This term’s Spatial Communication Programme’s lecture series at LCC has seen a number of inspiring and eclectic talks by key thinkers on subjects including storytelling in urban environments, urban soundscapes, social media and the environment, and the history of London’s markets.
The series of talks are a platform for the discussion of future developments in the field of spatial communication, and particularly useful for students from LCC’s BA (Hons) Spatial Design, BA (Hons) Interior Design, BA (Hons) Surface Design and BA (Hons) Design Cultures courses. But with such a broad range of topics the lectures are fascinating for any designer or communicator interested in the way humans interact with and shape their environment.
Here some of the practitioners working at the cutting edge of their disciplines invited to present their work at LCC this term;
LCC alumna Yukie Nagasawa spoke about her involvement with collaborative design group Eclective who believe that stories are what make a place special. They use their narrative design expertise to create memorable experiences, urban interventions, events, and installations and have worked with London Councils, the V&A and the British Museum.
John Bingham-Hall‘s talks included his research on urban soundscapes, ways information from social media can be adapted for the community and run projects he’s worked on with Nike & Wallpaper* Magazine which explore the intersection between art and urbanism.
Designer of furniture, interiors and architecture, Peter Emrys-Roberts talked about his career and the work of his studio ERA touching on the subjects of aircraft interiors, hotels, retail and the lighting in trains.
And Dr Victoria Kelley explored the history of London’s street markets and the material and social characteristics that have made them so fundamental to life in the Capital for hundreds of years.
Future Spatial Communications Programme Lectures
Tuesday 25 February, Guy Julier, ‘The challenges of social design’
Tuesday 4 March, Tony Roche, Surface design (film & television)
Tuesday 11 March, Silvia Grimaldi, Surprise, product experience, emotional design, narrative
All talks take place on Tuesdays between 5 and 6 PM in the Main Lecture Theatre at LCC and are open to all current UAL students and staff, members of the public and anybody interested in studying at LCC.