Without Brutality: 25 Years of the Art and Design Research Centre – Professor Esther Johnson curates Sheffield Doc/Fest film programme

Composite image of DocFest logo and details with still from Welcome to Sheffield Polytechnic 1969, courtesy of Esther Johnson

‘Life without industry is guilt, and industry without art is brutality.’ – John Ruskin 2018 sees the 25th anniversaries of both Doc/Fest and the Art and Design Research Centre (ADRC) at Sheffield Hallam University. Without Brutality consists of films by students and staff of the university, from 1969 to 1993, when the art school was integrated into Sheffield Hallam University and the […]

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Northern Light: Critical approaches to proximity and distance in northern landscape photography – Conference opens call for papers

Northern Light conference image - image credit: Darcy White, St Martin de Belleville, 2015

NORTHERN LIGHT: CRITICAL APPROACHES TO PROXIMITY AND DISTANCE IN NORTHERN LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY Sheffield Hallam University, Monday 02 – Tuesday 03 July 2018. To coincide with the publication of the book, Northern Light: Landscape, Photography, and Evocations of the North (Chris Goldie & Darcy White (eds.) Transcript Verlag, April 2018), Sheffield Hallam University will hold a second conference around critical issues […]

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Lab4Living presents at the Sheffield Microsystems Coaching Academy Expo

Lab4Living Sheffield MCA Expo 2015

Lab4Living‘s Joe Langley, Dan Wolstenholme and Rebecca Partridge recently ran a workshop at the Sheffield Microsystems Coaching Academy Expo demonstrating how some of the creative practices from participatory design might compliment and augment the Microsystems service improvement approach. Their workshop was filled to capacity with 45 delegates from the Expo and included the Godfather of the Microsystems approach; Paul Batalden. […]

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Lab4Living help bring a Dragon Boat Simulator to Sheffield’s Winter Gardens

L4L Dragonboat Simulator

A group of interdisciplinary researchers from Sheffield Hallam University hosted a Dragon Boat simulator in Sheffield’s Winter Gardens between 14-18 March. This was an interactive installation supported by the Engineering for Life project at SHU which has been funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) under the Bridging the Gaps initiative. Dr Vesna Milanovic from the Engineering for Life team says: […]

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Assistive technologies: what is their place in the mainstream market?

Lab4Living Assistive Technologies event

Assistive technologies for older and disabled people have previously been provided through public sector providers such as local authority equipment services and through independent specialist outlets.  However current Department of Health policy is encouraging the mainstreaming of such devices through high street retailers. This significant change presents both opportunities and challenges.  The aim of this day is to bring together […]

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