About Design Roast

The Design Roast is an open discussion group for anyone interested in creative design practices and theories of cross-disciplinarity, interactive design, new media technologies, visual communication and philosophies of the state-of-the current and future design. The Design Roast series brings together people from diverse fields and degrees of expertise, aiming to initiate discussions and debates among postgraduate students, researchers, academics, artists, theorists, designers and other creative practitioners.

Contemporary Design Practice Contemporary Design Practice

The Contemporary Design Practise course focuses on the established theories of the history of conceptual design and will encourage students to further investigate collaboration further. This course also introduces students to the rapidly changing of the creative industries and puts them on contact with the range of current ideologies affecting the workplace and professional practice via a visiting lecture programme.

CPDA Department CPDA Department

The Department of Creative Professions & Digital Arts is one of the newest in the university. The department was founded in early 2014, to amalgamate the students and programmes in emerging creative practices across the faculty, and to focus the energies of staff and students in a way that encourages collaboration and skill sharing across a wide range of creative disciplines.

University of Greenwich University of Greenwich

The University of Greenwich is one of London’s largest universities, Greenwich celebrates its 125th anniversary in 2014. The university has three iconic campuses in London and Kent, and a heritage of education, discovery and technological innovation. An ambitious institution, it takes an innovative and modern approach to teaching, research and enterprise, and is thoroughly committed to making sure that students achieve their potential.

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About Design Roast Open Lecture series

About Design Roast Open Lecture series

  The Design Roast is a new open discussion group for anyone interested in creative design practices and theories of cross-disciplinarity, interactive design, new media technologies, visual communication and philosophies of the state-of-the current and future design. The idea is derived from  “The Thursday Club” – Goldsmith’s, University of London- founded by  professor Janis Jefferies in 2005. The […]

3 April 2014- Preparing for the “Real” Design world – Bahador Katouzian “GoUp”

3 April 2014- Preparing for the “Real” Design world – Bahador Katouzian “GoUp”

I am a student; then a graduate; then unemployed; then a Masters of Arts student; then unemployed again….. Not exactly like that but something like…. I was a student; with experiences; with passion about design; with a postgraduate degree that found a job and started a career in creative industries…. Hmmm!!! that sounds better As […]

20 March 2014 – Creative Professions & Digital Arts – Prof Gregory Sporton

20 March 2014 – Creative Professions & Digital Arts – Prof Gregory Sporton

Gregory Sporton, Professor of Digital Creativity, Head of the Creative Professions & Digital Arts Department UoG profile Projects Gregory’s research focuses on the application and development of new technologies in the visual and performing arts. Having been attracted to the potential of new technologies for creative practice, and spending some time exploring and repurposing them […]

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Anastasios Maragiannis
Anastasios  is the inspiration leader of the Design roast Open Lecture Series. He is the Academic Portfolio Leader and Principal Lecturer in Design, in CPDA Depart. His idea for the open lecture series started few years ago… read the about section
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Stacey Pitsillides
Stacey Pitsillides is a Lecturer in Design in CPDA Department and a PhD candidate at Goldsmiths, University of London. Her research is on Digital Death and is considering what happens to your data after you die.
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Also a number of people that contributed to design roast open lectures. many thanks to all of them.
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