Research Student Symposium ‘Design and Creativity’

Annual Research Student Symposium, Faculty of Arts, Environment and Technology, Leeds Beckett University

City Campus, Leeds Beckett University, Leeds, UK

January 30 2015 - January 30 2015

Research Student Symposium DESIGN AND CREATIVITY

 Friday 30th January 2015

 Faculty of Arts, Environment and Technology

Leeds Beckett University

Broadcasting Place, Humanities Building

Leeds, UK 

The Faculty of Arts, Environment and Technology of Leeds Beckett University invites you to its Annual Research Student Symposium on the theme of ‘Design and Creativity’, which will take place on Friday 30th January 2015.

http://cagd.co.uk/public/research/design_and_creativity.php

http://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/faculties/faculty-of-arts-environment-and-technology/

 

 

Research Student Symposium DESIGN AND CREATIVITY

 Friday 30th January 2015

 Faculty of Arts, Environment and Technology

 Leeds Beckett University

 Broadcasting Place, Humanities Building

 Leeds, UK 

 http://cagd.co.uk/public/research/design_and_creativity.php

http://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/faculties/faculty-of-arts-environment-and-technology/

The Faculty of Arts, Environment and Technology of Leeds Beckett University invites you to its Annual Research Student Symposium on the theme of ‘Design and Creativity’, which will take place on Friday 30th January 2015.

 

DESIGN AND CREATIVITY

 In his etymological essay on “design” Vilem Flusser observes that the current use of the term ‘indicates just about any situation in which art and technique (including evaluative and scientific thought) combine forces to smooth the way to a new culture’. Design is thus opened up in a wider sense that bridges across art, science and technology. Echoing the words of Flusser’s essay the Design and Creativity research student symposium will aim ‘to bring to light the crafty and insidious aspects of the word “design”’ within the diverse disciplines that operate within the Faculty of Arts, Environment and Technology.  

AET research students are invited to critically address the theme of ‘Design and Creativity’ within the context of its current debate and topical role across the faculty disciplines at large. The purpose of the symposium is to offer a window on student research in the Faculty across the different cultures of the arts, humanities, science and technology, and to provoke interdisciplinary conversations on a topical theme we all address, in different ways, in our work.

 

THEMES

We encourage proposals on topics that address the overall theme of ‘design and creativity’ across disciplines, including:

 3D and 4D design / architectural history and theory / architectural media and representation /architecture / artificial creativity / co-design and service design / collaborative design approaches / creativity and computing systems (creative technology, computer games, digital story telling, computer music systems) / critical cartographies and mapmaking / definitions and applications of ‘creativity’ and ‘creative thinking’ / design and public culture (monuments, public art, flagship projects) / design communication design in the development of innovative technology (networking, sustainability, intelligent systems, cloud computing) / design of creative milieux and creative cities / design of intelligent systems (robotics, decision making systems, expert systems) / design processes / digital design tools / drawing in architecture / fashion / film and animation / graphics/ history of design / human-centred design in information systems / information management (big data management, business intelligence, digital and technology-enhanced learning) / interactive performance / interior architecture / landscape design and architecture/ media art/ performance / product design /representations of the city / resistance to ‘official’ design (design activism, guerrilla gardening, etc.) / social informatics (social networking, privacy and surveillance, conflict resolution) / social media / translation and transcultural studies / urban paradigms / urbanism/ visual arts.

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER  

Professor Marco De Michelis — Visiting Professor of Architecture at the School of Art, Architecture and Design, Professor of History of Architecture at the Institute of Architecture of the University of Venice (IUAV) and at the Bocconi University in Milan.

 

SYMPOSIUM ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

 -     Larra Anderson MFA, School of Film, Music and Performing Arts and Director of the Northern Film School

 -     Prof Reinhold Behringer, School of Computing, Creative Technologies & Engineering

 -     Prof Franco Bianchini, School of Cultural Studies & Humanities

 -     Dr John Elliott, School of Computing, Creative Technologies & Engineering

 -     Prof Teresa Stoppani, School of Art, Architecture and Design and Head of the Leeds School of         Architecture (symposium coordinator)

 -     Prof Ian Strange, School of Built Environment & Engineering and AET Director of Research

 -     Beverley Swinburne, AET Senior Management Support Team (symposium secretary)

 

VENUE & TRAVEL

The AET Research Student Symposium will take place at Leeds Beckett University City Campus,

Broadcasting Place, Humanities Building (Building A), Leeds, United Kingdom  LS1 3HE

Campus Maps and Guide PDF:  

http://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/about-our-university/contact-and-find-us/

 

REGISTER

The event is free but places are limited; prebook your place by emailing

 Beverley Swinburne, AET Senior Management Support Team (symposium secretary)

 E:  .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

 

CONTACTS

Beverley Swinburne, AET Senior Management Support Team (symposium secretary),  E:  .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

