ECAH2022


ECAH2022

July 21–24, 2022 | University College London (UCL), Institute of Education, UK, and Online

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Programme

  • Design for a Regenerative Circular Economy
    Design for a Regenerative Circular Economy
    Keynote Presentation: Andrew Morlet
  • Designing Back Better
    Designing Back Better
    Keynote Presentation: Minnie Moll
  • Nonpartisan News Reporting in an Age of Partisanship
    Nonpartisan News Reporting in an Age of Partisanship
    Panel Presentation: Alec Klein, Edward Klein, Shen Wu Tan & Madeline Thulin

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Speakers

  • Alec Klein
    Alec Klein
    Wyoming Truth, United States
  • Edward Klein
    Edward Klein
    Wyoming Truth, United States
  • Minnie Moll
    Minnie Moll
    Design Council, United Kingdom
  • Andrew Morlet
    Andrew Morlet
    Ellen MacArthur Foundation, United Kingdom
  • Shen Wu Tan
    Shen Wu Tan
    Wyoming Truth, United States
  • Madeline Thulin
    Madeline Thulin
    Wyoming Truth, United States

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Organising Committee

  • Anne Boddington
    Anne Boddington
    Kingston University, UK
  • Bruce Brown
    Bruce Brown
    Royal College of Art, UK
  • Matthew Coats
    Matthew Coats
    University of Brighton, UK
  • Joseph Haldane
    Joseph Haldane
    The International Academic Forum (IAFOR), Japan
  • Donald E. Hall
    Donald E. Hall
    Binghamton University, USA
  • James Rowlins
    James Rowlins
    Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore
  • Gary E. Swanson
    Gary E. Swanson
    University of Northern Colorado, USA (fmr.)

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ECAH/EuroMedia2022 Review Committee

  • Professor Nurit Buchweitz, Beit Berl College, Israel
  • Dr Tomas Chochole, University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic
  • Dr Georgia Eglezou, Panteion University, Greece
  • Professor Xiaofan Gong, Beijing Institute of Graphic Communication, China
  • Professor Rebecca Lind, University of Illinois at Chicago, United States
  • Professor Iryna Morozova, Odesa Mechnikov National University, Ukraine
  • Professor Zohreh Mirhosseini, Islamic Azad University-Tehran North Branch, Iran
  • Dr Hsin-Pey Peng, Zhaoqing University, China
  • Dr Joseph Wogu, University of Nigeria Nsukka, Nigeria
  • Dr Gintarė Žemaitaitienė, Mykolas Romeris University, Lithuania

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Conference Outline

Thursday, July 21, 2022Friday, July 22, 2022Saturday, July 23, 2022Sunday, July 24, 2022Virtual Presentations

Location: Online

09:00-09:20: Online Conference Opening Address
Joseph Haldane, IAFOR, Japan

09:20-11:25: Live-Stream Presentation Session 1
Room A: Literature / Literary Studies
64729 | Emperor Qianlong’s Poetry on Taiwan
63237 | Map-making and the Adoption Atlas in “Killing Karoline” by Sara-jayne King
64460 | The Problem of Children’s Disengagement from Reading in Japan from the 1990s to the Present: Causes and Countermeasures
63229 | The Psychology of the Other; Narrating Diaspora Identity and Psychic Trauma in Leila Halaby’s Once in a Promised Land
64158 | Tagore’s Encounter with Mahayana Buddhism

Room B: Film & Theatre
64136 | No Time to Retire: From Bond Girls to Female 007s
61964 | ‘Gan Jue’ 感觉 in Film Works and Practices – An Experiential Introduction for International Readers
63297 | The DAU Project: History of One of Russia’s Biggest and Most Controversial Film Production
63901 | An Interactive Documentary: Well-being in the Midst of Turmoil, Mindfulness Practices of Hong Kong Artists
62472 | Constancy and Variability – Radio Play in the Face of New Media

11:25-11:35: Break

11:35-13:15: Live-Stream Presentation Session 2
Room A: Interdisciplinary Arts
64356 | From Self to Selfie: The Study of Artists’ Response to Self-Representation on Social Media
62064 | Schubert – the Strange and the Supernatural: Exploring Nineteenth Century Fantasy Aesthetic and It’s Expression in Schubert’s Music
63010 | The Role of Traditional Music and Dance Among Traditional Healers
64731 | Precious Murals in the Religious Building of Pothimala, District Firozpur, Punjab, India

