New trends in type research

Thursday 29 October, 15:00 (180 minutes)

Mr Gerry Leonidas, Senior Lecturer in Typography, University of Reading

Recent years have seen many universities and schools extend their involvement with research in graphic design and typography, as well as raise the qualifications expected from those entering the teaching profession. This is especially visible in countries where studies in typography may be relatively new (Central and South America, for example) or countries with a strong vocational college basis (very common in the United States, for example). Many institutions are grappling with the thorny relationship with Fine Art research, and the role of practice within a research framework. Several institutions have been offering both research-based MA and PhD degrees, and the trend is growing. This session will offer an overview of current developments and considerations, and provide a platform for researchers in graphic design and typography to make short presentations of their projects.