Category: research space

Debating the language of the Visual Arts

This was our fourth #cclasses session, and we discussed Steph’s question regarding the language of the visual arts and academia and whether it creates a barrier between the artist and their audience?   This is a complex issue, but thankfully Steph made cakes to help us.   In our curated content we broke the question down and examined what we… Read more →

Connected class 2

Before I write up our second ‘Connected Class’ session I want to thank Kim (Ceramic artist) and Carla (Photographer) for their insightful reflections regarding session 1. You can read Kim’s reflection here, and Carla’s here. Last week’s ‘Connected Class’ looked at ideas of augmented reality. Our ‘big question’ considered how we might use this within our studio work and whether… Read more →

Research workshop and cake, anyone?

I’m sending out an open invitation to tea for all students enrolled on HE courses at HCA this week. Here’s the draft: The tea party has three aims: To see how students might want to use our lovely research space To invite students to work as project teams to realise some of the ideas from our earlier workshop To introduce the idea behind #CClasses, and… Read more →

‘Pragmatic’ scholarship at Gloscol

Last Thursday I discussed notions of scholarship and ideas as to how we might best develop research and scholarship at Gloucestershire college. I left thinking how lucky I was to be working with such an informed group of professionals and hoping that we can somehow create the space to dig deeper, develop our initial responses and identify ‘wicked problems’ to solve… Read more →

WalesNexus Conference at UWTSD

A great day last Wednesday at the Wales Nexus conference 2016. Held in Carmarthen, and organised by the University of Wales Trinity St David, we had a rich programme of talks and workshops, with a focus on teaching and learning in today’s HE environment. In Welsh, dyscu is the word for both ‘teach’ and ‘learn’, and I don’t present this as an ‘interesting aside’; rather… Read more →