Creative Lives – Adam McDade

Prairie dog singingCreative Lives is a series of lectures about how artists work, live and thrive in the arts and creative industries.

Tuesday 2nd April 4.00-5.00pm – Room 1, The Gateway, City Campus, Sunderland University

Adam McDade is a Sunderland PhD student and Tattooist.

“My research is about enriching both academic understanding and professional practice of contemporary Western Tattooing. While tattooing (approached as a broad phenomenon) has been studied within an academic context from a social sciences and historical perspective, very little is understood of the discipline from the perspective of design.

“Studying at the University of Sunderland, the research aims to present tattooing as a medium as distinct from phenomena, and to document and explore an embedded and dominant aspect of Western cultural consumption that has thus far failed to be taken seriously.

“Combining autoethnography and practice, my part-time research is undertaken within the internationally award winning ‘Triplesix Studios’, where I work as a tattooist. The research aims to elucidate the process of cultural production, while investigating how tattooing practice may transition into praxis.”

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 [Information sourced from University promotional materials]

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