Room B: Interdisciplinary Media
64330 | Littles and the Angry Orange Man: A Study of Fans of the Tony Kornheiser Show Podcast
64726 | A Critical Look at the Undermining and Promotion of Resilience in the Higher Education Context
64019 | Rinsta vs Finsta: Young Adults’ Management of IG Accounts When Facing Parents
62825 | Do Online Constructions of Disability Affect Attitudes Toward Persons on Wheelchair? Results from an Online Experiment

13:15-13:25: Break

13:25-15:05: Live-Stream Presentation Session 3
Room A: Interdisciplinary Arts & Humanities
63580 | Experiences of Reading Literature: Resilience and Critical Thinking: The Case of Lithuanian Gymnasistas
63602 | Refiguring the Human-ipa Relationship Through a Participatory ‘Idiotic Speculative Kit’
63625 | Measuring Professional Agency of Minority Teachers: The Case of Russian Schools in Estonia
63437 | Public Art, Public Space, Collective Healing: Analysis of the Las Vegas Welcome Sign and Community Healing Garden After October 1

Room B: Interdisciplinary Media
63101 | Gender, Race, and Identity: An Intersectional Analysis of the Movie “Moonlight” by Barry Jenkins
64743 | An Analysis of the Portrayal of Madomen in the Films of the Sixth Generation of Chinese Directors
61709 | Simulation and Solidarity: How an Indian Subaltern Music Video on YouTube Simulates Solidarity
64128 | Work Town Wakes Girls: Cotton Queens Project

15:05-15:15: Break

15:15-16:15: Panel Presentation (Online)
Nonpartisan News Reporting in an Age of Partisanship
Alec Klein, Wyoming Truth, United States
Edward Klein, Wyoming Truth, United States
Shen Wu Tan, Wyoming Truth, United States
Madeline Thulin, Wyoming Truth, United States

Location: Birkbeck, University of London

12:30-13:00: Conference Registration | MAL B29

13:00:13:10: Announcements | MAL B34

13:10-13:25: Welcome Address & Recognition of IAFOR Scholarship Winners | MAL B34
Joseph Haldane, IAFOR, Japan

13:25-14:10: Keynote Presentation | MAL B34
Designing Back Better
Minnie Moll, Design Council, United Kingdom

14:10-14:25: Coffee Break

14:25-15:10: Keynote Presentation | MAL B34
Andrew Morlet, Ellen MacArthur Foundation, United Kingdom

15:50-16:00: Conference Photograph | The British Museum

16:00-20:00: The British Museum Group Visit

20:00-21:00: Conference Meet & Greet

Location: Birkbeck, University of London

09:40-11:20: On-site Parallel Session 1
MAL 539 (5F): Literature / Literary Studies
64349 | Mahometanism, Orientalism, and Islamophobia: The Case of Father Bombo’s Pilgrimage to Mecca
63732 | Worlds Without Limit: Borges’s Library and the Contours of the Universe
63642 | The Library as a Magic in the Lodz Ghetto
64319 | Metanarrative in Agatha Christie’s Detective Fiction

MAL 540 (5F): Media Disaster Coverage
64747 | Comparative Discourse Between Covering Ukrainian and Afghani Refugee Crisis
63788 | Film Journalism in Portugal: An Analysis of the Press, Radio, Television and Online of 2019
64093 | Structure and Strategies of News: How BBC, CNN and AL Jazeera Report Hong Kong Protests, 2019-2011
57631 | Reflections of/on US Media Stereotypes of Class and Socioeconomic Status

11:20-11:35: Coffee Break | MAL 538 (5F)

11:35-12:50: On-site Parallel Session 2
MAL 539 (5F): Inclusion & Identity
64766 | Routes of Roots Grounded in Multiple Diasporas: A Sociohistorical Perspective of Family and Identity in Caribbean Family History
64877 | Beyond Identity: The Socio-Economic Impacts of Archaeology on a Non-Descendant Community in Sudan
64748 | The Generation Africa Slate: Documentary Films Made by, about and for Africans (and also for the Global North)

MAL 540 (5F): Education
64246 | Photography-based Research Projects in the Classroom: Discussing Experiences, Evaluation Criteria and Outcomes
64182 | Resilience in Times of Need: Educational and Social Measures Adopted by the Regional Labour Court of Goiás During the Pandemic
64765 | Cultivating 4cSkills Through Art-based Activities for Vulnerable Children in Thailand

