School of Art and Design Research Seminar
Material and Skill, Part Two
As part of the School of Art and Design Research Seminar Series, Dr Amy Twigger Holroyd and Professor Tom Fisher presents:
'Material and Skill'.
- From: Wednesday 21 December 2016, 1 pm
- To: Wednesday 21 December 2016, 2.30 pm
- Location: 222, Bonington building, Nottingham Trent University, City Campus, Shakespeare Street, Nottingham, NG1 5LS
'Material and Skill'.
Session two: will include a presentation by Dr Amy Twigger Holroyd about her work on Design Routes, a research project which developed a taxonomy of strategies for revitalising culturally significant designs, products and practices in diverse contexts – including the embedding and enhancing of craft skills. There will be three additional short presentations from staff across the School.
How could you work in an art school and not be interested in material and skill? With this in mind, Dr Amy Twigger Holroyd and Professor Tom Fisher are running part two of the Art & Design research seminar on 'Material and Skill', to share presentations that relate our work to this topic, and host an open discussion around these themes.
The seminar will hopefully raise questions, including:
- What is skill, in terms of craft and making? What’s its relationship to creativity?
- How can skill be transmitted, from person to person and generation to generation?
- What roles can virtual techniques play in transmitting skills?
- What can we do if skills are in danger of being lost, and if they are lost, can they be regained?
Do you have something on this topic to share? You are invited to contribute to the seminars by giving a five minute informal talk based around three slides. If you would like to contribute, please get in touch with Amy Twigger Holroyd by email.
Dr Amy Twigger Holroyd and Professor Tom Fisher hope to start conversations that might grow into opportunities for developing collaborations and research funding. There is also a symposium coming up in the middle of 2017 that will be a vehicle for relaunching the Design Research Society (DRS) Objects, Practices, Experiences, and Networks Special Interest Group (OPENSiG) around material and skill. With luck, it is hoped that some of the themes that come out of the seminars can feed into the OPENSIG symposium.
For any enquiries, please contact the College of Art, Architecture, Design and Humanities Research Office by email or by telephone on +44 (0)115 848 2301.