Negotiating the City – talk and discussion at Site Gallery on Thursday 14th November 2019

Dr Dani Abulhawa (Senior Lecturer in Performance, Sheffield Hallam University) is giving a talk alongside Professor Iain Borden (The Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London) on Thursday 14th November 2019 between 6.30pm-8.30pm at Site Gallery as part of their ‘Spaces for Creation’ programme. They will be discussing the contribution skateboarding/skateboarders make to the concept of more liveable cities.   […]

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Design Futures wins Design Team of the Year at UK Packaging Awards

Design Team of the Year award

The Design Futures packaging team has been recognised as Design Team of the Year for the third time at the UK Packaging Awards 2019. The prestigious award, sponsored by OPRL, was presented at a black-tie awards ceremony in Grosvenor House, London last Thursday evening. Packaging design studio creative director John Kirkby, who received the award on behalf of the team, […]

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Life Café project extends its reach

The Life Cafe

‘The Life Café. A space to uncover and share what is meaningful in life and in care’ As the Life Café kit is rolled out across the UK and beyond, we explore the programme of design research underpinning its development and some coverage of recent Life Cafés. The Design to Care Programme was an ambitious research project funded by the […]

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Design Futures shortlisted in three categories at the 2019 UK Packaging Awards

The Design Futures packaging team has been shortlisted in three categories at this years prestigious UK Packaging awards. Winners will be announced at the awards evening on Thursday 7th November, 2019, at the Grosvenor House, London. Their shortlisting for the ‘Best New Concept Award’ is for their development of an environmentally responsible cool box that uses sheep wool and corrugated […]

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Reader in Jewellery & Metalwork, Maria Hanson curates exhibition in Yunnan, China

Maria Hanson, Making Connections - Notions of Beauty exhibition poster

This week Maria Hanson, ADRC’s Reader in Jewellery and Metalwork is undertaking a research trip to Yunnan in China with Chris Knight, silversmith, researcher and senior lecturer in Jewellery and Metalwork. Maria was invited to curate an exhibition of contemporary jewellery and metalwork objects for the BR Gallery in the newly built Dali Intangible Cultural Heritage Museum.  Sally Li, co-founder […]

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Call for Papers: Unmade, Unfinished, Unseen: Shadow Histories of Cinema and Television

Unmade, Unfinished, Unseen: Shadow Histories of Cinema and Television is a two day international conference that will take place in September 2020 at De Montfort University and co-organised by Professor Ian Hunter (De Montfort University) and Dr James Fenwick (Sheffield Hallam University). The conference will be the first major gathering of scholars researching the ‘shadow’ histories of film and television. […]

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Podcast: Dr Clarke vs The Flying Saucers

Talking History with British Online Archives

Dr David Clarke, Principal Research Fellow in Journalism has been speaking with Jim Chisem for his podcast Talking History. The pair discussed David’s work as curator of The National Archives UFO Project, the history of the UFO phenomenon, and folklore in technological societies. Listen to the podcast here.     Image from Talking History at British Online Archives

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Professor Virginia Heath’s film, ‘Lift Share’, screens with legendary French Director Agnes Varda’s short films

Banner image of Professor Virginia Heath's 'Lift Share' still with laurels

Professor Virginia Heath‘s Lift Share will screen along with legendary French director Agnès Varda’s short films shot in California as part of Cinema @ Summerhall on Sunday 27 October 5PM courtesy of the French Film Festival UK. Lift Share screening as part of Triple Bill: Agnès Varda in California Cinema @ Summerhall, Summerhall Edinburgh Sunday 27 October 2019, 5PM – 6.30PM Event information and […]

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‘Investigatory Power’ – Exhibition by Rose Butler opens next month at Decad Berlin

Banner image for 'Investigatory Powers' - an exhibition at Decad Berlin by Rose Butler

Investigatory Power is an exhibition by British artist Rose Butler bringing together the artist’s own photographic work captured in the UK Houses of Parliament with video footage and imagery selected from the Stasi Records Agency, Film and Video Archive. As part of her doctoral study which centres on surveillance, Butler considers the ethics and politics of ‘looking’ through arts practice. […]

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‘Morris: A Ghost for Today’ – PhD researcher Diana Taylor’s symposium explores the relevance of William Morris in an age of instability

Banner image for Diana Taylor's symposium 'Morris: A Ghost for Today'

Morris: A Ghost for Today symposium William Morris Gallery, London E17 4FP Saturday 05 October, 10AM – 1PM Free to attend – register on Eventbrite here. Morris: A Ghost for Today is a symposium bringing together five contemporary, London-based artists to address the relevance of William Morris and why he matters particularly today, in these times of ecological and political instability. This […]

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