Bio: Steve Swindells is an academic researcher from University of Huddersfield. The author has contributed to research in topics: Public engagement & Exhibition. The author has an hindex of 3, co-authored 6 publications receiving 31 citations.
01 Dec 2007
19 May 2016
TL;DR: This article explored some of the philosophical and practical aspects of three-dimensional thinking in fashion design; it does this by engaging with theories, concepts and philosophies related to thought and the experience of creating 3D artifacts, which are common to both sculpture and fashion.
Abstract: What does it mean to think sculpturally in fashion practice? This paper explores some of the philosophical and practical aspects of three-dimensional thinking in fashion design; it does this by engaging with theories, concepts and philosophies related to thought and the experience of creating three-dimensional artifacts, which are common to both sculpture and fashion. Central to this relationship is the employment of the senses with respect to perception and cognition. Of particular interest is the sense of touch, and how sensory experience encounters notions of empathy and mimicry in a phenomenological encounter with others: whether animate or inanimate. The research emerged through conversations between a fashion designer, Kevin Almond, and a contemporary artist, Stephen Swindells. The sensibility of the paper, and much of the analysis and debates, thus explore these issues from a creative practitioner’s perspective. A conceptual current running through the conversation, and subsequently the pap...
01 Jan 2014
TL;DR: Arte-Polis 5 as mentioned in this paper is an international conference and workshop with the theme "Reflections on Creativity: Public Engagement and the Making of Place", which brings together to Bandung, Indonesia, creative champions from different places around the world to share and learn from their creative experiences on place-making.
Abstract: The biennial event Arte-Polis brings together to Bandung, Indonesia, creative champions from different places around the world, to share and learn from their creative experiences on place-making. Participants come from a diverse range of disciplines, including architecture, landscape architecture and planning, business and management, cultural and development studies, design and visual arts, digital-media and information-communication technology, economics and geography, as well as the arts and humanities. The inaugural Arte-Polis was held between 21-23 July 2006 on the ITB campus in Bandung, Indonesia. The event hailed the theme “Creative Culture and the Making of Place” through an international seminar on Urban Culture, a design workshop on Dago Creative Corridor, an exhibition featuring on Heteropia and 36 Frames, as well as a bazaar offering a Taste of Bandung. Keynote speakers of the 2006 Arte-Polis international seminar were Prof. Alexander R. CUTHBERT of the University of New South Wales, Australia, and Prof. Dorodjatun KUNTJORO-JAKTI, former Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Republic of Indonesia. Building on the successes of the first four Arte-Polis in 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2012, Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB) is pleased to present Arte-Polis 5, consisting of an international conference and workshop with the theme "Reflections on Creativity: Public Engagement and the Making of Place". This biennial event is an initiative of the Architecture Program at ITB's School of Architecture, Planning and Policy Development in collaboration with other creative institutions, to be held on 8-9 August 2014 in Bandung, Indonesia's city with a long heritage of creative culture, communities and collaborations. The aim of Arte-Polis 5 is to bring all layers of individual or group in society, not limited to creative industries and people that involve in information technology, to share their knowledge and experience about potential, effect and impact of information technology towards place making, public policy, social wellbeing, environment quality, cultural heritage and urban economy. International Conference The peer-reviewed Arte-Polis 5 international conference will critically address the theme "Reflections on Creativity: Public Engagement and the Making of Place" through a number of diverse Tracks, such as: A. Creative Engagement Through Design Praxis The topics include, but not limited to: creative community participations, livelihood of the city and creative community, designs for multiple and plural community, smart design and place-making, design innovation and global markets, design of public spaces, creative expression, creative collaboration and transformation. B. Digital Technology Enabling Public Engagement The topics include, but not limited to: smart cities, Global Positioning System and place-making, social media and creative communities, environmental modelling for sustainability, design computation and multimedia design for creativity, virtual/ augmented reality for documentation, copyright and standard for creative industry, web-based city management, discourse in contemporary value in creative society. C. Planning Methods for Wider Public Engagement Topics include, but not limited to: creative governance and collaborative partnerships, craft communities empowerment, public-private collaborations, creative infrastructure and planning method, web-based creative entrepreneurship, human development for creative living, smart governance and professionalism. D. Public Engagement for Cultural Heritage Topics include, but not limited to: arts, festivals and creative places, creative heritage preservation and conservation, cultural tourism and public engagement, society as place-branding, virtual media for cultural documentation, public engagement for cultural industry, social campaign for cultural heritage, web-based heritage management, social entrepreneurship in cultural heritage.
TL;DR: The ROTOЯ public engagement exhibitions programme as mentioned in this paper is a case study of public engagement in art and design, which aims to provide a platform for disseminating and communicating practice-based research, showcasing a community of artists, designers and curators.
