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Maria Hanson

Course Leader


Summary

Maria is subject tutor for Metalwork and Jewellery students on the MA Design Course, and contributes to lectures and seminars for postgraduate students across all design disciplines. Since joining Sheffield Hallam University in 2003 she also acted for a short time as Course Leader for the Undergraduate Metalwork and Jewellery course and continues to tutor final year dissertation work.

About

Maria's research is primarily practice-led, but is underpinned by historical and contemporary cultural theory. Through the production of artefacts she explores the relationship between jewellery and objects to body and place. Sensory experience through the interaction of these objects challenges the wearer or users emotive, physical and visual perceptions. Recent work has focused on the function and value of contemporary objects within both identified rites of passage and religious and domestic rituals.

She is involved with various regional and national organisations in projects that promote, advance and disseminate excellence within the field of silversmithing and jewellery. These include the Sheffield Assay office, The Company of Cutlers in Hallamshire, Sheffield Galleries and Museums Trust, Arts Council Yorkshire and the Goldsmiths' Company.

Teaching

Department of Art and Design

Business, Technology and Enterprise

Publications

Hanson, M. (2014). What’s in my stuff? How sustainable is the mobile phone? Making Futures Journal, 3, 411-421. http://makingfutures.plymouthart.ac.uk/media/1137/making-futures-full-journal.pdf

Conference papers

Levick-Parkin, M., Stirling, E., Hanson, M., & Bateman, R. (2017). AGENT MAKERS - The un-masking of environmental agency through design for speculative social innovation. In Making and Unmaking the Environment : Design History Society Annual Conference, University of Oslo, 7 September 2017 - 9 September 2017. http://www.makingandunmaking.net/programme/

Stirling, E., Hanson, M., Bateman, R., & Levick-Parkin, M. (2017). AGENT MAKERS – Exploring speculative design concepts as the interface for change within the city. In International Visual Methods Conference, Singapore, 16 August 2017 - 18 August 2017. http://www.visualmethods.info/

Atkinson, P., Bateman, R., Gwilt, A., & Hanson, M. (2015). Space|Time|Place : enabling participation in design research for higher education staff. In The Value of Design Research, 11th International European Academy of Design Conference, Paris, 22 April 2015 - 24 April 2015. http://thevalueofdesignresearch.com/program/

Hanson, M., & Levick-Parkin, M. (2015). Design thinking together: because tacit knowledge is tacit power. In Discourse, Power and Resistance15 (DPR 15th annual conference), Goldsmiths University of London, 15 April 2015 - 17 April 2015. https://dprconf.wordpress.com/accepted-abstracts-and-symposia/

Levick-Parkin, M., & Hanson, M. (2015). Design thinking together : how to share the ‘designerly’ way of looking at things in order to co-create insights relevant to research participants. In Design Anthropology Seminar 3: Collaborative Formation of Issues, Moesgard Museum Aarhus Denmark, 22 January 2015 - 23 January 2015. https://kadk.dk/en/center-codesign-research/research-network-design-anthropology

Hanson, M., & Wood, N. (2010). KeyPiece: creating a critical dialogue in contemporary craft. In Design and Craft : a History of Convergences and Divergences : 7th Conference of the International Committee for Design History and Design Studies, Brussels, Belgium, 20 September 2010 - 22 September 2010.

Hanson, M., & Wood, N. (2010). KeyPiece: Creating a critical dialogue in contemporary craft. In Design and craft: A history of convergences and divergences: 7th Conference of Design History and Design Studies (ICDHS), Brussels, Belgium, 20 September 2010 - 22 September 2010. http://www.designandcraft2010.be/

Hanson, M. (2010). Elongated Intimacy: The intimate experience of owning / commissioning a craft object. In Transmission: HOSPITALITY, Sheffield, UK, 1 July 2010 - 3 July 2010. http://www.transmission.uk.com/

Theses / Dissertations

Al-Ismaili, A. (2019). Interpreting the Traditional Jewellery of Bedouin in Oman through Contemporary Jewellery Practice. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by O'Dubhghaill, C., Hanson, M., & Green, G. http://doi.org/10.7190/shu-thesis-00345

Artefacts

Hanson, M., Cave, L., & Zulaikha, E. (2019). Making Links: Craft Value Chain. [Jewellery]. https://makingfutures.pca.ac.uk/journal/m-hanson-l-cave-e-zulaikha

Bateman, R., & Hanson, M. (2015). Green to Gold - Necklace.

