Tim Stott awarded Henry Moore Fellowship
Dr. Tim Stott, Lecturer on Contemporary Visual Culture programme has been awarded a Visiting Research Fellowship at the Henry Moore Institute in Leeds.
'Play: Imagined and Practiced in British Art Education in the 1960s and 70s'
Tim’s research project at the Henry Moore Institute will study how the role assigned to play and games in two Environmental Art courses designed and coordinated by Simon Nicholson, first the Design 12 course at University of California (Davis) from 1966 to 1971, then the TAD292 Art and Environment course at Open University from 1976 to 1985, correlated with the pedagogical practices of the Basic Design movement, as exemplified by the Basic Course at Leeds College of Art established in 1956.
This inquiry forms part of a larger book project which studies how a constructive, systematic and participatory mode of play came to align with an expanded field of sculptural production in British art of the sixties and seventies. Of particular interest to him is how ludic forms of sculptural practice came to be imagined as an ideal means to engage with an increasingly cybernetic and systems-oriented culture.
Tim Stott’s new book, Play and Participation in Contemporary Arts Practice, was published by Routledge last year, 2015: