TED’s PhD researcher Bridget Harvey at the Making Research / Researching Making conference


Last week TED’s PhD researcher Bridget Harvey was presenting a paper at the Making Research / Researching Making conference in Aarhus, Denmark.

The event was initiated by the Architecture, Design and Art Practice Training research (ADAPTr) Initial Training Network, a four-year collaboration between seven creative practice research institutions. Its core is the development of a deep understanding of the knowledge and the knowledge processes which are embedded in a creative practice, and this was the topic of much exciting discussion over the 3 days. Including a mixture of speakers from the design and architecture world, many of the papers looked at material practices of making, and the conference was also coupled with an exhibition.

Bridget’s paper was titled ‘The Department of Repair: An Expanded Form of ReMaking’ and discussed the knowledge contained in and produced through her project earlier this year.

More information on the conference here:

and on the project here:

CCW PhD Open Evening

CCW PhD Open Evening 2014

30th October

17:30 to 19:30

CCW Graduate School would like to invite prospective research degree applicants to an open evening to find out more about research degrees at Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon Colleges of Art.

The evening will be an opportunity to meet staff and students involved with the research degree programme. You will hear a number of short presentations throughout the evening with an opportunity for you to network and ask questions.

Information about funding opportunities will also be available.


Green Room

Chelsea College of Arts 16 John Islip Street London


Event Contact:

Claire Mokrauer-Madden



UAL PhD Open Evening

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University of the Arts London would like to invite prospective research degree applicants to an open evening on Monday 20th of October from 6pm to find out more about Research Degrees at UAL and to meet staff and students involved with the research degree programme across the 6 colleges; CCW Graduate School (Chelsea College of Arts, Camberwell College of Arts, and Wimbledon College of Arts), Central Saint Martins, London College of Communication, London College of Fashion).

Existing and recently completed students will give presentations from 18.00 followed by an opportunity for you to network and ask questions. UAL Research Centres, UAL Special Collections and Archive, Postgraduate Community, Student Enterprise and Employability [‘SEE’] and UAL’s Library Services will also be in attendance.

Information about funding opportunities will be available. UAL are part of two successful consortium bids with the AHRC for Doctoral research.

Research Degrees are supported in subject areas such as:

  • fine art, graphic, product, interior and spatial design,
  • fashion, textiles, historical and cultural studies, printing
  • technology, theatre design, media and communication studies and conservation.

University of the Arts London is a vibrant world-centre for innovation, drawing together six colleges with international reputations in art, design, fashion, communications and performing arts.

This is a UAL-wide event hosted at London College of Fashion on Monday 20th of October from 6pm – 8pm.

For further information on Research Degrees at UAL visit our web pages here.

Tweet to us at @ResearchUAL or use #PhDOpenEvening for any questions you may like to ask on the night and we’ll find out the answers for you.

Please RSVP.

Falmouth University PhD studentship competition

The Falmouth University PhD studentships competition is now open for the October 2014-15 entry. These are funded by Falmouth and details are available on the PhD Studentships area of the Falmouth website.

Applications linked to the university’s two main thematic areas are of interest: sustainable design and the digital economy, and where relevant the development of the Cornish economy.

The deadline for these Falmouth Studentships is the 30th May 2014 (by 5pm) and the application form can be downloaded from the Research Degrees course page.

Studentships in Sustainable Design at Falmouth University

Candidates interested in a practice based Sustainable Design PhD can apply for a funded studentship at Falmouth University by 28th of March 2014. Successful applicants will be funded for tuition fees (£3900 per year at 2013/14 rates) and a maintenance award (£13726 per year at 2013/14 rates). The research area should explore digital technologies in support of sustainable development, in areas such as tele and home healthcare; factories of the future; transport and localism.

For more information follow this link or contact Dr. Yorick Benjamin.

Intel Fellowship at the Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design

The Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design (CIID) announces – in collaboration with Intel Corporation – a programme that awards and fosters excellence and widespread influence in Art, Design and Technology. The Intel Research Fellowship at CIID recognises and resources outstanding researchers who extend the impact of research in interaction design, artistic practice in technology and creative inquiry in communications and media.

