Julia Margaret Lockheart

Dr Julia Margaret Lockheart PhD, MA, BA

Head of Contextual Practices

Swansea

Tel: +44 (0)1792 481000
E-mail: Julia.lockheart@uwtsd.ac.uk

Julia Margaret Lockheart

  • To oversee the development of a coherent faculty-wide programme of Contextual Practices across level 4, 5 and 6;
  • To co-ordinate staff and teaching;
  • To liase with the Heads of the three schools;
  • To oversee the logistics and suitability of rooming for contributing staff members across the faculty;
  • To develop and deliver a series of lectures which underpin research carried out in studio.
  • To offer a set of skills and practices to level 4 students, including reading, writing, and researching, in the form of cognitive tools which address ways of looking, thinking, perceiving, imagining and articulating and expressing their practice.
  • To offer a pathway to discipline specific research strands at level 5 and prepare for the in depth independent research of the dissertation at level 6.
  • To offer dissertation supervision for 25 students across the SDAA and SGDA at level 6.

My professional work focusses on developing teaching tools which explicitly outline the uses of writing for practitioners and of expressing and articulating their practice. Similarly, my research focus is writing in art and design.

I am director of the Writing-PAD network which now covers over 100 institutions and connects with many more via the internationally distributed JWCP, web presence (www.writing-pad.org/wiki), Jiscmail (writing-pad@jiscmail.ac.uk), Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Writing-PAD/219826771252) and Twitter feed (@WritingPAD). I am the main editor for all Writing-PAD virtual spaces. My PhD focussed on the development of tools for collaboratie writing to suit design teams at MA level. My introductory chapter looked at the introduction of writing into the Art and Design curriculum and critiques the assumption that this was recommended by Coldstream and his team in the famous reports from 1960 and 1970 (First Report of the National Advisory Council on Art Education, Ministry of Education, 1960 and The Structure of Art and Design Education in the Further Education Sector, Department of Education and Scie, 1970). My paper on this subject has now been published in Volume 12, Issue 2 of the Journal of Art, Design and Communication in Higher Education (ADCHE) (Intellect).   

I am co-founder, with Emeritus Professor (Goldsmiths) and UWTSD Professor of Practice John Wood, of the Journal of Writing in Creative Practice (2007-present) which grew out of the pedagogical and practice-based research originating from the Writing-PAD project (2002-2007) and the growing international Writing-PAD network (2007-present). The JWCP is the published voice of the Writing-PAD network (https://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journals/view-journal,id=154/).

I am a Metadesign Researcher and Associate Lecturer on the MA Expanded Practice at Goldsmiths, University of London. Within the ten principles of metadesign I specialise in the synthesis of design and language to explore the co-creation of words used to ariticulate and reflect on practice. We have termed this process languaging. I am currently engaged in setting up a Metadesign Research centre at Swansea College of Art, UWTSD due to open in March 2009.

I am co-founder, with Professor Mark Blagrove, of DreamsID (www.DreamsID.com), a research study which is assessing the impact of interpreted and drawn dreams on the dreamer and associated friends and family members.

I am a Design and Language consultant at Linnaeus University, School of Design, Växjö, Sweden; Iceland Academy of Art and Design Reykjavik; and AHO (Oslo School of Architecture and Design), Norway.  I was a member of the External Advisory Panel and consultant for the BA in Visual and Critical Studies programme for the School of Art Design & Printing, Dublin Institute of Technology.

  • National Association of Writers in Education (NAWE) Member
  • Staff and Educational Development Association (SEDA)
  • The Idries Shah Foundation formally the Institute for Cultural Research.
  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and Manufacturing

 

I contribute to debates and attend conferences and meetings. I am regularly contacted to give workshops and talks.

Across semesters 1 & 2 I teach on the L4 Ways of Perceiving (M4X01599), L4 Ways of Thinking (M4X01560) and L4 Contextual Studies M4X02070. I also teach across semester 1 & 2 at L5 Research Practices (M5X01571) and L5 - Creative Research (M5X01599). I teach a L6 Dissertation (M6X01791) module and supervise 25 students from the SDAA and the SGDA.

My research interests are in how students engage with writing in art and design. However, this extends to how students engage with theoretical concepts and explore them as part of their studio practice. My visual research looks at the liminal spaces between wakefulness and sleep and how creative practitioners represent these spaces.

