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.

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

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Research Output 1999 2019

Brainbodies and the imaging of plasticity

Bailey, R., 4 Jul 2019, In : Journal of Visual Art Practice. 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Donna Haraway


Townsley, J., 14 Mar 2019

Research output: Non-textual formExhibition

Open Access
Computer science
Binary codes
Petri nets

The Graveside Orations of Carl Einstein

Holmes, D. (ed.) & Kivland, S. (ed.), 14 May 2019, Ma Bibliotheque. 160 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Carl Einstein
Albert Einstein
Art Historians

Activities 2018 2019

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

Sculpture as Fieldwork

Rowan Bailey (Organiser)
6 Jul 2019

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

Situating Practices

Christian Skovgaard (Participant)
18 May 20191 Jun 2019

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

Press / Media