Recent Submissions

  • Souvenirs and the commodification of Scottish national identity. 

    Peach, Andrea (Leeds Metropolitan University (Organisers), 2007-07-19)
    PEACH, A. 2007. Souvenirs and the commodification of Scottish national identity. Presented at the 5th International research conference: things that move; the material worlds of tourism and travel, 19-23 July 2007, Leeds, UK.
    This paper will examine the commodification of Scottish craft to satisfy the demands of tourism, and ultimately the problematic outcome of the consumption of craft objects as souvenirs. Using as primary source material the ...
  • Conquest of photography: a tale of abstraction versus the richness of images. 

    Hamlyn, Jim (Robert Gordon University, 2017-10-27)
    HAMLYN, J. 2017. Conquest of photography: a tale of abstraction versus the richness of images. Presented at the 2nd Contemporary photography symposium, 27 October 2017, Regensburgh, Germany.
    The aim of this presentation is to bring into relief the degree to which our language-centric view of the world obscures our understanding of photography and depiction more generally. Or, as Wittgenstein put it: 'Philosophy ...
  • The grammar of images. 

    Hamlyn, Jim (Common Ground Research Networks, 2017-10-31)
    HAMLYN, J. 2017. The grammar of images. Presented at the 8th International conference on the image, 31 Oct - 1 Nov 2017, Venice, Italy.
    Artists sometimes talk of the 'grammar' of drawing or the 'language' of painting or photography. What they usually mean are the rudiments of drawing or the fundamental principles of painting or photography. In ordinary ...
  • Making poetry to invent policy: the practice of Helen Mayer Harrison and Newton Harrison. 

    Fremantle, Chris (ASLE (Organisers) http://www.ppls.ed.ac.uk/nature/asle08.htm, 2008-07-10)
    FREMANTLE, C. 2008. Making poetry to invent policy: the practice of Helen Mayer Harrison and Newton Harrison. Presented at the 5th biennial Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment conference (ASLE 08): activism, apocalypse and the Avant-Garde, 10-13 July 2008, Edinburgh, UK.
    Helen Mayer Harrison and Newton Harrison, the eminent conceptual and ecological artists, have prophesied environmental crisis and imagined alternative futures since the early 70s. Their work is storytelling for the future. ...
  • Crafting revivals? An investigation into the craft revival of the 1970's: can contemporary comparisons by drawn? 

    Peach, Andrea (Edinburgh Research Explorer http://www.research.ed.ac.uk/portal/en/publications/ideas-of-the-handmade%2875b386d9-283d-4dae-b396-75c66d98aac0%29.html, 2012-04-20)
    PEACH, A. 2012. Crafting revivals? An investigation into the craft revival of the 1970's: can contemporary comparisons by drawn? In MacDonald, J. and Rossi, C. Ideas of the handmade: histories and theories of making, 20 April 2012, Edinburgh, UK. Edinburgh: Edinburgh Research Explorer [online], pages 46-56. Available from: http://www.research.ed.ac.uk/portal/files/10770782/final_craftscotland1_1_.pdf
    This paper originates from PhD research which I am currently undertaking on craft in the 1970s, a time which craft historians and theorists generally acknowledge as one of revival and reinvention of craft practice across ...
  • In conversation: is care in opposition to design? 

    Fremantle, Chris; McHattie, Lynn-Sayers (Lancaster University, 2017-09-12)
    FREMANTLE, C. and MCHATTIE, L.-S. 2017. In conversation: is care in opposition to design? In Does design care...?: an international workshop of design thought and action, 12-13 September 2017, Lancaster, UK. Lancaster: Lancaster University, pages 95-98.
    We need to challenge underpinning assumptions of design including 'Who does it?' 'What's it for?' and 'How do we learn to do it?' are brought into sharp focus by the question of care. Care might even be something conceived ...
  • Rethinking water: a CAAS (city as a spaceship) design approach. 

    Fairburn, Susan Marie; Imhof, Anna Barbara; Mohanty, Susmita (Taylor and Francis https://doi.org/10.1080/14606925.2017.1352708, 2017-04-12)
    FAIRBURN, S., IMHOF, B. and MOHANTY, S. 2017. Rethinking water: a CAAS (city as a spaceship) design approach. The design journal [online], 20(Sup1): proceedings of the 12th European Academy of Design conference: design for next, 12-14 April 2017, Sapienza, Italy, pages S1904-S1915. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/14606925.2017.1352708
    Water is ubiquitous and essential, yet we struggle to understand it from a systems perspective. Water is a terrestrial closed-loop system involving individuals, communities, cities and geographies, and as such, might it ...
  • Space4Inspiration: survival lab: designing countermeasures for natural disasters. 