Dr Julia Lockheart is a senior lecturer and head of contextual practices at Swansea School of Art, UWTSD and associate lecturer in design at Goldsmiths, University of London. She is director of the Writing-PAD Network (http:// writing-pad.org) and co-founder and co-editor of the Journal of Writing in Creative Practice (published by Intellect). Julia is an experienced academic with a research and teaching interest in the purposeful use of writing and language in art and design, and currently focuses on the use of collaborative writing as a tool for learning. She holds a Ph.D. in design, an MFA and BA (hons) in fine art and an MA in TESOL. Her research focuses on the pedagogy underpinning writing in art and design. She has specialist teaching qualifications in specific learning difficulties (OCR Cert. SpLD Dyslexia) and English as a foreign language (EFL). Julia is one half of the art science collaboration with Professor Mark Blagrove, DreamsID.com. She has taught, presented and published both nationally and internationally.

I am co-founder, with Professor Mark Blagrove, of DreamsID (www.DreamsID.com), a research study which is assessing the impact of interpreted and drawn dreams on the dreamer and associated friends and family members.

I am a Design and Language consultant at Linnaeus University, School of Design, Växjö, Sweden; Iceland Academy of Art and Design Reykjavik; and AHO (Oslo School of Architecture and Design), Norway.  I was a member of the External Advisory Panel and consultant for the BA in Visual and Critical Studies programme for the School of Art Design & Printing, Dublin Institute of Technology.

Chapters in books/edited works

 * indicates a REF 2014 publication

Edwards, H. and Lockheart, J. (2013). Creative Writing and the Other Arts.  Chapter 10 in A Companion to Creative Writing, (ed. Graeme Harper), pp.144-159. London: Wiley-Blackwell. REF:3*

Lockheart, J., Gamble, M., Miller, J., Fisher, G., and Henderson, D. (2008) Practice-based learning and teaching: a real world experience? In: Drew, L. (ed.) The Student Experience in Art and Design Higher Education: drivers for change. Cambridge: Jill Rogers Associates. (ISBN)

I was entered into the 2014 REF* by Goldsmiths Design Department.

Papers/articles/letters in journals or newsletters etc

Lockheart, J. (2018), ‘The importance of writing as a material practice for art and design students: A contemporary rereading of the Coldstream Reports’, Art, Design & Communication in Higher Education, 17:2, pp. 151–75, doi: 10.1386/adch.17.2.151_1

Blagrove, M., Hale, S., Lockheart, J., Carr, M., and Jones, A. (2018). Testing the

empathy theory of dreaming: The relationship between trait empathy and positive attitude towards dreams and the frequencies of listening to and telling dreams. Journal of Sleep Research (PUBLISHED). 

Blagrove, M., Carr, M., Jones, A., and Lockheart, J. (2018). A New Theory of Dream Function: Telling Dreams Enhances Empathy towards the Dreamer. International Journal of Dream Research, 11 (Supplement 1), S55.

Blagrove, M., Hale, S., Lockheart, J., Carr, M., and Jones, A. (2018). The Relationship between Reading Fictional Novels, Dream Telling, Attitude to Dreams and Empathy. International Journal of Dream Research, 11 (Supplement 1), S65.

Lockheart, J. and Raein, M. (2012) No one expects the Design Inquisition: Searching for a metaphorical solution to thinking, researching and writing through Design. Journal of Writing in Creative Practice. Issue 2: Volume 5, pp275-289. Intellect Books (Europe), Chicago University Press (USA). (ISSN 1753-5190, Online ISSN: 1753-5204)

* Lockheart, J. and Melles, G. (2012) Writing Purposefully in Art and Design: responding to converging and diverging new academic literacies. Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: an international journal of theory, research and practice, 11 (4), 346-362. London: Sage Publishing (ISSN) Available from:  http://ahh.sagepub.com/content/early/2012/02/28/1474022211432116.full.pdf+html REF:3*

Lockheart, J. (2011) How can we use writing as a tool for collaboration across disciplines at PhD level? Co-writing fictional versions of the truth about someone else, Journal of Writing in Creative Practice. Issue 3: Volume 3, pp299-315. Intellect Books (Europe), Chicago University Press (USA). (ISSN 1753-5190, Online ISSN: 1753-5204)

Lockheart, J. (2009) (How) Could co-writing help designers to develop a non-specialist, more comprehensive model of practice (i.e.metadesign)? Paper presentation given at Writing Design: Object, Process, Discourse, translation. Convened by Dr Grace Lees-Maffei and Jessica Kelly.

