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Autism-Friendly Design: Learning about Real Life through the Virtual Environment

Students from BA (Hons) Interior Architecture & Design have been on a mission to spread the word about their autism-friendly design projects, with their tutor Joan Love. Additionally, the briefs provided an opportunity to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic, integrating a series of design ideas relating to social distancing, hygiene and materials with natural anti-microbial properties.

29/06/20

RIBA Future Architects on the Coronavirus Crisis

Leeds Beckett University architecture lecturer Craig Stott contributes to the RIBA Future Architects series with a YouTube video reflecting on the current pandemic situation.

26/05/20

From Blofeld to Moneypenny

Dr Steven Gerrard has recently edited a collection of academic writings about various aspects of gender in the Bond books, films and games

Bringing the Outside In A sound installation by Paul Radcliff for International Dawn Chorus Day

Temple Newsam Grounds

Principal Lecturer Paul Ratcliff was recently commissioned to create an artwork featuring the recordings of various birds and animals in the grounds of West Yorkshire stately home Temple Newsam.

15/05/20
 
Yorkshire Dales Review Cover

Landscape Architecture students write about the Yorkshire Dales

Two students from Leeds School of Arts each wrote a short article for the Yorkshire Dales Review 150th anniversary issue about their research in the landscape.

15/05/20
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Dr Anne Schiffer visiting Gambia

Reframing Energy Access: Insights from The Gambia

LSA Academic publishes new book about energy provision in The Gambia

Product Design Futures Conference Poster - title arranged on top of coloured blocks

Product Design Futures Conference 2020

2020 conference attended by Leeds Beckett staff and students.

10 Architects x10 Videos

Twentieth Century architects examined in student videos

Ten major architects of the twentieth century are looked at in video essays created by first year BA (Hons) Architecture students in the Leeds School of Architecture.

Tenley Martin Poster

Transnational Flamenco: Exchange and the Individual in British and Spanish Flamenco Culture

Ethnomusicologist and Senior Lecturer in Music Dr Tenley Martin investigates transnational musical exchange through the lens of British and Spanish flamenco communities in a new book set to be published 21 March, 2020.

Rafael Perez Evans

Rafael Pérez Evans Awarded the Supporting Emerging Talent Scholarship

We sat down with Spanish-Welsh artist Rafael Pérez Evans who has been awarded the 2020 Supporting Emerging Talent Scholarship.

19/02/20
Euripides Bekos composing

PhD Student wins International Composition Competition

Leeds School of Arts PhD candidate in Music Composition Euripides Bekos was named  winner of the prestigious international composition prize “Nikos Skalkottas – 2019”.

13/12/19
Euripides Bekos Euripides Bekos
Palm trees in California

California Researchin'

Dr Kiff Bamford talks about his research interest in Jean-François Lyotard and his recent visit to the University of California, Irvine where Lyotard once taught.

Burgess recording at home

Anthony Burgess cassette archive

21 November 2019 saw the launch of Conversations with the Anthony Burgess cassette archive (1964-1993), a double LP/CD curated by Senior Lectuer Dr Alan Dunn, in collaboration with the International Anthony Burgess Foundation and poet/producer Guy-Marc Hinant of the Belgian record label Sub Rosa.

The Georges Perec book cover

Georges Perec book chapter and reading

Dr Oliver Bray, Director of Arts in the Leeds School of Arts, delivered a reading at the book launch of a new edited volume titled Georges Perec’s Geographies.

Cover of "Music Beyond Airports"

Ambient House: “Little Fluffy Clouds” And The Sampler As Time Machine

Senior Lecturer in Music and Sound Dr Justin Morey investigates the role of ambient music in society and todays musical culture in a new publication that bring together a series of essays on the subject. 

Alan with the Tree Cities taskforce

Tree Cities of the World Task Force

Alan Simson’s research practice in the world of Urban Forestry.

06/08/19
Leeds Beckett Logo Professor Alan Simson
Teresa Brayshaw holding a copy of The 21st Century Performance Reader

The Twenty-First Century Performance Reader

Academics from The Leeds School of Arts are set to mark the launch of The Twenty-First Century Performance Reader with a series of durational readings and in-conversation sessions featuring Professor Richard Demarco CBE at the Edinburgh festival.