12:50-13:50: Lunch Break

13:50-15:30: On-site Parallel Session 3
MAL 539 (5F): Literature / Literary Studies
64725 | Ontological Magical Realism as a Mode of Resilience: Reading Akhtaruzzaman Elias’s Novel Khwabnama
63582 | Understanding Witch-Hunting as a Gender Based Violence in the Assamese Novel, ‘Ishu’ by Manikuntala Bhattacharjee
63573 | In Search of Faith Amidst Qualms: Colonial Era Assamese Novelist Chandraprova Saikiani’s Quest for Liberation, Emancipation and Empowerment
63587 | Decoding Entanglements and Epiphanies: Motherhood and Disability in Geetali Bora’s Antaratam

MAL 540 (5F): Interdisciplinary Communication
64331 | Phenomenological Research Based on Chinese People’s Experience of Media Architecture
63539 | Exploring the Dimensionality of the Affective Space Elicited by Gendered Toy Commercials
62196 | Roles of Governmental and Non-Governmental Bodies on Chain ​​Remand Complaints in Malaysia
63059 | A Study on Photobooks as a Medium from the Perspective of Vilém Flusser’s Theory of Technical Images

15:30-15:45: Break

15:45-16:35: On-site Parallel Session 4
MAL 539 (5F): Arts - Performing Arts Practices: Theater, Dance, Music
62889 | Overcoming the Brains Negativity Bias: Efficient Learning Tools We Tend to Avoid (Workshop)
63403 | Performing Arts Teachers’ Understandings of Professional Self: Explorations Using an Arts-based Method

MAL 540 (5F): Interdisciplinary Arts & Media
64185 | Emotional Impacts on Online Purchasing During the COVID-19 Pandemic
64728 | Academy as Potentiality in Brazil: Pindoba Group, Rosa Parks Collective and Their Performances of Resilience in the Context of COVID-19
64647 | Examining a Model of Family Conflict over Political Issues: Data from a Longitudinal Study of Parent-Child Dyads in Hong Kong

Location: Birkbeck, University of London

10:00-11:40: On-site Parallel Session 1
MAL 539 (5F): Interdisciplinary Arts
63622 | Resilience of Picturesque: Olivier Messiaen’s Birdsong in Livre du Saint Sacrement
62808 | Consumption & Ritualization in Daoist Practices: Women’s Spiritualization in Ming-Qing China
64306 | Towards a Dramaturgy of Forgiveness: The (Im)Possibility of Forgiveness in The Last Days of Judas Iscariot

MAL 540 (5F): Political Communication
64745 | Visual Political Communications Strategy of Beijing Olympic Games: Comparative Analysis on Beijing 2008 and 2022
61962 | The Unnerved and Unhoused: A Rhetorical Analysis of Save Austin Now’s Campaign to Disband Unhoused Individuals From Austin, Texas
64143 | Politics of Media and Media in Politics: Implications of Digitization for the Future of Democracy in Nigeria
64067 | From ‘Poetic Politics’ to ‘Poetic Imagery’: Critical Theory as Interpretative Tool for the Understanding of Post-democracy (Media) Public Sphere

11:40-12:40: Lunch Break

12:40-13:55: On-site Parallel Session 2
MAL 539 (5F): Interdisciplinary Arts
64236 | Factors That Influence Willingness to Pay for Theatre Performances: The Case of Lithuanian National Drama Theatre
64317 | Fine Arts in a Digital Age
64134 | Narratives of the Imagined Future: A Strategy of Resilience and Resistance

MAL 540 (5F): Cultural Studies
63617 | A Reflection of Resistance: Political and Cultural Perceptions of Young Palestinian Citizens of Israel as Reflected in Palestinian Films
64749 | On the Martial Art in the Matrix Universe: From Crouching Tiger, Matrix, to Everywhere, All at Once
63932 | Queen at Sun City – Controversy and Beyond

13:55-14:10: Coffee Break | MAL 538 (5F)

14:10-15:50: On-site Parallel Session 3
MAL 539 (5F): Arts & Education
64133 | A Strategy for Resilience: Strengthening Teachers’ Mental Health to Promote the Flourishing of the Whole School Community
63191 | Cause-and-Effect Analysis of Music Literacy Education in South African Secondary Schools

MAL 540 (5F): Science, Environment and the Humanities
64324 | The Role of Omani Women’s Associations in Preserving Women’s Creative Industries
63725 | Indigenous Sustainable Tourism and the Approach of Atmosphere: Tsou’s Laiji Village and Andou Tadao’s Church of the Mountain
62605 | Water Disruption Amidst Covid-19 Movement Control Order in Malaysia: The Historical and Legal Analysis
63623 | Ruskin, Re-enchantment, and the Representation of Nature — In Court