Other media - Exhibitions/events/compositions/productions/other ouput

Conference presentation

Tham, M., Lundebye, A., and Lockheart, J. (2018) How can we celebrate risk-taking in co-creative and transdisciplinary design processes for change? Design Research Society Intenational Conference [DRS2018], Limerick, Ireland, 25th – 28th June 2018. 

Blagrove, M. and Lockheart, J. (2017). The quantitative assessment of characteristics of metaphors in dreams. 34th IASD Conference, Los Angeles, June 2017

Lockheart, J. (2016) Workshop on Collaborative Writing Teams. National Association of Writers in Education Conference (NAWE) Stratford-Upon-Avon: 11 - 13 November

Lockheart, J. (2016) Writing-PAD Creative Connections - approaches to Post Graduate writing across the disciplines [Keynote speaker] Leicester De Montfort University. July 5th 2016

Lockheart, J. (2016) Workshop on Tools for Collaborative Writing at Writing-PAD Creative Connections - approaches to Post Graduate writing across the disciplines. Leicester De Montfort University. July 5th 2016

Lockheart, J. (2016) Workshop on Tools for Collaborative Writing. Writing Developments in Higher Education (WDHE) June 27th - 29th, 2016.

Lockheart, J. (2013) Co-writing in Design teams Paper presentation followed by workshop invited specialist by PEDARE – The Centre for Pedagogic Arts-based research, Falmouth University. 12th July, 2013

 

Edwards, H & Lockheart, J (2012) Writing within the Metaphor, 15th Anniversary Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference (NAWE), Imperial Collage London. 16 & 17 June, 2012.

Lockheart, J (2012) Writing GOLD. Writing Practice between the disciplines. Organised a day of events and facilitated a half-day workshop at Goldsmiths, University of London for research students. Outcomes published in the JWCP 5:2 and 5:3 May 4th, 2012.

Lockheart, J (2012) Writing-PAD Rhythms of practice: Manifestos of writing purposefully in art and design. [Keynote speaker] The Arnolfini, Bristol. March 30th, 2012.

Lockheart, J (2012) Workshop Rhythms of practice. The Arnolfini, Bristol. March 30th, 2012.

Lockheart, J (2011) Writing-PAD Wales Symposium. Talks and workshop on Collaborative Writing. April 1st at Swansea Metropolitan University (SMU).

Lockheart, J (2011) Writing-PAD the position of writing in HE. De Montfort University, Leicester,. June. Followed by the engagement of De Montfort as a Writing-PAD Centre. June 13th, 2011.

Lockheart, J (2010) Workshop (facilitated 1 day). Co-writing within Metadesign. Metadesigners Open Network. Goldsmiths, University of London. 14th June, 2010.

Lockheart, J (2010) Thinking through writing/writing through thinking. CLTAD 5th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE in Berlin: Challenging the curriculum: Exploring the discipline boundaries in art and design. - Paper presented and published in CLTAD issue on writing in art and design for JWCP 3:3. April, 2010

Lockheart, J (2009) (How) Could co-writing help designers to develop a non-specialist, more comprehensive model of practice (i.e.metadesign)? Paper presentation given at Writing Design: Object, Process, Discourse, translation. DHS Convened by Dr Grace Lees-Maffei and Jessica Kelly.

Lockheart, J (2009) (How) Could co-writing help designers to develop a non-specialist, more comprehensive model of practice (i.e.metadesign)? Paper presentation given at All Our Futures 2: Getting real – investing in our future – by design at Centre for Sustainable Futures, Plymouth University. Conference proceedings published in All Our Futures 2 Book (2009).

. Refereed Papers

International Pedagogy

Lockheart, J. (2017) MLevel Workshops on Metadesign Tools for Languaging, Iceland Academy of Art and Design Reykjavik. A week of workshops developing collaborative language and writing for MLevel Metadesigners. February 13th - 17th, 2016

Lockheart, J. (2017) MLevel Workshops on Metadesign Tools for Languaging,. A two-day workshops developing collaborative language and writing for MLevel Product designers and Architects at Arkitektur og designhøgskolen i Oslo (AHO), Norway. September 21st -22nd, 2017.

 Lockheart, J. (2016) MLevel Workshops on Metadesign Tools for Languaging, Iceland Academy of Art and Design Reykjavik. A week of workshops developing collaborative language and writing for MLevel Metadesigners. February 15th - 19th, 2016.

