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November 2013

Creative Review, December issue 2013

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October 2013

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Various, please check each individual debate for details.

170th Debates

May 2014 - January 2015

We are holding a series of early evening public debates around important current issues for the arts and education with key speakers from the creative professions and the arts.

Debate: Grand Challenges: Your Future. Your City.
Wednesday 7 May 2014, 6 pm – 8.30 pm
NTU, City site

Community engagement in future cities has been notoriously difficult. There is apathy and potential mistrust of politicians. Authorities often fail to communicate in a way that engages or can be challenged. Public attitudes have become increasingly individualistic and many people lack the time to engage.

This debate was recorded, you can download the podcast

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Design and Personalisation: Does it empower or exploit?
Wednesday 24 September 2014, 6 pm – 8.30 pm
NTU, City site

We tend to think choice is good, making us feel in control and defining our personalities – I’m a skinny latte person, you’re an espresso. We can personalize clothes and shoes online, personal trainers devise individual fitness plans and doctors may be able to tailor therapy to physical type. Futurologists predict that we will soon be able to personalise possessions and print them out on a 3D printer.

This debate was recorded, you can watch the video on YouTube

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New technologies are killing hand-made craft
Wednesday 19 November 2014, 6 pm – 8.30 pm
NTU, City site

Is there still a place for teaching traditional craft in art and design higher education as preparation for employment in today’s creative industries?

Craft – the art of hand making – exists as an end in itself and provides a visual and tangible element of research, development and product. Craft has traditionally questioned and influenced design and manufacturing through its understanding of the properties and potential of materials.

This debate was recorded, you can watch the video on YouTube

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The Image is Dead. Long Live the Image!
Wednesday 3 December 2014, 6 pm – 8.30 pm
NTU, City site

In today’s digital culture, where everyone can use anyone else’s images and make of them what they please, there are many issues to consider and explore, for both artists and educators in art and design. Can we have faith in the image as a document? What are the implications for copyright, creativity and education?

This debate was recorded, you can watch the video on YouTube

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Participatory Theatre: The Saviour of Regional Theatre?
Thursday 29 January 2015, 4 pm – 6.30 pm
Nottingham Playhouse

With yet another British Theatre funding crisis, the future of regional theatre remains uncertain. Many regional theatres have a longstanding and precious relationship with their communities. Could a dynamic and participating community be the life blood that regional theatre seeks?

This debate was recorded, you can watch the video on YouTube

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