• CHEAD Annual Conference 2020

      Jones, Rhiannon; University of Derby; Birmingham City University; CHEAD (2019-03-18)
      This was a bespoke design for CHEAD that was developed and reconfigured over the two days of the conference to support the conference themes. S.H.E.D was commissioned to act as an open space for discussions to take place, and then a private, more closed space for the facilitation of a participatory workshop for delegates to consider the 'Challenge of Change: The value of creative education supporting inclusion and diversity'. S.H.E.D was offered as a case study and live installation to see the research methodology of how to design for dialogue through reconfigurable and dialogic space. It was also a consultation space and a disseminator space for CHEAD, led by Dr Rhiannon Jones.
    • Computer visualization for theatre: 3D modelling for designers

      White, Christine; Carver, Gavin; Loughborough University; University of Kent (Focal Press, 2003)
      Theatre designers using 3D software for computer visualisation in the theatre will find this book both a guide to the creative design process as well as an introduction to the use of computers in live performance. Covering the main software packages in use: Strata Studio Base, 3D Studio Max and 3D Studio Viz, the book provides techniques for 3D modelling alongside creative ideas and concepts for working in 3D space. Projects are provided to sharpen your awareness and digital skills as well as suggested further reading to broaden the scope of your theatrical and design knowledge. This book is both a useful day to day reference as well as an inspirational starting point for implementing your own ideas. The authors are experienced trainers in the field and understand the pitfalls to be avoided as well as the possibilities to be explored using computer visualisation for designing theatre space. They provide insightful hands on descriptions of techniques used in the development of performance projects set in the wider context of design considerations. The book is highly informative about the technology of computer visualisation providing examples of working practice applicable to all software.
    • Creative and artistic place-making: creating a museology of Civic Dialogues during a pandemic

      Jones, Rhiannon; University of Rome; University of Derby (Cumulus, 2021-06-11)
      Dr Jones chair of the Contemporary Art Working Group will discuss examples of how artists, educators and researchers are creating Design Culture(s) within Contemporary Art practice and research. It will consider this in relation to the Cumulus Community, so extending the debate on current issues, practices and research shared live at the Cumulus 2021 conference. To facilitate this, there will be a project presentation on Creative and artistic place-making: creating a museology of Civic Dialogues during a pandemic. Dr Jones invited Andrea Hadley-Johnson, Artistic Programme Manager, National Justice Museum, UK to co-present and share examples of methodologies engaged and devised through a co-creative and place-making model for the generation of public practice. This will be followed by an open platform for discussion. We will share ideas or acts of resilience, adaption and invention within Contemporary Art locating examples within a globalised frame of reference. The working group invited participation from academics, located internationally, whose practice and/or research challenges notions of civic resilience, design cultures, current cultural, social, and economic challenges in art and design.
    • Hand on heart

      McNaney, Nicki; University of Derby (29/09/2017)
      An Illustration created for Rankin Photography Studio, to promote British Heart Foundation, “World Heart Day” An international art project with creatives from around the world, to raise awareness of the global fight against heart disease through the use of social media.
    • Inside my head.

      Levesley, Richard; University of Derby (2016-11)
    • Lord of the Rings – the Musical as a world musical product or just a British export?

      White, Christine; University of Derby (Intellect, 2015-10-01)
      The stage musical adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings, began in Toronto, Canada in 2006 and then transferred to London ending its run there in 2008. It is due to embark on a new world tour in 2015. Matthew Warchus, British theatre director created an extravagant, three-act stage production which received its premiere at Toronto’s Princess of Wales Theatre in March 2007. The production designed by Rob Howell, premiered in London in May 2007 at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane and ended its run after 492 performances in July 2008. The musical was the first stage adaptation of the literary epic and followed the hugely successful film trilogy. A new tour, is being designed to accommodate theatres around the globe, and will launch in New Zealand in 2015 and although the countries of the tour have not been announced, there is much interest amongst Tolkien fans for its come back. The new touring version is billed as retaining the unique, thrilling and spectacular theatrical magic of the original production. The music is by Academy Award winner A.R. Rahman (Slumdog Millionaire), Värttinä and Christopher Nightingale. The lyrics and libretto are by Shaun McKenna and Matthew Warchus. The Lord of the Rings – the Musical has lighting by Paul Pyant, special effects by Greg Meeh, sound by Simon Baker and magic illusions by Paul Kieve. This article reviews the work as commercial product, revival or just colonial export of British or Canadian scenic motifs and stagings. The production began in Canada and reviews wavered between praise and defamation, between a spectacular production of sets and a celebrated new musical score. The link beneath is for the reader to get a sense of the production style and values, if you haven’t seen the musical, yet.
    • OneConversation with S.H.E.D: Designing in Dialogue

