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May, June, July 2021, Kingston University
Our Practice Our Methods is a series of showcase and round-table events focused around practice-based and design research with the aim to celebrate the diverse and dynamic methods, processes and outputs of the faculty, staff, students and wider Kingston community.
2019–20, Kingston University
Desert Island Researchers events aimed to promote inter-disciplinary research discussions. The event comprised of a series of short research presentations followed by two audio-visual research interviews in the style of Desert Island Discs (BBC radio 4). Followed by critical discussions on format, content, and future speakers.
2018–19, Kingston University
Research Conversations was a design research seminar series that took place in the academic year 2018-2019. The series aimed to bring together research staff and students to generate discussions about research through design. There were two presentations per seminar, followed by questions and discussion.
21 – 23 September 2017, Old Spitalfields Market, London
Manufactory took place during London Design Festival 2017. It saw designers turn stalls into live making spaces, and transform materials and stories integral to the market into new types of produce. The event explored four broad research agendas:
7 April 2017, Institute of Contemporary Arts
Marking Domains was a one-day conference exploring illustration and narrative art as a domain.
It asked, "Where is home for illustration and the narrative image?", contrasting illustration in the internal, domestic place of ‘home' with the external, public space of the ‘street'. Leading illustration practitioners and educators examined illustration as a visual form of increasing cultural and social significance.
2 November 2016, Kingston University
This one-day symposium brought together students and tutors from several colleges to collectively respond to the question: "What's so alternative about art school?"
The event explored long-standing traditions of risk and rebellion, interrogating the value of Art School as place, concept and transformative process.