Experience Design: Narrative (Weekend)
This multidisciplinary course explores the ways that narrative can be used as a tool to engage, explain, teach and inspire across a wide range of practices. We will discuss narrative theory and structure, putting this into practice as you design a series of site specific interventions in the spaces around Kings Cross...
Taught by: Olga Surawska, Susanne Buck.
This multidisciplinary course explores the ways that narrative can be used as a tool to engage, explain, teach and inspire across a wide range of practices.
We will discuss narrative theory and structure, putting this into practice as you design a series of site specific interventions in the spaces around Kings Cross.
This bite sized course will challenge you to find narrative in unexpected places and use this new insight to refresh the way you work whether through design (2d or 3d), performance, events, exhibitions, marketing, writing or many other practices .
Who should take this course?
It is particularly suitable for people working or are interested in programming for museums and cultural heritage, planning events, services or activities for a wide range of audiences.
It would be useful for anyone wanting to progress into the design of narrative environments, including designing visitor and customer experiences for cultural, commercial and community environments.
Entry requirements: None
Please note: This course is for students aged 18 and older
Susanne Buck is Co-Director of Flow Associates, a consultancy specialising in audience research and development for the museum sector and other cultural and creative clients. Inspired by the theory of ‘flow’, they exist to help organisations thrive so that in turn people can learn, create, connect and flourish. Their research and policy work helps shape dialogues and programmes in areas of cultural learning, sustainable futures and digital strategy. Clients include ACE, National Maritime Museum, the Science Museum, Heritage Lottery Fund, Institute of Physics, English Heritage, Girlguiding UK, and the Said Foundation’s Amal project.
Previously Susanne was Education and Audience manager for the British Music Experience, and has 15 years experience of the sector. She volunteers as a trustee for the Greenwich Music Trust and as a Cultural Heritage Industry Advisor for Creative & Cultural Skills, an organisation championing youth employment in the creative sectors.
Susanne has been running the Experience Design short course at Central Saint Martins (CSM) with Pigalle Tavakkoli for 6 years. Her expertise includes Experience Design, Audience, Participation, Story and Narrative. Additionally, Susanne is a visiting Lecturer for CSM’s Narrative Environments MA, and Ravensbourne’s Service Design Innovation MA.
Please bring to the session:
- A notebook and pen
- Helpful, but not essential - laptop/ ipad, camera (anything you would usually use to make notes and do project work)