      Jones, Rhiannon; Slabbert, Barend; University of Derby (2021-04-22)
      This research workshop will provide an opportunity to find out more about S.H.E.D. Together, we will discuss what a bespoke configuration would look like, where it would be placed and what you want to see happen in it, to best serve you and your community. We will do this through discussion and watch as your design comes to life on screen in 3D animation, placing co-creation at the heart of what we do, to support the shedding of preconceptions about people and place.
    • People in my world.

      Levesley, Richard; University of Derby (Oriel Davies Gallery, 2016-02)
      Digital image making print on characterisation. Limited edition Screen printed publication on the theme of weather A peer selected exhibition by Alex boyd Jones Curator, Director of Oriel gallery Amanda Farr and Chris Glynn Senior lecturer, Cardiff Metropolitan University.
    • A poetics of imagineering: scene to screen, designing for edutainment and entertainment

      Oddey, Alison; White, Christine; University of Derby (Intellect, 2012-12-15)
      2012 is already heralded as an incredibly exciting year in the United Kingdom with the success of the Olympic and Paralympic Ceremonies and Games broadcast globally, and as the co-editors of the journal Scene, we are both thrilled and delighted to be launching a new interdisciplinary and international, investigative journal, which focuses on and examines design for the entertainment industries. The journal investigates the development of new technologies and modes of operating, distribution of content and profiles of design for film, television, theatre and events, as well as platforms such as gaming and virtual environment design. Scene covers a wide remit, including the visual arts, cinema, museums, visual special effects, performance and modes of spectating, and is dedicated to a critical examination of space and scenic production. As the editors, we want to explore new critical frameworks for the scholarship of creating a scene.
    • Pre-conference keynote discussion for CHEAD