06/08/19
Teresa Brayshaw
Leeds Beckett Logo Professor Noel Witts
Group of people sat on stairs outside studio

European Unions: Chapter Three

Performance academics at Leeds Beckett University are collaborating with arts organisations across Europe to develop new, non-verbal methods of adult theatre education and increase participation in theatre.

Jason Staham Conference

Jason Statham Scholars take work on tour in run-up to book’s release

Northern Film School researchers Dr Steven Gerrard and Natasha Parcei recently took their work to the Fan Studies Network at the end of June, hosted at the University of Portsmouth, to promote their forthcoming book on British action hero Jason Statham.

04/07/19
Natasha Parcei in front of a screen Natasha Parcei
The knowing the score conference

Music and Sport come together in perfect harmony

On the 26 June the school and the Leeds Arts Research Centre, hosted ‘Knowing the Score’, a conference which saw papers presented on the intersecting research fields of Music and Sport presented in partnership with Headingly Literature Festival, Fields of Vision, and Music in Leeds.

04/07/19
Natasha Parcei in front of a screen Natasha Parcei
Working on the FOUR EYES project

FOUR EYES: exploring digital art, sound and dementia

A project that focusses on bringing arts and creativity into care homes.

Element of the installation: "The Landscape"

Songs For Becoming

Songs For Becoming (2019) is a site-specific installation created for die raum, a project space in Berlin. The exhibition closed with a spoken word performance as the finissage on 31 May 2019. The project is part of my practice based PhD research From Text to Sound: Textuality of Spoken Word and Participatory Authorship in Contemporary Art (working title).

18/06/19
Leeds Beckett Logo NaoKo TakaHashi
History Student Holding Book

Older women in horror

A doctoral candidate from the Leeds Arts Research Centre (LARC) has celebrated her first publication.

22/05/19
Natasha Parcei in front of a screen Natasha Parcei
Students presenting at the session

Autism & Behavioural Design: Inter-Disciplinary Knowledge Sharing Session.

First year students from BA (Hons) Interior Architecture & Design, presented their ‘Design a School for Autism’ projects with their tutor, Joan Love, at The Green Sand Foundry, Leeds, this week.

22/05/19
Staff and Students

European Unions: Chapter Two

Performance academics at Leeds Beckett University are collaborating with arts organisations across Europe to develop new, non-verbal methods of adult theatre education and increase participation in theatre.

The RIBA teaching aids in being used in school

RIBA Teaching Resources Designed by Leeds Beckett Architecture Student

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) have released a set of resources inspiring Key Stage 2 school pupils to explore the world around them designed by a Leeds Beckett Architecture student.

26/03/19
Students outside the Tyler School of Art at Temple University

Architecture students discuss projects at Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia

Leeds School of Architecture students and senior lecturer have been discussing the work of postgraduate design studio CITYzen D and Project Office with students and staff at the architecture department of Tyler School of Art, Temple University, USA.

Mayor of Lewisham

The sound of (the word) revolution

This research began by thinking about The Beatles ‘Revolution 9’ sound collage from 1968 that doesn’t even include the word ‘revolution’ but that reached millions of homes. And each year I keep hearing new songs with the word ‘revolution’ – why do we keep returning to the sound of that word?

The lecture poster

Michael Wilford Open Lecture

The Leeds School of Arts had the pleasure to host internationally renowned architect Michael Wilford on 20 February 2019 when he delivered his lecture on ‘Composition and Character in Architecture’.

Guinness Book of World Records

Helping set the standard for world records

Senior Lecturer from the School of Film, Music & Performing Arts, Ben Mosley has been working with Guinness World Records.

Paul Thompson Book

Creativity in the Recording Studio: Alternative Takes

Leeds Beckett academic and professional recording engineer Dr Paul Thompson talks about his new book ‘Creativity in the Recording Studio: Alternative Takes’.

Music:Leeds

Sound good together with Music:Leeds

New organization launched to coordinate, support, promote and develop the Leeds’ music industry.

A design by Keisha Quizon

Keepers of Lost Clothes

Keepers of Lost Clothes is an ongoing project exploring the relationship we have with found or discarded garments and considers the ways in which this clothing might be remade.

08/02/19
Leeds Beckett Logo Katie Lenton
Distractions

@LBUArtsResearch #LARC

‘A brand new Leeds Arts Research Centre Twitter account for 2019’

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