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School of Art & Design Research Conference Day 1

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The School of Art & Design presents day 1 of their Research Conference 2018 featuring presentations, workshops and exhibitions from staff and research students.

  • From: Thursday 21 June 2018, 9 am
  • To: Thursday 21 June 2018, 5 pm
  • Registration: 9.00 am - 9.30 am
  • Location: Bonington Lecture Theatre 143, Nottingham Trent University, 50 Shakespeare Street, Nottingham, NG1 4FQ
  • Booking deadline: Monday 18 June 2018, 11.59 pm
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Event details

The School of Art & Design are holding their 2018 Research Conference on 21 and 22 June. Everyone is welcome to attend, however attendance on each day should be booked separately. The programme for day 1 is shown below. Please book onto day 2 under the separate event.


  • All events are in Bonington Lecture Theatre 143 unless otherwise specified
  • All refreshments will be served in Bonington Atrium

When reserving your place, please specify in the 'special requirements' box which of the workshop presentations you would like to attend at 2:00pm.

Programme Day 1 - Thursday 21 June 2018

9.00 am: Refreshments

9.30 am: Introduction

  • Introduction and Overview from Professor Jake Kaner, Associate Dean for Research
  • Keynote Presentation by Ayodeji Alaka - ‘Global Opportunities for Literacy Technology on Demand’

10.15 am – 11.15am: Presentations

  • 10:15 - Amanda Briggs-Goode - ‘Textile Tensions: An emergent lace design pedagogy’
  • 10:30 - Si Beales - ‘The 5i’s and the creative communication process’
  • 10:45  - Pam Brook - ‘Swimwear, Skin and the Modern Surface’
  • 11:00  - Vanessa Brown - ‘Taking The Temperature of Cool’

11.15am: Refreshments

11.45 am – 1.15 pm: Presentations

  • 11:45 - Alexander Gnanapragasam - ‘Establishing consumer demand for longer-lasting products: a UK consumer survey on purchasing factors of durable goods’
  • 12:00 - Shane Guy - ‘Harry Rutherford – Artist, Scene Painter –  Virtual Reality and Television Pioneer’
  • 12:15 - Dorothy Hardy - ‘Working with electronic yarn to incorporate illumination and sensors into clothing’
  • 12:30 - Max Kandhola - ‘Roti Kapda aur Makaan’, (Food, Clothing and Shelter)’
  • 12:45 - Charlotte Shi and Suzanne Winfield - ‘Shifts in the vintage landscape and opportunities/threats that new spaces are opening up for retailers/consumers’
  • 13:00 - Andrea Moneta - ‘SCENARCHITECTURE, an Heritage Design Project for The Workhouse, Southwell’

1.15 pm: Lunch

2.00 pm: Studio / workshop presentations (please check locations)

(all 3 running simultaneously so please choose which you would like to attend and specify in the ‘special requirements’ box when booking)

Danica Maier

Bonington 122

‘Music box piece based on the Lace Archive technical drawings’

Giulia Tomasello

Bonington 143LT

‘Epic Yarns’

Kerry Gough

Bonington 223

‘Publishing Your Teaching Practice as Pedagogic Research’

3.00 pm: In Conversation:

  • Professor Tilak Dias, facilitated by Professor Tom Fisher - Discussion on Professor Dias’ work with e-textiles

3.30 pm: Refreshments

3.45 pm: Professor Jake Kaner – introduction to plenary discussion on research

4.15 pm: Informal Discussion and Refreshments

5.00 pm: Associate Professor Inaugural Lecture - Dr Bill Balaskas (please note the inaugural lecture is bookable via a separate event)

Poster Exhibition

Alongside the conference events, an exhibition featuring the work of three Art & Design staff members and a poster exhibition featuring a mixture of staff and research students will both be available in Bonington Atrium:

  • Bushra Alghamdi
  • Kallina Brailsford
  • Ruth Clifford
  • Emily Gray
  • Theodore Hughes-Riley
  • Iryna Kuksa
  • Jureepon Lueakha
  • Lisa Shawgi
  • Leanne Tonkin
  • Rachael Wickenden
  • Achala Satharasinghe

Exhibition of Research

  • Naomi Braithwaite - 'Shoe and Tell'
  • Charles Fox – 'Found Cambodia'
  • Angharad McLaren - 'Darning Clothes, Weaving Conversations: crafting sustainable fashion futures'

For any queries about the Art & Design School Research Conference, please contact Lauren Lilley

Photo credit: Angharad McLaren

Booking information

Please reserve your place using the button above and advise if you have any dietary or special requirements.

In the special requirements box, please also specify which of the workshop sessions at 2:00pm you would like to attend

Location details


Nottingham Trent University
50 Shakespeare Street

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