Professor of Design and Design history part of BBC 4 documentary

Paul Atkinson, professor of design and design history spoke to BBC Radio Sheffield [listen again from 2:18] about his part in tonight’s BBC 4 documentary about a group of makers and players of cigar box guitars. The half-hour film, Cigar Box Blues – The Makers of a Revolution, directed by Virginia Heath, Professor of Film, and written by Paul Atkinson, Professor of Design and Design […]

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Cigar Box Blues – The Makers of a Revolution by Paul Atkinson & Virgina Heath to screen on BBC4

On Friday 18 December, the BBC are broadcasting a documentary by two Sheffield Hallam Professors from the Art & Design Research Centre. The half-hour film, Cigar Box Blues – The Makers of a Revolution, directed by Virginia Heath, Professor of Film, and written by Paul Atkinson, Professor of Design and Design History, portrays the passionate makers and players of cigar box guitars. Many […]

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Hallam lecturer joins Sheffield Race Equality Commission

Senior lecturer and artist Yuen Fong Ling has been appointed to a commission looking into the nature, extent and causes of racism and racial disparities in Sheffield. The Sheffield Race Equality Commission has appointed 24 commissioners to join its board. Explaining why he wanted to get involved with the year-long project Yuen said: “I feel it’s important to question, challenge […]

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The Design Journal Vol. 23 issue 5, Sep 2020, edited by Paul Atkinson

The Design Journal Vol 23 issue 5

In the latest issue of the Design Journal, editor Prof Paul Atkinson considers how we are adapting to ‘The New Normal’ in the COVID-19 era. In particular, he considers how the ‘hacked’ or innovated temporary design solutions to immediate problems are gradually being replaced with more permanent, professionally design alternatives. Newly-designed solutions continue to emerge. But more pressing for design […]

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Professor David Swann & The ‘Life-Saving Lullabies’ Team wins Best in Class for Social Impact at the 2020 Good Design Awards

Life-Saving Lullabies Good Design Awards 2020 Banner

We are pleased to report that the Life-Saving Lullabies project has been announced as the Best in Class for Social Impact as part of the Good Design Awards 2020! The annual Good Design Awards program is one of the oldest and most prestigious international design awards in the world, promoting excellence in design and innovation since 1958. See the announcement […]

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‘From Scotland With Love’ screening online with director Virginia Heath Q&A – Saturday 12 September 2020

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In a special online event this Saturday hosted by the Macrobert Arts Centre at the University of Stirling, BAFTA-nominated film From Scotland With Love will screen with a live Zoom Q&A with the film’s award-winning director Professor Virginia Heath. From Scotland With Love online screening and Q&A with Virginia Heath Saturday 12 September 2020, 7PM Macrobert Arts Centre, University of Stirling (online […]

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Foghorn Requiem Performance

Professor Lise Autogena’s Foghorn Requiem Performance Featured on BBC Radio 4   Professor Lise Autogena’s performance Foghorn Requiem was featured on BBC Radio 4. Life, Death and The Foghorn is presented by Jennifer Lucy Allan and produced by Jack Howson for the BBC “What happened to the foghorn, those beloved giants of our coastal landscape and soundscape? There used to be more than 100 […]

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‘Transmission’ & ‘COMMONS Dialogues’ – Professor David Cotterrell at 2020’s virtual Ubumuntu Arts Festival of Humanity

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Ubumuntu 2020 Friday 17 to Sunday 19 July 2020 Free registration online here. Empathy & Risk will be contributing to the 6th Ubumuntu Festival of Humanity through the creation of a new art work – Transmission, and an in-conversation event – COMMONS Dialogues. Transmission David Cotterrell and Ruwanthi de Chickera’s new video production Transmission will be presented at the main […]

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