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: Susanne Buck, Olga Surawska.

Description

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

Level: Beginners

Please note: This course is for students aged 18 and older

Tutor information

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.

Olga Surawska is a designer with background in visual communication, industrial design and fine art, exploring interdisciplinary collaborations within professional practice.   She worked as an art director at Leo Burnett, as a product designer at McCann Worldgroup and as a freelance graphic designer before pursuing MA Communication Design course at Central Saint Martins. Olga is currently taking a PHD in Graphic Design at Central Saint Martins.

Materials

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)

Details for booking

DateDay of WeekTimeDurationCostStatusLocationAction
09/06/2018 - 10/06/2018Saturday and Sunday10:00 - 16:002 Days£295Available Granary Sq. - N1C Add to Basket