      Jones, Rhiannon; University of Derby (CHEAD, 2021-03-16)
      Chaired by Dr Rhiannon Jones, a virtual S.H.E.D was created to host a live digital conference session for delegates to attend a post keynote discussion. Reflecting on Baroness Benjamin’s incredible journey, her inspirational positivity and her passion for education as an agency for social justice. In the S.H.E.D were panelists, David McGravie,Head of School of Arts Deputy Dean College of Arts, Humanities and Education University of Derby Benita Odogwu-Atkinson, University of the Arts London,FACE: Fashion Academics Creating Equality Member and Kerry Gough Principal Lecturer at Nottingham Trent University, Learning and Teaching Manager. The S.H.E.D, is a flatpack, pop up and mobile arts venue & public space, designed for the facilitation of conversation. It has been designed for the shedding of preconceptions of people and place. This humble ‘garden shed’ can be transformed into a variety of bespoke environments, has 15 rubric configurations to instigate bespoke co-creative environments with others in order to deliver strategically designed activities. It has been designed in line with cultural and socio-civic research, its flexibility enables it to deliver strategically designed activities, while also providing an accessible and inclusive space that supports the needs and priorities of communities. For the post keynote discussion, a digital version was created, S.H.E.D was a vehicle for discovery and development. But we hope to retain its ethos, which, at the heart of the project is the desire to create positive civic impact, working towards greater social mobility by providing opportunities to access inspirational and educational content outside of formal organisational structures. And focuses on access and education for all through creative and cultural engagement. The Keynote speaker, Baroness Benjamin’s, provided an inspiring address on Childhood Lasts a Lifetime – which was used as both inspiration and provocation for the panel discussion. Reflections were given on Baroness Benjamin’s incredible journey, her inspirational positivity and her passion for education as an agency for social justice. This panel will focus on the fact that it will be a year since UK higher education was faced with an abrupt shift to response mode in the face of the COVID-19 crisis. The sector responded with agility, creativity and flexibility, with much to celebrate in how our community innovated so rapidly with many adaptions showing the way towards significant transformations for the longer-term. At the same time as the COVID 19 crisis, the Black Lives Matter movement resurged and mobilised action for change. The realisation that the ‘New Normal’ is one of inevitable constant change must also come with an understanding of uncertainty. We cannot go back to where we were, and we need to reframe what our future will be. The conference created a space to learn and reflect, and turned our thoughts to the renewal and reimagining of our role in a shifting, more sustainable, fairer and diverse future. The session was designed by Dr Rhiannon Jones, to facilitate and provoke discourse on some of the key themes and matters that are at the fore in art and design education and practice. To achieve this, a series of provocations were given, RJ provocation for the floor…..” What is the importance and contribution of arts and design? Is that students learn to think and act as artists, makers and designers, working creatively and intelligently. They develop an appreciation of and engagement in art, craft and design as critical consumers and audiences and an understanding of its role in the creative and cultural industries that shape and enrich their lives. RJ provocation for the floor…..” To be resilient, to have determination, to encourage creativity in everyone and access for everyone to education. To empower children/young people to ‘fix the world’ Would you agree…. RJ provocation for the floor…..”Key to overcoming some of the biggest issues facing modern Britain, the education sector must continue to reform. From determining the right balance between school autonomy and central oversight, to finding ways that education can provide a pathway for all children to achieve their potential, informed research and discussions are needed to make headway. Adult education and continuous skills development is also increasingly crucial as the labour market is transforming, meaning that education reform will be necessary across all age groups”. Do you agree with this? RJ provocation for the floor…..”Governments Social Mobility Report (published Feb 2021) “This is the Commission’s tenth year of influencing policy at the highest level and pushing for sustainable change in areas including early years childcare, housing, education and apprenticeships. We have made great strides but there is still a long way to go.” Sasha Morgan, Director of the Social Mobility Commission
    • Protest S.H.E.D

      Jones, Rhiannon; University of Derby (2020-08)
      S.H.E.D was installed over the August Bank Holiday weekend at the National Justice Museum, Nottingham. This research activity was to test out one of the configurations - which has been designed to be an open and engaging space for public to come and sit. To do this at the museum we contextualised the design in terms of its offering as a space for the public to contemplate and write ideas about what systems of injustice they felt were occurring and what they would be willing to protest about. The S.H.E.D functioned as a research-generation site for the National Justice Museum whilst also conducting an investigation into its own research agenda around how the open configuration could work on an intimate level with the public, to engage them when typically the open configuration has been used for large scale festivals and performance work presentations. This installation at the National Justice Museum demonstrated that the open plan configuration was able to also work with intricate and detailed activities, the open configuration didn't seem to prevent a sense of intimacy for this activity as we were able to construct a clear set of instructions. We were also able to, with permissions from National Justice Museum, display the first image of Greta Thunberg on a protest. This was then hung in the S.H.E.D as a trigger point to encourage people to sit with Greta, to reflect and to write about protest and justice. We were also considering the bespoke element to the design process in relation to Covid and how to operate the space through a design response - to create airflow and maintain it as being a safe and engaging space. We were able to prove that S.H.E.D can operate as an adaptable space even in response and reply to government guidance. We had over 524 visitors to S.H.E.D over the installation period. It has been a research tool for the museum, which the S.H.E.D has been designed to do which is to operate as a research incubation and public consultation and facilitation space. The result of this event, and the research material that has been generated will now help to inform a large scale exhibition at the museum in summer 2020 and it will also include the S.H.E.D being back at the museum to carry on the conversations that had started in the S.H.E.D and other activities will also take place to support both the ambition of the Protest S.H.E.D as a space for the shedding of preconceptions about people and place. The S.H.E.D will return to the Museum for 4 weeks in 2021, 2 weeks in the summer holiday and 2 weeks in October half term for a full programme of delivery working on the themes of protest and young people.
    • REDO - Contemporary Art

