VaroomLab is an international research project which fosters research activity in all areas of illustration. The VaroomLab website is a unique space for discussing peer-reviewed papers, sharing ideas, and stimulating vital debate. From students thinking out loud, to post-graduates shaping original research paths, to academics preparing conference papers, this shared network of researchers and professional practitioners aims to be a catalyst for innovation in illustration in the 21st Century.
VISIONARIES is the theme of the upcoming symposium from VaroomLab and partner Birmingham City University in Autumn 2015. More details here.
Academic and professional submissions have undergone peer review for these VaroomLab conferences:
Dates: 18-19 September 2014 Venue: Arts University Bournemouth
Dates: 24-25 January 2013 Venue: Swansea Metropolitan University
Dates: 14 – 15th September 2012 Venue: Plymouth University
Current VaroomLab members:
Birmingham Institute of Art & Design Birmingham City University
Camberwell College of Arts University of the Arts London
Central St Martins University of the Arts London
London College of Communication University of the Arts London
VaroomLab was established to provide a platform for exchange and discussion of ideas around the broad subject of illustration. Varoom is a unique publication in the UK existing as a vehicle for dissemination of some of this research. VaroomLab on line provides a forum to challenge and potentially expand research and hence provide maximum possible impact.
VaroomLab has now married a peer-review process with editorial intervention to facilitate robust evaluation and discourse around articles submitted by the academic community for potential inclusion in Varoom and has created an equivalent academic journal within VaroomLab on line.
The peer- review of each article or abstract will concentrate on objective concerns to determine whether the research article or proposal is sufficiently well conceived, has or has potential to be well executed, and well described to justify inclusion in Varoom. Through VaroomLab all articles are available for ongoing discussion and the content subject to ongoing peer- review through this mechanism.
This editorial process is by the Academic inputs co-ordinator who will work together with VaroomLab members, the publisher and editor of Varoom to orchestrate the peer-review process.
Varoom Lab Academic Inputs coordinator: Jo Davies
VaroomLab welcomes applications to join the research project. Contact Derek Brazell for a prospectus on firstname.lastname@example.org