Lockheart, J. (2015) Staff development Workshops on Languaging a Design Glossary, 

One day workshop at Linnaeus University, School of Design, Växjö, Sweden. February 27th, 2015.

Lockheart, J. (2014) Staff development Workshops on Internationalizing the Design Language Curriculum for studio, theory and workshop staff of Linnaeus University, School of Design, Växjö, Sweden. Event took place at St Hilda’s College Oxford University August 26th, 2014.

Lockheart, J. (2013) MLevel Workshops on Metadesign Tools for Languaging, Iceland Academy of Art and Design Reykjavik. A week of workshops developing collaborative language and writing for MLevel Metadesigners. 23rd – 28th September, 2013.

Lockheart, J (2011) PhD Level Workshop: Writing in design teams: the use of co-writing design tools to search for a deeper level of design practice at KiHO, Norway – 29-30 September, 2011

Lockheart, J (2010) Presentation of paper, Workshop and discussion: Writing-PAD A Network for Scandinavia. Given at KiHO in Norway. Followed by the engagement of KiHO as a Writing-PAD Centre.

Performances

Blagrove, M. and Lockheart, J. (2018) Saturday 10th November, Freud Museum, London. (Forthcoming)

Blagrove, M. and Lockheart, J. (2018) Saturday 3rd November - part of the Economic and Social Research Council's Festival of Social Science at the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea. (Forthcoming)

Blagrove, M. and Lockheart, J. (2018) Sunday 4th November - 2nd Swansea Science Festival, Waterfront Museum, Swansea. (Forthcoming)

Blagrove, M. and Lockheart, J. (2018) Thursday 1st November – Dreaming and Nightmares event on the anniversary of the first publication of Frankenstein by Mary Shelly, Taliesin Create, Swansea (Forthcoming)

Blagrove, M. and Lockheart, J. (2018) Thursday 11th October - part of the symposium The Science of Dreams UCLA, California, USA. Live performance via SKYPE, simultaneously taking place in Los Angeles, USA and Swansea, Wales.

Blagrove, M. and Lockheart, J. (2018) Interpretations of The Interpretations of Dreams (Freud). Performance given at the Freud Museum as part of British Science Week (18th March)

Blagrove, M. and Lockheart, J. (2018) Interpretations of The Interpretations of Dreams (Freud). Performance given at the Waterfront Museum, Swansea as part of British Science Week (10th March)

Blagrove, M. and Lockheart, J. (2017) Interpretations of The Interpretations of Dreams (Freud). Performance given at the Glynn Vivian Art Museum (7th December)

Lockheart J. (2017) Interpretations of The Interpretations of Dreams (Freud). Private dream drawing. (27th November)

Lockheart J. (2017) Interpretations of The Interpretations of Dreams (Freud). Dream drawings carried out in a group setting as part of the British Psychological Society all day Symposium at Swansea University. (6th October)

Blagrove, M. and Lockheart, J. (2017) Interpretations of The Interpretations of Dreams (Freud). Performance given at the Swansea Science Festival in (8th September)

Blagrove, M. and Lockheart, J. (2017) Interpretations of The Interpretations of Dreams (Freud). Performance given for Wales Online (17th July) Accessible from: http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/people-uncovering-secrets-dreams-13367833

Blagrove, M. and Lockheart, J. (2016) ‘Creatures of the Night’ Interpretations of The Interpretations of Dreams (Freud). Performance given at British Science Festival in Swansea (16th September).

Exhibitions

Lockheart, J. (2018)A Dream of Unfair Blame’ in Research as Art Touring Exhibition. The six winners will be exhibited in a touring exhibition to Texas, USA. 

Lockheart, J. (2018)A Dream of Unfair Blame’ in Research as Art Touring Exhibition at The Royal Institution, 21 Albermarle Street, London.

Lockheart, J. (2018) A Dream of Unfair Blame (Winner) in Research as Art Exhibition at Swansea University, Swansea, Wales. The panel of judges, Professor Gail Cardew, Professor of Science, Culture and Society at the Royal Institution; Flora Graham, Digital Editor of New Scientist; Barbara Kiser, Books and Arts Editor, Nature, and Dan Cressey, Journalist, Nature, awarded Dream of Unfair Blame winner in the themed category 'Representation'.