      Jones, Rhiannon; Nottingham Trent University; Design School Kolding, Denmark (Cumulus International, 2017-05-31)
      For this paper presentation, Dr Jones discussed the collaborative work of the artists Traci Kelly and Rhiannon Jones, (Kelly + Jones), 2015 to the present, 2017. Considering how do we re-do practice by resisting the expectations of language, it forms part of a subversive investigation into writing as a visceral encounter and as an excavation of self and site – a mode of human extension into the world. In connection with the REDO conference theme of "how do we REDO our design education, our design practice, and our design research so that our knowledge comes to have an actual effect on how we live, from the micro level of the domestic to the macro level of politics? How do we train our students to become DOers and to confront the challenges that face the world in terms of social inclusion, climate/environment, and economic growth? How do we impact our disciplines and beyond? The REDO biannual Cumulus 2017 conference in Kolding aimed to playfully inspire, challenge and develop the role, relevance and scope of design, art and media in a global world with sustainability for people, planet and profit in mind. The overall aim of the conference is to create lasting impact in design and design education and initiate (future) actions." Cumulus, 2017. "For several years in Cumulus (an international art and design organization) I worked with Rhiannon Jones as I chaired the Contemporary Art Workshop. At my invitation she consistently presented projects and led group discussions. Her engaging presentations promoted diversity in art and design at our group meetings in Sweden, Portugal, Italy, France, and Denmark. After my tenure as chair of this workshop/committee, I nominated Dr Rhiannon Jones as Cumulus Contemporary Art Working Group chair person in 2019 – present". Dr Ann Albritton, Art History - Contemporary Issues Ringling College of Art & Design Sarasota, FL
    • S.H.E.D at InDialogue Symposium 2019

      Jones, Rhiannon; University of Derby (2019-11-21)
      S.H.E.D was commissioned to be situated at Nottingham Contemporary to support a series of dialogic engagement between artists, researchers and InDialogue delegates. It hosted a series of bespoke activities to showcase the diversity of its design and demonstrate how the concept of S.H.E.D can work across mix-media and artists and performative disciplines. The programme of activity was presented through both the S.H.E.D (situated outside Nottingham Contemporary) and through the PODS, which are smaller developed spaces for engagement and in this case, they were curated to be positioned on the stairwell, as an in-between space. The Programme consisted of Photographic exhibition, Presentation of work in progress sharing by Pinchbeck and Smith for 'A Seventh Man', a new show designed for a limited capacity audience situated in the S.H.E.D. This sharing showed how they have adapted the space in relation to their show's themes on migration and work. Dr Alexander Kelly, performed a bespoke version of The Inspiration Exchange, for S.H.E.D - which provided an alternative site for artists, researchers and delegates to come together in the S.H.E.D and experience it as a communal space for discourse. The pods showed film footage from Huw Davis and Phil Basi and Dr Neil Powell from Norwich University of the Arts.
    • S.H.E.D launch research event

