Through research members of staff acquire subject specific expertise, maintain currency with their subject and connect with other academics, all of which feeds into work with students. At Leeds College of Art research ‘clusters’ are predominantly based in programme areas and support specialist practice, pedagogy and related forms of academic enquiry.
For any enquiries about research please contact: Research Co-ordinator, Dr Jill Fernie-Clarke on 0113 202 8143 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The main aim of my research is to work towards demystifying BIM (Building Information Modelling) software for interior architecture and design (IAD) students and professionals, to then identify the most appropriate and relevant interoperable software for them to work with, as the adoption of BIM by the design and construction industry gains pace over the next few years.
As Vice Chair of Research for IE (Interior Educators) the national subject association group and consortium of the UK’s top 50 IAD courses, I intend through applied research, to promote and further investigate the practicalities of up-skilling IAD students and professionals in the role of BIM for their futures. This is being done through an examination and dissemination of good practice by UK practitioners, and similarly from the States in the use of BIM, for Evidence Based – Interdisciplinary Environmentally Sustainable Design pedagogy, in order to see how this might translate into an EU and UK educational and CPD framework.
Resulting in the production of a set of 'models' to disseminate to different age groups, with various levels of expertise and skill sets. This will hopefully be supported eventually by the BIM Academic Forum and their efforts to embed BIM into the Built Environment education system.
Mind the Gap: An evaluation of Joint Practice Development (JPD) between FE and HE tutors within Art and Design
Sam Broadhead is currently undertaking research into the learning identities of adult students studying Art and Design at HE level. This is a development of her previous interests in pedagogy within the art school institution and forms the basis of her doctoral study at the University of Sunderland. Sam has also undertaken research funded by the Learning and Skills Improvement Service about students' experiences of transition from FE to HE and the use of Joint Development Practice to improve teaching and Learning.
Broadhead, S (2012) Using action-research evidence to change art studio critiques Inside Evidence bulletin issue 13 Summer 2012 pp29-30 found at http://repository.excellencegateway.org.uk/fedora/objects/eg:2216/datastreams/DOC/content
Broadhead, S and Garland S (2012)The Art of Surviving and Thriving: How Well are Access Students Prepared for their Degrees in Art and Design? Networks, Issue 17: April 2012, University of Brighton found at http://arts.brighton.ac.uk/projects/networks/issue-17-april-2012
‘Interdisciplinary Art and Design’ - BA(Hons) Art & Design (Interdisciplinary) Blog
Interdisciplinary Art and Design is an emerging practice-led research cluster, consisting of individuals associated with the BA (Hons) Art and Design Interdisciplinary course at Leeds College of Art. We aim to widen this research group and welcome contact from individuals, organisations, research networks and funding bodies who may be interested to work with us.
Working research themes:
- Drawing technologies: post-digital, digital-analogue, process, repetition, enabling constraints, diagrams, tools, methods, concepts
- The interdisciplinary Object: material/materiality, 3D space/installation, design-art, sculpture hybrids furniture-sculpture, jewellery-sculpture, performance-sculpture
- Writing actions: text and image, the book, the page, prose, poetry, score, script, theory, photo, video, film, sound, indexicality.
- Resisting hierarchies: collaborations, juxtapositions, values, student-teacher, feminism, material value, form-function, craft-conceptualism, studio–kitchen.
- Undoing Interdisciplinarity: creativity, adaptability: contexts and catalysts, the studio, itinerant practices, locomotion, failure, spatiality, interdisciplinary spatiality (anti-, a-, un-, non-, cross-, trans- disciplines)
BA(Hons) Art & Design (Interdisciplinary) research cluster contact: Danr@leeds-art.ac.uk
Yvonne is an artist and curator with an interest in making contemporary art accessible to new audiences and exploring the role of play in critical and political art practice. Yvonne is leader of Art in Unusual Spaces (a Community Interest Company) that utilises empty spaces in Leeds and she has facilitated and curated over 150 events and exhibitions since its inception in 2009. Yvonne is part of art-collective Black Dogs who have exhibited at Milton Keynes gallery and Tate Modern. She has undertaken residencies at Cittadellarte's Fondazione Pistoletto, Italy and Kurt Schitters' Merz Barn, Cumbria. Yvonne graduated from BA (Hons) Art and Design Interdisciplinary at Leeds College of Art in 2006 and is currently studying an AHRC funded MFA at University of Leeds. Yvonne teaches Collaborative Strategies, a three month 2nd year module on the BA (Hons) Art & Design Interdisciplinary course at Leeds College of Art.
