The Centre for Art and Design Research (CADR) is the home for practice-led, historic, and theoretical research of Art and Design subjects at the University of Lincoln. The core aim of this research centre is to develop and support a top-class research-led academic community.
CADR provides support to academic staff and research students to enable discourse and collaborations in a cross-disciplinary environment. Our academics are undertaking a wide range of research in Arts disciplines from contemporary and historic perspectives in relation to political, economic, social and cultural developments, debates and ideas.
This has led to our academics partnering with a broad range of academic and non-academic partners including: AgeUK, British Council China, National Centre for Craft & Design, National Centre for Food Manufacture, National Trust, and RNIB. In addition, our academics collaborate with a wide variety of citizen and professional communities.
CADR is managed by a committee of academics from various Schools in the College of Arts, and co-chaired by Professor Anne Chick and Dr Neil Maycroft.
We have a growing population of around 20 full-time and part-time UK and international research students. They are supervised by staff who are internationally recognised as experts in their field and have access to world class facilities to complete their studies.
Explaining an interactive relationship between humans and the interior work environments they inhabit
Social Innovation, a methodological approach to flood mitigation in East Lindsey, Lincolnshire
The life and work of William Logsdail (1859 - 1944)
The Design, Development and Impact of the Kaleldoscope: An assessment of Sir David Brewster's contribution and of the contestation of his authorship 1810-1820
Collage Grids: Generative principles and metaphor
The Mobile Watering Hole: The design and development of a multimedia prototype resource on mobile phones to support the teaching of plastographic printmaking in Nigerian higher education using Constructive Design / Action Research (AR) methodologies (prototyping and collaborative action research)
Visual Slang: Grammar of digitally mediated architectural images
An investigation of the Ceramics Blague
Yuen Fong Ling
A Body of Relations: Reconfiguring the life class
Rhytham and improvisation in Contemporary Art and music practices
A decade of innovation in Chinese jewellery design education (2003-2013)
Catalysing Participatory Social Learning: reformulating the design process as means to engage all parties in making conscious and informed behavioural changes towards more sustainable practices, particularly in respect to domestic energy use
Art and text collisions in contemporary Chinese Art
Theme park theory
European textiles and leather shoes from 1700 - 1800 and their conservation
The Scottish colourists and their influence in contemporary Scottish paintings
MA by Research Students
Architectural decay. Communicating the physical encounter
Interaction design by hacking
CADR staff are also active in the Centre for Conservation and Cultural Heritage Research and English Research Groups
Please contact Professor Chick for further details on the Centre for Art & Design Research.