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Smart Citizens Community Meet-Ups – Bringing technology & creativity together to protect nature

Members from Smart Citizens, Green Minds, Pollenize and Art & Energy come together to protect Plymouth’s wildlife and environment Projects and communities from Plymouth and the South West of England joined together at the latest Smart Citizens Community Meet-Up, to explore how innovative technology can support nature and conservation. Co-hosted by Plymouth College of Art-led Smart Citizens Programme and Plymouth City Council-led Green Minds project, the online event also featured guest speakers from Pollenize CIC and Art and Energy CIC. Over thirty people, including students and representatives of local businesses, came together as a community to discuss how digital technology and creativity can offer new solutions to protecting Plymouth’s wildlife and environment.

Plymouth College of Art appoints Prof. Paul Fieldsend-Danks as Interim Principal & Chief Executive

Plymouth College of Art (@plymouthart) has appointed Professor Paul Fieldsend-Danks as Interim Principal and Chief Executive for the upcoming 2021/22 academic year. As Academic Dean with strategic academic leadership of Plymouth College of Art’s School of Arts + Media, School of Design + Communication and School of Critical + Cultural Studies, Paul has led the College’s undergraduate, postgraduate and further education portfolios. Paul’s appointment ensures stability for staff and students and a continuation of the vision that has seen the independent, university-sector art school (established in 1856) work in partnership with national organisations such as Tate and the British Council, retaining a broad focus for excellence in creative education.

Making Futures 2021: Call for Contributions

Making Futures is Plymouth College of Art’s (@plymouthart) international research platform, exploring how contemporary crafts are practised, consisting of an international biennial conference, staff research groups, an online open-access journal and more... Making Futures is Plymouth College of Art’s international research platform that explores contemporary art, craft, design-to-make and other forms of artisanal production. It investigates and promotes sustainable and socially-engaged forms of practices and maps the emerging trend towards locally-embedded and environmentally responsible production and distribution. Making Futures brings together creative practitioners in ways that enrich cross-disciplinary dialogue and facilitate knowledge exchange. It highlights ways in which these practitioners enrich our societies by constructing resilient communities capable of embracing social and environmental justice alongside purposeful economic regeneration.

Atlantic Youth Creative Hub has big impact on creative business and entrepreneurship

Young people from Plymouth and across Devon join partner organisations from four European countries in a transnational project supporting their journeys into the creative industries  After 44 months of work connecting young people, creative and social business leaders, with experts in emerging and disruptive technologies and creative industries, the Atlantic Youth Creative Hub (AYCH) is drawing to a close at Plymouth College of Art and partner organisations among 36 Atlantic regions in four European countries.

MIRROR launches at Plymouth College of Art

Plymouth College of Art has announced the launch of MIRROR, an updated public gallery, events programme and online resource based within the college and built on the legacy of The Gallery at Plymouth College of Art, which was established in 2006.

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