Tag Archive: Dr Paul Whittaker

Jan 29

PLUSTEX Workshop at WSA- 28/11/2013

On Thursday 28th November 2013, the Plustex team at Winchester School of Art¬†hosted a¬†round table discussion¬† focused on the theme of fostering eco innovation and social responsibility in the sector. The cultural and creative industries are in a strategic position to promote smart, sustainable and inclusive growth and to contribute to economic and social transformation …

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Jan 29

PLUSTEX at Making Futures Conference, Plymouth

The¬†PLUSTEX project will be disseminated at Making Futures 3, at Plymouth College of Art, is a peer reviewed conference exploring the interfaces between craft knowledge and design¬†with a focus on¬†new opportunities for social innovation and sustainable practice. From their website: ¬†The aims of Making Futures are to investigate contemporary craft as a ‘change agent’ within …

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Mar 31

Knitting 1914-2014: Making Connections

The Knitting Reference Library, which comprises the printed collections of Richard Rutt, Montse Stanley and Jane Waller, brings together books, exhibition catalogues, knitting patterns and booklets, journals and magazines. To celebrate the centenary of WW1, The School of Art, Knitting Refrence Library and the Special Collections have developed an exhibition to draw attention to the …

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Dec 18

Round table discussions at the Plustex project workshop, WSA

Below are the main discussion points for our round table, held at Winchester School of Art on the 28th November 2013. The workshop¬†convened representatives from other University of Southampton subjects, including¬†Politics and Geography, external policymakers, entrepreneurs and local authority champions for the Arts. The discussion brought about some unexpected and interesting directions on the direction …

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Jun 20

From knitting samples to public policy: a case study in interconnectivity.

Below you can sample some of of the Plustex themes that are going to be presented as part of the In the Loop 3.5 conference at Mareel, Shetland Islands, from 31st July to 3rd August 2013…. Abstract: In this contribution we address the interconnectivity of European textile culture, exemplified by references to high and low …

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May 24

The WSA Plustex team and Public Policy@Southampton

The¬†Plustex ¬†project team at Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton,¬†are very pleased to announce¬† a new collaboration with the¬†Public Policy@Southampton unit, which will¬†continue to the end of the project in December 2014. The Unit is an external facing, public engagement team which has been established by the University to increase the reach and impact …

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May 16

Plustex at In the Loop 3.5, Shetland, UK

Working on disseminating the activities Plustex project, we are pleased to announce we have been selected to present a paper at the In the Loop 3.5 Conference, ¬†Shetland Isles, 31 July 2nd August 2013. From knitting samples to public policy: a case study in interconnectivity. ¬†The paper¬†explores the Making Connections conference theme by revealing the¬†how …

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May 16

Welcome

  Welcome to the pages of the Plustex project at WSA. Our¬†pages will disseminate information¬†on the progress of the project, our¬†dissemination activities, external interests and our partner regions and events. Plustex is anchored by a thematic framework, so we will¬†share the themes and good practice policies as we explore them as part of the project …

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