LICA Research Seminar: Lucy Kimbell on Aesthetic Play and interdisciplinary Ambiguity

Date:16 February 2010
Time:4.00 pm

Lucy Kimbell (University of Oxford), Aesthetic Play and interdisciplinary Ambiguity


In this talk, Lucy will discuss inter- or multi-disciplinary research and the possibilities opened up by art and design practices to question the nature of research. This will include discussion of some of her own projects including Pindices, a collaboration with sociologist Andrew Barry included in 'Making Things Public' (2005) and Rat Fair, a live event at Camden Arts Centre, 2005.

Lucy Kimbell is Clark Fellow in Design Leadership at Sad Business School, University of Oxford with a background in interaction design and visual/live arts. Her current research interests are designing for service and managing as designing.

Blog: Design leads us where exactly?


This event is part of ...

Conversations about Innovation with:

Daria Loi, Research scientist, Intel USA

Alexandra Deschamps Sonsino,!, London, UK

Lucy Kimbell, Sad Business School, University of Oxford, UK

This is a short informal series of events around innovation, in part organised around the Experimentality annual research programme, in collaboration with the Department of Sociology, Centre for Mobilities Research and Mobilities.Lab, Lancaster Institute for Contemporary Arts, ImaginationLancaster, the Highwire Doctoral Training Centre, the Computing Department, and the projects Desire: Creative Design for Innovation in Science and Technology and Relocating Innovation. The idea is to explore different forms, practices and motivations around innovation.

16 February 16:00-18:00 LICA Research Seminar: Lucy Kimbell on Aesthetic Play and interdisciplinary Ambiguity, Venue: Bowland North Seminar Room 6

19:00 Dinner

17 February 10:30-12:30 Experience design

Daria Loi, Venue TBA

Discussants: Daniela Sangiorgi, Monika Buscher, Corina Sas, Lucy Kimbell (Management School, Lecture Theatre 6)

12:30-13:30 Lunch

from 18:30 Craft/design your own pancake ;-) Pancake party in the Sociology back courtyard

18 February Different forms/motivations/orientations to Innovation

09:30-10:15 Innovation at Intel

Daria Loi, (Management School, Lecture Theatre 9)

10:15-10:45 Coffee

10:45-11:30 The New Chit Chat: design conversations through prototyping

Alexandra Deschamps Sonsino,

(Management School, Lecture Theatre 9)

11:30-12:00 Discussant: Lucy Suchman and open discussion

18-19 February Experimental Objects Workshop, Storey Creative Industries Centre, Lancaster

The format will be talks/presentations followed by discussion.

For further information please contact Monika Buscher

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Who can attend:Anyone

Further Information

Organising departments and research centres:ImaginationLancaster, Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts
  • Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts (LICA)
  • The LICA Building, Lancaster University, Lancaster LA1 4YW, UK