Paula is a Fine Art practitioner and O.4 Tutor on the BA (Hons) Art & Design Interdisciplinary at Leeds College of Art . Her Fine Art practice works mainly in 3D within a feminist context exploring the dilemma of inhabiting a female body. She has found it necessary to distil female to biological difference and uses the maternal body as a point from which to address and subvert perceptions of motherhood. Her research into related feminine objects adapted to create new meanings, is exhibited both nationally and internationally.
Currently Contextual Studies Lecturer for BA (Hons) Art and Design Interdisciplinary at Leeds College of Art and Associate Lecturer for Context at Derby University in Fine Art, Applied Arts and Cloth & Culture. Professional Practice includes working with research interests in Body, Space, image, alternative performance strategies, the ‘wanderer’ and art in restricted/ unusual spaces.
Research interests include: the body in landscape delivering a paper in May at The Affecting Landscape Conference on ‘Benjamin, body and silence’; Performance and performativity in the visual arts; Spatial practices; architecture and the body ; Psychogeography; Text, image and idea; artist/curator positions, altermodernism.
Cheryl’s practice involves a discipline incorporating seriality and repetition through ritualised modes of production. She explores diverse notions of drawing across; lo-fi, hand processes and mechanical means of reproduction. She is concerned with pattern, process and obsessive acts of making. She has exhibited within the U.K, Spain and Germany. She curated the group exhibition; ‘BLANK’ for Leeds City Art Gallery, U.K and recently exhibited in ‘An Exchange with Sol Lewitt’ at ‘Cabinet’, New York, U.S.A. She gained her Masters Degree in Barcelona, Spain and Winchester, U.K and Post-Graduate Cert. Ed (Post-16), U.K. Cheryl is Programme Leader, B.A (Hons) Art & Design Interdisciplinary at Leeds College of Art where she is the GIDE; Group for International Design Education Co-ordinator.
Dr. Dan Robinson
Dan is an artist and lecturer working with images, texts, objects and events – often in collaboration and with specific settings, architectures and organisations. He is co-founder of Mud Office (with Charlie Jeffery) and Thinking Space for the North (with Bryan Davies and Grizedale Arts). He has exhibited internationally (in 2011 at Palais de Tokyo, Paris and La Station, Nice). In 2009, he received a doctorate from the University of Leeds (with an AHRC scholarship) for his practice PhD on site-specific art practice as dialogue. Dan is 0.5 tutor on BA (Hons) Art & Design Interdisciplinary at Leeds College of Art where he leads the Interdisciplinary practice-research cluster.
Organisations / networks we work with:
University of Derby: DMARC; Digital and Materials Arts Research Centre & Identity and Landscape research group
DUNCAN OF JORDANSTONE COLLEGE OF ART & DESIGN, DUNDEE
ACADEMY OF DESIGN IN LJUBLIJANA – UNIVERSITY OF PRIMORSKA
SUPSI UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES & ARTS OF SOUTHERN SWITZERLAND
MAGDEBURG-STENDAL UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES
LESSIUS MECHELEN UNIVERSITY COLLEGE – DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT
POLITECNICO DI MILANO
La Station | Art Contemporain Nice
Villa Arson, Nice
Ecole Supérieure d'Art de Toulon Provence Méditerrannée || ESART ...
British Council - Erasmus
Art in Unusual Spaces
CREST The Consortium for Research Excellence, Support and Training
GIDE Group for International Design Education