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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‘Three Chords and the Truth’ screening at the Albuquerque Film and Music Festival – Friday 26 June 2020

Still from Three Chords and the Truth by Paul Atkinson and Virginia Heath and AMFX logo

Three Chords and the Truth will screen on Friday 26 June in Best of the Fest at the Albuquerque Film and Music Festival (AFMX), New Mexico. The AFMX brings together award-winning and up-and-coming filmmakers and musicians from around the world to showcase and celebrate film and music, and provide a platform for education, collaboration, discovery and the sharing of impactful stories. […]

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The Design Journal Vol. 23 issue 1, edited by Paul Atkinson

Design Journal 23.1

The Design Journal’s first issue of Volume 23 – and of the new decade – has now been published, and includes articles by several ADRC staff. In his editorial, ‘Root and Branch’, editor Prof Paul Atkinson considers a number of themes emerging in this issue’s papers. The first theme of ‘developing cultures’ is explored in James Corazzo (SHU Lecturer in […]

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‘Three Chords and the Truth’ screens at the Manchester Film Festival

2020-03 HEATH ATKINSON Three Chords at Manchester Film Festival

Three Chords and the Truth has been selected for screening at the Manchester Film Festival alongside documentary shorts at the ODEON Great Northern on Thursday 12 March 2020. Three Chords and the Truth Manchester Film Festival, ODEON Manchester Great Northern Thursday 12 March 2020, 6PM See the full schedule of films here. The short film directed by Virginia Heath, Professor of Film, […]

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Professors Virginia Heath and Paul Atkinson speak to Radio Sheffield about ‘Cigar Box Blues – The Makers of a Revolution’ documentary

2019-12-16 HEATH ATKINSON - Cigar Box Blues BBC (1)

Professors Virginia Heath and Paul Atkinson have been speaking to Rony Robinson on Radio Sheffield (at 38:00) about their documentary focused on the men who make and play their own cigar box guitars. Find out more, and read interviews with both Virginia and Paul, here. Paul Atkinson is Professor of Design and Design History in the Art and Design Research Centre […]

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The Design Journal Vol. 22 issue 5, edited by Paul Atkinson

The Design Journal Vol 22 issue 5

The fifth issue of Volume 22 of The Design Journal has now been published, and includes a book review by Lab4Living researcher Rebecca Partridge. In his editorial, ‘It’s getting better all the time‘, editor Prof Paul Atkinson look back on our past experiences through the lens of the increased understanding that comes with age. He sees design as a key […]

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‘Three Chords and the Truth’ – Professors Virginia Heath and Paul Atkinson’s short film screening at Woodstock Film Festival this weekend

Still from Three Chords and the Truth by Paul Atkinson and Virginia Heath and Woodstock Film Festival logo

Three Chords and the Truth will screen at Woodstock Film Festival in upstate New York this weekend, in competition for Best Short Documentary. Woodstock is celebrating its 20th anniversary as a champion of Independent Film and runs from Wednesday 02 to Sunday 06 October 2019. Woodstock is hailed as a true American maverick among festivals and hosts the most talented emerging and established […]

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