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Dr Mireille Fauchon is course leader for the MA Illustration for Communication course.
Mireille is an illustrator, educator and researcher. Her illustration practice spans publishing for print and screen, installation, facilitation and critical writing. Mireille is also the commissioning illustration editor for the literary journal, AMBIT, which explores experimental and innovative approaches to illustrating fiction and poetry.
Mireille's practice-based research examines the use of illustration as a tool to explore socio-cultural narratives both past and present. Particular themes of interest include place, and the informal preservation of history within sites of experience, particularly stories deemed insignificant or difficult to access. Mireille's work within the heritage sector has included collaborations with the Museum of Croydon, The National Archives, The Bishopsgate Institute, Wandsworth Heritage Centre and MayDay Rooms.
In 2020, Mireille was awarded a PhD for her practice-based research; 'Don't Believe The Papers; Tales of Everyday Life Interpreted and Told through Narrative Illustration Practice'. The thesis presents an illustrative inquiry of the Holloway prison writings of the Croydon Suffragette Katie Gliddon and its relation to current affairs. The research was supported by the London Doctoral Design Centre (LDoc) and funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (A.H.R.C.).
With extensive experience in higher and postgraduate education, Mireille is dedicated to exploring the potentials of contemporary illustration practice. She is part of the Illustration Research Network and has presented and published papers internationally about the future of the discipline. Her co-authored book Illustration Research Methods is published by Bloomsbury.
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