Abstract: In 2011, the University of Huddersfield commenced a partnership with Huddersfield Art Gallery, to offer a public engagement exhibitions programme, entitled “ROTOЯ”. Featuring the art and design work of University staff, this series of exhibitions, public events and talks acts as a platform for disseminating and communicating practice-based-research, showcasing a community of artists, designers and curators whose ideas and connective practices migrate and span art and design production. For ROTOЯ, interpretation acts as a pivot between academic research, interpretation and public engagement, where points of intersection are considered and debated from multiple perspectives. In 2013, we hosted a symposium at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, which questioned how we measure the role and effects of public engagement in art and design. This paper presents the ROTOЯ public engagement exhibitions programme as a case study of public engagement in light of these questions.
TL;DR: In 2008, Dutton and Swindells completed a three-month artist residency at Ssamzie Space, Seoul, South Korea, where they introduced live animals into the studio as members of a faculty as discussed by the authors.
Abstract: In 1998 Steve Dutton and Steve Swindells formed the artist collaboration Dutton and Swindells. In 2008 they completed a three-month artist residency programme at Ssamzie Space, Seoul, South Korea. During the residency the artists founded the Institute of Beasts by introducing live animals into the studio as members of a faculty; to suggest new readings of the work but also as a strategy to potentially generate art as a form of encounter in which different compulsions or pathologies pull in various ways but equally live together in a frame or scenario in much the same way as practice can exist as performance, text and as object. An interesting aspect of having an animal(s) in the studio is the unpredictable nature of what happens to the work when it becomes a perch, a hutch or a burrow and what happens to the artist's practice when they share a space with other animal(s). This article and accompanying images form a written/visual extension to a presentation they delivered at Writing Encounters, York St John University, 1113 September 2008.
01 Jan 2016
TL;DR: The the practice of everyday life is universally compatible with any devices to read and is available in the digital library an online access to it is set as public so you can download it instantly.
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TL;DR: Bourdieu as mentioned in this paper presents a combination of social theory, statistical data, illustrations, and interviews, Distinction: A Social Critique of the Judg..., which is a collection of interviews with Bourdieu.
Abstract: By Pierre Bourdieu (London: Routledge, 2010), xxx + 607 pp. £15.99 paper. A combination of social theory, statistical data, illustrations, and interviews, Distinction: A Social Critique of the Judg...
TL;DR: It is shown that, 33 months after lentiviral β-globin gene transfer, an adult patient with severe βE/β0-thalassaemia dependent on monthly transfusions since early childhood has become transfusion independent for the past 21 months.
Abstract: Blood disorders caused by abnormal β-globin — β-thalassaemia and sickle cell disease — are the most prevalent inherited disorders worldwide, with patients often remaining dependent on blood transfusions throughout their lives So a report of the successful use of gene therapy in a case of severe β-thalassaemia — using a lentiviral vector expressing the β-globin gene — is an eagerly awaited event More than two years after gene transfer, the adult male patient has been transfusion-independent for 21 months The therapeutic benefit seems to result from a dominant, myeloid-biased cell clone that may remain benign, although it could yet develop into leukaemia — a reminder that gene therapy is still at an early stage Disorders caused by abnormal β-globin, such as β-thalassaemia, are the most prevalent inherited disorders worldwide For treatment, many patients are dependent on blood transfusions; thus far the only cure has involved matched transplantation of haematopoietic stem cells Here it is shown that lentiviral β-globin gene transfer can be an effective substitute for regular transfusions in a patient with severe β-thalassaemia The β-haemoglobinopathies are the most prevalent inherited disorders worldwide Gene therapy of β-thalassaemia is particularly challenging given the requirement for massive haemoglobin production in a lineage-specific manner and the lack of selective advantage for corrected haematopoietic stem cells Compound βE/β0-thalassaemia is the most common form of severe thalassaemia in southeast Asian countries and their diasporas1,2 The βE-globin allele bears a point mutation that causes alternative splicing The abnormally spliced form is non-coding, whereas the correctly spliced messenger RNA expresses a mutated βE-globin with partial instability1,2 When this is compounded with a non-functional β0 allele, a profound decrease in β-globin synthesis results, and approximately half of βE/β0-thalassaemia patients are transfusion-dependent1,2 The only available curative therapy is allogeneic haematopoietic stem cell transplantation, although most patients do not have a human-leukocyte-antigen-matched, geno-identical donor, and those who do still risk rejection or graft-versus-host disease Here we show that, 33 months after lentiviral β-globin gene transfer, an adult patient with severe βE/β0-thalassaemia dependent on monthly transfusions since early childhood has become transfusion independent for the past 21 months Blood haemoglobin is maintained between 9 and 10 g dl−1, of which one-third contains vector-encoded β-globin Most of the therapeutic benefit results from a dominant, myeloid-biased cell clone, in which the integrated vector causes transcriptional activation of HMGA2 in erythroid cells with further increased expression of a truncated HMGA2 mRNA insensitive to degradation by let-7 microRNAs The clonal dominance that accompanies therapeutic efficacy may be coincidental and stochastic or result from a hitherto benign cell expansion caused by dysregulation of the HMGA2 gene in stem/progenitor cells