Located Making: Unlocking the Potential of Cultural Heritage by Design

Lead Research Organisation: Lancaster University
Department Name: Lancaster Inst for the Contemporary Arts

Abstract

There is increasing recognition today, through initiatives such as UK's Radcliffe Red List and UNESCO's Intangible Cultural Heritage Programme, of the contemporary value of heritage-based maker practices. Heritage-based material culture is often strongly rooted in community, place, materials and traditions. They express local knowledge and contribute to a deeper sense of identity and belonging. As such, they offer a stable counterpoint to our fast-changing, digital lifestyles.

While there is a renaissance of interest in heritage making in both the UK and China, there needs to be a better understanding of how this translates into growth in the creative economy that is respectful of cultural legacy. The application of design research expertise offers a way of unlocking the potential of such traditional material cultures by helping ensure they are relevant and meaningful to contemporary needs. Investigating the ability of design to reveal the potential of this cultural heritage provides the catalyst for this collaborative research in the creative economy - between academics in design, fashion and ethnology, businesses and policy makers.

The aim of Located Making is to develop a practical framework for unlocking the potential of cultural heritage by design. This framework, for use by policy-makers, heritage sector organisations and academics, will include a robust co-developed methodology suited to the Chinese context, a step-by-step pathway for identifying principal goals and developing feasible strategies, as well as real world examples and insights. Application of the framework will enable cultural heritage-based making practices in China to benefit economically and socio-culturally from design expertise.

The project will investigate how design expertise can increase the visibility and perceived value of heritage-based making practices in China in ways that accord with sustainability, decent jobs, economic growth and community. To do this, UK and Chinese researchers, in conjunction with private and public sector partners and advisors will: 1) Undertake a series of place-based case studies of cultural heritage making practices in China to assess historical, contextual and stakeholder priorities; 2) Co-create strategies that will increase the visibility and perceived value of heritage-based making practices in ways that stimulate the economy in ways that value people, place and community; 3) Synthesise research insights into generalisable forms that can be adapted to a variety of contexts and elicit feedback to maximise adoption, implementation and impact; and 4) Develop a practical framework for the Chinese context that includes a step-by-step pathway for identifying development opportunities for heritage-based making practices, principal goals, as well as effective strategies for their achievement.

Located Making will generate benefits for academics and non-academics through fostering innovative partnerships among researchers, businesses, makers, sector organisations and policy advisers, extending understanding of how design expertise can increase the visibility and value of heritage-based making practices, and enhancing strategic development capabilities in the heritage-based maker sector in China.

Planned Impact

Building on the four key identified impacts in our Pathways to Impact, here we expand on who we envisage benefiting from this research and develop further how they might benefit:

i1) To extend understanding of how design expertise can increase the visibility and value of heritage-based making practices for craftspeople, makers and designers thereby stimulating opportunities that lead to sustainable and inclusive economic growth in China. The project employs an original three stage methodology, developed from field research studies and adapted to suit the Chinese context. It offers a comprehensive, systematic approach to understanding the priorities of the various stakeholders and the attributes and challenges of a particular context with respect to heritage craft making practices and products. This enables the identification of appropriate design opportunities and interventions, leading to development goals and strategies. This approach will contribute to sustainable and inclusive economic growth in China among micro-enterprises, craftspeople, makers, and associated businesses including suppliers, buyers and retailers.

i2) To increase opportunities in the UK and China for fostering innovative partnerships among researchers, businesses, sector organisations and policy advisers in order to increase understanding of the role of heritage-based making practices in the creative economy. Cross-disciplinary perspectives and understandings will help reveal the relationship of heritage-based aspects of the creative sector to the economy and to sustainable patterns of growth. Hence, the approach will expand current understandings of the creative economy among makers and their associated stakeholders including suppliers, retailers and intermediaries, as well as heritage-related organisations and government departments.

i3) To enhance development capabilities in the heritage-based maker sector in China by using design-led research expertise to inform enterprise goals and strategies in order to increase visibility and perceived value of indigenous making practices and associated products. The use of systematic field research methods combined with cross-disciplinary knowledge and perspectives provides a robust basis for ascertaining priority areas for design, innovation and development for future resilience. Also, an online maker showcase will foreground Chinese indigenous expertise in heritage-based craft making to both raise its visibility and convey its cultural provenance and significance to makers, intermediaries, businesses, retailers, consumers and public sector organisations. This work will inform designers, businesses and those in the public sector involved with local and regional economic development.

i4) To forge closer ties, mutual understanding and future development opportunities by enriching the sense of community among makers, policy advisers, heritage sector organizations and academics. Dissemination via business-oriented journals, website and social media, the visualisation of information, and two symposia planned in the latter part of the project, one in China and one in the UK, including a webinar, will enable the priorities, relationships and interdependencies among the various stakeholders to be made transparent, thus promoting common understandings and constructive alliances. Through such means the applicability and usefulness of design research in the creative economy related to place will provide a basis for building on existing understandings of design and its relation to cultural heritage. This will be of significant interest to organisations in the UK such as the Crafts Council, Heritage Crafts Association, Regional Development (LEPs), tourism etc., and, in China, to those involved in furthering China's UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage Programme, as well as in development, policy and the creative economy in rural and/or under-developed regions.

