Fashion Revolution Week is back again and this year it is bigger and better than ever. As ever, CCI are hosting a week of exciting events to celebrate the positive impact fashion can have on the world from 22-29 April, from upcycling plastics to using the humble t-shirt to turn yourself into a walking activism billboard. Just turn up and join in anything that interests you. You will need to sign up in advance for the online panel discussion on Thursday 27 April.

I feel inspired by and excited about all of the CCI PhD students’ research topics but none more than Pooja Shah’s. I’ve watched her research emphasis change and develop over time and now she is ready to move beyond her PhD exploring the possibilities presented by incorporating diverse textures, forms and designs into knitted artefacts into an exciting future. Join Pooja for the two workshops that perhaps mark the transition between her past and future as a researcher. Aimed at experienced knitters, these workshops offer an opportunity to be inspired by Pooja’s research and to engage with her in conversation about the meaning knitting has in your life while you knit your own far from the ordinary creation.

Nothing makes a person feel old like remembering a time before the students just arriving were born… or indeed before the internet. Even if you are just joining us, many of these things became obsolete in your lifetime. Prepare to feel very old suddenly as you watch this video about things that became obsolete since 2000!

Learning development in a creative faculty A faculty-based learning developer (LD) must accommodate the full range of subjects and types of learners in their specific contexts. The ‘design thinking’ (DT) five basic stages of ‘empathise, define, ideate, prototype, test’ that …

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Come and see the beautiful sketches from our first year BA (Hons) Illustration students that we have on display in the library. Students were asked to explore the Library and Special Collections. They picked a topic from a ‘lucky dip’ …

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