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Altering a fixed identity: thinking through improvisation. (2012)
Journal Article
DOUGLAS, A. 2012. Altering a fixed identity: thinking through improvisation. Critical studies in improvisation [online], 8(2), article number 2122. Available from: https://doi.org/10.21083/csieci.v8i2.2122

Replacing artist with player as if adopting an alias is a way of altering a fixed identity. And a changed identity is a principle of mobility, of going from one place to another¦ (Kaprow, Essays on the Blurring of Art and Life 125-6) This paper explo... Read More about Altering a fixed identity: thinking through improvisation..

Unravel: revaluing the craft of knitting for new emergent design contexts within a post-industrial world. (2012)
Journal Article
STEED, J. 2011. Unravel: revaluing the craft of knitting for new emergent design contexts within a post-industrial world. Making futures journal [online], 2, pages 297-306. Available from: http://makingfutures.plymouthart.ac.uk/media/75867/steed_josephine.pdf

Knitting is embedded within our culture and navigates between practice, artefact, and narrative, acting as a rich metaphor for social change (Hemmings, 2010). Knitting can transcend traditional boundaries of craft practice and transfer knowledge from... Read More about Unravel: revaluing the craft of knitting for new emergent design contexts within a post-industrial world..

Future textile visions: smart textiles for health and wellness. (2012)
Report
MALINS, J., STEED, J., FAIRBURN, S., ROBERTSON, S., MCINTYRE, L., CRUICKSHANK, L. and SCOTT, K., 2012. Future textile visions: smart textiles for health and wellness. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University.

A report prepared for the Scottish Government on behalf of the Scottish Academy of Fashion, which examines the potential of new textiles solutions for health applications. Following a Sandpit event hosted by the Scottish Academy of Fashion on 13th an... Read More about Future textile visions: smart textiles for health and wellness..

Designs on democracy: architecture and design in Scotland post devolution. (2012)
Book
MACDONALD, S. 2012. Designs on democracy: architecture and design in Scotland post devolution. Alresford: Zero Books.

Central to Scotlands creative economy is Creative Scotland, the national agency, which sits within the broader context of creative and cultural provision. For the first time a corporate plan has been produced that includes working across the span of... Read More about Designs on democracy: architecture and design in Scotland post devolution..

Experiential knowledge and improvisation: variations on movement, motion, emotion. (2012)
Journal Article
DOUGLAS, A. and COESSENS, K. 2012. Experiential knowledge and improvisation: variations on movement, motion, emotion. Art, design and communication in higher education [online], 10(2), pages 179-198. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1386/adch.10.2.179_1

Improvisation is a way of knowing that is experiential, pivotal to the body's movement and growth in the world. It allows us to manage constraint and freedom in a rich world of possibility. Within this article we trace a trajectory from improvisation... Read More about Experiential knowledge and improvisation: variations on movement, motion, emotion..

Adopting 'Fablab' model to embed creative entrepreneurship across design program. (2012)
Conference Proceeding
PENGELLY, J., FAIRBURN, S. and NEWLANDS, B. 2012. Adopting 'Fablab' model to embed creative entrepreneurship across design program. In Buck, L., Frateur, G., Ion, W., McMahon, C., Baelus, C., de Grande, G. and Vervulgen, S. (eds.) Proceedings of the 14th International engineering and product design education conference 2012 (E&PDE12): design education for future wellbeing, 6-7 September 2012, Antwerp, Belguim. Glasgow: The Design Society/Institution of Engineering Designers [online], pages 654-658. Available from: https://www.designsociety.org/publication/33262/adopting_fablab_model_to_embed_creative_entrepreneurship_across_design_program

This paper sets out to describe and contextualize the impact a new FabLab workshop program has had on the direction and curriculum development at Gray's School of Art, Robert Gordon University towards more clearly linking current developments in rapi... Read More about Adopting 'Fablab' model to embed creative entrepreneurship across design program..

c4di Project Evaluation Report. (2012)
Report
MALINS, J. 2012. c4di Project Evaluation Report. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University.

The purpose of this review is to evaluate the work of the center for Design and Innovation, an ERDF and SEEKIT funded project established by the Robert Gordon University in October 2008. The project aimed to assist SMEs in Scotland to become more com... Read More about c4di Project Evaluation Report..

Tools for community: Ivan Illich's legacy. (2012)
Journal Article
MACDONALD, S.W. 2012. Tools for community: Ivan Illich's legacy. International journal of education through art [online], 8(2), pages 121-133. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1386/eta.8.2.121_1

Although it is 40 years since Ivan Illich published Tools for Conviviality, the word 'convivial' retains an appeal conjuring up liveliness, sociability and, in this age of economic uncertainty, optimism. But in an era of co-creation and co-production... Read More about Tools for community: Ivan Illich's legacy..

Crafting revivals? (2012)
Conference Proceeding
PEACH, A. 2013. Crafting revivals? An investigation into the craft revival of the 1970's: can contemporary comparisons be drawn? In MacDonald, J. and Rossi, C. (eds.) Ideas of the handmade: histories and theories of making. Selected papers from a symposium held on 20 April 2012, Edinburgh, UK. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University [online], pages 46-56. Available from: http://www.research.ed.ac.uk/portal/files/10770782/final_craftscotland1_1_.pdf

This paper originates from PhD research which I am currently undertaking on craft in the 1970s, a time which craft historians and theorists generally acknowledge as one of revival and reinvention of craft practice across Britain. Today we are experie... Read More about Crafting revivals?.

Alcohol: through our eyes: young people's representations of drinking in Scotland. (2012)
Book
HACKETT, C., SEAMAN, P. and EDGAR, F. 2012. Alcohol: through our eyes: young people's representations of drinking in Scotland. Glasgow: Glasgow Centre for Population Health.

This book is based on a research project that explored how young men and women use alcohol as they move from their mid teens through to their late twenties. This period of life is sometimes referred to as the transition to adulthood. We wanted to fin... Read More about Alcohol: through our eyes: young people's representations of drinking in Scotland..

Ecology and environmental art in public place: talking tree: won't you take a minute and listen to the plight of nature? (2012)
Thesis
GOTO COLLINS, R. 2012. Ecology and environmental art in public place: talking tree: won't you take a minute and listen to the plight of nature? Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

My research started with a question: Is it possible to create change if we understand life is interdependent and interrelated with nature in our environment? I researched this question from the perspective of a practising artist in the field of envir... Read More about Ecology and environmental art in public place: talking tree: won't you take a minute and listen to the plight of nature?.