Publications

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Walker, S (2019) Located Making: Design for Sustainability in Small Maker Enterprises in Revista Chilena de Diseño, Universidad de Chile

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Zhang, W (2023) Sustainable Value Creation

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Mullagh L (2019) The future of sustainable maker enterprises in The Design Journal

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Walker S (2019) Traditional Knowledge, Sustainability and the Potential Role of Epigenetics in American Journal of Biomedical Science & Research

 
Title Living Design Exhibition 
Description An exhibition of craft artefacts from the UK and international to accompany the Living Design Symposium at Lancaster University 14th November 2019 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact The exhibition enhanced the symposium that was attended by ca. 80 academics, students, NGOs, private enterprise and craft support organizations 
 
Description Based on the latest field work in China, we have developed a 'Located Making' Framework for analysing craft practices (intangible cultural heritage) with respect to 1) Values (of makers, policy-makers etc) including self-transcending, self-enhancing, openness to change and conservation and traditional values; and 2) Place - assessing the facilities, services and opportunities offered by place that a maker may depend upon or draw upon to support their craft enterprise or practice.
Exploitation Route The framework, which we have constructed based on interviews with makers in the Yellow River Valley can be used to analyse crafts in other areas of China and by policy to help support craft practices in the various regions. The findings and, in particular, the framework tool is more generally applicable to small maker enterprises and policy makers everywhere because it allows identification of values, relationship to culture and place, and relationship to sustainability, and offers design opportunities for small maker enterprises. A fully illustrated bilingual (English-Chinese) project report provides background, theory, methods, findings and conclusions and links to the accompanying introduction film at: https://vimeo.com/670767102. A peer-reviewed paper on the framework has been published in the The Design Journal and a book chapter is IN PRESS.
Sectors Communities and Social Services/Policy,Creative Economy,Government, Democracy and Justice,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections

URL https://vimeo.com/670767102
 
Description The framework, which we have constructed based on interviews with makers in the Yellow River Valley can be used to analyse crafts in various areas of China and by policy makers to help support craft practices in the various regions. The framework has also been shared with collaborators at the Crafts Council in the UK. A bilingual film introducing the project in English and Chinese is available at: https://vimeo.com/670767102
First Year Of Impact 2020
Sector Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections
Impact Types Cultural,Policy & public services

 
Description Conservation of Climate Change Endangered Cultural Furniture Industry Heritage in Damietta, Egypt
Amount £125,168 (GBP)
Funding ID AH/V006479/1 
Organisation Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2020 
End 02/2022
 
Description Located Making: Unlocking the Potential of Cultural Heritage by Design
Amount £198,933 (GBP)
Funding ID AH/S00341X/1 
Organisation Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2018 
End 03/2022
 
Description SEE CHANGE: A Design Manifesto for Sustainability, Inclusivity and Resilience, a collaboration with Manchester Metropolitan University (Not funded)
Amount £0 (GBP)
Organisation Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description TRADECRAFT: Co-creating an Interactive Viability Roadmap for Small Maker Enterprises, a collaboration with Manchester Metropolitan University
Amount £100,000 (GBP)
Organisation Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2022 
End 04/2023
 
Title Progressive Design Praxis by S. Walker (applied in Located Making) 
Description A way of making integrated, holistic values-based judgements within the design process. Described, with background theory, and published in Design Realities book by S. Walker (Routledge) 2019. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact integrated into the QBL as a way of practically assessing working practices and their improvement based on values-based evaluations. 
 
