in this place

In this Place addressed how the importance of ‘place’ impacts the way in which we generate ideas, create and design. It looked at how we transmit and circulate ideas, ideologies and knowledge between geographical locations, historical moments, object, images, actions and cultural contexts.

The aim of the conference was to create lasting impact in design and design education. We invited our cumulus partners and members to join us from 27 April – 1 May 2016 to make future memories, create future partnerships; initiate future actions and build future histories.

Sub-themes and call for papers:

  • Negotiating artefacts
  • Innovation
  • Future crafts
  • Future space
  • Sustainability

New to this conference was the presentation of research and projects undertaken by master’s and PhD students across any of the five sub-themes.

Following the conference a review was written by Creativity Journal, read the review in full.

about Nottingham

Nottingham is one of the largest cities in the UK, with a compact centre that offers a diverse mix of culture, creativity history, entertainment, world-class sporting events, leisure and retail.

With a student population of around 60,000 and home to two outstanding universities, it’s a popular place to live, study and work.

Nottingham is renowned for its arts scene and has an international reputation as a creative hub. With independent galleries and cinemas, exhibition and studio spaces, the city welcomes emerging artists and designers.

The city has seen significant investment in recent years with a newly launched ‘creative quarter’ and lots of initiatives to support emerging creative businesses.

The Arts Council of England considers Nottingham to be one of the most thriving artistic communities in the UK, and it’s easy to see why with so many creative organisations and practitioners choosing the city as their home.

Find out more about Nottingham’s creative scene with the Nottingham Art Map.

  • travelling to Nottingham >

    Situated in the centre of the country, Nottingham has excellent transport links to the rest of the UK. By train, we’re under two hours away from major cities like London (St Pancras Station), Manchester (Oxford Road Station), Leeds (Leeds Station), Sheffield (Sheffield Station) and Birmingham (New Street Station).

    The School of Art & Design is located on Nottingham Trent University’s City site, in the heart of Nottingham city centre. From Nottingham Train Station you can catch the tram travelling to Pheonix Park or Hucknall. Both trams stop at the Royal Centre stop, which is two minutes walk from the Newton building (trams leave every 7 – 10 minutes, journey time is approximately 10 minutes from Nottingham Train Station).

    IMPORTANT NOTICE: When travelling on the Nottingham’s tram network please ensure you buy your ticket on the platform from the ticket machine, before boarding the tram.

    Nottingham Express Transit (NET) are supporting In this Place by offering all delegates reduced rates on travel across the city by tram. Each delegate will receive a travel voucher as part of the their delegate programme.

  • local airports >

    We recommend the following airports due to their close proximity to Nottingham.

    East Midlands Airport (European)
    Postcode: DE74 2SA
    Distance from Nottingham: 30 minutes taxi, or catch the skylink bus which runs every 20 minute direct from the airport to Nottingham city centre.

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    Birmingham Airport (European and International)
    Postcode: B26 3QJ
    Distance from Nottingham: Approx. 2 hours by train, catch the Air-Rail Link from the airport to Birmingham International Station.
    Train route: Birmingham International Station > Birmingham Newstreet Station > Nottingham Station

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We would like to give special thanks to all our partners for their invaluable support in contributing to the delivery of In this Place 2016: