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Designing engagement: the new edge. (2013)
Book Chapter
MACDONALD, S. 2013. Designing engagement: the new edge. In Jokela, T., Coutts, G., Härkönen, E., and Huhmarniemi, M. (eds.) Cool: applied visual arts in the North. Rovaniemi: University of Lapland. Faculty of Art and Design, pages 54-67.

The participatory principle, though bred in late twentieth century countercultural politics, is an emerging trend in social policy and also the arts where it is associated with audience involvement that goes beyond passive consumption. This parallels... Read More about Designing engagement: the new edge..

Transferable skills and the drug dependent: a journey through the city of Glasgow. (2013)
Journal Article
HACKETT, C. 2013. Transferable skills and the drug dependent: a journey through the city of Glasgow. International journal of social, political and community agendas in the arts [online], 7(3), pages 1-14. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1884...6-9960/CGP/v07i03/36367

Voices narrate their views on skills, transferable skills, marginalisation and poverty in relation to society, opportunity and drug addiction. Narcotic addicts need to educate themselves on where to source and buy drugs and how to go about raising en... Read More about Transferable skills and the drug dependent: a journey through the city of Glasgow..

Effective approaches for innovation support for SMEs. (2013)
Journal Article
MALINS, J. and GULARI, M.N. 2013. Effective approaches for innovation support for SMEs. Swedish design research journal [online], 2(13), pages 32-39. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3384/svid.2000-964X.13232

Providing appropriate innovation support to small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) is an on-going challenge. Governments offer a range of initiatives from advice, to research and development grants; however, the underlying methodological frameworks... Read More about Effective approaches for innovation support for SMEs..

The environing air: a meditation on communications structures in natural environments. (2013)
Journal Article
SPARK, J. 2013. The environing air: a meditation on communications structures in natural environments. PhaenEx: journal of existential and phenomenological theory and culture [online], 8(1), pages 185-207. Available from: https://doi.org/10.22329/p.v8i1.3908

Any attention paid to the positioning of telecommunications installations in natural landscapes usually relates to the aesthetic impact. However, such paraphernalia, particularly when contrasted with natural surroundings, invites us to think beyond t... Read More about The environing air: a meditation on communications structures in natural environments..

Contemporary craft and cultural sustainability: a case study of the Scottish Craft Centre (1970-1990). (2013)
Journal Article
PEACH, A. 2013. Contemporary craft and cultural sustainability: a case study of the Scottish Craft Centre (1970-1990). Making futures journal [online], 3: proceedings of the 3rd Making futures international research conference: interfaces between craft knowledge and design: new opportunities for social innovation and sustainable practice, 26-27 September 2013, Torpoint, UK, pages 524-529. Available from: https://drive.google.co...37F23cWIjX5nEmISQS2Rud7

1970-1990 was a period of renaissance for the crafts in the UK and North America. The creation of national organisations and infrastructures to support craft, and define its identity, played a crucial role. It is often assumed that Scottish craft his... Read More about Contemporary craft and cultural sustainability: a case study of the Scottish Craft Centre (1970-1990)..

Improvisation and embodied knowledge: three artistic projects between life, art and research. (2013)
Book Chapter
DOUGLAS, A. and COESSENS, K. 2013. Improvisation and embodied knowledge: three artistic projects between life, art and research. In Frisk, H. and Östersjö, S. (eds.) (Re)thinking improvisation: artistic explorations and conceptual writing. Malmö: Lund University, Malmö Academy of Music, pages 29-41.

In life there exists no script. The primacy of experience in the form of 'trying out' or improvisation, a moving from an indefinable and undifferentiated state to feeling our way by creating a direction. In art, improvisation is differently nuanced.... Read More about Improvisation and embodied knowledge: three artistic projects between life, art and research..

