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Ideas of Revolt

The political and social landscape of 2017 offers graphic design students ample rich subject matter to react to, dissect and interpret, but where is the revolt?

Historically, design education has laid claim to innovative practices based in creative risk-taking, challenging audiences and leading significant cultural transformation. However, this rhetoric is increasingly compromised by the metrics culture of academic quality management. Assessment methods that remain primarily object-based and outcome-defined have diminished divergent thinking. Too many graduates look to fit into the industry, rather than challenging the standard and forming their own path.

How do we encourage revolt? How can we re-frame design education as a space for the rejection of entrenched orthodoxies and the proposal of alternatives? How do we pursue change in our educational practices? Which ideas should we rethink? What practices should we revolt against?

Our annual conference will examine instances where educators are challenging the state of play to creative effect, with an eye to developing new strategies for embedding revolt within the student experience.


KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

With keynotes from Dr Rathna Ramanathan (Head of Visual Communication, RCA) and Matt Ward (Head of Design, Goldsmiths), and two thematic strands curated by Alternative Art School (Dr Cathy Gale and students, Kingston University) and Alt/Shift (Derek Yates, Winchester School of Art) the event promises to stir emotions.

SCHEDULE

Thursday 7th September
10.30—11.00 Registration
11.00—17.00 Day One (includes lunch)
17.30—20.30 Evening Social at the Sheffield Tap

Friday 8th September
09.30—10.00 Registration
10.00—15.15 Day Two (includes lunch)

If you're arriving the night before, come and join us for the pre-conference social at the Rutland Arms on Wednesday evening from 6pm.

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Location and Directions
The event will be held at the Sheffield Institute of Arts, Sheffield Hallam University, Fitzalan Square, Sheffield S1 2AY. A campus map can be found here.

Please arrive for 10.30 on the Thursday for registration.


Train
Sheffield Institute of the Arts is a 4-minute walk from Sheffield train station. Taxis are available from outside the station.

Car
The nearest car park to the Sheffield Institue of the Arts is the NCP Car Park Sheffield Arundel Gate. Sheffield Hallam University has discounted parking rates for visitors. See here for more info.

Accommodation

Jurys Inn

Novotel Sheffield Centre

Mercure Sheffield St Paul's Hotel

Best Western Sheffield City Centre Cutlers Hotel

Travelodge Sheffield Centre

ibis Sheffield City Hotel

Hilton

Premier Inn Sheffield City Centre Angel Street

Contact details

If you have any questions about the event or Network membership please contact:
info@graphicdesigneducators.network


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