    Dominoni, Annalisa; Quaquaro, Benedetto; Fairburn, Susan Marie (Taylor and Francis https://doi.org/10.1080/14606925.2017.1352710, 2017-04-12)
    DOMINONI, A., QUAQUARO, B. and FAIRBURN, S. 2017. Space4Inspiration: survival lab: designing countermeasures for natural disasters. The design journal [online], 20(Sup1): proceedings of the 12th European Academy of Design conference: design for next, 12-14 April 2017, Sapienza, Italy, pages S1927-S1937. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/14606925.2017.1352710
    The advances made for spaceflight have influenced almost every aspect of modern life on Earth through spin-off technologies. Looking at the space environmental context and crew dynamics, we can gain insight and inspiration ...
  • The future of design support: what can we learn from design support experience in the UK, Estonia and Turkey? 

    Gulari, Melehat Nil; Melioranski, Ruth-Helene; Er, Ozlem; Fremantle, Chris (https://doi.org/10.1080/14606925.2017.1353013, 2017-09-06)
    GULARI, M.N., MELIORANSKI, R.-H., ER, O. and FREMANTLE, C. 2017. The future of design support: what can we learn from design support experience in the UK, Estonia and Turkey? Design journal [online], 20(Sup1): proceedings of the 12th European Academy of Design conference (EAD12): design for next, 12-14 April 2017, Rome, Italy, pages S669-S680. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/14606925.2017.1353013
    This article provides a comparison of design support landscape of three countries: the UK, Estonia and Turkey. The economic and political development patterns and experience of design support within these countries lead ...
  • City as a spaceship. 

    Fairburn, Susan Marie; Mohanty, Susmita; Imhof, Anna Barbara (International Astronautical Federation www.iafastro.org, 2014-09-29)
    FAIRBURN, S., MOHANTY, S. and IMHOF, A.B. 2014. City as a spaceship. Presented at the 65th International astronautical congress (IAC), 29 September - 3 October 2014, Toronto, Canada. Available from: www.iafastro.org
    While past visions of future cities were often inspired by space and exploration of the unknown, and thus based in science fiction, we propose future visions of the city based in science fact; that which is known and learned ...
  • Is specialist designer an oxymoron? The value of specialisation in the design field. 

    Gulari, Melehat Nil; Fairburn, Susan Marie (INSTITUTION OF ENGINEERING DESIGNERS AND THE DESIGN SOCIETY https://www.designsociety.org/publication/34720, 2013-09-04)
    GULARI, M.N. and FAIRBURN, S. 2013. Is specialist designer an oxymoron? The value of specialisation in the design field. In Proceedings of the 15th international conference on engineering and product design education (E&PDE13): design education - growing our future, 5 - 6 September 2013, Dublin, Ireland. Bristol: Design Society [online], pages 246-251. Available from: https://www.designsociety.org/publication/34720.
    "Jack-of-all-trades, master of none" is a figure of speech that suits generalists well. Having special knowledge is usually confused with being an expert. Does it mean that a non-specialist or a generalist is not an expert? ...
  • Practice-led research and improvisation in post modern culture. 

    Douglas, Anne (http://www.orpheusinstituut.be/en/education/docartes, 2016-02-26)
    DOUGLAS, A. 2016. Practice-led research and improvisation in post modern culture. Presented as part of the docARTES: crossing borders programme, 26 February 2016, Ghent, Belguim.
    docARTES is an international inter-university doctoral programme for practice-based research in musical arts, designed for musician-researchers. This was an invited lecture for the Crossing borders programme.
  • In pursuit of the voices within social design discourse. 

