Graphical Design Thinking Research Centre

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Composed of graphic designers, theorists, and photographers, G is the first research group to be developed in graphics within the school. The central aim of the group is to expand understandings of the word ‘graphic’ through a series of seminars, conferences, publications, exhibitions, and both text and practice based Phds. Themes currently explored by the group include: DesignArt, Design Fiction, The Design Studio, DIY Design and the Editor as Art Director.

A publishing platform titled EP developed in partnership with Sternberg Press, Berlin, sits at the core of the G research group. EP is the first critically underpinned series of publications that fluidly move between art, design, and architecture. The series creates a discursive platform between popular magazines (“single play”) and academic journals (“long play”) by introducing the notion of the “extended play” into publishing: with thematically edited pocket books designed by the leading Dutch group Experimental Jetset as median. The series is steered by an advisory panel pooled from the professions of art, design and architecture from across both their academic, creative and commercial arenas.

EP has a number of international affiliates and partners including: Design Academy Eindhoven; Jan Van Eyck Academy, Maastricht; Sternberg Press, Berlin; and Tate Modern, London.

EP1 received strong reviews with the New York Times design critic commenting that: “Edited by the design historians Catharine Rossi and Alex Coles, [EP1] is the first in a planned series of books exploring links among design, art and architecture…. “The Italian Avant Garde” … traces radical design’s influence on contemporary Italian designers, like Martino Gamper and Studio Formafantasma. And it reminds us of the movement’s prescience in championing design’s social and ecological responsibilities, the importance of collaboration and self-expression, and other burning issues for designers today.”

The Times Literary Supplement book critic underlined how: “The images and the range of the work presented [in EP1] are fascinating and stimulating, and provide a strong basis for future editions of this enterprising journal-book series.”

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liberation Social Sciences
newspaper Social Sciences
referendum Social Sciences
art Social Sciences
realism Social Sciences
journalist Social Sciences
currency Social Sciences
equality Social Sciences

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Research Output 2014 2019

Myth, Montage and Magic Realism: Rethinking the photograph as a discursive document

Devlin, L., Jan 2019, In : Photographies. 12, 1, p. 3-18 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

social agencies

Failing by Design: Self-Tracking and the Failed Individual

Dyer, J., 12 Jun 2018, The Failed Individual : Amid Exclusion, Resistance, and the Pleasure of Non-Conformity. Motyl, K. & Schober, R. (eds.). Frankfurt: Campus Verlag, p. 357-374 18 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Kenan Malik: Pandaemonium: back to bradford for an old debate

Clarkson, G. & Malik, K., 1 May 2018

Research output: Non-textual formDigital or Visual Products

The Satanic Verses
Salman Rushdie

Activities 2016 2016

  • 1 Invited talk

Algo-Mech: Algo(rhythms) and Mech(animisms)

Spencer Roberts (Speaker)
12 Nov 2016

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk