Thoughts on ‘tradition’

Since early on in the Design Routes project, I’ve been using ‘tradition’ as a central concept in our research, and one identifying component of what we’re referring to as ‘culturally significant’ designs, products …

Melanie Bowles & The People’s Print

Within the Design Routes project, we in the University of Leeds element of the team have a strong interest in the revitalisation of patterns. Although the project as a whole is looking at many …

Top 10 links

After the recent post sharing my top 12 references relating to the Design Routes research, I thought I’d put together a list of my top 10 links for the project. These are designers and organisations …

EAD11: The Value of Design Research

In late April - while Tom was busy at the Infinite and Various conference in Bradford - three fifths of the Design Routes team (Martyn, Jeyon and I) descended on Paris for …

Heritage Crafts Association conference: A Place for Craft

Another week, another conference! This time I popped down to London for the annual Heritage Crafts Association conference - now a regular fixture on my calendar, and always an excellent event. I had the …

Top 12 references

Around this time last year, having spent the first few months of the project wading through mountains of literature, I made a list of my top 12 sources - books, journal articles and conference …

Hannah Lamb

Last week I attended a conference (Infinite and Various) at Bradford College. It was very interesting and one paper in particular resonated nicely with the Design Routes project. This was delivered by Hannah Lamb, …