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Teaching

My teaching approach is non-didactic and broadly Constructivist and incorporates elements of the Bauhaus teaching approach. My approach grounds theoretical teaching within a broader base of technical skills, creative play and a critical consideration of socio-political contexts. It focuses on student-led and project based learning. I am always looking to support my students through contemporary and historical teaching methods. I make use of a range of digital and non-digital tools in my teaching. I use my industry and research experience to ensure my students engage with current industry approaches to collaboration, documentation and dissemination of their work.

In my work as a researcher, educator and workshop facilitator I have worked with students with a wide range of abilities, cultural backgrounds and impairments, giving me the skills and knowledge to work with and learn from students, clients and staff no matter what their background or abilities. I take an inclusive approach to teaching that recognises students’ experience and knowledge as of equal importance to my own and the need to adjust teaching methods and resources to ensure all students have access to learning.

Workshops & Student projects

The Gallery Life Project (We Forgot the Lot @ Tate Britain)

Artist Chris Poolman and myself playfully reworked William H. Whyte’s seminal urban studies text The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces, for children with Tourette’s Syndrome and associated conditions as part of Touretteshero & Tate Britain’s event We Forgot The Lot! For the Gallery Life Project we adapted aspects of Whyte’s explorations into what…

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Explore Bristol Harbour

Museums enrich people’s lives by fostering curiosity and opening their eyes to different perspective. This Interaction Design project focused on cultivating collaborative learning between the parent and child through an educational exhibit introducing the history of the Bristol Harbour. The exhibit will be made up of a large Bristol Harbour…

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Audio Mapping

For our project we have developed an audio story map, where users can share personal experiences and memories revolving around a meaningful location on the map. Our map is purely focused on Bristol because we are aspiring to have it displayed in the Bristol M-Shed museum, which is a museum…

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Q: Virtual queues for realworld services

Abstract. My project was designed to investigate the possibilities of introducing IT to alleviate customer waiting times. It considered ways to support businesses and allow customers to browse and join queues nearby. Giving customers the freedom to run errands while they wait and businesses access to hard data about foot…

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Remap – Technology and Society

Within this project we have been working and collaborating with a local charity/ organisation called Remap. Remap develop and produce custom made equipment to help disabled people live more independent lives. Remap is in need of an application to allow younger generations to get involved with helping and developing alongside…

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H.P.A.Q.

H.P.A.Q presents 3D visualizations of the air quality and housing prices in Bristol divided by constituencies. These visualizations provide people with easy to understand comparisons of air quality data recorded and published by the Bristol city council with average housing prices in the same areas from the Zoopla API. By…

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Citizen Sciences: Bees and KS3

For our project, we have developed an interactive beehive educational resource game, where users can adjust different parameters regarding changes in habitats to see how they affect bee hive populations. Our project has been specifically created for 8 – 10-year-old students to learn about habitat loss and destruction which coincides…

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Graf Link

Throughout our project, we used qualitative data research methods to gain a deeper understanding of design problems within the M-shed. We collated and analysed this data whilst cross referencing it with other museums to see if they had similar issues. Particular observations lead us down certain idea paths, the dominant…

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Creative Writing Tool – Creative technologies project

The aim of my project is to help people develop and manage their creative writing projects. The application will provide tools for people to organise the different elements of their creative writing process such as plot, character and world building, story creation and access to inspirational images and videos. To…

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ICA – Performance Art Workshops

Keir Williams and artist Chris Poolman developed a series of workshops devised in response to the ICA’s main gallery programme. For the Super Perruque workshop we asked young people to pretend to be ICA cleaners as a means to slowly create our own independent state within the ICA gallery. This piece was based…

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SmartBooth – Technology and Society

Smart Booth is anonymous accessible support and guidance for the LGBT homeless youth. When someone is forced to leave home for being gay they can come to the Albert Kennedy Trust (AKT) for support and guidance. When they register with AKT they can be provided with an RFID chip wristband, theses…

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Festival Workshops

As part of my teaching and performance practices I have worked with and lead workshops for the last 10 years at festivals around the UK including: Boom Town, Secret Garden Party, Glastonbury Festival and Shambala Festival . Over the years I have battled Guerrillas with a squad of breakdancing grannies,…

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