      Jones, Rhiannon; University of Derby (2019-07-03)
      Principle Investigator Dr Rhiannon Jones created a S.H.E.D panel and launch event as a research-generation activity in order to address the question ‘how does artistic research engage or engineer alternative sites for practice?’ Panelists were invited to discuss this question alongside Jones and with a live audience of key stakeholders, public and artists, researchers and industry to galvanise the initial concept and reflect on the design process ahead of piloting S.H.E.D and placing the live research process into the public domain. The panel members discussed the impact that mobile projects have on cultural, social and political discourse on placemaking for cities. Reference was made to the thinking of Ezio Manzini (2019), Marc Auge (2006) and Grant Kester (2009) and the role of art in the public realm and notions of placemaking, see Cara Courage (2018). This research-generation event also provided an opportunity to reflect on the ambitions for S.H.E.D to be a literal and metaphorical vehicle for the transformation of dialogue. Alongside the panel Jones invited CAMEo from the University of Leicester to present their initial findings for the first time about ‘How it takes a Region to Raise an Artist’. This work supported by CVAN was presented exclusively by Dr Antoinette Burchill who shared the findings with this key group of individuals in attendance who would feed into this dissemination process. The findings of this research undertaken by CAMEo provided an important contextual framework on the timely application of the research enquiry being undertaken through S.H.E.D. and for Jones’ ambitions for S.H.E.D to engage with others through its use as a mobile research incubation space, public venue and mobile arts space. Panelists: Professor Alex Nunn, University of Derby; Dr Vishalakshi Roy, Centre for Cultural & Media Policy Studies, University of Warwick; Ben Anderson, Creative Producer, In Good Company; Dr Rhiannon Jones, University of Derby; Rebecca Beinart, Engagement Curator for Primary & artist, Nottingham; Dr Victoria Barker, University of Derby; Dr. Nick Owen MBE, CEO The Mighty Creatives; Chaired by: Dr Michael Pinchbeck, University of Lincoln. It was the first public showcasing of the S.H.E.D and PODS with over 100 members of the public in attendance at the launch event, from academia, cultural sector, industry and the independent arts sector. The panel was followed by a series of live works presented on S.H.E.D music (Chloe Rogers), performance reading by (actor Hayley Doherty) and digital projection works (Marc Bosward). Attendees came from a range of cities including: Sheffield, Manchester, London, Nottingham, Derby, Lincoln, Mansfield. There was also opportunity at the event to reflect on the build process, panel discussion and future scoping for research and development. It brought together academics, researchers, industry partners, funders and students who had worked on the project with lead principal investigator Dr Rhiannon Jones. Partners: Big House2, In Good Company, Derby County Community Trust, Cultural Campus, Primary. Dr Nick Owen MBE, CEO of The Mighty Creatives: “This is a fascinating project because it’s going to enable local communities, in the strangest of places, to engage with artists in the strangest of ways. We’re going to find out a lot about those communities and those places in ways we’ve not anticipated.”
    • S.H.E.D. – Design for Emergency

      Jones, Rhiannon; Barker, Victoria; Colombo, Sara; Ciuccarelli, Paolo; CHEAD (CHEAD, 2021-03-17)
      This presentation introduces the Design for Emergency research project, an open design platform launched in 2020 at the Center for Design (Northeastern University, Boston) to collaborate on design solutions and confront the COVID-19 emergency. Design for Emergency is led by Dr Sara Colombo and Prof Paolo Ciuccarelli and gathers a global team of researchers across 11 countries. They will discuss the first design activity built on results of an international survey and a design challenge in Brazil. As well as offering insights into how this research project reconfigures design needs and purpose, their introduction provides a refreshing take on a global understanding of the role that design challenges perform in order to build solutions that address the problems and challenges of the pandemic. Dr Rhiannon Jones and Dr Victoria Barker are the lead UK Research partners. Dr Rhiannon Jones and Dr Victoria Barker will share plans for the UK research for this project, building further survey insights and creating a S.H.E.D open design challenge for UK-based designers and artists to test out some of the internationally proposed designs generated as a result of this research initiative.
    • S.H.E.D: A Case Study: Acting locally, thinking globally

      Jones, Rhiannon; Roy, Hanney; Gaio, Ana; Price, Lada; University of Derby; City University, UK; Sheffield Hallam University (Springer/ Palgrave Macmillan, 2020-11-05)
      The research enquiry into how we design for dialogue through the design of a mobile arts and public space, taking the premise of an old garden shed as a starting point presented an opportunity for students at University of Derby to work on the live artist led research project entitled S.H.E.D, the Social Higher Education Depot. Through this live project Dr Rhiannon Jones was able to explore how this live project functioned as a model of best practice. As a result of this, it was invited to be a case study in this new book by Palgrave on 'Applied Pedagogies for Higher Education' in the chapter that focuses on 'Making Projects Real in a Higher Education Context'. It provides a clear critique and example of how a live project, such as S.H.E.D can be an engaged practice-led-research activity that can also work as a project that directly engages students in the Higher Education Context. The Case Study provides an overview of the S.H.E.D Social Higher Education Depot teaching engaged aspects of the project and lessons learnt.
    • S.H.E.D: Design for Emergency

