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 Alison Mayne: The Diversions – Adventures in remaking 20th Century Dress & Wearing Your Research …

Alison Mayne, Diversions, (2018)

About the author Alison Mayne is a doctoral candidate in the Art & Design Research Centre (ADRC) and a Scotland-based amateur maker in knit 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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Tuesday 23 January 2018 – Lunchtime seminar with Caroline Claisse (C3RI PhD candidate)

Photograph courtesy of Caroline Claisse

Speaker: Caroline Claisse (C3RI PhD candidate) Title: Transforming communities through co-designing novel experiences of heritage at a local museum – a participatory case of research through design In this presentation, Caroline will present current research on the design and evaluation of two interactive exhibitions at the Bishops’ House museum; one of the few surviving Tudor buildings in Sheffield, now managed by a community […]

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Sheffield Hallam Launches PhD Studentship Schemes: ‘Come and join us!’ Doctoral Researchers in C3RI

C3RI Impact Blog background. Keith Wilson, Calendar. Installation at MAC Belfast.

Sheffield Hallam University (SHU) has recently launched PhD Studentship Schemes for 2018. C3RI welcomes applicants from all aspects of cultural, communication and computing research, to work with us in our interdisciplinary research institute. Our research programme has over eighty research students. While researchers sit within their disciplinary field, the Institute offers the opportunity to make connections between the research traditions of […]

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Researcher Blog with PhD Candidate Caroline Claisse: Behind the Scenes at the Curious House

Curious House Exhibition

About the author Caroline Claisse is a doctoral student in the Art & Design Research Centre (ADRC) where she is pursuing a practice-led PhD working with tangible technologies to prompt audience engagement in museums. Caroline’s PhD supervisors are: Professor Daniela Petrelli, Dr Luigina Ciolfi and Nick Dulake.   This week Caroline has launched her latest interactive exhibition ‘Curious House’ in collaboration with Bishops’ House Museum in Sheffield. […]

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See PhD student Caroline Claisse’s work in the ‘Curious House’ 2017 Exhibition: 28th October-10th December 2017

Curious House Exhibition

Update: 13 November 2017 Caroline Claisse was interviewed in the Sheffield Telegraph this week, describing her research and her exploration of design and technology to create novel heritage experiences. Read more here. In partnership with the museum volunteers at the Bishops’ House, designer and PhD candidate Caroline Claisse has co-created an interactive installation where museum visitors will experience the house […]

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Researcher Blog: ECSCW2017 – stories from the Student Volunteer Team

ECSCW2017 Student Volunteer Team

About the authors This blog post on the ECSCW conference was co-authored by three PhD students: Caroline Claisse, Ghayda Al Juwaiser and Eleonora Mencarini. Caroline Claisse is doctoral candidate in C3RI in her 3rd year pursuing a practice-led PhD investigating the potential of embedded technologies and tangible interaction for engaging with heritage. Caroline’s supervisory team are Professor Daniela Petrelli (Director of Studies), Professor Luigina […]

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Doctoral Student, Victoria Lucas in conversation with Dr Paula McCloskey at AirSpace Gallery – Saturday 20 May 2017

Lay of the Land (and other myths), Installation view, AirSpace Gallery, 2017. Image credit: Jules Lister.

LAY OF THE LAND (and other such myths) AirSpace Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent Friday 5 May – Friday 2 June 2017 Open daily Thursday to Saturday 11.00am – 5.00pm (& Tuesdays and Wednesdays by appointment)   As part of her current solo exhibition at AirSpace Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent, Victoria Lucas is holding two events on Saturday 20 May 2017 The Artist Soup Kitchen Reflections […]

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Researcher Blog by PhD candidate Victoria Lucas: Lay of the Land (and other such myths)

Lay of the Land (and other myths), Installation view, AirSpace Gallery, 2017. Image credit: Jules Lister.

About the author Victoria Lucas is a doctoral student in the Art & Design Research Centre (ADRC) where she is pursuing a practice-based PhD in Fine Art. She is also a lecturer in Fine Art at the University of Central Lancashire. Victoria’s supervisors are: Michelle Atherton (Director of Studies) and Hester Reeve. Victoria recently opened a solo show at AirSpace Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent, […]

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