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Miss Laura Parke

Biography

Laura Parke is a Lecturer in Graphic Design and Illustration at the Liverpool School of Art and Design, Liverpool John Moores University. She studied Graphic Design at the University of the West of England before completing an MA in Graphic Arts.

Her practice-based research focuses on Design for Social Engagement and discusses issues of inclusion through collaborations and interactions with a range of practitioners, individuals, collectives and social groups. The issue of inclusion is a catalyst for content and her research adopts a collaborative approach to encourage social engagement with the work.

She has produced a range of print and screen-based outcomes, collaborations and clients have included Bill Drummond, Arnolfini, Stroke Association, London Met University, The Writery, Hollow Press, art&power, Conway and Young, Paul Bradley and VSL film production. She has also taught at the British Higher School of Art & Design, Moscow, University of the West of England, Southampton Solent, Weston College and SGS College.

Languages

Sign Languages

Degrees

2010, University of the West of England, United Kingdom, MA Graphic Arts
2004, University of the West of England, United Kingdom, BA (Hons) Graphic Design

Academic appointments

Lecturer, BA (Hons) Graphic Design and Illustration, Liverpool John Moores University, 2014 - present
Associate Lecturer, BA (Hons) Graphic Design, Weston College, 2013 - 2014
Associate Lecturer, BA(Hons) Graphic Design & MA Graphic Arts, University of the West of England, 2012 - 2014
Senior Lecturer, BA (Hons) Graphic Design and Illustration, BHSAD Moscow, 2011 - 2012
Associate Lecturer, BA (Hons) Graphic Design, Southampton Solent, 2010 - 2011
Associate Lecturer, BA (Hons) Graphic Design, University of the West of England, 2010 - 2011

Postgraduate training

PGCE - Post Compulsory Education, United Kingdom, Bath Spa University, 2006 - 2008

Publications

Exhibition

Jones M, Mitchell I, Spencer J, Judd H, Garside C, Jackson C, Parke L. Ride Your Pony, Islington Mill, 1 James St, Salford M3 5HW, Curated by Marie Jones

Conference publication

spencer J, Parke L. Keen for Ken - Education without Boundaries Graphic Design Educators' Network - Ideas of Revolt