      Jones, Rhiannon; University of Derby (DESIS, 2020-11)
      Design for Emergency is a global research enquiry, looking at Covid19, as a design challenge, and is building solutions that address the problems, needs and emotions of people living in confinement in different countries. It is an open design platform launched in 2020 at the Center for Design (Northeastern University, Boston) to collaborate on design solutions and confront the COVID-19 emergency. Design for Emergency is led by Dr Sara Colombo and Prof Paolo Ciuccarelli and gathers a global team of researchers across 11 countries. For this global research project, Jones was invited, to test out S.H.E.D, as reconfigurable and mobile space, as a methodological design solution; to demonstrate how its, (S.H.E.D’s), design has supported delivery of cultural activity and provided researchers with a mobile consultation space for research projects through a pandemic. S.H.E.D has successfully adapted its design potential and specifications to be able to operate in a covid secure manner. Led by Jones, and working with the S.H.E.D team, Simon Burrows, Sarah Webb, Byron Manning, Ollie Smith and Victoria Barker they developed a design and tour-able project. This was shared by Jones, and disseminated with the research leads by Dr Sara Colombo and Prof Paolo Ciuccarelli, to provide the global research partners with a case study of how to engage in discourse with the public and each other as a research-generation space and design object. As a result of this initial research, Dr Jones’ was invited to be the UK research lead partner for the Design for Emergency Project. S.H.E.D will continue to contribute to the capturing of data about the impact globally of covid19 from a design perspective, and on daily life for the UK public. Working with DESIS Design for Emergency, the first research project was undertaken in 2020, entitled S.H.E.D: Design for Emergency, Jones designed a project where S.H.E.D worked in partnership with The Gramophones Theatre Company and designer Cory Shipp, to create a unique S.H.E.D experience, for parents and child through the creation of a digital soundscape performance at Lakeside Arts, Nottingham, UK. Supported by Arts Council England, S.H.E.D and The Gramophones created a site and sound specific experience, to put playfulness and fun back into parenting / home-schooling balance as a result of the impact of lockdown. To capture this, members of the public, (parent and child) who were to attend the show / site specific experience hosted at S.H.E.D, would be asked to complete the UK, version of the Design for Emergency research survey, led by Dr Jones and Dr Victoria Barker, as part of the global knowledge exchange and consultation process for the wider DESIS Design for Emergency project. To this end, Jones’ has been able to provide S.H.E.D as a design solution example, within this international context. Through its continued touring activity and engagement with the public, through tier3 and 4 in Lockdown, due to its innovative outdoor design solutions that have been re-designed and can adapt to Covid19 safety measures. An additional impact and outcome of this project, can be already noted is that it offers insights into how this research project reconfigures design needs and purpose, S.H.E.D provides a refreshing take on a global understanding of the role that design challenges perform in order to build solutions that address the problems and challenges of the pandemic. To this end, Dr Rhiannon Jones and Dr Victoria Barker have now been invited to provide a paper at CHEAD Annual conference 2021, to share plans for the UK research for this project, building further survey insights and creating a S.H.E.D open design challenge for UK-based designers and artists to test out some of the internationally proposed designs generated as a result of this research initiative. Contributors Hannah Stone Ria Ashcroft Patricia Davenport Cory Shipp Rebecca Peyton Anna Clock Simon Burrows Sarah Webb Mark Hawkhead Ollie Smith Byron Manning Victoria Barker Partner Venue The Gramophones Lakeside Arts Delayed due to Covid.
    • Social Higher Education Depot (S.H.E.D)

