Towards Relational Design

An Inaugural Lecture by Dr Sarah Kettley

Sarah Kettley
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In this lecture, Sarah Kettley identifies the increasing shift towards relational approaches in design. Drawing on Bourriaud’s concept of relational aesthetics, coined in the 1990s, she describes design practices that facilitate users’ creativity and action, rather than predetermine significant content.

  • From: Wednesday 13 July 2016, 12 am
  • To: Wednesday 13 July 2016, 12 am
  • Location: Lecture Theatre 5, Newton building, Main Entrance, Nottingham Trent University, City Campus, Goldsmith Street, Nottingham, NG1 4BU

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Event details

The lecture identifies the key influences that have shaped Sarah’s design research practice, including: authenticity in craft; the social unit as ‘user’; participatory arts practice; and the person-centred approach in psychotherapy.

The talk will include details of collaborative design projects using networked technologies to examine future craft processes, and multidisciplinary e-textile work with members of the Nottinghamshire Mind Network for mental wellbeing.

Design has been described as the process by which existing situations are changed into more desirable ones; this lecture invites the audience to reconsider design beyond the standard user-centred model, as a process that gives users access to power and the means to change their own worlds.

Further readingYou can read more about Dr Sarah Kettley's research by visiting the staff research pages on the NTU website.

Book your placeOur Inaugural Lectures are free to attend and open to members of the public. Please email Sharon Scott to confirm your place.

Image: Friendship Jewellery, Sarah Kettley

Programme

This lecture will start at 6 pm with drinks in the Newton building in Lecture Theatre 6, and is due to conclude at 9 pm.

Programme
TimeActivity
6 pmWelcome drinks, Newton Lecture Theatre 6
6.30 pmLecture with questions and answers, Newton Lecture Theatre 5
7.45 pmBuffet supper
9 pmClose

Book your place
Please email Sharon Scott to confirm your place.

Booking information

Book your placeOur Inaugural Lectures are free to attend and open to members of the public. Please email Sharon Scott to confirm your place.

Location details

Room/Building:

Lecture Theatre 5, Newton building, Main Entrance

Address:

Nottingham Trent University
City Campus
Goldsmith Street
Nottingham
NG1 4BU

Parking:

Our City site is located in Nottingham City Centre. There are a number of public car parks within a short walk from the University - Trinity Square and Talbot Street. There is also limited metered on-street parking on Chaucer and Shakespeare Streets.

Travel Info:

If arriving by tram, please use the Nottingham Trent University stop on Goldsmith Street. The Newton building can be found a short walk away along the same street.

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