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Professional Working Practices and Environments

Where do you like to work most and why?

Level 5 Group Tutorial this week focussed on the spaces where creative practice takes place.  Whether at university or at home; in a converted garage or on the kitchen table, in a cafe or on the bus – how does the environment you establish and the way you work in it, help you creatively?

How does it inspire you, energise your thoughts, help you make decisions and move ideas on? In short, how does it help you make stuff?

Sharon in her studio

Sharon in her studio

Staff and students shared images of their own creative spaces as well as those of professional practitioners and discussed how the working environment influenced and supported practice. As well as revealing some fascinating and inventive methods of creating temporary studio spaces, some nifty storage solutions and useful methods of transporting work to and from college, there were also some good tips on effective time management through the implementation of strategies such as ‘clean days’ and ‘dirty days’.

Testing and note making

Testing and note making

This session formed part of the ongoing dialogue about developing individual professional practices as part of the Understanding Context unit, which asks students to begin to consider their location within professional fields of craft and design practice.

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