Lockheart, J. (2018)A Dream of Unfair Blame’ and ‘Where’s my home?’ in Dreaming Exhibition, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA. (17-20th June)

Editorials

  1. Review articles
  2. Anything else not covered in the above headings

Lockheart, J. and Wood, J. (2012) Editorial, Journal of Writing in Creative Practice. Issue 3: Volume 5, pp355-338. Intellect Books (Europe), Chicago University Press (USA). (ISSN)

Lockheart, J. (2011) Editorial, Journal of Writing in Creative Practice. Issue 3: Volume 3, pp299-315. Intellect Books (Europe), Chicago University Press (USA). (ISSN)

Lockheart, J., with Wood, J. (2008) Editorial. In: Lockheart, J. & Wood, J. (eds.) Journal of Writing in Creative Practice, Issue 3, Volume 1, Intellect Books (Europe), Chicago University Press (USA). (ISSN)

Lockheart, J., with Wood, J. (2008) Editorial. In: Lockheart, J. & Wood, J. (eds.) Journal of Writing in Creative Practice, Issue 2, Volume 1, Intellect Books (Europe), Chicago University Press (USA). (ISSN)

Lockheart. J. (2008) Review of Colloquium: Metadesign in the 21st Century. In: Lockheart, J. & Wood, J. (eds.) Journal of Writing in Creative Practice, Issue 2, Volume 1, Intellect Books (Europe), Chicago University Press (USA). (ISSN)

Lockheart, J., with Wood, J. (2007) Editorial. In: Lockheart, J. & Wood, J. (eds.) Journal of Writing in Creative Practice, Issue 1, Volume 1, Intellect Books (Europe), Chicago University Press (USA). (ISSN)

Lockheart. J. (2007) Emerging from the Discussions. In Clews, D. (ed.) Visual: Report from the 2nd Art Design Media Subject Centre Annual Forum (Higher Education Academy [HEA]). Pp 37-38, ADMHEA. ISBN: 978-0-9558978-0-1 (Full text can be downloaded from: http://www.adm.heacademy.ac.uk/news/subject-centre-news/visual)

Unpublished Thesis

Lockheart, J. M. (2016) Doing Language Together: Collaborative Writing as a tool for Design Teams at M-level in HE. [Unpublished PhD thesis]. Design Department, Goldsmiths University of London

Grants achieved:

2013–2014 HEA [Awarding Body] Sponsorship of the Writing-PAD network including workshop funding and JWCP publication fees of £8000.

2012–2013 Goldsmiths, University of London sponsorship of PHD studies of 25% of PhD tuition fee.

------------ HEA [Awarding Body] Sponsorship of the Writing-PAD network including workshop funding and JWCP publication fees of £1000

2011 – 2012 Goldsmiths, University of London sponsorship of PHD studies of 25% of PhD tuition fee.

2010 – 2011Goldsmiths, University of London sponsorship of PHD studies of 25% of PhD tuition fee.

2007 – 2009 EPSRC/AHRC [Awarding Body] Named researcher on Benchmarking Synergy in Metadesign for the 21st Century (M21). PI Prof. John Wood combined award [see below]

2005 – 2007 EPSRC/AHRC [Awarding Body] Researcher for Design Synergy for the 21st Century (DS21) PI Prof. John Wood combined award of £400,000

Keynotes

Lockheart, J. (2017) A Contemporary re-reading of the Coldsteram Reports [Keynote] Writing Practice, The Teaching Exchange, University of the Arts London (UAL). 17th May, 2017.

Lockheart, J. (2016) Writing-PAD Creative Connections - approaches to Post Graduate writing across the disciplines [Keynote] Leicester De Montfort University. 5th July, 2016

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy. Design Department, Goldsmiths, University of London
  • Masters of Art TESOL. Institute of Education, University of London
  • Master of Art Fine Art Manchester Metropolitan University
  • BA (Honours) Fine Art Saint Martins School of Art, University of the Arts London
  • Diploma Foundation in Art and Design, Stourbridge School of Art, Design and Technology
  • OCR Certificate Teachers of Learners with Specific Learning Difficulties (Dyslexia) University College London, Centre for Human Communication (Oxford, Cambridge RSA Examinations Board)
  • Adult Education EFL Teaching Certificate, Morley College

Memberships

  • National Association of Writers in Education (NAWE) Member
  • Staff and Educational Development Association (SEDA)
  • The Idries Shah Foundation formally the Institute for Cultural Research.

Fellowships

  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and Manufacturing