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Art and Design Research Case Studies

Dana Arnold - The Life of Cities

Working with Tianjin University, Dana Arnold has championed the cause of colonial-era British architecture, and has helped to ensure it survives China's extraordinary pace of urban growth.

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Andy Bardill - RAF Dornier

Making it fly: how redLoop brought a WWII bomber back to life.

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Andy Bardill and Kate Herd - Enfield Innovation

redLoop's inspirational workshops help local businesses get off the ground.

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Wyn Griffiths - Fuel from Waste

Middlesex's design expertise helps Kenyans manufacture a cheaper, more sustainable alternative to charcoal.

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Simone Gristwood - Lansdown Project

In 2012, Dr Simone Gristwood received funds from the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art in order to investigate and study the work of R. John Lansdown, the polymath and passionate advocate of computer technology.

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Zoe Hendon - Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture

Middlesex reinvents its design museum for the digital era.

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Peter Johns - Argentium Silver

Imagine a silver that is brighter than platinum, white gold and traditional sterling; a metal that rarely needs polishing because it doesn't tarnish or become dull. This is what Middlesex's Peter Johns did, but he did more than imagine it – he invented it.

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Simon Read - Art and Landscapes / Tidal Protection

Simon Read, a Senior Lecturer in Fine Art, lives on 'Jacoba', a seagoing barge on the River Deben in Suffolk that inspires much of his creative flow and art. He works closely with the local community to monitor their environmental impact on the surrounding landscape.

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