Dr Nic Maffei, Senior Lecturer, Graphics

Nic describes his research as ‘…usually interwar and modernist, occasionally anti-modernist, often shiny, stainless and steel, sometimes food, packaging, and ethnic, at times big words and persuasive images. But, always design history’ Nic sees Pattern and Chaos ‘…in time, things and people’ Nic’s next big idea …relies on many small ones  …

Sarah Longworth-West, Fine Art Lecturer

  Sarah  describes her practice and research as ‘…centred in Painting and it’s integral materiality; focused on non-spaces, cultural imagery, remnants and temporality’ Sarah sees Pattern and Chaos as ‘…intrinsically linked to the plethora of imagery and inamimate objects we live consciously or unconsciously amongst’ Sarah’s next big idea is ‘…to …

Victoria Mitchell, Research Fellow

Victoria  describes her research as ‘…probing relationships between material, metaphor and making’ Victoria sees Pattern and Chaos as ‘…interconnected and as having critical agency’ Victoria’s next big idea will be ‘…shaped by considering dance in parallel with materials and making’ More about Victoria: https://www.nua.ac.uk/about-nua/meet-our-staff/victoria-mitchell/

Professor Hilary Carlisle, Dean of Dean and Architecture

Hilary describes her practice and research as ‘…a fascination with coding and the endless possibilities for designing with algorithms’ Hilary sees Pattern and Chaos as  ‘…themes which are central to my creative thinking’ Hilary’s next big idea is ‘…to continue exploring the synergies and disparities between manual craft  and creative …