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Jane Jacobs and the nature of (practice and research) work in public. (2009)
Presentation / Conference
DOUGLAS, A. and FREMANTLE, C. 2009. Jane Jacobs and the nature of (practice and research) work in public. Presented at Public and participative art: performance in everyday life, 14-15 December 2009, Helsinki, Finland.

Jacobs argues that economies follow the same rules as ecological systems. They behave in the same way as systems in nature: as dynamic systems of interdependency. The core of Jacobs' argument is energy, whether it is manifest in ecological systems or... Read More

'Close' as a construct to critically investigate the relationship between the visual artist and the everyday. (2006)
Thesis
DELDAY, H. 2006. 'Close' as a construct to critically investigate the relationship between the visual artist and the everyday. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This research proposes and develops a critical framework - a 'matrix' to make sense of the artistic process from the practitioner's perspective. It draws from the research of de Certeau into everyday culture and the art historical discourse of Bourri... Read More

An ecology of practice in the everyday: leaving the (social) ground of (artistic) intervention more fertile. (2005)
Presentation / Conference
DOUGLAS, A. and FREMANTLE, C. 2005. An ecology of practice in the everyday: leaving the (social) ground of (artistic) intervention more fertile. Presented at Sensuous knowledge 2 (SK2): aesthetic practice and aesthetic insight, November 2005, Bergen, Norway.

This paper reviews the projects that fed into the On the Edge research programme between 2001-2004.

On the edge: an exploration of the visual arts in remote rural contexts of Northern Scotland. (2005)
Book Chapter
DOUGLAS, A. 2005. On the edge: an exploration of the visual arts in remote rural contexts of Northern Scotland. In Miles, M. and Hall, T. (eds.) Interventions: art in the public sphere. Advances in art and urban features, 4. Bristol: Intellect, pages 89-106.

This case study is a programme of five visual art projects in Northern Scotland with five regional partners that have come about through a research framework. It demonstrates aspects of the dynamic of intervention largely focused by conversation betw... Read More

Edge FM 87.9 MHz. (2004)
Book
CARTER, P. 2004. Edge FM 87.9 MHz. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University.

Edge FM was developed in partnership with the Museum of Scottish Lighthouses, Fraserburgh, On the Edge Research and the artist, Paul Carter. The research challenge offered up by the project partners was to find a way of drawing young people living lo... Read More

How might we revalue traditional ways of making? (2004)
Book
DOUGLAS, A. 2004. How might we revalue traditional ways of making? A research project revaluing Shetland knitting. Essay accompanying Douglas, A. (ed.) Maakin Lab. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University.

The Maakin Lab project was developed in partnership with the Shetland College Department of Textiles and Design, On the Edge research and artist Susan Benn of PAL. The research challenge offered up by the project partners was how to revalue tradition... Read More

Maakin Lab [online]. (2004)
Digital Artefact
MAAKIN LAB. 2004. Maakin Lab [online]. Available from: http://www.maakinlab.org/

The Maakin Lab project was developed in partnership with the Shetland College Department of Textiles and Design, On the Edge research and artist Susan Benn of PAL. The research challenge offered up by the project partners was how to revalue tradition... Read More

Celestial ceiling: contemporary art, built heritage and patronage. (2004)
Book
DOUGLAS, A. (ed.) 2004. Celestial ceiling: contemporary art, built heritage and patronage. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University.

The Celestial Ceiling project was developed in partnership with Charles Burnett of Duff House, Banff, the Schleiffer family of Cullen House, On the Edge Research and the artists John McGeoch and Robert Orchardson. Duff House, an Adams building, is pa... Read More

Inthrow. (2004)
Book
DOUGLAS, A. (ed.) 2005. Inthrow. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University.

Inthrow was developed in partnership with Chris Fremantle of the Scottish Sculpture Workshop, On the Edge Research and lead artist Gavin Renwick. The Scottish Sculpture Workshop (SSW) is based in the rural village of Lumsden, Aberdeenshire. The chall... Read More

The dynamic of the edge: practice led research into the value of the arts in marginal spaces. (2004)
Presentation / Conference
DOUGLAS, A., FREMANTLE, C. and DELDAY, H. 2004. The dynamic of the edge: practice led research into the value of the arts in marginal spaces. Presented at Sensuous knowledge 1 (SK1): creating a tradition, 26-28 October 2004, Solstrand, Norway.

This paper articulates an approach to art and design practice that questions two fundamental assumptions: firstly, it is not framed by the creative practice of an individual artist delivering an authored artwork to a public or audience; secondly, it... Read More

Adjusting sensibilities: researching artistic value 'on the edge'. (2003)
Presentation / Conference
DOUGLAS, A. and DELDAY, H. 2003. Adjusting sensibilities: researching artistic value 'on the edge'. Presented at the 5th International conference of the European Academy of Design (EAD 05): techné: design wisdom, 28-30 April 2003, Barcelona, Spain [online]. Available from: http://www.ub.edu/5ead/PDF/3/DouglasDelday.pdf

An understanding of the relationship between systems of production and systems of value in the visual arts is essential to the production of new sustainable approaches to creativity. Contexts for working situated ˜on the margins such as remote rural... Read More

On the edge: a new articulation of the visual arts in rural and remote areas. (2002)
Book Chapter
DOUGLAS, A., GRAY, C. and DELDAY, H. 2002. On the edge: a new articulation of the visual arts in rural and remote areas. In E. McLean and S. Dougherty (eds.) Heaven on earth. Edinburgh: Fruitmarket Gallery, pages 14-27.

This publication was published to accompany the forum Heaven on Earth which took place at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design on 7 December 2001.