Jeremy Tridgell

Job title
Lecturer/Tutor, Graphic Design
01326 213715 Ext: x3715

Jeremy has always worked as an educationist in the broadest sense of the term, challenging societal values for the better. He has worked with the young, the bad and the old; with business/enterprise, both in urban development and for isolated communities. Concerned that we are trapped in a destructive fossil-fuelled culture he sees design as an imperative force for change, and tries to impart for his students an impassioned view of the material, philosophical and habit changes we need to live better lives.

Jeremy was first invited to teach systems and processes to graphic information design students in January 1989. He had come to the School of Art & Design to explore a collaborative bid to envisage the windfarm in the landscape using 3D modelling to encourage greater understanding in planners and the community. In 1992 he became a full-time member of staff and has since contributed to the development of the institution as year tutor, learning & teaching coordinator (1995-01) and as associate dean in the Faculty of Design. He was on the Academic Board for eight years.

Jeremy is increasingly involved in the ways we understand and can work towards a 'lo-carbon' transition, through communication arts and sustainable design. He currently runs the Localisation Unit at AIR, which promotes exemplary rhetorics and the interrogation of carbon-saturated governance.


YearQualificationAwarding body
MSc Energy Resource Management, PSB.
G. Cert Ed.
Institute of Education
1971 BSc (Hons) Psychology
University College London

Research interests

Research centre and group affiliations

RANE Research Group

Research topics

Digital Economy
Sustainable Design

Research outputs

Publications and research outputs

Conference or Workshop Item

Tridgell, Jeremy (2010) Innovating pedagogies: is localization a threshold concept for creative design education? In: Challenging the curriculum: exploring discipline boundaries in art, design and media, 12 - 13 April 2010, Berlin, Germany.

Tridgell, Jeremy (2009) Should ecological thinking localise education for the visual arts? In: Association of Independent Art Schools, University College Falmouth.

Tridgell, J (2008) Does sustainability localise networks of design? In: Networks of Design, Tremough, Falmouth, UK.

Tridgell, Jeremy (2008) A Graphic Design for Sustainability: the search continues. In: New views 2: Conversations and Dialogues in Graphic Design, 9 - 11 July 2008, London College of Communication, University of the Arts, London.



Air:pressure exhibition and performance; spontaneous video, storytelling

Externally funded research grants information

Year startingYear endingProject titleFunderValueCollaboratorsHESA Category


Areas of teaching

design theory
creative management

Courses taught

Graphic Design

Policy engagement within Cornwall

Falmouth Energy Partnership, an IPS, committed to the overhaul of the energy system in the community network area.