15:50-16:00: Closing Session | MAL 539 (5F)
Joseph Haldane, IAFOR, Japan

Virtual Poster Presentations

64201 | Assessing Public Engagement with Emerging Media in Qatar
64528 | Metaphor in News, Cognitive Narratology and Country Image: A Discourse Analysis of COVID-19 in People’s Daily
64721 | Visual Rhetoric and Mobilization of Public Opinion: A Multi-modal Discourse Analysis of China’s Family Planning Policy Propaganda Posters

Pre-Recorded Virtual Presentations

64881 | How Power Inequality Operates in the Gig Economy: Taking Chinese Food Delivery Platform Meituan as an Example
63790 | Reimagining Faculty Management with APL nextED Faculty Management System to Improve All of Academic Operations
64419 | Mark Twain’s Historiographic Metafiction about Joan of Arc
64646 | A Study of Visual Symbol Perception in Shamanic Rituals
61711 | Incorporating Museum Specimens Into the Educational Activities and Training of Environmental Health Students
63594 | Investigating the Learning and Cognitive Process With Phenomenography: A Case Study of a Visual Experimental Research Course
64734 | The Value Orientations in Reading Texts of the Senior Secondary Chinese Language Curriculum in Hong Kong
64519 | Online Marketing Communication of the Elderly Care Business in Thailand
64746 | From the Stage to the Screen: The Dancing Body in the 1938 Film Adaptation of Shaw’s Pygmalion
63581 | The Power of Seeing and Being Seen: Feeling Shame in In the Mood for Love and The Grandmaster
64663 | Wolves on the Prairie and Worms in the Sand: From Colonizer to Colonized – The Inversion of Principalities in Western Films
63156 | Documentary Made in China: Introduction to Censorship and Media Policies
63161 | New Models of Representing Reality in Digital Journalism: The Case of Newsgames
64649 | Women Narratives on COVID-19 Trauma
61698 | Watching Jude Law Digging a Hole: Games and Covid-19 On-Line Participation in HBO/Punchdrunk’s The Third Day and “Autumn”
64665 | Faith on Facebook: A Replication Study Exploring the Effects of Church Communication on a Social Media Platform
64770 | Mediality in Exile: Notes of Landscape Pedagogy in University Extension Practice of the Philosopher José Ortega y Gasset (1939-1942)

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Design for a Regenerative Circular Economy
Keynote Presentation: Andrew Morlet

The challenge of delivering the net-zero targets and Sustainable Development Goals requires a new approach where business and policy move beyond a focus on reducing the harm of extractive, wasteful and massively polluting linear economic practices, to new forms of economic activity that, by design aim to; 1. eliminate waste and pollution, 2. keep product and materials in use and in circulation, and 3. regenerate nature as a by-product of economic activity. A regenerative circular economy addresses significant root causes of climate change, biodiversity loss, waste and pollution.

Regenerative circular design is centred around a systems approach for rethinking products (including food), services, systems, business models and business ecosystems, taking into account factors including the country and infrastructure contexts in which they will be made, sold and used. Other factors considered include material or ingredient choices, and combinations, alternative models for product delivery, options for creating products as a service, and importantly, what happens to the products and materials post-use and through subsequent uses.

The combination of business innovation and public policy sits at the heart of this transition, and over the past 10 years we have seen a significant take-up and early adoption of this thinking in key sectors and countries around the world.

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Designing Back Better
Keynote Presentation: Minnie Moll

Design shapes the world we live in – the products and services we use, the places we live, transport we use and the very systems that underpin our society.

Innovation, and to some extent design, have driven our ever increasing and unsustainable levels of consumption, and the depletion of the Earth’s finite resources. Design has been a big part of what has brought us to the climate emergency we face, and now it needs to be part of the solutions for a more regenerative future.

We need to redesign nearly every aspect of how we live our lives, from everyday behaviours to entire underlying systems. Doing so can make us more resilient, whether it’s the tangible mitigations against climate impact or the hopeful vision of a future that is attractive, affordable and aspirational.

They say "never waste a good crisis". So, it’s time for design to shine as a powerful creative problem-solving tool that we can use to achieve net-zero and beyond, to a more regenerative future for all.

