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March 2019

Graphic Design Research Beyond REF 2021

March 20 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Loughborough University, Room U020, Brockington Building, Loughborough University
Loughborough, LE11 3TU United Kingdom
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This symposium continues discussion and debate about 'Graphic Design Research and the Research Excellence Framework' that began at Sheffield Hallam University in October 2018. It will, again, bring together senior managers, researchers and graphic design educators to define some important terms of reference for the future of graphic design research. Building on recent scholarship, it will speculate on a future for graphic design studies and the need for more coherence, consensus, stability, and standards i n graphic design research. Themes…

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CHEAD Annual Conference 2019: The Agency of Art and Design

March 27 @ 9:00 am - March 28 @ 4:00 pm

#CHEAD2019 provided a platform for practitioners from a diverse range of disciplines, sectors and perspectives to celebrate the agency of Art and Design in: Interdisciplinary practice – Through policy, impact or practice, how do we claim authority within these emerging debates, partnerships and collaborations across sciences, public services, engineering, health and business. How do we ensure parity of knowledge, agendas and authorship are recognised and promoted? Education – Advocacy for the central role of creative subjects in pre- university education,…

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May 2019

Exhibition or curation?

May 2 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Manchester School of Art, Manchester Metropolitan University
Manchester, M15 6BR United Kingdom
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This symposium will bring together members of the Research Alliance to hear talks from leaders in the museums, exhibition and curation of art and design fields and to explore the key challenges and opportunities facing these interconnected disciplines. Themes will include: Participatory curation practices Museums partnering with universities and the impact agenda and a case study of exhibition and curatorial practice as research. Speakers include: Professor Mike Tooby, Bath Spa University Professor Chris Breward, National Galleries of Scotland Dr Marius…

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Collaborative clusters in creative disciplines: Considering ‘impact’ of teaching and research

May 23 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Edinburgh College of Art, 74 Lauriston Place
Edinburgh, EH3 9DF United Kingdom
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This event will explore developing evidence of the impact of enhancement of learning and teaching and will explore how subject/ programme leaders in Creative disciplines can begin to address the impact of their teaching. A workshop session will explore what are the shifts to the way to deliver our learning and teaching that these new agendas are facing us with? How do we demonstrate the impact of what we do as artists and designers who educate? How has the pipeline…

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June 2019

Bodies of work to support art, design and media outputs

June 4 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Nottingham Trent University, Dryden Street
Nottingham, NG1 4EY
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This symposium will bring together researchers and research managers to hear talks from leaders in the research field and participate in tailored workshops to explore current challenges for both research and research managers and how to maximise your submission to REF 2021. The day will also include a comprehensive review of the final REF2021 criteria and guidance on panels, units of assessment, impact and environment statements and interdisciplinary research. Themes will include understanding REF criteria, challenges and opportunities for art,…

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Design research, learning & teaching and industry partnerships: A Welsh perspective

June 13 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Cardiff Metropolitan University – Llandaff Campus, Western Avenue
Cardiff, CF5 2YB United Kingdom
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CHEAD and Cardiff Metropolitan University are holding a joint event looking to explore Creative Clusters, Design research, learning and teaching and industry partners in Wales. The aim of this day is to showcase the reach of design into a range of industries and potential for innovation and development through the presentation of key projects and initiatives within Cardiff Metropolitan University. The day will also include a tour of the FabLab and a round table discussion around the future of design…

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September 2019

Objects Matter: Design Education and Learning through Objects in the Museum

September 10 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Design Museum, 224 - 238 Kensington High Street
London, W8 6AG
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This workshop, held at the Design Museum and delivered by the Design History Society in partnership with CHEAD, led by experts in design education, museum learning and cultural studies, will explore the role of object handling in design, design studies and design history education today. What to expect? What does it mean to learn about design through the study of objects? Objects Matter: Design Education and Learning through Objects in the Museum is a one-day workshop focusing on object handling…

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Leadership Programme: Research Leadership

September 18 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore
London, SW7 2EU United Kingdom
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This seminar aims to explore how to lead a research environment including establishing an inclusive research culture and developing strategies and operational approaches to support researcher development for all aspects and types of research. The seminar will cover: Benchmarks New to SRR How has the code of practice impacted art and design EDAP after SRR There will be opportunities to bring the current issues of participants for peer discussion during the day. The event will be suitable for all levels…

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November 2019

Space and Place: exploring current issues in design of space, facilities and environment for art and design teaching and research

November 21 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

=This Membership and Networking meeting for CHEAD members will aim to cover current issues in space and facilities management, studio based teaching, resourcing, financial pressures, interdisciplinary, health and safety aspects including; Visualisation and demonstration of new buildings and facilities Innovative use of collaborative, shared and co-working space Off campus provision and projects International case studies/best practice Space as Place Speakers include: Dr Rhiannon Jones, University of Derby & Cofounder and Curator of InDialogue  Dr Rachel Cooper, Distinguished Professor of Design…

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Supporting evidence for art and design research outputs, a practical workshop

November 29 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Coventry University Doctoral College, Doctoral College, Elm Bank, Mile Lane
Coventry, CV1 2LQ United Kingdom
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This workshop will bring together members of the Research Alliance to explore REF submissions in a workshop format. The workshop will review the new guidance on supporting information and include a presentation from Professor Lise Autogena, Sheffield Hallam University, a practice-based researcher on how to articulate research with specific examples relating to the REF submission. Delegates will be asked to bring with them an example of supporting information they have submitted or intend to submit as part of their REF…

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