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 …

Featured Marketplace Researcher: Melissa Pierce Murray

Melissa Pierce Murray, ‘Stasis’ (2017) steel, glass, 5 x 7 x 5 cm  We live in a time when human impact on the Earth’s geology and ecosystems is so marked that some scientists propose that we consider this a distinct subdivision of the geologic timescale of the Earth, informally called …

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 …

Symposium Keynote Speaker, Professor Rob Kesseler, Chair in Arts, Design & Science, UAL

We are delighted that Professor Rob Kesseler,  visual artist and Chair in Arts, Design & Science at the University of the Arts London will be joining us as a keynote speaker for the forthcoming Beyond pattern and Chaos Symposium, details here: https://www.nuapatternandchaos.com/pattern-chaos-symposium-2018/ Rob says; ‘The ability to observe, identify and …

Symposium Keynote Speaker: Charlotte Higgins, Chief Culture Writer, Guardian

Charlotte Higgins, chief culture writer of the Guardian and the author of Red Thread: On Mazes and Labyrinths(https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/1110297/red-thread/) , explores the significance of the labyrinth and its myth through literature and art through her keynote talk, The Biformed Labyrinth. Like the Minotaur that inhabits it, the labyrinth has two natures. On …

Ioannis Christopoulos, Interior Design Lecturer

Ioannis describes his practice and research as ‘…incorporating Creative Thinking methods into his teaching in order to assist his students to conceive innovative ideas for their projects’ Ioannis sees Pattern and Chaos as  ‘…a subject that can inform his teaching and can enhance the design process that his students follow’ Ioannis’s next …