Manchester Institute for Research and Innovation in Art and Design(MIRIAD)
Manchester Centre for the Study of Craft and Design
Making Knowledge? : the relationship between practice and research in
craft and design
Thursday 24th - Friday 25th June 2004
Manchester Metropolitan University
Geoffrey Manton Building
All Saints Campus
The nature of the relationship between practice, research and
creativity is a complex subject that is generating debate both
nationally and at the local level of individual higher education
institutions, particularly in relation to the RAE and AHRB. This
symposium will bring together representatives of some of the key roles
and bodies within the field of craft and design research to explore
issues that are crucial to the development of a strong and sustainable
research culture in this area.
The event is free but places must be booked in advance by contacting
John Davis on 0161 247 1943 or [log in to unmask]
Thursday 24th June
9.55 am - 4.30 pm
Dr David Durling (Staffordshire University)
'Introduction: discourses on research in art and design'
Dr Michael Biggs (University of Hertfordshire)
'Learning from Experience: approaches to the experiential component
of practice-based research'
Chris Millward and Dr Gail Lambourne (Arts and Humanities Research
'The AHRB and funding research in the creative and performing
Prof David Jeremiah (University of Plymouth)
'Supervision and the Critical position of Practice: some observations on
starting-developing-finishing a PhD'
Stuart Evans (Central St Martins College of Art & Design)
'The practice of examining practice based research degrees'
Dr Jane Harris (Central St Martins College of Art & Design)
'The Empress's New Clothes'
Dr Elizabeth Coatsworth and Michael Pinder (Manchester Metropolitan
'It's Good to Talk: a case study in interdisciplinary collaborative
Friday 25th June
10.00 am - 1.00 pm
A workshop session comprising presentations on PhDs that include
elements of practice
Kristina Niedderer (registered at Falmouth College of Arts)
'Designing the Performative Object: designing mindful interaction
W. John Hewitt (registered at Manchester Metropolitan University)
'True Stories Drawn from Life: a critical and creative enquiry into
the practice of courtroom sketching in the contemporary British
Hilary Carlisle (PhD awarded by Nottingham Trent University, 2002)
'Towards a New Design Strategy: a visual and cultural analysis of
small-scale pattern on clothing'
The full programme for symposium and further details are available from
John Davis ([log in to unmask])