Hanson, M. (2014). Reuse - Revalue: Series of Neckpieces. [Artefact].

Bateman, R., & Hanson, M. (n.d.). Green to Gold - Necklace.

Exhibitions

Hanson, M., & Knight, C. (2007). Objects and Ritual: function, value and adornment. [Printout of images]. Harley Gallery, Welbeck, Notts. http://www.objectsandritual.co.uk/

Hanson, M. (2005). Interlock no.1, Interlock no.2, Family no.1. [Catalogue and portfolio of images]. Stanlee & Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Arts, El Paso, Texas. http://academics.utep.edu/Default.aspx?tabid=66057

Hanson, M. (2002). 8 pieces of jewellery exploring containment and suspension. [Printout of images]. Museum of Silversmithing, Chateau de Seneffe, Belgium. http://www3.shu.ac.uk/c3ri/SingleProject.cfm?Project_ID=176&ResCentre=ADRC

Hanson, M. (2002). B1 3PA. [Printout of images]. Metallum Galleri, Stockholm, Sweden. http://www3.shu.ac.uk/c3ri/SingleProject.cfm?Project_ID=177&ResCentre=ADRC

Hanson, M. (2011). Beneath the Skin: Revealing the research that underpins the object. [Exhibition and Catalogue]. SIA Gallery, Sheffield, UK & Galerie Marzee, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

Hanson, M. (2012). What's in my stuff? - jewellery and objects. [Artefacts]. Sheffield, Birmingham, London, Edinburgh, Glasgow.

Hanson, M. (2012). What's in my stuff? - jewellery and objects. [Artefacts]. Sheffield, Birmingham, London, Edinburgh, Glasgow.

Bateman, R., & Hanson, M. (2015). BioFurniture & Green to Gold. Paris. http://www.jeccomposites.com/events/jec-europe-2015

Bateman, R., Hanson, M., George, L., & Waterhouse, S. (2015). PLATE Conference Exhibition. Nottingham Trent University. http://www.ntu.ac.uk/plate_conference/index.html

Hanson, M. (2015). JUNK: rubbish to gold. [Exhibition]. School of Jewellery, Birmingham and Studio Gabi Green, Munich. https://issuu.com/rubbishtogold/docs/high_res_junk_poster_ver2_01

Hanson, M. (2015). PLATE: Product Lifetimes And The Environment Exhibition. [Exhibition]. Nottingham Trent University. http://www.plateconference.org/conference-2015/exhibition/

Hanson, M. (2019). Making Connections - Notions of Beauty. [Jewellery and Objects]. BR Gallery, Yunnan province, China.

Hanson, M. (2019). Making Connections - Notions of Beauty. [Jewellery and Objects]. BR Gallery, Yunnan province, China.

Presentations

Hanson, M., Cave, L., & Zulaikha, E. (2019). Making Links Together: Valuing people and creativity. Presented at: Making Futures VI – People, Place, Meaning: Crafting Social Worlds and Social Making, Plymouth, 2019

Hanson, M. (2016). Made in Zanzibar: A Jewellers Perspective. Presented at: Across Continents: adventures in and beyond contemporary jewellery, School of Jewellery, BCU, Birmingham, 2016

Hanson, M., & Levick-Parkin, M. (2014). Create & Connect : wearable stories. Presented at: RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2014, RGS, London, 2014

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