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 …

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 …

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 …

Dr Sarah Lowndes, NUA Research Fellow

Sarah describes her research as ‘…focusing on DIY art, music and publishing, interdisciplinary and performance-related practice, contemporary art, curatorial practice, empirical research, creative cities, interstitial zones and peripheries, subcultures and art writing.’ Sarah sees Pattern and Chaos as ‘…an opportunity to share ideas and collaborate with other researchers across a variety of disciplines.’ Sarah’s next big idea …

Symposium Speaker: Dr Zoë Mendelson, Artist, Pathway Leader, BA Fine Art Painting, Wimbledon College of Arts

Dr Zoë Mendelson is an Artist and Pathway Leader, BA Fine Art Painting at Wimbledon College of Arts. Her relationship to the subject of this symposium is via psychological classificatory systems (norms, control groups and terms embedded in diagnostics) and a specific research interest in the spatial as applied to museums, …

Symposium Speaker, Veronika Kapsali, Reader in Material Technology and Design, LCF

Veronika is Reader in Material Technology and Design at LCF where she is developing novel biomimetic approaches to design and innovation within the textile industry that intersect biology, material engineering and textile design. Veronika is an LCF graduate who was awarded a PhD scholarship to study engineering design at Bath …

Symposium Speaker, Danica Maier, Associate Professor in Fine Art, NTU

Danica Maier is an Associate Professor in Fine Art at Nottingham Trent University, where she runs the Summer Lodge, an annual 2-week artists’ residency. She completed an MFA in painting before receiving an MA in Textiles. Her work uses site-specific installations, drawing, and objects to explore expectations, while using subtle slippages …