24 March 2009

Little Stories

    Interactive Jeweller, Sarah Kettley has been attached to the AHRC 'Past, Present and Future Craft Practice' project since January 2009 through the pilot Scottish Arts Council Crafts Development Bursary scheme. On Wednesday 1st April at Duncan of Jordanstone College in Dundee, she will reflect on her time in the Masters of Design studio with reference to the original aims of the residency, outlining the ‘Little Stories’, or strands of research, that she has been pursuing. Funding was awarded to support “a practice led investigation of craft through engagement with the emerging needs of critical and functional interaction design”, and the subsequent demonstration of craft as a discipline to other fields of creative practice.

    The Little Stories that have emerged include Early Moves, the design of attachments for body worn sensor networks for pre school children in a project investigating rich motor control development, and Migration, starting points for a lo-tech formal design method for working with state change materials. In addition, the residency has provided a valuable space for reflection on the development of a new area of practice, and Sarah will take the opportunity here to pull out some of the commonalities in her work in fashion and textiles, jewellery and interaction design, to create new directions for research and creative outputs, and to create a positive narrative of an interdisciplinary and experimental practice.

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