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Nonpartisan News Reporting in an Age of Partisanship
Panel Presentation: Alec Klein, Edward Klein, Shen Wu Tan & Madeline Thulin

In a divided world, where can people find the truth in news? In Europe, the United States and elsewhere, journalists often take sides, presenting news with an unvarnished bias. To wit: Witness the news coming out of Ukraine. Propaganda is part and parcel of war. But now it is even more underscored, fueled by social media, as Russia has created draconian laws, with the threat of imprisonment, to prohibit the media from using the word “war” to describe the horrors unfolding in Ukraine. This is where the Wyoming Truth comes in. As a nonprofit news operation, we seek to cover the news in a nonpartisan way, to allow people to make up their own minds about the news, whether it’s about politics, criminal justice, or anything else. News media has, of course, undergone significant tectonic shifts over the past centuries; indeed, it was in the United Kingdom that the tabloid form was invented and exported to the United States. But the impartiality of news has given way to something of a free-for-all in news coverage today. We hope to help restore a journalism that fosters confidence in fairness, impartiality and accuracy.

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Alec Klein
Wyoming Truth, United States

Biography

Alec Klein, president and co-founder of the Wyoming Truth, is a bestselling author and award-winning investigative journalist formerly of the Washington Post and Wall Street Journal. His groundbreaking investigations have uncovered a wide array of wrongdoing, leading to significant reforms, congressional hearings, changes in federal law, criminal convictions and more than half a billion dollars in government fines. His investigations have also set free several prisoners across the United States who were wrongfully convicted of murder and falsely accused of other crimes. And he has helped dozens of excessively sentenced prisoners gain their freedom and regain their lives through parole, commutations and pardons. Alec is the founder and CEO of Matthew 56 Consulting, LLC, a media firm with clients throughout the United States and abroad, and Matthew 56 Investigations, LLC, which has successfully probed cases across America. Alec has won a number of national awards, including the Gerald Loeb Award, business journalism’s highest honour, and given talks throughout the world, including Japan, France, Canada and South Africa.

Panel Presentation (2022) | Nonpartisan News Reporting in an Age of Partisanship
Edward Klein
Wyoming Truth, United States

Biography

Edward Klein, a board member of the Wyoming Truth, is a well-known editor, writer and public speaker with a distinguished career in American journalism. After serving an apprenticeship as a copy boy for the New York Daily News, he went on to earn a master’s degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, which awarded him a fellowship to Japan. There, he learned to speak Japanese and travelled throughout Asia as a foreign correspondent for United Press International. Upon his return to New York, he joined Newsweek, where he became foreign editor and then assistant managing editor with jurisdiction over foreign and military affairs. From Newsweek, he became editor in chief of The New York Times Magazine, which he led to new heights of public interest and editorial excellence. During his editorship, a writer for The New York Times Magazine won the first Pulitzer Prize in its history. Since then, he has written many articles for Vanity Fair and other national magazines. For Parade, he wrote Walter Scott’s Personality Parade, the most widely read column in the English language. Ten of his nonfiction books have all appeared on The New York Times Best Seller List.

Panel Presentation (2022) | Nonpartisan News Reporting in an Age of Partisanship
Minnie Moll
Design Council, United Kingdom

Biography

Minnie was previously Chief Executive of Jarrold Retail in Norwich – an outstanding experiential retailer with an award-winning department store; Joint Chief Executive of the East of England Co-op; and Executive Director of Marketing at Notcutts Garden Centres – the third largest garden centre group in the UK.

Having graduated with a creative arts degree, Minnie’s early career focused on advertising, design, innovation and strategic consultancy. She was Managing Partner of HHCL, who were named “Advertising Agency of the Decade”’, before working as Global Marketing Director of ?What If!, a leading innovation company that won the Sunday Times/Great Place to Work Institute “Best Place to Work in the UK” for two years running.

Minnie has an excellent track record of purpose-driven leadership and building strong organisational cultures. She was voted “Vistage Business Leader of the Year” in 2020 and listed as one of the “100 Most Inspirational Women in Suffolk and Norfolk” in 2018. She was appointed by HRH Prince Charles in 2016 as his Ambassador for Responsible Business in the East of England as part of Business in the Community. Minnie has been a board member of two Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) and a Town Deals Board.

Keynote Presentation (2022) | Designing Back Better
Andrew Morlet
Ellen MacArthur Foundation, United Kingdom

Biography

Andrew Morlet joined the Ellen MacArthur Foundation in 2013 to define and launch its business programmes and became Chief Executive in 2014. Previously Andrew was the global managing director for information and technology strategy at Accenture and a partner with McKinsey & Company developing corporate and business unit strategy, working at the Board level of leading global companies across multiple sectors in the USA, UK/Europe and Asia. Prior to entering consulting Andrew worked in the not for profit sector as a clinical epidemiology and healthcare research scientist.

