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A&H Graduate School – Pre-Launch Events

I’d like to draw your attention to the opportunity for staging events, talks, prestigious external speakers, exhibitions for PGRs. Perhaps, student-led and with PGT. I’d like to package them up as pre-launch festival for the GS in May/June/July with a view to giving the GS a higher profile both inside and outside the university with the added aim of generating an increase in recruitment. There will be an Event Generator on 22nd at 12.30 in Righton, which interested PGRs and staff should attend. If anyone with a proposal or a projected event could also come along they can act as ...

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Muse: Makers in Museums

Creative craft commissions There are 8 commissions for artists to make new work in response to an aspect of the special collections to be found in the small local rural museums of Devon and Somerset. The project will showcase contemporary craft: makers, skills, materials and creative thinking. Submission deadline: noon Monday 10 April Download the application form as Word document HERE.

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Leapfrog Summer School – community engagement for ECRs

The Leapfrog Summer School at Lancaster University, in collaboration with Glasgow School of Art, may be of interest to Early Career Researchers and final year PhD students interested in community engagement. Please forward on to any of your PhD students that you think may be interested. Professor Martyn Evans Head of Manchester School of Art Research Centre Manchester School of Art The Leapfrog Team invite Early Career Researchers (ECRs) involved in community engagement to participate in a Summer School from the 11th – 13th of July 2017 at Lancaster University.  Leapfrog is a 3 year research project funded by the AHRC as ...

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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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