Writing-PAD centre Symposium at Plymouth University

j.lockheart Friday 21 of November, 2014

Hi all,
Please find attached the latest Writing-PAD Centre event from Plymouth University which will be followed by an issue of the JWCP for peer reviewed and selected contributions. If you cannot open the attached I have copied and pasted the main details below. The deadline for abstracts is quite close, so don't let this one slip. The Designing Critical Messages Symposium will take place on 16-18th February 2015.

Please feel free to circulate this to your networks. ​
Please send your abstracts to: Sophie Habour Research ADE: sophie.harbour@plymouth.ac.ukPapers to be peer reviewed and published by Intellect in the Journal of Writing in Creative Practice by guest editor Dr Pete Quinn Davis and others

Please contact pete.davis@plymouth.ac.uk if you require further details

Designing Critical Messages Symposium February 16/17/18th 2015 with Plymouth University UKDesign Knowledge Research is situated in the School of Architecture, Design and Environment at Plymouth University UK.

Final Call for Abstracts: 11th December 2014
DESIGNING CRITICAL MESSAGES: ENVELOPE: CALL FOR PAPERSPeople/Spaces/Places/Experiences: This is an international call for papers:The conference begins from the premise that if there is a need for designers to realise that they have to propose something that inspires stakeholders to adopt designs as viable, desirable alternatives, how does this equate design processes/design thinking/materiality and research writing, in a demonstration of what could become real. This conference is interested in the suggestion that this is part of the skill set that designers better have or need to have now.
Is this perhaps a different value form of design practice or design research? If Design is collaborative, whether as participatory design, working in design teams, or in collaborations with other disciplines working on projects that involve humans, can the core values of design change to encompass and characterise new skills for designers? Can we develop models that value design skills and methods but proactively seek connections to ethical, philosophical, social, value for the economy and value for change?
We seek submissions of empirical studies including practice-based case studies and reflections in the area of design practice/education/research.

The conference calls for abstracts of 500 words with references that fit into one of the following perspectives.

Designing Change through PracticeDesigning Research to Create ValueCommunicating the Narrative of Design DifferentlyUsing Criticality in Design to Determine Difference
This event is alongside the international exhibition ‘ENVELOPE’ at Peninsula Arts Gallery and begins a dialogue for a festival of Design in Plymouth.
The exhibition is an open call to designers and architects to exhibit what they value, from the significant to the insignificant, from products to graphics and illustration, to speculative design prototypes. Those taking part are from the wide spectrum of design, from the famous to the emerging.

Please send your abstracts to: Sophie Habour Research ADE: sophie.harbour@plymouth.ac.uk
Papers to be peer reviewed and published by Intellect in the Journal of Writing in Creative Practice by guest editor Dr Pete Quinn Davis and others

Opening of the Writing-PAD Centre East Midlands

j.lockheart Monday 21 of July, 2014

Great work from Julia Reeve and Kaye Towlson who organised the East Midlands Writing PAD Centre launch: Journals in visual Learning and made it such a successful and enjoyable day.

East Midlands Writing PAD Centre launch: Journeys in visual learning
Thursday 26th June 2014
Kimberlin Library, De Montfort University, Leicester
Julia Reeve and Kaye Towlson

 ‘Journeys in visual learning’ offers Academics, Librarians and Learning Developers an opportunity to share experiences and practice in visual & kinaesthetic learning techniques. With the launch of our new East Midlands Writing PAD Centre we also seek to establish local & regional links with other HE institutions. The day will showcase creative and radical approaches to learning and teaching at DMU and elsewhere. Delegates will be encouraged through discussion and activities to reflect upon their own ‘visual learning journeys’ to the day and beyond. 

The event offers the chance to:·         

Experience visual and kinaesthetic learning techniques·        

 Hear about the student response and experience of such techniques·         

Consider the theoretical underpinning to this type of learning·         

Explore visual journeys in a number of contexts·         

Take part in group work to encourage putting these methods into practice·         

Network across disciplines, professions and institutions. 

10:30 – 10:50: Registration and creative activity: Start the day with coffee and a look at displays of techniques plus resources 

10:50 – 11:20: Creative activity: mapping your journey using a range of media 

11:20-12:00: Our journey: Teacher Fellow research projects, Writing PAD and more: Kaye Towlson, Academic Librarian, DMU (Information Literacy) and Julia Reeve, Senior Lecturer, Contextual Studies for Fashion & East Midlands Writing PAD contact, DMU 

12:00-12:40: Navigating the Essay: Making Writing Multi-sensory: Jackie Hatfield, Tina Horsman & Jacqueline Szumko, Specialist Tutors for Students with Specific Learning Differences, Loughborough University 

12: 40-1:30: Lunch: in Learning Development Zone, Kimberlin 

13:30 -14:10: Contextualised performance with collage: Simon Perril, Subject Leader for Creative Writing, DMU 

14:30 – 15:00: Group work: your future visual learning journey – mapping practice, ideas, and experiences 

15:00 – 15:20: Group visual learning journey tour and tea 

15:20 - 15:45: Group feedback 

15:45 – 16:00: Close 


Writing-PAD in Falmouth

j.lockheart Tuesday 17 of September, 2013
I gave a workshop about collaborative question-finding at the annual PEDARE event at Falmouth on September 12th 2013. I was amazed at how interest in writing in creative practice is so prevalent across the art and design sector and in education generally. This is a massive change from when we began the Writing-PAD project some 11 years ago now. It was great to meet so many interested people and to make many contacts and finally meet people in the flesh who have written for the journal. Falmouth will be guest editing two issues of JWCP coming out this year. 
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