Title Research Tools: The Located Making Framework - Values, Place and Sustainability (outcomes of Located Making) 
Description Located Making focuses on purposeful goods whose design, production and use are strongly related to the heritage, culture or geography of place. The Located Making framework is designed for small maker enterprises, policymakers, heritage sector organizations and academics. The framework informs decision-making and will offer practical benefits to cultural- and heritage-based making practices. It has come about from the team understanding the motivations of craftspeople in the UK, China and elsewhere; exploring their skills, mapping their values and relating these to sustainability. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2022 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact A Located Making framework film was released in the UK in early 2022 and will be launched in China later in the year. A booklet detailing the framework and the other research undertaken for Located Making is due for release as the project draws to a close. 
URL http://imagination.lancaster.ac.uk/update/located-making-film/
 
Title The Quadruple Bottom Line of Design for Sustainability by S. Walker (applied in Located Making) 
Description A way for determining the relationship of a small maker enterprise to sustainability - environmental, practical, social, personal, and what needs to be done to be economically viable. Made available and described in the Located Making Film and the Located Making Framework, which is being converted into an online resource in our new AHRC-funded TradeCraft Project. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2022 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact The QBL is being used in design education in many design schools around the world e.g. at Kingston in London, METU in Turkey, and has been translated into Chinese and Persian. First described in 2014, but sequentially improved in terms of precision and visualization - new visualization were developed in Living Design and again in Located Making, there are also adapted to the Chinese context. 
 
Description Collaboration between Project Partners (Lancaster and Manchester Met Universities) and Crafts Council Personnel 
Organisation Crafts Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Visit to China and Collaborative writing
Collaborator Contribution Visit to China and Collaborative writing
Impact Zhang, W., Walker, S., Evans, M., & Bennett, J. (2021) Inheritors of the Yellow River: The Relationship of Heritage Making Practices to Cultural Self-confidence in China, International Journal of Anthropology and Ethnology, SpringerOpen, New York (IN REVIEW).
Start Year 2018
 
Description Collaborative Partnerships: CRAFT PROJECT in Damietta - Salford, Lancaster and CEDARE (Cairo) 
Organisation University of Salford
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Participation, expertise and insights from skilled furniture makers in Damietta and the Damietta city major - total c 60 participants, 8 hours per person.
Collaborator Contribution Project was progressed as an interdisciplinary team led by Prof. Hisham Elkadi, with input about product design for sustainability, and expertise in GIS and data collection from CEDARE (Cairo)
Impact (A project report will be published in due course)
Start Year 2020
 
Description Located Making Project - a collaborative project between Universities in the UK and China 
Organisation Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology
Country China 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Our Located making project , for which I am PI, is a collaboration with Manchester Metropolitan University (School of the Design - Co-I) with research partners in China - Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology and Ningxia University
Collaborator Contribution MMU is a joint partner in the project and we have developed the work together and visit China together to visit with our partners there and complete field work pertinent to the project. We have visited China twice as part of this project (subsequent visits were curtailed by Covid-19). We visited Beijing Institute of Technology and they arrange filed studies to Pingyao Ancient City - arranging all visits to enterprises, accommodation etc. and providing translation for us. The second visit was to the Yellow River Valley, with members of staff from Ningxia University.
Impact A paper has been completed and is in review with a journal currently. See other outputs in 'Located Making' outputs
Start Year 2019
 
Description Located Making Project - a collaborative project between Universities in the UK and China 
Organisation Ningxia University
Country China 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We obtained the initial project funding from the AHRC-Newton fund to finance the project. We have visited Chinas twice to meet with partners and conduct field work
Collaborator Contribution Partners helped organize field visits, provided translation and local insights and worked with us on the filed work.
Impact A paper has been completed and is in review - see other outputs under Located Making
Start Year 2019
 
Description Design Ecologies sustaining ethno-cultural significance of products through urban ecologies of creative practice 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Invited Talk: Walker, S., Evans, M. & Mullagh, L. (2018) Design Ecologies sustaining ethno-cultural significance of products through urban ecologies of creative practice, China, Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing, 25th September 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Design Realities: creativity as a tool for positive change (webinar from Professor Stuart Walker) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Design Realities: creativity as a tool for positive change, Webinar from Professor Stuart Walker: Educational Experience + Innovation + Social Purpose. This was a keynote talk to an international group of academics hosted by University of São Paulo, Brazil, 17 December 2020, ca. 50 attendees.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Design Roots: values, place and sustainability, keynote address by Prof. S. Walker at China Summit, Warwick China Development Society (WCDS), University of Warwick, 6 February 2022 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact A keynote speech from a series around Europe by Professor Stuart Walker, making links with other institutions/audiences and promoting the research of ImaginationLancaster in collaboration with others.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.warwicksu.com/societies-sports/societies/cpass/
 
