Viva 60-second interview: Dr Tam Alfahal

Viva 60-second interview: Dr Tam Alfahal

Hi Tam, congratulations on passing your viva! How does it feel?! Thank you! It feels overwhelming and so surreal! What was your PhD title? Creating & Curating a Practical Approach to Contemporary Islamic Design Pedagogy and Practice. Can you explain in a couple of sentences what your PhD was about? My research investigates the creative […]

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Quilt Song by Susie Self

Quilt Song by Susie Self

Susie Self’s brilliant new opera, Quilt Song, premiered on Friday, October 19, 2018, at the Old Rep Theatre, Birmingham, 100 years since the premiere there of Abraham Lincoln, the play by John Drinkwater from which much of the text for the opera is drawn. Woven around the assassination of Lincoln are the stories of Rosa Parks, civil […]

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Exhibition of Creative Practice: John Grayson

Exhibition of Creative Practice: John Grayson

Enamel | Substrate Enamel | Substrate –Revaluing lost craftsmanship Monday 26th November 2018 – Friday 18th January 2019 Closing Celebration with Artist Talk | Thursday 17th January 2019 6pm – 8pm Book your free ticket HERE We are delighted to host Enamel | Substrate, a solo exhibition by John Grayson, crafts maker, academic and researcher. John’s career in making spans some thirty […]

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Routes out from the PhD: plans and provocations

Routes out from the PhD: plans and provocations

The following is a plan and provocation for thinking about ‘routes out’ from the PhD in the Faculty of Arts, Design and Media.   ‘Routes out’ from the PhD might be interpreted as an instrumental and reductive term. Its utterance could very well make one want to blurt out ‘oh sh**!’ in a moment of existential crisis and panic. It raises […]

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