CCDP – Ideas Situated is a DAB Faculty Research Symposium for all-staff participation taking place over two days Thursday 11th to Friday 12th October 2012.

The aim of the Symposium ‘Ideas Situated’ is to develop the research culture within the Faculty. It will provide an opportunity for researchers to talk about their work and to learn about the research of others. It is hoped that one of the outcomes of the Symposium is that researchers will begin to forge collaborative links.

As part of the symposium, Professor Paul Carter will present the keynote lecture Material Gestures: The Political Economy of Creative Research on Thursday followed by a day of staff presentations on Friday. The 10 minute presentations will run concurrently over a number of rooms allowing for movement between presentations.

Professor Paul Carter is the author of The Road to Botany Bay (1987; 2010), The Lie of the Land (1996), RepressedSpaces (2002), Material Thinking (2004), Dark Writing (2008) and (forthcoming from University of Minnesota Press) The Meeting Place. He is Creative Director of the independent studio Material Thinking, and Chair of Creative Place Research, Deakin University and adjunct professor at a number of research institutions including The London Consortium.

The Symposium is supported by the Centre for Contemporary Design Practices (CCDP) whose primary focus is to explore how the materiality of practice and associated scholarly research shapes the world we live in.