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Project team

Meet the Picturing the Invisible project team!

You can get in touch with us via email: picturing@arts.ac.uk

Professor Paul Coldwell

Paul Coldwell

Principal Investigator

Profile

Paul Coldwell is Professor in Fine Art (Printmaking) at the University of the Arts London where he is engaged in supporting practice-based research. As an artist his practice includes prints, book works, sculptures and installations. He has exhibited widely, his work held in numerous public collections, including Tate, Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A), British Museum, Arts Council of England and the Musee d’art et d’histoire, Geneva and selected for many international Biennials including Cracow, Ljubljana, Split and Warsaw. In addition, he writes regularly for the journals Art in Print and Print Quarterly (on which he serves on the editorial board). He is principle investigator for the AHRC funded Network, Picturing the Invisible.

Statement

Coldwell's research is focused on a practice-based approach and located within fine art. A recurring theme in his work has been the representation of the invisible and the exploration of absence, presence and loss through printmaking, sculpture, installation and writing. In recent years these concerns have been focused on projects located within collections, including those at Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge (supported by AHRC), The Scott Polar Research Institute (supported by University of Cambridge) and most recently, the Freud museums London & Vienna (supported by Arts Council England). His current project Picturing the Invisible-The house from below is located within the Sir John Soane’s Museum and will image the house from the viewpoint of the servants.

Professor Ruth Morgan

Professor Ruth Morgan

Co-investigator

Profile

Professor Ruth Morgan is the Director of the UCL Centre for the Forensic Sciences and Professor of Crime and Forensic Science at UCL.  The Centre seeks to carry out a strategic and multidisciplinary research programme in collaboration with external partners and forensic science stakeholders. Professor Morgan has received the PW Allen Award from the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences for best publication in the Chartered Society of Forensic Science journal 'Science and Justice' in 2006 and 2017. She is the Specialist Advisor to the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee Inquiry into Forensic Science, Vice Chair of the London Geological Society Forensic Geoscience Group, and the CoI for the AHRC Picturing the Invisible network.  She is a regular speaker and advocate for addressing the challenges faced in forensic science with problem-based research that has an impact in the ‘real world’.

Statement

Ruth Morgan’s research group is focussed on developing the field of forensic science evidence interpretation.  Technological advances have led to significant advances in our ability to detect and visualise ‘unseen’ traces at greater levels of resolution and accuracy than ever before. However, this increased capacity has raised new challenges for reconstructing crime events because our ability to analyse now outstrips our ability to interpret what the evidence means.  This is a complex challenge because forensic science sits at the nexus of science, law, policy and policing, each with distinctive ways of producing knowledge and different requirements.  This complex challenge needs interdisciplinary approaches to bring together diverse perspectives and experiences.  Innovation starts with articulating a problem, and developing a cross disciplinary dialogue is an exciting way to disrupt traditional ways of thinking and explore the opportunities to offer innovative solutions to these complex challenges.

Gabriele Grigorjeva

Network coordinator

Profile

Gabriele Grigorjeva coordinates the network and its related activities. In her practice, she works at an intersection of visual arts, architecture and geo-ecological politics. She graduated from Central Saint Martins with BA in Criticism, Curation and Communication, and has since worked at the University of the Arts for over five years, supporting and managing a number of research projects, and delivering a multitude of events and publications. Gabriele recently graduated with MA in Environmental Architecture at the Royal College of Art, and is currently developing a research-based practice that is focused on exploring the future of landscapes, environments and ecologies.