Sculptural Thinking Research Centre

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Practices of carving, casting and modelling are traditionally associated with the inherited concepts of sculptural construction, but the impact of new materials on processes of production offer up different modes of thinking about sculptural form in the twenty-first century.

Drawing on the expertise of artists, theorists, historians, philosophers, curators, scientists, engineers and technologists, new areas of collaborative research include:

1: Big Data and Visualisation

Capturing form with data, sculptural formations of the invisible, sculpting datasets, 3D and 4D visualisations.

2: Philosophies and histories of material

The cultures of sculptural form, interdisciplinary registers between human and non-human objects. 

3: Sculpture in Public

Built environments, sculpture parks, art galleries and museums, conservation and heritage of sculptural forms.

4: Sculpture and the archive

Legacies of art and design education, archive sites and modes of public engagement.

5: Engineering sculptural materials

New technologies and innovations, testing and analysis of fabrication in contemporary practice.

6: Networks of sculptural production

Collaborative exchanges between stake-holders – artists, curators and theorists, consultants and partners, architects, designers, engineers, technicians and policy makers.

Fingerprint The fingerprint is based on mining the text of the scientific documents related to the associated persons. Based on that an index of weighted terms is created, which defines the key subjects of research unit

art education Social Sciences
artist Social Sciences
art Social Sciences
work materials Social Sciences
Art Arts & Humanities
experience Social Sciences
conversation analysis Social Sciences
open channel Social Sciences

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Research Output 2011 2018

Place, Space, Action

Bailey, R., 5 Apr 2018

Research output: Non-textual formExhibition

Open Access
Art School
Digital Design

Talking academic writing: A conversation analysis of one-to-one learning development tutorials

Caldwell, E., Stapleford, K. & Tinker, A., 2 Jul 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Academic Writing. 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
conversation analysis

Viewing Pleasure and Being a Showgirl: How Do I Look?

Carr, A. J., 23 Apr 2018, Oxon: Routledge. 120 p. (Sexualities in Society)

Research output: Book/ReportBook

image of women