Practising equality? (2013)
Journal Article
HARRIS, P. and FREMANTLE, C. 2013. Practising equality? Issues for co-creative and participatory practices addressing social justice and equality. Participations: journal of audience and reception studies, 10(2), pages 183-200. Available from: http://www.participatio...e%2010/Issue%202/11.pdf

We increasingly find co-creativity and participation as central aspects of practices across art and design (including architecture). The politics of social justice and equality continue to underlie and inspire these practices. The discourse on Web 2.... Read More about Practising equality?.

Drawing and the score. (2013)
Book
DOUGLAS, A. 2013. Drawing and the score. In De Assis, P., Brooks, W. and Coessens, K. Sound and score: essays on sound, score and notation. Leuven: Leuven University Press [online], chapter 14, pages 206-217. Available from: http://upers.kuleuven.be/en/book/9789058679765

Traditionally a score in Western classical music has ensured the music’s presentation and replication to an audience. Drawings as blueprints in architecture/engineering ensure that designs are translated into real structures in ways that are more or... Read More about Drawing and the score..

Beyond the creative industries. (2013)
Journal Article
MACDONALD, S. 2013. Beyond the creative industries. International journal of education through art [online], 9(3), pages 293-310. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1386/eta.9.3.293_1

Although Creative Industries as engines of post-industrial economies have assumed an increasing global priority with implications for art education at all levels few studies exist. Nomenclature here is contested, especially when arts role appears fre... Read More about Beyond the creative industries..

Practising equality: issues for co-creative and participatory practices addressing social justice and equality. (2013)
Presentation / Conference
FREMANTLE, C. and HARRIS, P. 2013. Practising equality: issues for co-creative and participatory practices addressing social justice and equality. Presented at the 2013 Moving targets conference, 15-16 October 2013, Dundee, UK. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University. Held on Vimeo [online]. Available from: https://vimeo.com/77427158

This exercise started from a hunch that it would be useful to break out of the somewhat enclosed discourses in the respective fields of media and art to see if there were useful experiences and even lessons by assuming that participation and co-creat... Read More about Practising equality: issues for co-creative and participatory practices addressing social justice and equality..

Supporting the creative industries: the rationale for an exchange of thinking between the art and business schools. (2013)
Journal Article
KEARNEY, G. and HARRIS, P., 2013. Supporting the creative industries: the rationale for an exchange of thinking between the art and business schools. International journal of education through art [online], 9(3), pages 311-326. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1386/eta.9.3.311_1

Increasing interest in the concept of the ˜Creative Industries with emphasis upon the ˜industry aspect, presents questions as to how Art Schools can best prepare students. Indeed the industrial aspect encourages consideration of business and entrepre... Read More about Supporting the creative industries: the rationale for an exchange of thinking between the art and business schools..

What goes around comes around? Craft revival, the 1970s and today. (2013)
Journal Article
PEACH, A. 2013. What goes around comes around? Craft revival, the 1970s and today. Craft research [online], 4(2), pages 161-179. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1386/crre.4.2.161_1

This article critically reviews the concept of 'revival' in relation to making in contemporary culture. The 1970s are a period, which craft historians and theorists generally acknowledge as one of revival and reinvention of craft practice across Brit... Read More about What goes around comes around? Craft revival, the 1970s and today..

Is specialist designer an oxymoron? (2013)
Conference Proceeding
GULARI, M.N. and FAIRBURN, S. 2013. Is specialist designer an oxymoron? The value of specialisation in the design field. In Bohemia, E., Ion, W., Kovacevic, A., Lawlor, J., McGrath, M., McMahon, C., Parkinson, B., Reilly, G., Ring, M., Simpson, R. and Tormey, D. (eds.) Proceedings of the 15th International on engineering and product design education conference (E&PDE13): design education - growing our future, 5-6 September 2013, Dublin, Ireland. Glasgow: The Design Society/Institution of Engineering Designers [online], pages 246-251. Available from: https://www.designsociety.org/publication/34720.

