Art and Design, History, Theory and Practice

The Art and Design submission draws together researchers located in Textiles, Visual Art, Design Theory and Material Culture in the School of Art and Design with Product Design colleagues in the School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment.

The following case studies are linked to this UoA:

UoA Coordinator:

Tom Fisher

The work of the unit includes:

  • developmental research work in technical textiles
  • design for medical applications
  • research in sustainable design and material culture that applies social science methods, history of design, and research embedded in critically engaged art and craft practice.

Our researchers include practitioners and theorists. Relationships that exist between their approaches mean we can develop future-orientated work that addresses the challenges that face culture and society, particularly in relation to consumption and sustainability, wellbeing and regional heritage. This builds on strong regional, national and international links that have resulted in collaborations with the V&A, Nottingham Contemporary and the World Event Young Artists 2012.

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