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A 'language of the body': Weightlifting and (reptilian) rhythms of regulation (2024)
Presentation / Conference
Hughes, K. (2024, March). A 'language of the body': Weightlifting and (reptilian) rhythms of regulation. Paper presented at 2024 International Symposium on Autoethnography and Narrative Inquiry, Online

This audio-visual presentation recontextualizes postmodern ‘punk’ feminist writer Kathy Acker’s essay ‘Against Ordinary Language: The Language of the Body’ (1993) as a critical experimental work of narrative autoethnography. It will be proposed that... Read More about A 'language of the body': Weightlifting and (reptilian) rhythms of regulation.

“Work with us… to make it more accessible”. What women with intellectual disabilities want from infant-feeding health resources: An exploratory study (2023)
Journal Article
Douglass, E., Johnson, C., Lucas, G., & Dowling, S. (2023). “Work with us… to make it more accessible”. What women with intellectual disabilities want from infant-feeding health resources: An exploratory study. International Breastfeeding Journal, 18(1), Article 67. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13006-023-00606-9

Background: More women with intellectual disabilities are becoming mothers but fewer are known to breastfeed compared with other women. Women with intellectual disabilities are entitled to accessible antenatal and infant feeding information, yet are... Read More about “Work with us… to make it more accessible”. What women with intellectual disabilities want from infant-feeding health resources: An exploratory study.

Space to think critically: Pedagogies of Joy and Critical & Contextual Studies (2023)
Presentation / Conference
Rintoul, J. (2023, November). Space to think critically: Pedagogies of Joy and Critical & Contextual Studies. Paper presented at Teaching Beyond the Curriculum (Session: Critical Speculations of Art School Education), Glasgow School of Art, UK; Louisiana State University, USA; Wenzhou-Kean University, China

Critical and Contextual Studies (CCS) alludes to a curricula space commonly associated with writing, ‘theory’ and critical thinking in the Art School. Models of CCS differ from institution to institution; while some appear isolated from the studio, o... Read More about Space to think critically: Pedagogies of Joy and Critical & Contextual Studies.

Writing practices, socialisation and subject cultures: Visual culture pedagogies (2023)
Presentation / Conference
Rintoul, J. (2023, June). Writing practices, socialisation and subject cultures: Visual culture pedagogies. Paper presented at On Not Knowing: How Artists Teach, The Glasgow School of Art

The social and historical construction of Visual Culture is entangled in a false theory/practice binary that presents writing as cerebral and formulaic. Through this construction, writing is often conflated with an essay assessment and a transmission... Read More about Writing practices, socialisation and subject cultures: Visual culture pedagogies.

Supporting women with learning disabilities to feed their babies (2023)
Digital Artefact
Douglass, E., Johnson, C., Lucas, G., & Dowling, S. Supporting women with learning disabilities to feed their babies. [Film]

This short film was co-produced with researchers and people with a learning disability to make research findings accessible. The research looked at supporting women with learning disabilities to make decisions about how to feed their babies.

Candles (2022)
Book Chapter
Sobers, S. (2022). Candles. In Sway of Shadows Response: Black Men Reminiscing (42 - 43). Taunton: Black Pansophy Books

In this short auto-ethnographic essay, Sobers uses material culture as a doorway into a deeply personal reflection. Focusing on a pair of candles given to him by his late brother, the chapter leads the reader through the complexity of family dynamics... Read More about Candles.

Reflections on anti-racism and memorialisation from South West UK (2022)
Presentation / Conference
Sobers, S. (2022, December). Reflections on anti-racism and memorialisation from South West UK. Presented at OHCHR in-person consultations: Advancing racial justice and equality for Africans and people of African descent in Europe, UN House, Boulevard du Régent 37-40, B-1000 Brussels, Belgium

Sobers spoke at a roundtable discussion with 20 human rights advocates from across Europe, at the United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner (OHCHR), Brussels. Sobers talked about the King Leopold II statue in Brussels, and points of... Read More about Reflections on anti-racism and memorialisation from South West UK.

The point of truth, beauty and knowledge (2022)
Exhibition / Performance
Chamberlain, I. The point of truth, beauty and knowledge. [Printmaking]. Exhibited at Kunstlerhaus, Dortmund , Germany. 3 December 2022 - 22 January 2023. (Unpublished)

I was invited by the curator Debora Ando to take oart in this exhibition at Kunstlerhaus , Dortmund , Germany. "The point of truth, beauty and knowledge" presents six positions whose artistic explorations reflect current investigations on the poet... Read More about The point of truth, beauty and knowledge.

