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Craft Research: final call for first issue

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Kristina Niedderer <[log in to unmask]>

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ANNOUNCEMENT and CALL for the new journal of CRAFT RESEARCH
 

Editors

Dr Kristina Niedderer, University of Wolverhampton, UK
email: [log in to unmask] 

Dr Katherine Townsend, Nottingham Trent University
email: [log in to unmask]


Aims & Scope 

Craft Research is the first peer-reviewed academic journal dedicated to the development 
and advance of contemporary craft practice and theory through research. The aim of 
Craft Research is to portray and build the crafts as a vital and viable modern discipline 
that offers a vision for the future and for the sustainable development of human social, 
economical and ecological issues. This role of craft is rooted in its flexible nature as a 
conduit from design at one end to art at the other. It gains its strength from its at times 
experimental, at times developmental nature, which enables craft to explore and 
challenge technology, to question and develop cultural and social practices, and to 
interrogate philosophical and human values.


Call for Papers 

Craft Research aims to actively promote and strengthen this future-oriented role of the 
crafts. In order to do so, it recognises inter and cross disciplinary practices, and 
encourages diverse approaches to research arising from practice, theory and philosophy. 
It welcomes contributions from new and established researchers, scholars, and 
professionals around the world who wish to make a contribution to advancing the crafts. 
Contributions may include research into materials, technology, processes, methods, 
concepts, aesthetics and philosophy, etc. in any discipline area of the applied arts and 
crafts, including craft education. Craft Research welcomes a number of different types of 
contributions as set out below.


Contributions

Full Research Papers (4000-6000 words)
They will describe completed research projects, including research problem, questions, 
methods, outcomes, and findings. They should include original work of a research and/or 
developmental nature and/or propose new methods or ideas that are clearly and 
thoroughly presented and argued.

Short Research Papers / Position Papers (2000-3000 words)
-	Short Research Papers may describe smaller research projects or research in 
progress including research problem, questions, methods, (expected) outcomes and 
findings. They are an opportunity to new researchers/practitioners to get into publishing. 
-	Position papers may put forward and debate a position on a particular (current) 
issue (e.g. new technology, material, theoretical, social or educational issue). Both should 
include original work of a research or developmental nature and/or propose new methods 
or ideas that are clearly and thoroughly presented and argued.

Both should include original work of a research and/or developmental nature and/or 
propose new methods or ideas that are clearly and thoroughly presented and argued. 
They are an opportunity for new researchers/practitioners to have their research/work 
published.

Craft & Industry Reports (1500-3000 words)
Reports of Investigative Practice from Craft & Industry should present an advance in and 
for the field, including collaborations and new developments of work, processes, 
methods, ideas etc. by practitioners and industry in the crafts. 

Review Section. We invite reviews of the following:
-	The Portrait Section (1000-2000 words)
Will feature the work of an individual (crafts person, artist, designer, maker, researcher) 
within the field whose creative work stands out for its developmental / research qualities 
and contribution to the crafts.
-	The Exhibition Section (1000-2000 words)
Will feature scholarly reviews of exhibitions that are of particular developmental / 
research significance for the field for the technical, conceptual, aesthetic, social etc. 
quality of the work or for the curation.
-   The Publication Review (1000-2000 words)
Will feature reviews of publications in print and new media.
-	The Conference Section (1000-2000 words)
Will feature reviews of any relevant conferences/symposia/etc. in the field.

Calendar of Exhibitions & Conferences
We invite notifications of important and relevant forthcoming craft exhibitions and craft 
conferences/research events.

Remarkable Image Section 
We invite the submission of images of outstanding quality for their novelty, beauty, 
complexity, simplicity, challenging nature, humour, humanity, etc. that are representative 
of contemporary crafts developments and research.



The final date for submissions for the first issue is Friday 15 January 2010.
For guidance notes, for submissions, or further information or to submit a paper, please 
contact the editors.
Please find all details on the website: http://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journals/view-
Journal,id=172/


*******


Dr Kristina Niedderer
Reader in Design and Applied Arts
School of Art and Design
University of Wolverhampton
Molineux Street
Wolverhampton WV1 1SB

email: [log in to unmask]
tel: +44 (0)1902 321 550
web: http://www.niedderer.org

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