Vones, K. (2012). Foreign Bodies – The Creation of Symbiotic Jewellery through the Development and Application of Stimulus-Responsive Smart Materials and Microelectromechanical Systems. Advances in science and technology. 81, 49-54. doi:10.4028/www.scientific.net/ast.81.49. ISSN 1662-0356
With the increased prevalence of digital technologies in our everyday lives, the questions posed to the contemporary craft practitioner regarding creation of an emotionally re...
Vettese-Forster, S. & Forster, A. M. (2012). Evaluating historic graffiti based on cultural significance and definitions of art. Journal of European Popular Culture. 2, 113-128. doi:10.1386/jepc.2.2.113_1. ISSN 2040-6134
Many examples of historic graffiti have been shown to be worthy of attention and conservation. The examples discussed in this article have been selected for their previous aca...
Forster, A. M., Vettese-Forster, S. & Borland, J. (2011). Evaluating the conservation of graffiti based on cultural significance. Structural survey. 30, 43-64. doi:10.1108/02630801211226637. ISSN 0263-080X
– Graffiti, both ancient and contemporary, could be argued to be significant and therefore worthy of protection. Attaching value is, however, subjective with no speci...
Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland
The proposed research project seeks to examine the ways colony-based photographers represented and celebrated the success of the colonial-based enterprises in Southeast Asian at the turn of the 20th c...
Edinburgh World Heritage
12 Closes is a 4 year project partnership with Edinburgh World Heritage to re-invigorate and redesign a series of the Royal Mile's pedestrian closes. The projects will be developed through a process o...
Scottish Funding Council
The company is looking for an innovative means of creating a permanently installed communication system that visually enhances the building, can adaptively communicate and that is sensitive to the sit...
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15 September 2016
Public Talk at Stills Gallery, Edinburgh, about the Franki Raffles Archive Research project www.frankirafflesarchive.org
Senior Lecturer in Design & Programme Leader BDes(Hons) Graphic Design
Programme Leader BDes(Hons) Product Design
Vettese-Forster, S. (2008). Connections between Modern and Postmodern art and fashion. Design Journal. 12, 217-241. doi:10.2752/175630609X433256. ISSN 1460-6925
This paper undertakes to construe the affinities and divergences in the genres of art and fashion throughout the 20th century through the use of particular visual and theoreti...
Turner, M. (2007). Beyond beyond. Journal of Visual Culture. 6, 349-353. doi:10.1177/1470412907084513. ISSN 1470-4129
My paper reviews the evidence for, and the reasons why science exhibit design evidently fails to convey cognitive knowledge through affective display. Evidence is drawn on pi...
Vettese-Forster, S. (2007). The Ballets Russes connection with fashion. Costume. 42, 130-144. doi:10.1179/174963008x285232. ISSN 0590-8876
This paper examines the influence that the costume designers of the Ballets Russes, many of whom were important artists from significant art movements of the day, had on conte...
Turner, M., & Pang, B. (2006). Trading Places: cultural imaginaries of the Pearl River Delta. Hong Kong Art School / Arts Development Council
Turner, M. (2003). Hong Kong design and Sino-American trade negotiations. In Law, K. & Lee, K. (Eds.). The Economy of Hong Kong in Non-Economic Perspectives, 130-141. Oxford (Asia). ISBN 0-19-592966-7
My article considers how ‘originality and imitation’ in design is perceived as an intrinsic quality, but may be better understood as a relative quality when viewed from the pe...
Turner, M. (2002). Dissolving the people. In Pun, N. & Yee, L. (Eds.). Narrating Hong Kong Culture and Identity, 24-51. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-592965-9
Lambert, I. & Speed, C. (2017). Making as Growth: Narratives in Materials and Process. Design Issues. 33(3), 104-109. doi:10.1162/desi_a_00455. ISSN 0747-9360
As an activity, research through design gives rise to new knowledge from both creative processes and, if there are any, resultant artifacts. Arguably, all creative practitione...
Vettese-Forster, S. & Christie, R. M. (2012). The significance of the introduction of synthetic dyes in the mid 19th century on the democratisation of western fashion. Journal of the International Colour Association. 11, 1-17
From the middle of the 19th century, fashionable garments for women, which had previously been restricted largely to the wealthy social classes, began to become much more wide...
Forster, A. M., Vettese-Forster, S. & Borland, J. (2015). Etched in the Memory. RICS Building Conservation Journal. , 28-29
Forster, A. M., Vettese-Forster, S. & Borland, J. (2011). Evaluating the cultural significance of historic graffiti. Structural survey. 30, 43-64. doi:10.1108/02630801211226637. ISSN 0263-080X
Purpose – Graffiti, both ancient and contemporary, could be argued to be significant and therefore worthy of protection. Attaching value is, however, subjective with no specif...
Vettese-Forster, S. (2011). A visual and contextual comparative study of the work of Picasso and Chanel towards an understanding of the overlaps between Modern Art and Fashion. The International Journal of Costume and Fashion. 12, 15-32. ISSN 2288-7490
From the beginning of the twentieth century, ``Modernism`` impacted and transformed art and clothing. Pablo Picasso and Gabrielle ``Coco`` Chanel were two of the most central ...
Cavers, C. Chobi Mela IX. Exhibited at Dhaka, Bangladesh. 3 February 2017 - 16 February 2017. (Unpublished)
The Postcolonial Photo Studio exhibition, explores the interface of photography and colonial history by examining how photo studio concept and technique in the colonial era in...
The product is a new flexible design tow that improves on existing market products. The current child bike tows are rigid and metallic and are not effective of certain types of terrain. The new design...
The project will investigate the effectiveness of adding crumbed rubber to the site soil as a means of improving soil resilience to wheel loads, resisting erosion and hence reducing maintenance burden...
Edinburgh World Heritage is a charity set up with the purpose of protecting and enhancing the historic sites of Edinburgh’s Old and New Towns in keeping with its UNESCO World Heritage status.
The Royal Zoological Society would like to work with academics and students at Napier University to scope a new and innovative event that attracts a new audience to Edinburgh Zoo. The aim of the event...
The project will require the customisation of a mobile vehicle to fulfil the physical and social requirements of data collection from the public, considering the practical, emotional and aesthetic req...
Kirkwall is the capital town of the Orkney Islands. It has a population of around 8,500 people, but Orkney has over 140,000 visitors every year. The majority of visitors are in the summer months and J...
Arts & Humanities Research Council
This project proposes to offer an alternative approach to the contemporary heritage souvenir experience through the utilization of 3D scanning and printing and online, remote interfaces between the mu...
The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) would like to create a light show at its Edinburgh Garden during the dark winter months of November and December 2014 that will bring the gardens alive in the...
This project will produce a design of a new feature that will be integrated with the company’s current slug barrier product. The feature will add the ability to automatically water and fertilise crops...
Higher Education Academy
The scheme provides the opportunity to experience Scotland’s new education system Curriculum for Excellence (CfE), first hand. Secondary school visits will engage with teachers and pupils and consider...