Welcome to Writing-PAD!

This site is an archive of the Writing-PAD project (2002-06). Please be aware that these are free resources that are situated in that particular time period. For current information on the Writing-PAD Network (2007- present) see our wiki: WritingPAD wiki which shows the many ways you can get involved or read our Journal of Writing in Creative Practice which disseminates the Writing-PAD Network's most current thinking-through-writing practices and approaches.

Using this site:
Click the box to the right of this page to view commentaries on the student writing shown in the images below, and to see more student models, or scroll down for a background to the project and contact details.

Joining the Writing-PAD network is easy. Please contact Julia Lockheart. As part of your membership, your institution will require a subscription to our Journal of Writing in Creative Practice. or click on the Writing PAD membership box (above).

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What is Writing-PAD?

Founded in 2002, Writing-PAD - ‘Writing Purposefully in Art and Design’ is now an international network of art and design (A&D) institutions with our own Journal of Writing in Creative Practice (JWCP) published by Intellect. Writing-PAD offers an arena in which to explore and develop the notion of ‘thinking through writing’ as a parallel to visual discourse in art and design practice. Writing-PAD has not only brought together tutors from across the disciplines, but also from across roles: i.e. studio staff, theory staff, learning support, and learning and teaching (L&T) coordinators. Based at Goldsmiths, University of London, Writing-PAD now works in conjunction with over a hundred A&D institutions.
The Journal of Writing in Creative Practice is now available from Intellect.

Writing-PAD promotes theories of writing in creative studio practice and approaches to writing for art and design FE and HE. For further information about the Journal of Writing in Creative Practice and the Writing PAD Wiki/Glossary site click on 'News' in the box to the right of this page.

If your institution is interested in becoming a part of the network, would like to form a centre, or if you would like a visit from a Writing PAD representative, please contact Julia Lockheart.

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For further information about Writing PAD in your country or region, please contact your nearest centre:

For England: -
Midlands: Dr Jane Cooksey, University of Wolverhampton

North: Claire Hinds, York Saint John University

South: Julia Lockheart, Goldsmiths, University of London

South West: Pete Davies, University of Plymouth;
Nancy Roth, University of Falmouth and Jerome Fletcher, Dartington College of Arts.

For Wales: -
Wales: Jo Walter, Swansea Metropolitan University

For Scotland:
Scotland: Neil Mulholland, Edinburgh College of Art

Norway: Maziar Raein, KiHO (Kunsthøgskolen i Oslo)