Keynote Presentation (2022) | Design for a Regenerative Circular Economy
Shen Wu Tan
Wyoming Truth, United States

Biography

Shen Wu Tan is a reporter for the Wyoming Truth. She formerly worked as a general assignment reporter at The Washington Times in D.C. and at the Altoona Mirror in central Pennsylvania. Shen has a journalism degree from Northwestern University and an English degree from Washington State University. While enrolled at Northwestern, she was selected as one of ten student journalists to help investigate the 1976 quadruple murder case of William Thomas Zeigler, a Florida death row inmate. For three months, she worked as a reporting intern for the Weekend Argus in Cape Town, South Africa. Shen was born in China and adopted by a Canadian family in the 1990s. After briefly living in Canada, Shen moved with her family to Rock Springs, Wyoming—their first place of residency in the United States—and lived there for about 10 years. Since then, Shen has lived a somewhat nomadic lifestyle, moving to and residing in different parts of the United States, including Las Vegas, Chicago and the District of Columbia.

Panel Presentation (2022) | Nonpartisan News Reporting in an Age of Partisanship
Madeline Thulin
Wyoming Truth, United States

Biography

Madeline Thulin, writer and coordinator of Wyoming Truth, was born and raised in Jackson, Wyoming. After facing several health issues which resulted in open heart surgery and a stroke, Madeline is passionate about giving the voiceless a voice and working on their behalf. Madeline graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder in December of 2020 with an undergraduate degree in Sociology. She writes about undocumented immigration in Wyoming and the difficulties it presents recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. She also focuses her writing on social inequality in Teton County, which reports one of the biggest wealth gaps between the top 1% and the remaining 99% of the United States.

Panel Presentation (2022) | Nonpartisan News Reporting in an Age of Partisanship
Anne Boddington
Kingston University, UK

Biography

Anne Boddington is Professor of Design Innovation, Pro Vice Chancellor for Research, Business and Innovation at Kingston University in the UK and recently appointed as the Sub Panel Chair for Art & Design: History, Practice & Theory for the UK’s Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021. Professor Boddington has extensive experience of the leadership, management and evaluation of art and design education and art and design research in higher education across the UK and internationally. She is an experienced chair and has held trustee and governance roles across the creative and cultural sector including as trustee of the Design Council, an independent Governor, Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA), an affiliate member of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), a member of the executive of the Council for Higher Education in Art & Design (CHEAD) and a member of the advisory board of the Arts & Humanities Research Council. She has an international reputation in creative education and research and has been a partner, a collaborator, a reviewer and evaluator for a wide range of international projects and reviews across different nations in Europe, the Middle East, Southern and East Asia and North America.

Panel Presentation (2021) | Building Back Better: Are Universities Fit for Purpose?

Previous Presentations

Keynote Presentation (2020) | Viral Lessons
Plenary Panel (2019) | Reimagining the Future
Plenary Panel Presentation (2018) | Fearful Futures
Featured Panel Presentation (2017) | The Challenges of Doing Research and Creative Activity in the Arts and Humanities Today
Bruce Brown
Royal College of Art, UK

Biography

Bruce Brown was educated at the Royal College of Art in London where he is currently Visiting Professor. Until 2016, Bruce was Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research) and Professor of Design at the University of Brighton. For twenty years previously he was Dean of the university’s Faculty of Arts & Architecture. In 2018 Bruce was appointed by the University Grants Committee of the Hong Kong Specialist Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China to Chair the assessment panels for Visual Arts, Design, Creative Media in the Hong Kong Research Assessment Exercise 2020. Prior to this he was appointed by the UK Funding Councils to Chair Main Panel D in the 2014 UK Research Excellence Framework. Prior to this he chaired Main Panel O in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise. Bruce served as a member of the Advisory Board of the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council and has advised international organisations including the Hong Kong Council for Academic Accreditation and the Qatar National Research Fund. Bruce chaired the Portuguese Government’s Fundação para a Ciência ea Tecnologia Research Grants Panel [Arts] and was one of four people invited by the Portuguese Government to conduct an international review entitled Reforming Arts and Culture Higher Education in Portugal. He has served as Trustee and Governor of organisations such as the Art’s Council for England’s South East Arts Board, the Ditchling Museum and Shenkar College of Design and Engineering, Tel Aviv. Bruce is an Editor of Design Issues Research Journal (MIT), an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Art and a Life Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Plenary Panel (2019) | Reimagining the Future

Previous Presentations

Keynote Presentation (2018) | Design and Democracy
Matthew Coats
University of Brighton, UK

Biography

Matthew Coats was educated at the London College of Fashion and, until 2017, was a fabric designer at Chanel in Paris, working for Karl Lagerfeld. After spending several years working as a fashion designer for both luxury and high-street brands, he is now lecturing in Fashion at the University of Brighton, having previously lectured in Creative Direction at Birmingham City University. Alongside his work in education, he also runs his own fashion-led interior textiles business. As a designer, his work is focused on combining modern technology with traditional fabric weaving, and is executed in a vibrant, colourful style. Having also worked as an agent at one of London’s leading model agencies, Storm, Matthew is familiar with the many sides of the fashion industry. He feels passionately about the cultural significance of the industry and the continuing importance of high-quality fashion education.

