
    Engaging clinicians in the design of new, less stressful spaces in healthcare is an interdisciplinary challenge for artists and designers. The design brief is the primary means of ensuring shared understanding and success ...
  • Improvisation and embodied knowledge: three artistic projects between life, art and research. 

    Douglas, Anne; Coessens, Kathleen (Malmő Academy of Music, Lund University, 2013-12-31)
    DOUGLAS, A. and COESSENS, K. 2013. Improvisation and embodied knowledge: three artistic projects between life, art and research. In Frisk, H. and Östersjö, S. (eds.) (Re)thinking improvisation: artistic explorations and conceptual writing. Malmö: Malmö Academy of Music, Lund University, pages 29-41.
    In life there exists no script. The primacy of experience in the form of 'trying out' or improvisation, a moving from an indefinable and undifferentiated state to feeling our way by creating a direction. In art, improvisation ...
  • Understanding experimentation as improvisation in arts research. 

    Douglas, Anne; Gulari, Melehat Nil (Emerald https://dx.doi.org/10.1108/QRJ-06-2015-0035, 2015-12-01)
    DOUGLAS, A. and GULARI, M.N. 2015. Understanding experimentation as improvisation in arts research. Qualitative research journal [online], 15(4), pages 392-403. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1108/QRJ-06-2015-0035
    Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to address the following questions: in what sense does experimentation as improvisation lead to methodological innovation? What are the implications of artistic experimentation as ...
  • How can a box become a garment. 

    Hardingham, Laura A. (Taylor and Francis https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17543266.2016.1167254, 2016-03-30)
    HARDINGHAM, L.A. 2016. How can a box become a garment. International journal of fashion design, technology and education [online], 9(2), pages 97-105. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17543266.2016.1167254
    This paper analyses the pedagogy connecting fashion students' understanding of pattern making and garment construction through the project 'how can a box become a garment', implemented as an alternative novel approach for ...
  • Work as if you live in the early days of a better nation: experiments in poetics and justice. 

    Fremantle, Chris (2016-08-31)
    FREMANTLE, C. 2016. Work as if you live in the early days of a better nation: experiments in poetics and justice. In Proceedings of PetroCultures 2016: the offshore, 31 August - 3 September 2016, Newfoundland, Canada.
    The purpose of this presentation is to explain why Scotland provides a relevant and provocative context for the Land Art Generator Initiative - the reason behind the development of the LAGI Glasgow project.
  • Working together. 

    Fremantle, Chris (Prestel, 2014-09-29)
    FREMANTLE, C. 2014. Working together. In Monoian, E., Ferry, R. and Land Art Generator Initiative (eds.) New energies: Copenhagen. London: Prestel, pages 2-5.
    Why is 'working together' so vital right now? It is at the heart of ecoart practices and at the heart of the Land Art Generator Initiative. It is one of the features that distinguish these practices and programs. LAGI asks ...
  • LAGI Glasgow. [Project website] 

    Land Art Generator Initiative (http://www.landartgenerator.org/glasgow/, 2016-07-29)
    LAND ART GENERATOR INITIATIVE. LAGI Glasgow [online]. Available from: http://www.landartgenerator.org/glasgow/
    LAGI Glasgow is demonstrating the potential for artists, designers and architects to contribute to renewable energy infrastructure and integrate it into a place-making approach. The project will undertake research and ...
  • Ethical design: a foundation for visual communication. 

    Buwert, Peter (Robert Gordon University Faculty of Design and Technology. Gray's School of Art., 2016-05)
    BUWERT, P. 2016. Ethical design: a foundation for visual communication. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    The central original contribution to knowledge proposed by this thesis is the setting forth of a conceptualisation of ethical theory specifically in relation to design, with a focus on visual communication design. Building ...
  • Practising equality. 

    Harris, Paul; Fremantle, Chris (Moving targets (Conference organisers) https://vimeo.com/77427158, 2013-10-15)
    HARRIS, P. and FREMANTLE, C. 2013. Practising equality. Presented at the Moving targets conference, 15-16 October 2013, Dundee, UK.
    This exercise started from a hunch that it would be useful to break out of the somewhat enclosed discourses in the respective fields of media and art to see if there were useful experiences and even lessons by assuming ...
  • LAGI Glasgow. [Exhibition] 

    Land Art Generator Initiative (http://www.thelighthouse.co.uk/visit/exhibition/lagi-glasgow https://ecoartscotland.files.wordpress.com/2016/08/a5-lagi-glasgow-brochure-16pages.pdf, 2016-06-09)
    LAND ART GENERATOR INITIATIVE. 2016. LAGI Glasgow. Exhibition. 9 June - 29 July 2016, The Lighthouse (Glasgow).
    LAGI Glasgow is demonstrating the potential for artists, designers and architects to contribute to renewable energy infrastructure and integrate it into a place-making approach. The project will undertake research and ...
  • Re:presenting making: the integration of new technology into ceramic designer-maker practice. 

    Bunnell, Katie (Robert Gordon University Gray's School of Art, 1998)
    BUNNELL, K. 1998. Re:presenting making: the integration of new technology into ceramic designer-maker practice. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    See Coversheet for system requirements. The aim of the research is to integrate computer technologies and environmentally - sensitive materials and processes into the practice of the ceramic designer-maker, in order to ...
  • Conversational mapping: revaluing the social aspects of art. 

    Gausden, Caroline; Smith, Helen (Hyperrhiz http://hyperrhiz.io/hyperrhiz12/conversing-with-maps/3-gausden-smith-conversational-mapping.html, 2015-08)
    GAUSDEN, C. and SMITH, H. 2015. Conversational mapping: revaluing the social aspects of art. Hyperrhiz: new media cultures [online], 12. Available from: http://hyperrhiz.io/hyperrhiz12/conversing-with-maps/3-gausden-smith-conversational-mapping.html
    This submission, part audio, part text continues a dialogue between artist Helen Smith and critical theorist Caroline Gausden delivered at the 2014 Mapping Culture Conference in Coimbra, which compared two distinct geographies ...
  • The discourse of cultural leadership. 

    Price, Jonathan (Robert Gordon University Faculty of Design and Technology. 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 http://jrp.icaap.org/index.php/jrp/article/view/485/423, 2015-12)
    GULARI, M.N., 2015. Metaphors in design: How we think of design expertise. Journal of Research Practice, Vol. 11 (2), Article M8.
    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 http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jade.12083, 2015-10)
    FREMANTLE, C. and KEARNEY, G., 2015. Owning Failure: Insights Into the Perceptions and Understandings of Art Educators. International Journal of Art and Design Education, Vol 34 (3), pp 309-318.
    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 ...

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