Decriminalising Ornament: The Pleasures of Pattern

17 - 18 November 2018, 00:00
Cambridge campus

Red, black and white geometric pattern

The 9th International Illustration Research symposium, hosted by Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge.

This two-day research conference explores the nature of pattern and ornament within the context of illustration, printing and publishing and explores ideas and asks questions around it’s current state of appreciation, meaning and usage. Within the context of practice based research, international researchers, academics and practitioners will present their work and discuss their ideas.

Keynote speakers: Dr Alan Powers (art historian, researcher and design writer); Dr Alice Twemlow, Design writer, Associate Professor at Leiden University, Head of the Design Curating & Writing Master at Design Academy Eindhoven and Lector Design at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts (KABK) in The Hague.

You can also book an optional three course buffet style dinner at the event, including vegetarian options plus two glasses of wine. The meal costs an additional £25 and must be booked by 12 November.

There will also be an accompanying exhibition at the Ruskin Gallery.

Event Details

17 - 18 November 2018, 00:00
Cambridge campus
Standard fee: £120 (includes lunch for two days); Student fee: £20 (excludes lunch)

Please visit our online store to book your place or reserve a place at the dinner.