    Bugali, Hilal; Fairburn, Susan Marie; Halsall, Robert (TRADERS http://tr-aders.eu/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/MEDIATIONS2016-Conference-Proceedings.pdf, 2016-11-21)
    BUGALI, H., FAIRBURN, S. and HALSALL, R. 2016. In pursuit of the voices within social design discourse. In the Proceedings of training art and design researchers for participation in public space (TRADERS): mediations; art and design agency and participation in public space, 21-22 Nov 2016, London, UK. London: TRADERS [online], pages 163-173. Available from: http://tr-aders.eu/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/MEDIATIONS2016-Conference-Proceedings.pdf.
    Design has expanded its scope towards social change and innovation - this is observed to a great extent in the UK in parallel with the 'Big Society', but is happening globally as well. The existing literature concentrates ...
  • Breaking through the aesthetics of public art. 

    Douglas, Anne; Fremantle, Chris (Bergen National Academy of Arts, 2008-12-31)
    DOUGLAS, A. and FREMANTLE, C. 2008. Breaking through the aesthetics of public art. Presented at Sensuous knowledge 5 (SK5): questioning qualities, 2008, Bergen, Norway. Bergen: Bergen National Academy of Arts.
    Our research is concerned with the changing nature of public art. We work with the experience of making art, drawing on articulations of process developed by artists themselves as well as theorists and historians. We also ...
  • Leaving the (social) ground of (artistic) intervention more fertile: an ecology of practice in the everyday. 

    Douglas, Anne; Fremantle, Chris (Bergen Academy of Art and Design, 2005-11-30)
    DOUGLAS, A. and FREMANTLE, C. 2005. Leaving the (social) ground of (artistic) intervention more fertile: an ecology of practice in the everyday. Presented at Sensuous knowledge 2 (SK2): aesthetic practice and aesthetic insight, November 2005, Bergen, Norway.
    This paper reviews the projects that fed into the On the Edge research programme between 2001-2004.
  • The dynamic of the edge: practice led research into the value of the arts in marginal spaces. 

    Douglas, Anne; Fremantle, Chris; Delday, Heather (Bergen Academy of Art and Design, 2004-10-26)
    DOUGLAS, A., FREMANTLE, C. and DELDAY, H. 2004. The dynamic of the edge: practice led research into the value of the arts in marginal spaces. Presented at Sensuous knowledge 1 (SK1), 26-28 October 2004, Solstrand, Norway.
    This paper articulates an approach to art and design practice that questions two fundamental assumptions: firstly, it is not framed by the creative practice of an individual artist delivering an authored artwork to a public ...
  • Encounter in art. 

    Douglas, Anne (http://2014.fola.com.au/program/art-and-encounter/, 2014-03-15)
    DOUGLAS, A. 2014. Encounter in art. Presented at Art and encounter 2014: beyond audience develpment; why do artists engage publics in participation?, 14-30 March 2014, Melbourne, Australia. Melbourne: Arts House.
    This presentation explores how 'encounter' is different from 'event' and making this differentiation has important implications on how we imagine the relationship of art to audience. The author introduces some theoretical ...
  • Leading through art: exploring action and improvisation. 

    Douglas, Anne (University of Melbourne, 2014-03-04)
    DOUGLAS, A. 2014. Leading through art: exploring action and improvisation. Presented at the Macgeorge fellowship, Centre for creative partnerships, 4 March 2014, Melbourne, Australia. Melbourne: University of Melbourne.
    A keynote such as this raises the expectations of a new beginning to a discourse, of presenting another way of thinking about a shared set of issues. The process of arriving at the focus of the keynote has been collaborative ...
  • Leading cultures of transition through arts practice. 

    Douglas, Anne (University of Valencia, 2016-11-30)
    DOUGLAS, A. 2016. Leading cultures of transition through arts practice. Keynote presented at the Art and ecology seminar, 28-30 November 2016, Valencia, Spain.
    In this third keynote I want to rise a little to the surface while rising to the challenge that both speakers have offered the arts. All three presentations share in common the importance of the stories we tell ourselves. ...
  • What is it possible to know? 

    Douglas, Anne (NAFAE http://www.nafae.org.uk/events/research-practice-practice-research, 2016-07-15)
    DOUGLAS, A. 2016. What is it possible to know? Presented at the Research practice practice research symposium; fine art research network, 15 July 2016, Lancaster, UK. Lancaster: NAFAE [online]. Available from: http://www.nafae.org.uk/sites/default/files/papers/research_practice_keynote_anne_douglas.pdf
    In his 1978 movie Manhattan, Woody Allen’s character, lying on a coach in his apartment after a break up of a relationship, records his thoughts on life: “An idea for a short story about people in Manhattan who are ...

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