Supporting women with learning disabilities in infant feeding decisions: UK health care professionals' experiences (2022)
Journal Article
Douglass, E., Dowling, S., Johnson, C., & Lucas, G. (2023). Supporting women with learning disabilities in infant feeding decisions: UK health care professionals' experiences. Maternal and Child Nutrition, 19(1), e13432. https://doi.org/10.1111/mcn.13432

Women with learning disabilities are less likely to breastfeed than other women. They may find it hard to understand or learn feeding techniques or know that they have infant feeding choices. This population may be supported during their pregnancies... Read More about Supporting women with learning disabilities in infant feeding decisions: UK health care professionals' experiences.

Ways of writing in Art and Design (2022)
Journal Article
Johnson, C. (2022). Ways of writing in Art and Design. Journal of Writing in Creative Practice, 15, 105-111. https://doi.org/10.1386/jwcp_00032_2

This Editorial charts the journey from an initial conversation amongst Visual Culture colleagues at the University of the West of England to this special issue on Ways of Writing in Art and Design. It describes our intention to imagine forms of writi... Read More about Ways of writing in Art and Design.

Iris in, Iris out: Reflections on the production, exhibition and viewing of a bisected-eyeball hand-puppet (2022)
Journal Article
Schwarz, C. (2022). Iris in, Iris out: Reflections on the production, exhibition and viewing of a bisected-eyeball hand-puppet. Journal of Writing in Creative Practice, 15(2), 276-294. https://doi.org/10.1386/jwcp_00042_1

This article reflects upon my short visual recording Eyedrops: A Monoculogue (2021). It describes the thinking process of creative avoidance (both making something new, but recycling ideas and materials which already exist, both in the mind and close... Read More about Iris in, Iris out: Reflections on the production, exhibition and viewing of a bisected-eyeball hand-puppet.

Dare (2021)
Digital Artefact
Banks, E., & White, J. (2021). Dare. [Digital Video]

Synopsis 14 year old Jess is excited when Jake asks her out after a game of Dare one day after school. However, Jake has a particular plan in mind which will change her feelings for him and her approach to relationships forever. 'Dare' is a 15 mi... Read More about Dare.

‘Speaking the data’: Renegotiating the digitally-mediated body through performative embodied praxis, sound and rhythmic affect (2021)
Journal Article
Hughes, K. L. (2021). ‘Speaking the data’: Renegotiating the digitally-mediated body through performative embodied praxis, sound and rhythmic affect. Cultural Studies - Critical Methodologies, 21(5), 372-380. https://doi.org/10.1177/15327086211027501

This article explores an alternative autoethnographic methodological approach, using embodied praxis and sound, for critically re-thinking contemporary subjective health practices of digital ‘self-tracking’; popularized in recent years through the ri... Read More about ‘Speaking the data’: Renegotiating the digitally-mediated body through performative embodied praxis, sound and rhythmic affect.

Feminist and queer arts activism (2020)
Book Chapter
Johnson, C. (2020). Feminist and queer arts activism. In B. Keith Alexander, J. Faber McAlister, & M. Niles Goins (Eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Gender and Communication. Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429448317

This chapter adopts an historiographic approach to the field of feminist and queer arts activisms, which privileges ideas of affinity and resonance between artists of different generations rather than canonical notions of chronology, precedence and s... Read More about Feminist and queer arts activism.

Maternal art and post-natal wellbeing: Proximity and separation in Lena Simic’s Contemplation Time (2007-8) and Eti Wade’s Jocasta (2008) (2019)
Journal Article
Johnson, C. (2019). Maternal art and post-natal wellbeing: Proximity and separation in Lena Simic’s Contemplation Time (2007-8) and Eti Wade’s Jocasta (2008). Studies in the Maternal, 11(1), Article 1. https://doi.org/10.16995/sim.263

This article discusses two photographic artworks that challenge popular narratives of failed or achieved maternal femininity. My readings of Lena Simic’s Contemplation Time: a document of maternity leave (2007-8) and Eti Wade’s Jocasta (2008) are inf... Read More about Maternal art and post-natal wellbeing: Proximity and separation in Lena Simic’s Contemplation Time (2007-8) and Eti Wade’s Jocasta (2008).

Whitehall War Graves (2019)
Exhibition / Performance
Goddard, R. Whitehall War Graves. [Digital image files]. Exhibited at Weston Hall, University of West London, St. Mary's Road, London W5 5RF. 1 November 2019 - 2 November 2019. (Unpublished)

This project considers how the material of Portland stone, used as graves stones in CommonWealth War Cemeteries and in buildings in much of central London, signifies memorialisation, power, memorialisation, degradation and decay.

Garment quality and sustainability: A user-based approach (2019)
Journal Article
Connor-Crabb, A., & Rigby, E. D. (2019). Garment quality and sustainability: A user-based approach. Fashion Practice, 11(3), 346-374. https://doi.org/10.1080/17569370.2019.1662223

This paper explores the role played by female perceptions of garment quality in relation to how long clothing is kept and how it is used. It considers perceptions of quality in relation to implications for sustainability in fashion. The research invo... Read More about Garment quality and sustainability: A user-based approach.