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 Social Sciences
art education Social Sciences
student Social Sciences
Art Arts & Humanities
artist Social Sciences
learning Social Sciences
dialogue Social Sciences
experience Social Sciences

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Research Output 1999 2018

Apollo and Dionysus: Sounds From Classical Antiquity. European Music Archaeology Project Volume 5

Till, R., Conner, S., Brown, B., Armstrong, C., Sutkowska, O., Kenny, J., Willberg, J., Till, R., Till, R. & Lake, D., 2018

Research output: Non-textual formDigital or Visual Products

Classical Antiquity
European music

Hairdressing in Space: Depiction of Gender in Science Books for Children

Caldwell, E. & Wilbraham, S., 13 Jul 2018, In : Journal of Science and Popular Culture. 1, 2, p. 101-118 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

gender-specific factors
Open Access

Activities 2018 2019

  • 2 Oral presentation
  • 1 Participating in a conference, workshop, ...

How can I make a difference? Exploring ways to make an impact on curriculum design

Amanda Tinker (Contributor to Paper or Presentation), Katherine Greenhough (Contributor to Paper or Presentation), Patricia Hill (Contributor to Paper or Presentation)
16 Apr 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Drivers for Climate Change

Katy Suggitt (Organiser), Claire Booth (Organiser)
22 Jun 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipating in a conference, workshop, ...

The Image after the Senses

Tracy Lannon (Speaker), Donal Fitzpatrick (Speaker), Georgiana Antoce (Speaker)
18 Apr 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation