Category Archives: touch

Touchable?

At the weekend, my family and I visited Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Once upon a time (when we had no kids and lived in Sheffield) this was a regular occurrence, nowadays distance makes the visits less frequent. Yorkshire Sculpture Park, and … Continue reading

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Some nuggets from ‘The Deepest Sense’

Birthday reading this year included ‘The Deepest Sense’ by Constance Classen. It’s really good; academic whilst still being eminently readable. The aim of the book is to trace a cultural history of the senses in Western Europe, starting from the … Continue reading

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Comfortable?

A month or so ago, I attended a one-day symposium, ‘The Power of the Real’ at the Millenium Gallery in Sheffield. The symposium was part of a project exploring the role of objects in design teaching (amongst other things) and … Continue reading

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Magical Touching

A recent edition of the BBC Worldservice programme, The Forum, focussed on ‘The real vs the virtual’. Amongst the guests was Edmund de Waal, potter and author. Bridget Kendall, the host of the programme spoke, rather gushingly, about how holding … Continue reading

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