Image credit: Miriam Ribul Material Activism Photography by Lydia Whitmore
We are pleased to announce that 11 UAL research degree students have been awarded funding for their research projects. 7 students were awarded funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) TECHNE partnership. Through TECHNE, students are part of a collaborative engagement with 14 Partners in the cultural sector. Offering students rigorous scholarly training and opportunities with PhD students from Royal Holloway; Kingston University; Royal College of Art, London; University of Brighton; University of Roehampton, London; University of Surrey.
This creates a wider network of support and helps provide links to peers, which during a PhD can be invaluable. Partners involved in TECHNE include: National Archives; Museum of London; Culture Capital Exchange; Science Museum; Barbican; National Maritime Museum; Natural History Museum; British Film Institute; Drawing Room; Rose Theatre; English PEN; V&A Blue; Victoria & Albert Museum; Brighton Festival; Wired Sussex.
Through these, students have the opportunity to develop skills in innovation, critical thinking, risk taking, creativity and communication that are valued in academic and work contexts.
Congratulations and welcome to TECHNE funded students starting their research degrees in 2015-16:
- Matthew Parker, Close to the Machine: Composing Digital Materiality through a Sonic Archive Practice, LCC, Sound Art
Professor Angus Carlyle, Professor Cathy Lane
- Jennifer Allan, Fog Tropes: The social and cultural history of the foghorn 1853 to the present day, LCC, Popular Culture
Professor Cathy Lane, Professor Angus Carlyle
- Bethany Lamont, Transferring trauma: Understanding distressing images and ghoulish spectres in Internet culture, CSM, Popular Culture
Professor Roger Sabin, Professor Craig Clunas (Oxford)
- Aurelie Martin, Navigating through Bindings: Study of the Bookbindings of Ship’s Logbooks from Maritime Empires in Early Modern Europe, CCW, Curation, Collections & Conservation
Professor Nicholas Pickwoad, Dr James Davey (National Maritime Museum)
Congratulations to 3 continuing students who were awarded TECHNE funding:
- Eleanor Suess, Constructing the architectural moving drawing: transdisciplinary practices between architecture and artists’ film, CSM, Fine Art
Professor Graham Ellard, Steven Ball
- Miranda Garrett, Professional Female House Decorators, 1874 to 1899: an examination of their work and an evaluation of their significance in the history of British interior design, CSM, Art History
Professor Caroline Dakers, Judy Willcocks
- Francesca Peschier, Theatre Design in Regional Theatre: Realising the Visual at The Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse 2003 – 2015, CCW, Performance
Professor Jane Collins, Dr Esther Armstrong
4 practice-led design studentships were awarded to research degree students at UAL by the London Doctoral Design Collaboration (LDoc) collaboration, LDoc is an AHRC-funded centre for doctoral training, a collaboration between the Royal College of Art, Kingston University and the University of Arts London.
The LDoc students benefits from network and training opportunities provided by the members and contributions of creative industry partners, which include: AEDAS; British Fashion Council; BT; London Borough of Camden Communities Division; Camira; Creativeworks London; Design Council; Designing Out Crime Association (DOCA); Ford Motor Company; Ian Ritchie Architects Limited; International Flavours and Fragrances; Microsoft Research Cambridge; Sense; Sorrell Foundation; Textile Institute; Topshop; TFL; United Nations/UNCTAD Responsible Ecosystems Sourcing Platform; V&A Museum.
Congratulations and welcome to our new LDoc Studentship holders starting in 2015-16:
- Paola Pierri, Design and social innovation: a critical analysis exploring the encounter between these two different organisational cultures, LCC, Design
Dr Alison Prendiville, Dr Adam Drezin (UCL)
- Miriam Ribul, Material Activism: A practice-led enquiry into the role of design in the development of materials and its impact on their cyclability, CCW, Design
Dr Kate Goldsworthy, Professor Carole Collet
Congratulations to 2 continuing students awarded funding:
- Georgio Salani, Towards a taxonomy of artisanal ceramic tableware: a practice-led enquiry into qualities and values in British and Japanese pottery, CSM, Design
Dr Matt Malpass, Professor Janet McDonnell
- Rhian Solomom, LCF, Design, Designer Facilitator: The body as a meeting place for advancing collaborations between design and reconstructive surgical fields to enhance methods in clinical practice, Professor Jane Harris, Professor Sandy Black
- To find out more visit the Research Degree pages
- Our next PhD Open Day will be in October 2015, if you would like to receive updates about this please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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