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Design+ Exhibition April 2022

CoCreate at Northumbria University School of Design is a vibrant research community spanning research practice and praxis across craft, textiles, human-computer interaction, industrial design, and design fictions.

The work shown in Design+ is a snapshot of our community and partnerships. CoCreate’s work is grounded in participation and creativity, using co-design to address challenges in our communities, collaboratively.

Design+ includes contributions from faculty, academic staff, doctoral candidates, and students, as well as our external partners.The works presented in this exhibition are built around the Design School’s research themes.

Main Exhibition Space in CCE2

Alongside exhibited works, we are running a series of co-creative activities and events through the month of April , listed below. Activities will all be held within the exhibition space itself, please contact the even organisers for more details:

Exploring decentralised voice assistant futures through speculative design with Jon Rogers and Michael Shorter
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Date: April 4th
Time: 10:00-16:00
Organiser: Eleanor O’Neill
Knitting: questioning the power of a yarn-bombThis research activity asks the viewer to reflect on the impact of a yarn-bomb by answering three questions on an anonymous postcard.
Date: April 4th
Time: 13:00-15:00
Organiser: Jon Rogers, Michael Shorter
Speak up! Exploring decentralised voice assistant futures through speculative designJoin us to unpack the complexities of voice assistant technologies in a speculative design workshop to create the futures we want.
Date: April 5th
Time: 11:00-12:30
Organiser: Stacey Pitsillides
Donate Yourself – a workshop exploring the legacy of our organs, tissue and body data.Join this workshop to explore how we see our body after death, using a bespoke kit to delve into our personal relationship to body, tissue and data donation.
Date: April 7th
Time: 13:30-15:30
Organiser: Angelika Strohmayer
Embroidered Protections: a participatory patchwork embroidery project to explore meanings of ‘women’s safety’We invite you to embroider pieces related to women’s (un)safety, to contribute to the ’embroidered protections’ sister quilts.
Date: April 12th
Time: 10:30-12:00
Organiser: Charlotte Bilby
Recognise your courage Make, and take away, a mixed media medal/brooch to celebrate the courage you or a loved one shows every day. All materials provided.
Date: April 13th
Time: 10:00-11:00
Organiser: Philip Heslop
Trying the Tuning Fork Harmony DetectorThe Tuning Fork Harmony Detector senses and processes sound, showing connection to the world through harmony… but we haven’t tried it… yet.
Date: April 14th
Time: 16:00-17:00
Organiser: Reem Talhouk
Sarde: Let’s talk about decolonising designAn informal discussion on the coloniality of design and how we can create decolonial cracks with and in design.
Date: April 20th
Time: 10:00-16:00
Organiser: Luke Sellers
Sigh-cological Experiment No.5Roll up & record your sighs for today…remember them for a week later & come back to compare!
Date: April 27th
Time: 10:00-15:00
Organiser: Gavin Wood, Sebastian Prost
Consent: A Design Sprint 
Date: April 27th
Time: 10:00-16:00
Organiser: Luke Sellers
Sigh-cological Experiment No.5Roll up & record your sighs for today…remember them for a week later & come back to compare!
Date: Postponed
Time: Postponed
Organiser: Callum Nash
 Co-creating games for researchA relaxed afternoon demonstrating and playing two co-created board games that explore global risk and immersion in board games.
Date: April 29th
Time: 14:30-17:00
Organiser: Cally Gatehouse
Making Feminist Concept Tools for Research Through DesignIn this session we will forge ‘concept-tools’ that allow us to bring together Feminist, Queer, Participatory Methodologies and Research through Design.

This exhibition is proudly sponsored by GF Smith, who have provided the paper for this exhibition, made from recycled coffee cups.

Work shown in Design+ includes generous contributions from the following members of our research community:

Cat Glover
Emma-Jane Goldsmith
Shannon Grayson
Linnea Groot
Daniel Harrison
Philip Heslop
Leila Hogarth
Lars Erik Holmquist
Abigail Irving-Munro
Alana James
Sabine Junginger
Yuko Kikuchi
Michelle Kindleysides
Ute Klotz
Sarah Kushinsky
Shaun Lawson
Linda Lightley
Justin Marshall
Bettina Minder
Kyle Montague
Callum Nash
Eleanor O’Neill
Stacey Pitsillides

Sebastian Prost
Heather Robson

Jon Rogers
Ellen Sampson
Luke Sellers
Mike Shorter
Kim Smith
Josh South
Angelika Strohmayer
Reem Talhouk
Nick Taylor
Sarah Teasley
Khemmiga Teerapong
Andrew Thurman
Aurelio Todisco
John Vines
Jayne Wallace
Sarah Walton
Colin Wilson
Gavin Wood
Clive Wright
Joyce Yee