      Jones, Rhiannon; University of Derby (2020-03-30)
      Research Enquiry: This research enquiry asks how can artistic research engineer a transformative space for the design of dialogue? Through taking the concept of a shed as a space for conversation generation. How can you design for dialogue by taking the premise of a garden shed and reconsider its purpose as a mobile, reconfigurable space for the shedding of preconceptions about people and place? Two key aspects have come out of this, S.H.E.D the delivery space for activity and shedding, which is the process driven research enquiry. To establish this, Jones reconsidered the materiality of a shed, how it is a familiar space, a non-threatening space, a space of curiosity, for storage and depositing of things. From this, a position was established for what else a shed could stand for, and the play with, and design of language to support this as an activity. As a result, the acronym S.H.E.D was established, meaning the social higher education depot. This emphasised the conceptualisation of a shed as a social space, the relationship with higher education because Jones works as a post-doctoral researcher within HE and depot, as a space for unlimited storage and capacity for knowledge exchange. - S.H.E.D. So what then if a shed was no longer rooted in the garden? What if it sprung up where it is needed most as an accessible space, not as a storage space for objects, but for the storage of conversations? How would it be possible to create a (literally and metaphorically speaking) transformative space that invites others to co-create, design and deliver activity in S.H.E.D? To reconfigure, to reimage – to think about shed and shedding and those who work on this project as shedders. To this end, the research question asks: • What impact can a mobile arts space designed for talking have on cultural, social and political discourse? • What impact will S.H.E.D have on its partners and on the theory of place shaping? • How does S.H.E.D facilitate an opportunity to rethink the ambitions for S.H.E.D to be a literal and metaphorical vehicle for the transformation of dialogue? Theoretical Framework: Artistic practice is the primary research methodology, a position supported by The Artist as Researcher (Wesseling 2011), Practice as Research (Nelson 2013), Practice-led Research, Research-led Practice in the Creative Arts (Smith and Dean 2009) or Art Practice as Research (Sullivan 2010). Artistic practice offers insight into how we address the long-term issues and impact for the project. It is suggested that art is a social action model where art is the mechanism for social engagement and change through participation (Sholette & Bass, 2018). It is a process of investigation leading to new insights, effectively shared. For me this is absolutely critically about how research bridges the gap, how it reaches out to society to fulfil a civic duty. Impact: Shortlisted for Shed of the Year, Unexpected Shed Category, (national public vote) 2020 Finalist for GreenGownAwards UKRI, Benefiting Society Category, 2020 International research partner in Global Design Emergency, DESIS project, 2020 NCCPE Membership, 2020 Contribution to University of Derby KEF submission, 2021 Stakeholder Group for S.H.E.D created (12 members), first CiC and spin out company from University of Derby, 2020 Arts Council Funded programme of activity creating 15 reconfigurable designs for S.H.E.D Live Modules with Interior Design Students 2019 and 2020, Creation of NEW Research Group for DMARC, School of Arts and co-chair of Civic Lab, 2020
    • The stage is set – or is it? – production by Chris White, Derby Theatre, 20 March 2013

      White, Christine; University of Derby (Intellect, 2013-07-01)
      The aim of the production was to perform the lighting research juxtaposing the historical research with special effects and lighting techniques. It experimented with performance and lighting styles to demonstrate the use of imagination and suggestion, and the emblematic and non-naturalistic in lighting effects from the Renaissance through to the interconnectedness of animation and live performance technologies.
    • Technical theatre: a practical introduction

      White, Christine; Loughborough University (Hodder Education, 2001)
      When we think of the theatre, we primarily think of the play and the actors. But there is so much more that goes into a theatrical production - the staging, the lighting, the props, the scenery, the costumes, and the sound effects. All these important components make up 'technical theatre'. 'Technical Theatre' introduces students to this broad range of technical elements and to the specific technical roles within a theatre company. The book also includes a host of practical exercises and provides non-specialist students with a basic understanding of the technical side of theatre.