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This series of talks explores the theme of ‘research through creative practice’.

These talks feature creative practitioners in the School of Art, Design and Architecture and covers a broad spectrum of approaches in architecture, contemporary art, photography, product design, sculpture, painting, textiles and curation. This is an opportunity to see and hear more about the role of research in practice, current projects in creative practice, undertaking research as a practitioner and much more!

After these talks, there will be opportunities for questions and answers.

All are welcome.

This is an event hosted by the Centre for Cultural Ecologies in Art, Design and Architecture as part of the School of Art, Design and Architecture.



Dr Dale Holmes

The Thickness of Painting

Thursday 28 January 2021, 2pm (UK time)


Dr Austin Houldsworth

For money's sake: introducing Redefinition Design

Thursday 4 February 2021, 5pm (UK time)


Dr Jade Halbert

Fashion Magpie

Thursday 11 February 2021, 1.30pm (UK time)


Professor Parik Goswami

Textile Functionalisation: a tool for sustainable topical innovations

Thursday 18 February 2021, 2pm (UK time)


Dr Yan Wang Preston

Place, Landscape, Identity

Thursday 25 February 2021, 5pm (UK time)


Dr Gareth Hudson

Beyond Ourselves

Thursday 4 March 2021, 2pm (UK time)


Professor Nic Clear

A Strange Newness: Architecture as Science Fiction

Wednesday 10 March 2021, 5pm (UK time)


Dr Jill Townsley

The Forever-Do: Process and repetition linking art and science

Thursday 18 March 2021, 2pm (UK time)


Dr Anneke Pettican

Touch has a Memory: Sculptural Thinking in a Covid Context