Plenary Panel (2020) | Embracing Difference: Fashion, Design and the Rhetoric of Social Change

Previous Presentations

Plenary Panel (2019) | Reimagining the Future
Joseph Haldane
The International Academic Forum (IAFOR), Japan

Biography

Joseph Haldane is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of IAFOR. He is responsible for devising strategy, setting policies, forging institutional partnerships, implementing projects, and overseeing the organisation’s global business and academic operations.

Dr Haldane’s research and teaching is on history, politics, international affairs and international education, as well as governance and decision making, and he is a Member of the World Economic Forum’s Expert Network for Global Governance. Since 2015 he has been a Guest Professor at The Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP) at Osaka University, where he teaches on the postgraduate Global Governance Course, and, since 2017, Co-Director of the OSIPP-IAFOR Research Centre, an interdisciplinary think tank situated within the University.

In 2020 Dr Haldane was appointed Honorary Professor of UCL (University College London), through the Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction. He holds Visiting Professorships in the Faculty of Philology at the University of Belgrade, and at the Doshisha Business School in Kyoto, where he teaches Ethics and Governance on the MBA, and is a member of the Value Research Center. He is also a Member of the International Advisory Council of the Department of Educational Foundations at the University of Hawaiʻi Mānoa.

Professor Haldane has given invited lectures and presentations to universities and conferences globally, including at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, and advised universities, NGOs and governments on issues relating to international education policy, public-private partnerships, and multi-stakeholder forums. He was the project lead on the 2019 Kansai Resilience Forum, held by the Japanese Government through the Prime Minister’s and Cabinet Office, and oversaw the 2021 Ministry of Foreign Affairs commissioned study on Infectious Diseases on Cruise Ships.

Dr Haldane has a PhD from the University of London in 19th-century French Studies, and has had full-time faculty positions at the Université Paris-Est Créteil, Sciences Po Paris, and Nagoya University of Commerce and Business, as well as visiting positions at the French Press Institute in the Université Paris-Panthéon-Assas, and the schools of Journalism at both Sciences Po Paris, and Moscow State University.

From 2012-2014, Dr Haldane served as Treasurer of the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan (Chubu), and since 2015 has been a Trustee of HOPE International Development Agency (Japan). He was elected Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society in 2012 and the Royal Society of Arts in 2015. He lives in Japan and holds a black belt in Judo.


Previous Presentations

Featured Interview (2021) | Selfless: Journeys through Identity and Social Class
Plenary Panel Presentation (2018) | Fearful Futures
Donald E. Hall
Binghamton University, USA

Biography

Donald E. Hall is Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs at Binghamton University (SUNY), USA. He was formerly Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering at the University of Rochester, USA, and held a previous position as Dean of Arts and Sciences at Lehigh University, USA. Provost Hall has published widely in the fields of British Studies, Gender Theory, Cultural Studies, and Professional Studies. Over the course of his career, he served as Jackson Distinguished Professor of English and Chair of the Department of English (and previously Chair of the Department of Foreign Languages) at West Virginia University. Before that, he was Professor of English and Chair of the Department of English at California State University, Northridge, where he taught for 13 years. He is a recipient of the University Distinguished Teaching Award at CSUN, was a visiting professor at the National University of Rwanda, was Lansdowne Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the University of Victoria (Canada), was Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Cultural Studies at Karl Franzens University in Graz, Austria, and was Fulbright Specialist at the University of Helsinki. He has also taught in Sweden, Romania, Hungary, and China. He served on numerous panels and committees for the Modern Language Association (MLA), including the Task Force on Evaluating Scholarship for Tenure and Promotion, and the Convention Program Committee. In 2012, he served as national President of the Association of Departments of English. From 2013-2017, he served on the Executive Council of the MLA.