Description Design after a Pandemic, keynote address by Prof. S. Walker at Department of Design, Kingston University, London, 26 February 2022 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact A keynote speech from a series around Europe by Professor Stuart Walker, making links with other institutions/audiences and promoting the research of ImaginationLancaster in collaboration with others.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Design after a Pandemic, keynote address by Prof. S. Walker at Designmonat Graz festival, Austria, 10 May 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A keynote speech from a series around Europe by Professor Stuart Walker, making links with other institutions/audiences and promoting the research of ImaginationLancaster in collaboration with others.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4S0hEc4Fjg
 
Description Design after a Pandemic, keynote address by Prof. S. Walker at Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, 16 April 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact A keynote speech from a series around Europe by Professor Stuart Walker, making links with other institutions/audiences and promoting the research of ImaginationLancaster in collaboration with others.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.metu.edu.tr/
 
Description Design and Spirituality 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Invited Visiting Professor Talk: Walker, S. (2019) Design and Spirituality, Kingston University, London, 14th March 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Design for Life: Practice-based Design Research 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Invited Talk: Design for Life: Practice-based Design Research, Emily Carr University, Vancouver, BC, 21st January 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Design for Life: creating meaning in a distracted world 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Invited Talk: Walker, S. (2018) Design for Life: creating meaning in a distracted world, Lancaster University College, Beijing Jiaotong University, Weihai, China, 2nd April, 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Design for Life: creating meaning in a distracted world, Entorno Horizontes Colectivos Conference, Departamento de Arte, Diseño y Arqyuitectura, Universidad Iberoamericana, Puebla, Mexico (keynote address by S Walker, 2018) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Keynote Address: Walker, S. (2018) Design for Life: creating meaning in a distracted world, Entorno Horizontes Colectivos Conference, Departamento de Arte, Diseño y Arqyuitectura, Universidad Iberoamericana, Puebla, Mexico, 11 September 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Design for Sustainability, Atlantic Wonder, Universidade da Madeira, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal (keynote address by S. Walker, 2018) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Keynote Address: Walker, S. (2018) Design for Sustainability, Atlantic Wonder, Universidade da Madeira, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal, 16 July 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Design in the Realm of Silence, keynote address by Prof. S Walker at the European Academy of Design Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact More keynotes to follow from Professor Walker at the Eindhoven Design Academy, The Netherlands, in March 2022.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://eadresearch.org/conference-programme
 
Description Design, Sustainability and Spirituality 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Design, Sustainability and Spirituality, Master of Studies (MSt) in Sustainability Leadership, Institute for Sustainability Leadership, Selwyn College, University of Cambridge, 4 September 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Invited Talk: Evans, M. Design Roots: Ecologies of Creative Practice. AHRC Global Activities, January 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited Talk: Evans, M. (2020) Design Roots: Ecologies of Creative Practice. 'AHRC Global Activities' visit by Gary Grubb (AHRC), Manchester Metropolitan University, 10 January 2020
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Living Design symposium, Lancaster University 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact A symposium to disseminate key results of the Living Design Project and introduce the Located Making Framework, Living Design Symposium, Lancaster University on 14 November 2019 attended by c. 80 people from business, third sector and academia.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Living Design, Ethnic Development Forum, Chinese Academic of Social Sciences 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Keynote Address: Walker, S. (2019) Living Design, Ethnic Development Forum, Chinese Academic of Social Sciences, Beijing, 26th March 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Living Design: Sustainability of Small Maker Enterprises, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia, 27 November 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Research seminar presentation exploring the role of design in sustainability in maker enterprises.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Living Design: sustaining small enterprises by design 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Invited Talk: Mullagh, L., Walker, S., Evans, M. (2019) Living Design: sustaining small enterprises by design, Lancaster University College, Beijing Jiaotong University, Weihai, China, 2nd April, 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Living Design: sustaining small maker enterprises by design 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Invited Talk: Walker, S., Evans, M. & Mullagh, L. (2018) Living Design: sustaining small maker enterprises by design, China Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing, 26th September 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Located Making 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Symposium, Ningxia University China Meeting at M-Hotel, Zhengzou, 23rd September 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Located Making Film 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Located Making film shows the development of a practical framework for unlocking the potential of cultural heritage by design. It is based on our AHRC-supported research in the UK, China and the US.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://vimeo.com/670767102
 
