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Spotlight 2015: PhD Research at CSM – Exhibition and Symposium

Spotlight 2015
Spotlight 2015


23 February to 11 March, 2015

We are delighted to be exhibiting the work of:

  • Elena Brebenel
  • Joana Casaca Lemos
  • Adriana Cobo
  • Slawa Harasymowicz
  • John Miers
  • Andrea Muendelein


Thursday 5th March 2015- 2pm – 7pm

(2.00pm – 7pm Learning Hub A / CSM Library)

Spaces are very limited, so please RSVP to

2:00 – 3:00pm Sara Buoso
The Space of Light in Painting: A comparison between Mark Rothko and James Turrell`s paintings

3:15 – 4:45pm Lucy Russell
WHAT EYE SEE I OWN: (re) drawing body-images from fashion and beauty [ Workshop]
5:00 – 6:15 Joana Casaca Lemos
Tell Them Like It Is [ Workshop]

6:15 – 7: Drinks

Spaces are very limited, so please RSVP to

All PhD students welcome!


Design PhD Conference 2015

We would like to make you aware of the above event, co-hosted by the Imagination Lancaster Creative Research Centre at Lancaster University and the Centre for Design Research at Northumbria University.
Conference theme: Better by Design: Environment, Society & Self

Design in the 21st century has a responsibility to address the critical issues affecting society and the natural environment while also striving to create more personally meaningful notions of material culture. The last century’s ideas of progress and innovation yielded an ever-growing culture of waste, pollution and social inequity. This model still dominates our culture. As populations grow and the natural environment continues to degrade, with little political will for substantive change, there is a need not only to develop new, better ways forward, but also to manifest and demonstrate alternative possibilities. The applied arts can play an important role in this arena in visualising a world that is Better by Design – better for the environment, better for society and better for each of us as individuals.

The conference will be held in the LICA Building, Lancaster University on the 2nd and 3rd July 2015 and offers an opportunity to meet, exchange knowledge and ideas, and learn about the latest developments in design thinking, methods and research projects.

It would be much appreciated if you could please circulate the above information to your colleagues, students, graduates, business contacts and any other interested parties. In particular, we have launched a call for presentations and a call for posters which your students and graduates may be interested in submitting to.

Further information can be found at