His current and forthcoming work examines issues such as professional responsibility and academic community-building, the dialogics of social change and activist intellectualism, and the Victorian (and our continuing) interest in the deployment of instrumental agency over our social, vocational, and sexual selves. Among his many books and editions are the influential faculty development guides, The Academic Self and The Academic Community, both published by Ohio State University Press. Subjectivities and Reading Sexualities: Hermeneutic Theory and the Future of Queer Studies were both published by Routledge Press. Most recently he and Annamarie Jagose, of the University of Auckland, co-edited a volume titled The Routledge Queer Studies Reader. Though he is a full-time administrator, he continues to lecture worldwide on the value of a liberal arts education and the need for nurturing global competencies in students and interdisciplinary dialogue in and beyond the classroom.

Professor Donald E. Hall is a Vice-President of IAFOR. He is Chair of the Arts, Humanities, Media & Culture division of the International Academic Advisory Board.


Previous Presentations

Panel Presentation (2021) | Building Back Better: Are Universities Fit for Purpose?
Keynote Presentation (2020) | Dislocation/Invitation
Keynote Presentation (2019) | Resisting the Cynical Turn: Projections of a Desirably Queer Future
Plenary Panel (2019) | Reimagining the Future
Featured Panel Presentation (2017) | The Challenges of Doing Research and Creative Activity in the Arts and Humanities Today
James Rowlins
Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore

Biography

James Rowlins left his native England for Paris, France, where he studied for a BA (Hons) and MA specialising in French cinema. His passion for visual culture subsequently took him to Los Angeles, where he earned a doctorate at the University of Southern California, USA. In addition to exploring literature and film through a theoretical lens, as well as dabbling in filmmaking, his dissertation focused on the crossover between post-war American film noir and the French New Wave, arguing that the subversive manipulation of the Hollywood genre formula by the auteurs constitutes a political aesthetic. He has published articles on contemporary French fiction, film and existentialism, cinematic phenomenology and new perspectives on the New Wave. He has held teaching positions in Europe, America and Japan, and is currently a Lecturer in the Humanities and the Arts Department at the Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore established in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA.


Previous Presentations

Featured Interview Session (2021) | Interview with Tracy Mathewson, Writer/Director of award-winning short film CALIFORNIA
Featured Presentation & Film Screening (2018) | Introducing Brighton Rocks
Gary E. Swanson
University of Northern Colorado, USA (fmr.)

Biography

Gary E. Swanson is currently the Mildred S. Hansen Endowed Chair and Distinguished Journalist-in-Residence at the University of Northern Colorado, USA. From 2005-2007 Professor Swanson was a Fulbright scholar to China and lectured at Tsinghua University and the Communication University of China. In summer 2008 he was Commentator for China Central Television International (CCTV-9) and their live coverage of the Beijing Olympic Games. Swanson repeated his assignment covering the London Olympics for CCTV-4 in the summer of 2012. Previously, he was professor and director of television for nine years at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University where he taught mostly graduate broadcast students. He has been an educator for 26 years; 20 years spent teaching at the university level. Swanson is an internationally recognized and highly acclaimed documentary producer, director, editor, photojournalist, consultant and educator. He has given keynote speeches, presented workshopsretd and lectured at embassies, conferences, festivals, and universities throughout China, South Africa, India, Papua New Guinea, Japan, The Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Singapore, Greece, Germany, Jordan, Spain, Portugal, Peru, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Swanson has compiled a distinguished professional broadcast career spanning 13 years: From 1978 to 1991, Swanson worked for the National Broadcasting Company where he was honored with national EMMY's for producing and editing: 'The Silent Shame,' a prime-time investigative documentary; 'Military Medicine,' a two-part investigative series on NBC News; and 'Hotel Crime,' an investigative news magazine piece. Swanson was an editor for 'breaking news' and features for NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw, the Today Show, Sunrise, Sunday Today, NBC Overnight, A Closer Look, Monitor, and other prime time news magazines. Swanson covered 'breaking news' in 26 states and Canada for the network including trips and campaigns of presidents Ronald Reagan, George Bush, and Bill Clinton. Swanson was the Fulbright distinguished lecturer and consultant in television news to the government of Portugal in 1989. In 1992, he covered the XXV Olympics in Barcelona, Spain for NBC News as field producer and cameraman. Swanson has earned more than 75 awards for broadcast excellence and photojournalism including three national EMMY's, the duPont Columbia Award, two CINE 'Golden Eagles,' 16 TELLY's, the Monte Carlo International Award, the Hamburg International Media Festival's Globe Award, the Videographer Award, The Communicator Award, the Ohio State Award, the CINDY Award, the 2011 Communitas Outstanding Professor and Educator award, the 2013 Professor of the Year award, and many others. He graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana with a Bachelor's degree in Education in 1974, and a Master's degree in Journalism in 1993.

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