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OPEN CALL: WORK, REST, PLAY

MARKETPLACE STUDIOS, STOCKPORT Manchester School of Art’s Graduate Enterprise Incubator OPEN CALL: WORK, REST, PLAY Retail & Exhibition Opportunity Marketplace Studios in Stockport is looking for work from undergraduate/postgraduate students, staff, graduates and alumni to exhibit in a show called WORK, REST, PLAY highlighting the creative talents of the people who work, rest and play at Manchester Metropolitan University! All creative work considered. Please send personal statement and images of work with sizes/dimensions and recommended retail price to Clare Knox-Bentham at c.knox-bentham@mmu.ac.uk by 5pm Monday 6th February. T&C: Sale or return, 35% commission We are also interested in delivering creative ...

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INTERSECTIONS: Collaborations in Textile Design Research

Please see below for an interesting conference in textiles. Abstract submission deadline is 28 February 2017. Professor Martyn Evans Head of Manchester School of Art Research Centre CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS AND WORK INTERSECTIONS: Collaborations in Textile Design Research | Conference and Exhibition 13 September 2017 | Loughborough University in London, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park INTERSECTIONS is a one-day conference with exhibition of work organised by the Textile Design Research Group at Loughborough University exploring collaborations in textile design research to be held at Loughborough University in London on 13 September 2017. INTERSECTIONS is interested in case studies which reveal unusual connections and cross- or interdisciplinary collaborations furthering research ...

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CfP: International Association of Societies of Design Research

Please see below for an international conference in design (the International Association of Societies of Design Research) to be held in Cincinnati, USA in November 2017. The abstract deadline is 18 February 2017. Professor Martyn Evans Head of Manchester School of Art Research Centre Explosive changes in Design in the past 20 years call for a reexamination of Design Research¹s accomplishments, aims, and possibilities. On behalf of the International Association of Societies of Design Research (IASDR), we would like to invite you to take part in this conversation. Re: Research is the theme of the biennial IASDR conference to be held for the first time in the ...

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CfP: Borders: Identity, Difference and Representation

The Eighth International Graphic Novel and Comics Conference part of the Joint International Conference of Graphic Novels, Bandes Dessinées and Comics 2017 Date: Monday 26th June to Friday 30th June 2017 Venue: University of Dundee and the University of Glasgow (The conference will be in Dundee with a day trip to Glasgow on Wednesday 28th) Theme: Borders: Identity, Difference and Representation The border distinguishes one space or concept from another whether geopolitical, physical, psychological, ideological or temporal. As such it is a potent phenomenon in contemporary culture where invasion, contestation and negotiation of borders signal inclusion/exclusion or conflict. Geopolitical borders ...

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Design Research News @ jiscmail.ac.uk

Please find below a large number of calls for conferences, journals, exhibitions, workshops, etc. across design and related areas (art, media, etc.). There are some interesting opportunities for participation in events over the coming year. You can subscribe to this monthly newsletter via: http://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/cgi-bin/webadmin?SUBED1=design-research&A=1 Professor Martyn Evans Head of Manchester School of Art Research Centre Manchester School of Art Manchester Metropolitan University JISCM@il – “Email discussion lists for the UK Education and Research communities” has numerous lists that may also be of interest.

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Museum University Partnership Events – get involved

I wanted to share a fantastic opportunity to form strong, mutually beneficial partnerships with small and medium sized museums in your area. The Museum University Partnership Initiative (MUPI) is funded by Arts Council England’s Museum Resilience Fund. In partnership with Share Academy and Paddy McNulty Associates, the NCCPE is hosting a series of regional networking events called ‘MUPI Matches’. These are free one-day events that bring together museum staff and academics, using a tried and tested methodology to stimulate new connections and new projects. Participants can then bid for ‘thinking funding’ – to enable them to do desk research; have ...

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Canadian Craft Biennial Conference – Can Craft? Craft Can!

September 15 and 16, 2017 Burlington and Toronto The Art Gallery of Burlington in collaboration with Craft Ontario is organizing the first Canadian Craft Biennial Conference to be held September 15 and 16, 2017 in Burlington and Toronto, Ontario. There are eleven sessions covering a variety of themes and approaches. To submit a proposal to a session, please send an abstract (250 words) with your contact information, a short biography (100 words) to the convener of the session you would like to join by 30 November 2016. The full description for each session can be found at http://artgalleryofburlington.com/upcoming-exhibitions/canadian-craft-biennial/ Regular sessions will include four (4) presentations of twenty ...

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2nd CfP: Design School Kolding hosts the Cumulus Conference from 30 May – 2 June 2017.

The title of the Conference is REDO. This is the second Call for Papers both for the main conference and also for the PhD Track. We invite you to submit a full paper, a short paper or a short movie. For the PhD Track we ask for short papers. Please visit the official website for the full call at http://cumuluskolding2017.org. On our website you can find a link to upload all types of submissions through the EasyChair System: http://cumuluskolding2017.org/call-for-papers/ . Please be aware that there is a special note about uploading movies. The registration system for attending the conference is also open. Please follow this link when you wish ...

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For & Against: Art, Politics and the Pamphlet

Invitation to host a market stall and participate in a public event Saturday 27 May, 2017 Loughborough Town Centre We invite you to respond to the idea, concept, format, aesthetic, function, relevance, purpose or history of the political pamphlet and engage in a public event. We are looking to host a series of market stalls in Loughborough town centre’s Queens Park as part of a public event taking place on Saturday 27 May, 2017. We very much like the idea that the artists, designers, writers, printers, crafts people and other kinds of creatives would form a kind of ‘market’, and as ...

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Creative Provocations: Open Call

Wednesday 14 December, 15.30 – 17.00 Righton Open Space Provocation is the causing of a strong reaction, often from speech or action. This reaction, although equated in some contexts with annoyance or anger, is a deliberate intent to provoke an audience to sit up, listen and take note.  A provocation can be useful.  We want to encourage the use of the provocation as a way to explore our research questions and interests. Staff and students are invited to fill a ten minute slot with a chosen provocation, addressed to the audience to unpick, counter or solve. The provocation can be presented ...

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