 Prof Teresa Stoppani, Head of the Leeds School of Architecture, School of Art, Architecture and Design (symposium coordinator),  E:  .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

 Prof Ian Strange, Faculty AET Director of Research, School of Built Environment & Engineering, E:  .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

 

SYMPOSIUM PROGRAMME 
PDF download:               http://cagd.co.uk/public/research/design_and_creativity.php

 

 BOOK OF ABSTRACTS 

 PDF download:        http://cagd.co.uk/public/research/design_and_creativity.php

 

 

Faculty of Arts, Environment and Technology

Leeds Beckett University

Design and Creativity

Research Student Symposium

Friday 30th January 2015

 

Time room AG02
08.45 – 09.30 Coffee and Registration
09.30 – 09.50
Welcome Mohammad Dastbaz Design and Creativity Ian Strange and Teresa Stoppani
Time room AG02 room AG101 room AG10
09.50 – 11.40 THREE INTO TWO WON’T GO Chair: Rebekka Kill
3-D Harvesting for 2-D Timepieces Jonny Briggs       
Flatpacks and Instructions Ben Hall            Z is For Zero: the World is Flat Ian Truelove       Typographies of Caged Space Andrew Lambeth
DESIGNING COMMUNITIES Chair: Larra Anderson
Designing Together: How Online Forums Are Creating New Products Christian DeFeo  Interdisciplinary Mixed Reality Theatre Thiemo Kastel Social Media: News is All Around? Chelsea Reid Digital Games, Communication and Small Groups Persefoni Stylianoudaki    
PUBLIC POLICY AND DESIGN Chair: Ian Strange
The British Empire and the Harbour of Famagusta Danai Konstantinidou Design vs Planning, or Nature vs Policy Richard MacCowan & William Sparling Design the Occupancy of Green Buildings? Petros Tsitnidis Architecture Live Projects: Peda(l)ogical Play Simon Warren   
Time room AG02
11.40 – 12.00 Coffee
12.00- 13.00 Keynote Lecture WHERE ARE THE GOOD IDEAS COMING FROM On tectonics, utopia, style, and other critical issues to interpret the current conditions of design culture Marco De Michelis
Time room AG02 room AG101 room AG10
14.00 – 15.30
QUESTIONS OF ARCHITECTURAL REPRESENTATION Chair: John Elliott
From Perception to Recollection: the Diplorasis George Themistocleous     Building Body: Non-Construction as Nonviolent Utopian Spatial Embodiment Ronny Hardliz
Irusan: Representing an Obscure Happening in Siberia Nicholas Drofiak   
RE-DESIGNING RENEWABLE RESOURCES Chair: Professor David Johnston
A Prototype Remote Monitoring Device for Water Infrastructure in the Developing World Will Gamble
Microbially Induced Calcite Precipitation in Lateritic Soil: Designing a Test Regime Anthony Smith      Durability of Limited Life Geotextiles Chuks Wokocha
APPLIED SIMULATIONS Chair: Reinhold Behringer
Four-Dimensional Geometry and the Wireframe Chris Foster
SNMP Monitoring and Cloud Computing Asif Iqbal             The Role of Change Management in Electronic Government Initiatives  Mohammed Alassim  
Time room AG02
15.30-15.50 Coffee
Time room AG02 room AG101 room AG10
15.50 - 17.40
BUILDING HISTORIES Chair: Teresa Stoppani
The Double ‘Plan’ of Manfredo Tafuri Luisa Lorenza Corna                   

Material Traces Fiona Allen

Consequences of Proportional Systems Mollie Claypool  

The Holy Trinity in Colin Rowe’s Historiography Braden Engel     
PERCEPTION, NARRATIVE AND FLOW Chair: Franco Bianchini
An Exploration of Multi-Sensory Perception: A Case Study of the Walled City of Nicosia Hugh Clarke Architectural Commodities and Courtship in Austen’s Northanger Abbey and Pride and Prejudice Fern Pullan         Fluid Architecture: Record Production, Expressivity and Flow in the Making of the Album Now, More Than Ever Ray Russell Designing the Hyper-Ecology of Virtual Narrative Environments Chris Young
DESIGNING IDENTITY IN LITERARY TEXTS Chair: Susan Watkins
Design and Dialogism: The Politics of Difference in Literary Cultural Spaces Muhammad Dahiru   Corporeal Designs: A Consideration of Confessional Writing Rebecca Crowley   Designing Theology, Through a Methodology of Doubt  Joshua Reveley
The Feminine Design of Subaquatic Space within Nineteenth-Century Literature Laura Ettenfield  
Time room AG02
17.40 - 18.30 Discussion and Final Address Design and Creativity Chair: Marco De Michelis Larra Anderson, Reinhold Behringer, Franco Bianchini, Mohammad Dastbaz, John Elliott, David Johnston, Rebekka Kill, Teresa Stoppani, Ian Strange, Susan Watkins
Note room AG02: capacity 148 room AG101: capacity 72 room AG10: capacity 22

 

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