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Beyond Pattern and Chaos Symposium Norwich, Wednesday 5 September 2018 This symposium aims to inform current practices and critical positions in art and design through a focus on processes which address relationships between pattern and chaos. Such dialogues might be envisaged as real and/or imaginary, as science and/or art, as …

Symposium Speaker: Ross Cairns, Creative Technologist

Ross Cairns is a multi-award winning creative technologist with a unique skill set encompassing design, programming and new technologies. He possesses over 12 years’ experience facilitating innovative digital experiences that have fostered synergy between design, engineering and technology. He has utilised his application of Agile, Design Thinking (user centric design …

Featured Marketplace Researcher: Benjamin Salter

              Benjamin Salter: Personal Digital Manifestations excerpts PERSONAL DIGITAL MANIFESTATIONS CONTEMPORARY DIGITAL LIFE AND THE OBJECTS THAT ENABLE IT The manipulation and crafting of our physical environment is a fundamental and defining human characteristic. The standardized and mass produced urban civilizations we inhabit are …

Featured Marketplace Researcher: Sarah Longworth-West

Sarah Longworth-West, ‘Vivid’, 2014, oil paint, spray paint, oil bar and oil pastel on pigmented gesso panel, 42 x 30 cm. Sarah Longworth-West’s recent panel paintings have focused upon creating dystopian non-spaces that are hard to locate but overall give the atmosphere of a place in which people or remnants of …

Featured Marketplace Researcher: Dr. Sarah Lowndes

Photograph taken by Alison Toon at Esplanade: A Procession for Women, curated by Sarah Lowndes for Kunsthalle Cromer (2018). NUA University Research Fellow Dr. Sarah Lowndes set up arts organisation Kunsthalle Cromer in 2017 to enhance the cultural provision available within the town of Cromer and the wider area of Norfolk through …

Jill Rodgers, Senior Lecturer, Textile Design

Jill describes her practice as ‘…examining textile histories through written and oral narratives and considering the implications for current textile practice and pedagogy’ Jill sees Pattern and Chaos as ‘…an opportunity to enable a breadth of practice and approaches to address a common brief’ Jill’s next big idea is ‘…to …

Featured Marketplace Researcher: Freya Scoggins

Freya Scoggins. Binary Code Jumper, 2018, cotton yarn. Textiles and fashion designer Freya Scoggins will be showing a selection of work from her ‘Modern Renaissance’ collection. This collection combines the art and innovation of the Italian Renaissance with modern industrial functionalism and computer programming. The renaissance, meaning “rebirth”, was an …

Featured Marketplace Researcher: Dr Ana Rute Costa & NUA Architecture Students

Photograph c. Dr. Ana Rute Costa In term 1 of year 1 on Norwich University of the Arts’ BA Architecture course students were asked to investigate the interconnected dimensions of craftsmanship and architecture by understanding the spatial complexity at different scales, from their own room to the city. Within a …

Les Bicknell, Senior Lecturer, Textile Design

Les describes his  practice and research as ‘…searching for opportunities to be in a place of not knowing’ Les sees Pattern and Chaos as ‘…finding the overwhelmingly extraordinary in the seemingly ordinary’ Les ‘s next big idea is ‘…combining the experience of working in the crystallography department in the Department of Materials Science & …

symposium speaker: Eva Sopeoglou, Architect and Senior Lecturer, Kingston School of Art

Eva Sopeoglou is a registered architect with many years of professional experience, currently running her award-winning practice between Greece and the UK. Eva is also a Senior Lecturer at Kingston School of Art and a PhD-by-practice candidate at UCL’s The Bartlett School of Architecture. Her work, which overlaps academic research, professional practice and …