The Fellowship will be be offered to practice-based researchers in art, design and technology, and will support the development of self-led projects that push boundaries in practice and thinking in these areas. The emphasis of projects and programmes developed through this corporate/research partnership will be on evolving the perspectives, tools and shared knowledge of art and design communities in response to a rapidly changing and increasingly technological world.

The 12 month programme (starting in October 2013) indicates an exciting collaboration with Intel that provides Fellows with an opportunity to work in close collaboration with CIID’s research team, and engage with technologists and researchers at Intel.

Closing date for applications: August 23rd, 2013.

For more information: http://ciid.dk/research/fellowships/

Fully Funded PhD Studentship at Loughborough University

Loughborough University is offering a fully funded PhD studentship in ‘Happiness, subjective well-being and the ‘quantified self’ – capturing subjective data to influence sustainable behaviours’.
The advent of smartphones, their data collection capabilities and integrated sensors (accelerometers, cameras, microphones, GPS) have initiated a ‘grassroots’ movement of individuals who collect and share personal data (exercise, diet, mood). The research would build on two areas of existing research within the Loughborough University Design School: (i) the design aspects of capturing and reflecting upon ‘experiences’ (of self and others) in order to shift behaviours to more sustainable modes and (ii) a ‘Design for Happiness’ toolkit that can be applied to products, services and systems in the pursuit of more sustainable societies. This research sits in a context of increasing interest in subjective well-being and life satisfaction as a measure of a nation’s progress.
The proposed research would bring the two together to explore how best to capture and measure ‘happiness’ within a defined context. The context would be defined with the successful candidate but possible areas are the link between happiness and sustainable behaviours (e.g. in the home, travel, in the workplace). The ‘users’ of the data could be individuals, peer groups, communities or organisations. The research could apply a range of qualitative and/or quantitative methods.
The studentship provides a tax free stipend of £13,726 per annum for a period of three years plus tuition fees at the UK/EU rate.
Deadline for applications: Wednesday 31st July 2013
Early applications are strongly encouraged as a 1st October 2013 start is preferred and the advert will be withdrawn once a suitable candidate is identified.
More information about the Studentship can be found following this link.

Research Degrees Open Evening at UAL

The University of the Arts London hosts a Research Degrees Open Evening on 29th of January at London College of Fashion from 6.15pm to 8.15pm. The Textile Futures Research Centre (TFRC) with TED will give a presentation about the research degrees opportunities within the Centre. Further information will be provided at the event as staff will be present to answer questions about the degrees. The event is a great networking opportunity for prospective research degree applicants who wish to gain more information about the research centres at the six colleges.

Based across two eminent arts and design colleges at the University of the Arts London (UAL) – Central Saint Martins and Chelsea – TFRC hosts a community of practice-based and design-led researchers who share a vision. As a PhD researcher you would be participating in one of the few specialist research centres situated in an institution with an established history of design practice and teaching, one which has shaped the thinking of generations of world leading influential designers.

To RSVP for the event please e-mail researchdegrees@arts.ac.uk and for further information please follow this link.

Funded PhD offer at University College Falmouth

The University College Falmouth (Cornwall), in partnership with Arts for Health Cornwall, is offering a funded PhD ‘Use Your Hands for Happiness’: crafts practice as a means of building community assets, health and well-being. This AHRC doctoral studentship focuses on the diverse ways in which craft practice can enhance the well-being and health of communities in primary care health practice initiatives or as part of creative arts health programmes. The central themes will be questions of craft within social networks, creative and embodied practices. The PhD is full time and covers fees and a stipend of 14,140 per year plus £1500 p/a research expenses. Applications should be submitted by13th July 2012.

For more information please follow this link.

LCA Studentship offered

The University of Bath is offering a funded PhD in collaboration with the European Commission, part of a EC project titled ‘The Opportunities and Limitations for Eco-design Implementation within a Computer-Aided Design Context’. The goal of the project is to develop a software platform and other engineering tools for life cycle environmental impact analysis and eco-design improvements within a computer-aided design context.
TED’s team attended an inspiring presentation about Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) during the Mistra meetings in Copenhagen last week. The presentation was from Project 1 within the Mistra consortium, who are looking at improving sustainability assessment methods in the supply chain.

Fur further info on the studentship please visit this link.