Art & Design and Architecture projects

Collaborative activities across Art & Design and Architecture including research, public engagement, and campus projects

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Art & Design and Architecture projects

Research project

WeObserve will build a sustainable ecosystem of citizens’ observatories and move environmental monitoring into the mainstream

Research project

The Centre for Remote Environments (CRE), previously known as Project Atlantis, was established by the late Brigadier David Nicholls and Prof Elaine Shemilt as a research and consultancy group concerned with environmental protection and education, and to provide environmental educational resources through digital media

students in an exhibition hall with decorative lights on the ceiling
View Design in Action

Research project

Design in Action (DiA) is a £5m Knowledge Exchange (KE) Hub for the Creative Economy, funded in 2012 by the Arts and Humanities Research Council to demonstrate design as a key strategy for economic growth and innovation within industry. A further £500k was awarded from Creative Scotland to support Scottish SMEs to apply design innovation and strategy in both the creative and non-creative industries.

Research project

FLEX aims to explore the emotional and practical boundaries of private and public living so that existing homes can be retrofitted to support companionship, resource sharing and social resilience as people age

Research project

IMprints aims to seek a better understanding of such anxieties and appetites and to produce a robust understanding of public taboos and desires around IM-TSP, as they develop in the future

Research project

The Museum of Loss and Renewal investigates issues such as the value and significance of objects, life and death, and artist-led curatorial practice

neon images on a wall
View A Drama in Time

Research project

A Drama in Time draws on histories shaping Edinburgh’s forms and ideas, presenting iconic images in neon, illuminating a journey, a life, and questioning what lies beyond.

People in exhibition with large red zips
View Pyramid Selling

Research project

This work develops Mick Peter’s evolving research interest in the rhetorical, self-reflexive potential of making an exhibition which is apparently about making an exhibition, by showing exhibition-making as something that can reflect on how sculptural form is understood in mainstream visual culture.

portrait of a man with a desk coming out of his face
View Ages of Wonder

Research project

‘Ages of Wonder: Scotland’s Art from 1540 until Today’ is a curatorial and editorial research project led by Arthur Watson.

a row of hands
View Hands of X

Research project

‘Hands of X’ by Andrew Cook, investigates prosthetic hands, identity, fashion, and ownership.

Canvases with heads painted on them, stacked up around a bright gallery
View Witness [DRAWN]

Research project

Witness was developed as a new series of drawings for a solo exhibition (curated by Esen Kaya), with eight drawings first exhibited in ‘DRAWN’ – Anita Taylor (solo exhibition).

green cloud
View Sàl

Research project

Sàl (Saltwater) is a collaboration between Dalziel + Scullion and composer Iain Morrison, commissioned by 14-18 NOW, WWI Centenary Art Commissions, in collaboration with An Lanntair.

people on beach with sticks with molten metal on the end for bell casting
View TIDE

Research project

‘TIDE’ is a multi-layered creative research project by Tania Kovats which examines the uniquely dynamic nature of tides in the UK.

park benches in a forest
View Rosnes Bench

Research project

Rosnes Bench is a permanent artwork commissioned by Wide Open, for the diverse and vast landscape of Dumfries & Galloway Forest.

man at organ with man at microphone
View ECZEMA!

Research project

ECZEMA! is a cumulative performance work for one voice and pipe organ, written and directed by Maria Fusco, commissioned by National Theatre Wales to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the NHS.

a table with someone writing post-its
View Making Sense

Research project

‘Making Sense’ embodies socio-technical design research to support participatory sensing initiatives addressing urban environmental challenges in areas such as noise and air pollution.