Jack-of-all-trades, master of none is a figure of speech that suits generalists well. Having special knowledge is usually confused with being an expert. Does it mean that a non-specialist or a generalist is not an expert? Curriculums of many design s... Read More about Is specialist designer an oxymoron?.

Values and assumptions in the concept of cultural leadership. (2013)
Conference Proceeding
PRICE, J., HARRIS, P. and DOUGLAS, A. 2013. Values and assumptions in the concept of cultural leadership. In Proceedings of the 1st European conference on arts and humanities (ECAH 2013), 18-21 July 2013, Brighton, UK. Nagoya: International Academic Forum [online], paper number 049, pages 398-412. Available from: http://papers.iafor.org...CAH2013_proceedings.pdf

Cultural leadership is still a young concept in cultural policy and academic study. Emerging as a sectoral concern in the UK around 2002, its early development as both practice and discourse took place during a time of notable growth and optimism for... Read More about Values and assumptions in the concept of cultural leadership..

Metaphors in design: an analysis of how we represent design expertise. (2013)
Conference Proceeding
GULARI, M.N. 2013. Metaphors in design: an analysis of how we represent design expertise. In Nirmkulrat, N., Niedderer, K. and Evans, M. Proceedings of the 2013 International Design Research Society (DRS) special interest group on experiential knowledge conference: knowing inside out; experimental knowledge expertise and connoisseurship (eksig 2013), 4-5 July 2013, London, UK. London: Loughborough University, pages 289-302. Available from: http://experientialknow...k/proceedings_2013.html

Design and design expertise are often argued about and rarely agreed upon by the design community, which is a result of their multifaceted nature and existing underlying assumptions, theoretical anomalies and fragmented knowledge in the field. Lakoff... Read More about Metaphors in design: an analysis of how we represent design expertise..

Curating as practice and profession: an exploration and definition of a contemporary independent curator. (2013)
Thesis
IRVING, I. 2013. Curating as practice and profession: an exploration and definition of a contemporary independent curator. Robert Gordon University, MPhil thesis.

(Research Aim) This research sets out to explore and define a Contemporary Independent Curator and his/her practice. This type and method of curating activity occurs in a cultural context by an individual who practices (mostly) outwith a cultural ins... Read More about Curating as practice and profession: an exploration and definition of a contemporary independent curator..

Negotiation-as-active-knowing: an approach evolved from relational art practice. (2013)
Thesis
CHU, C.Y. 2013. Negotiation-as-active-knowing: an approach evolved from relational art practice. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This PhD research offers a new conception of negotiation that attempts to re-imagine the roles of and relationships between artist and participant-other in social art practice. Negotiation is implicit in art practice, and is often used without elucid... Read More about Negotiation-as-active-knowing: an approach evolved from relational art practice..

Imperfect art: working in public: a case study of the Oakland Projects (1991-2001). (2013)
Thesis
LACY, S. 2013. Imperfect art: working in public: a case study of the Oakland Projects (1991-2001). Robert Gordon University, PhD Thesis.

In Mapping the Terrain: New Genre Public Art (1994) the author called for a new language of critique for the transient and publicly located art practices known today as social, or public, practices. Since that time authors have taken up the challenge... Read More about Imperfect art: working in public: a case study of the Oakland Projects (1991-2001)..

Transformative design thinking: a human-centred model for innovation. (2013)
Conference Proceeding
MALINS, J.P. 2013. Transformative design thinking: a human-centred model for innovation. In Proceedings of the 10th International conference of the European Academy of Design (EAD 10): crafting the future, 17-19 April 2013, Gothenburg, Sweden. Gothenberg: University of Gothenberg [online], paper number 67133. Available from: http://www.trippus.se/eventus/userfiles/67133.pdf

In recent years there have been a number of Innovation Centres established in the UK and associated funding calls to support the development of new ones, however there is no common theoretical framework, which underpins the methodology for their oper... Read More about Transformative design thinking: a human-centred model for innovation..


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