Dostoyevsky Wannabe Cities: Sheffield, edited by Emma Bolland

Dostoyevsky Wannabe Cities: Sheffield (book cover, cropped)

Description Sheffield is the latest in Dostoyevsky Wannabe’s series of ‘Cities’ anthologies, alongside Paris, Los Angeles, Berlin, and more. This anthology, edited by writer, artist and C3RI PhD candidate, Emma Bolland. The collection moves between fiction, poem and essay form: an experimental coming together of writing and the city. The book was launched at the Off The Shelf festival in […]

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Researcher Blog by PhD candidate Sophie Parkes-Nield: Folklore on Screen 2019

Centre for Contemporary Legend - The Team

About the author Sophie Parkes-Nield is a doctoral researcher in C3RI’s Centre for Contemporary Legend where she has recently embarked on a practice-based PhD.  Sophie brings together creative writing and folklore in her doctoral research which will focus on British calendar customs. Sophie will travel throughout Britain to witness traditional customs and to interview local people about why they take part […]

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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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A Strange Weave of Time and Place – Exhibition at Site Gallery 12 – 28 July 2019

A Strange Weave of Time and Place

A new exhibition curated by ADRC PhD student Jeanine Griffin, is announced at Site Gallery in Sheffield. The exhibition ‘A Strange Weave of Time and Place’ explores notions of aura & authenticity in the post-digital context. Among the artists whose work is featured are Sheffield Hallam University Art and Design Research Centre‘s PhD student Diana Taylor, Fine Art reader Penny McCarthy and recent SHU […]

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Critical Arts in Health Network event 24 June: Resistance and Resilience. Working with Willow Withies

Critical Arts in Health Network

On Monday 24th June, the fourth in a series of critical arts in health events facilitated by ADRC PhD students Julie Walters and Sarah Smizz will consider Resistance and Resilience. Event 4: Resistance and Resilience. Working with Willow Withies In this workshop we will attempt to make wearable structures with willow, and as we consider a quote from Tim Ingold’s book, Making, […]

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8 Lab4Living PhD studentships announced

Lab4Living PhD studentships

Lab4Living is pleased to announce 8 new PD studentships in Art and Design. We invite PhD applications from candidates interested in joining Lab4Living: a design led interdisciplinary research group at Sheffield Hallam University, recognised for its world-leading research in design for health and award-winning products and interventions that positively impact on people’s lives. Lab4Living has secured national funding to build the […]

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Researcher Blog by PhD Candidate Alison Mayne: The Spiritual and Social Benefits of Knitting

About the author Alison Mayne is a doctoral candidate in the Art & Design Research Centre (ADRC) and a Scotland-based amateur maker in knitting and crochet. Alison’s research focuses on women’s crafting experiences and perceptions of well-being shared through social media and is diverted by what may be learnt through remaking historical dress. Alison works as an Associate Lecturer in Fashion Theory […]

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Knitting and health: PhD candidate Alison Mayne interviewed for BBC Radio Scotland

Alison Mayne, Diversions, (2018), plus BBC Radio Scotland logo

HEALTH AND WELLBEING: Knit your way to a pill-free prescription Is crochet just what the doctor ordered? Doctoral candidate Alison Mayne is a Scotland-based amateur maker in knit and crochet, studying in the Art & Design Research Centre (ADRC) at Sheffield Hallam University. Alison recently spoke to BBC Radio Scotland about social prescribing and the role knitting can play as part of […]

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Researcher Blog by PhD Candidate Tim Machin: A Grand Experiment in the Accumulative Production of Cultural and Civic Meaning

About the author Tim Machin is the Gallery Manager for the Sheffield Institute of Arts. He is also a doctoral student in C3RI, researching the impact and possibilities of the Park Hill sculpture garden, in partnership with S1 Artspace. He is supervised by Dr Becky Shaw and Andrew Sneddon. Here Tim reflects on the distinctive Park Hill development and its cultural […]

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