Description Located Making: unlocking the potential of cultural heritage by design, invited talk for: Heritage For Global Challenges 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Walker, S., Evans, M., Mullagh, L. (2020) Located Making: unlocking the potential of cultural heritage by design, invited talk for: Heritage For Global Challenges, A Praxis /AHRC/GCRF, organized by University of Leads, West Bek'aa, Lebanon, 24-26 February 2020.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Prof. S Walker on Design and Spirituality, New Books Network podcast, USA, Interviewed by Bryan Toepfer, 30 June 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Professor Stuart Walker was interviewed by Bryan Toepfer about his book Design and Spirituality on the New Books Network in the USA. Interview date 30 June 2021. The book encompasses previous/ongoing work under Located Making and Living Design and the interview gave it a wider reach.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://open.spotify.com/episode/3Wu7ZvPr3CHhVIA1oHrPNW?si=t5DdQLuSQUSlhTfUDgm6Rg
 
Description Prof. S. Walker - Expert Interview on Sustainable Futures, FutureTense, Australia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), 6 August 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Prof. Stuart Walker gave an interview on Sustainable Futures on FutureTense, Australia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), broadcast on 6 August, allowing him engagement with a wide, international audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/futuretense/
 
Description Spirituality and Design - creating a meaningful material culture through progressive design praxis, Spirituality in Society and the Professions - International Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Spirituality and Design - creating a meaningful material culture through progressive design praxis, Spirituality in Society and the Professions - International Conference, 16-18 May 2019, Waterford Institute of Technology, (WIT), Waterford, Ireland, 16th May 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description The Journey from Design Routes to Located Making 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact 'The Journey from Design Routes to Located Making' was hosted by Helsinki University by the Department of Teacher Education. The presentation provided an overview of key research activities related to a series of linked projects that explore the revitalisation of traditional crafts and their relationship to place. A key aspect of the presentation and linked discussion considered the link between craft practitioner motivations and their values. The audience was particularly interested in how the research has been instrumentalised in a future viability tool and linked 'roundels'. These provide the ability to profile craft practitioners through impactful visualisations that support comparisons between different contexts and motivations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description The Third Exit (a keynote talk from Professor Stuart Walker to postgraduates at Kingston University) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The Third Exit, Keynote talk from Professor Stuart Walker to Masters students, Kingston University, London, 27 February 2020, ca. 40 attendees.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description The Third Exit (a webinar from Professor Stuart Walker hosted by ArchiNet, Riyadh) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The Third Exit, Webinar from Professor Stuart Walker: Keynote talk to an international group of practitioners and academics hosted by ArchiNet, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 3 September 2020, ca. 40 attendees.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description The Third Exit (a webinar from Professor Stuart Walker hosted by Bilgi University) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The Third Exit, Webinar from Professor Stuart Walker: Keynote talk to a national group of academics hosted by Bilgi University, Istanbul, Turkey; 10 December 2020, ca. 40 attendees.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description The Third Exit, keynote address by Prof. S. Walker at Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, 21 June 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact A keynote speech from a series around Europe by Professor Stuart Walker, making links with other institutions/audiences and promoting the research of ImaginationLancaster in collaboration with others.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.metu.edu.tr/
 
Description Walker, S. keynote address on Design Criticism, Department of Design, Kingston University, London, 4th March 2022 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Walker, S. (2022) Design Criticism, Department of Design, Kingston University, London, 4th March
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Walker, S. participation at Design, Technology and Finance Workshop, Sustainable Leadership MA Programme, Cambridge University, Friday 10 September 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Walker, S. (2021) Design, Technology and Finance Workshop, Sustainable Leadership MA Programme, Cambridge University, Friday 10 September.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Walker, S. participation at Fairphone Workshop, Department of Design, Kingston University, London, 26 February 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Walker, S. (2021) Fairphone Workshop, Department of Design, Kingston University, London, 26 February.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Walker, S. participation at Sustainability Workshop, Department of Design, Kingston University, London, 4 March 2022 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Walker, S. (2022) Sustainability Workshop, Department of Design, Kingston University, London, 4 March.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description What if ? workshop at Eindhoven Design Academy, The Netherlands, 21-22 March 2022 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Workshop entitled What if ? At Eindhoven Design Academy, The Netherlands, 21-22 March 2022.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Workshop on the Project to Preserve the Historical and Cultural Heritage of the Furniture Industry in Damietta, Egypt, Furniture Technology Center, Damietta, October 24, 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Workshop on the Project to Preserve the Historical and Cultural Heritage of the Furniture Industry in Damietta, Egypt, Furniture Technology Center, Damietta, October 24, 2021 in collaboration with Center For Environment & Development For The Arab Region & Europe (CEDARE), Cairo and Furniture Craft Enterprises in Damietta (Nile Delta) ca. 60 people in attendance. Co- Investigator, CRAFT: Conservation of Climate Change Endangered Cultural Furniture Industry Heritage in Damietta, Egypt, a collaboration with University of Salford and CEDARE, Cairo.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021