David Sanchez Ruano

PhD title

Designing with-in Nature: Using biophilia, biomimicry and resilience thinking as foundations for a ‘symbiotic design practice’

How can design education move from using nature as a source of aesthetic inspiration, applied simply as a catalyst to artistic problem elaboration, to the act of designing symbiotically with nature?

Deirdre MacKenna

PhD title

Duration, Cultural Programming and Sensemaking

This Ph.D. seeks to understand the role of durational programming in human sensemaking processes.

Dylan Gauld

PhD title

Beneath the Surface: A practice-led investigation and development of the 3D visualisation of subsea survey data

By using the latest in acoustical imaging technology, we are able to gather data about these underwater environments, and the objects and structures that they may contain… offering us new insight into these exciting and previously unseen worlds.

Eleni Vlachaki

PhD title

The Kapodistrian Orphanage and Aegina Prison: Can the arts function within a social context as a catalyst for change in our relationship with our past and our immediate environment?

Within this historical and social context this practice led research explores the potential of material objects and practices through first-hand exposure to connect us to our past and with each other.

Geoff Lucas

PhD title

Towards a Concrete Art: A Practice-Led Investigation

This study aims to identify a consistent position for Concrete Art, relevant to an understanding of, and highlighting its vital importance in, contemporary practice.

Giles Sutherland

PhD title

The Road to Meikle Seggie: Richard Demarco’s Pedagogical-Creative Journeys, 1972 to 1990

The purpose of this study is to document, illuminate, analyse, comment on and explicate Richard Demarco’s pedagogical-creative journeys, between 1972 and 1990.

Gill Emslie

PhD title

The Braided Way: From Conflict to Community Social design tools for sustainability

This heuristic study uses ‘Process Work’ as a lens to evaluate the facilitation of a shift in perspective, consciousness, or meta-design.

Irene Orr

PhD title

Craft: Process and Wellbeing

In what ways does making things contribute to our health and wellbeing?

Iwona Hyrnczenko

PhD title

Periodic Table of Movements: A Reference Framework for Expressive Movement and Gesture

The research, ontological in character, analysing and mapping body language, aims to contribute to future interactive applications, based on movement recognition technology.

Joanna Bletcher

PhD title

Curating design innovation: an exploration of curatorial methodologies for an emerging design museum

The thesis argues that communication and recognition of design as an intellectual and practical activity remains underdeveloped within industry and academia.

Joanna Foster

PhD title

The Artist As Troubadour: Exploring Creative Encounter through Song, Travel and Story

I aim to uncover a process of creative exchange in live musical performance that develops in real-time between, and in relation to, the performer, audience and environment.

John Dummett

PhD title

Paper Publics: An exploration of visual, textual and verbal representations of ‘the public’

With many urban redevelopment projects, either completed or in their developmental stages, it is an opportune moment in which to critically interrogate and creatively open up and reconfigure contemporary visual, textual and verbal representations of ‘the public’.

Karin de Wild

PhD title

Activation of the mnemonic space. A memory space for Net.Art

How can art museums offer an interactive memory space for Net.Art and which fundamental changes need to be made in the (traditional) memory culture within these institutions?

Katerina Gorkovenko

PhD title

Second Screens for Political Discourse

Second screens and social media are introducing new ways for members of the general public to play a role in a discussion that has traditionally been the domain of politicians and journalists.

Kieran Baxter

PhD title

Topographic vision: The creative application of aerial photography and digital visualisation for built heritage and archaeological narrative

This practice-based enquiry draws from the researcher’s training in digital media and practice in low altitude aerial photography techniques.

Kumanga Andrahennadi

PhD title

Mindful Design Practice: A Journey of Becoming Water

The design thinking perspective is taken in order link it to a large body of research in response to taking care of the designer’s mind and the environment.

Laura Donkers

PhD title

Deploying collaborative artistic co-creative methods to strategically promote eco-social sustainability for small island communities

I am an environmental artist based in North Uist in the Outer Hebrides. As part of my research I have devised and led a series of community food growing projects.

Rebecca Lindsay

PhD title

Building New Social Metrics for Business; Exploring methods of co-creation with rural businesses and communities.

This research will explore the needs and values of communities and businesses. It investigates how values (such as lifestyle, safety, employment) can align business with communities, the potential results being both economical and societal growth.

Roddy  Hunter

PhD title

Curating The Eternal Network After Globalisation

The research focuses upon production, distribution and reception of network art practice before and after globalisation.

Saskia Coulson

Saskia's research focuses on participatory social innovation and she is developing co-creation methods for the selection, application, iteration and evaluation of project indicators.

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