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LCC Green Week | Thursday | Alternatives

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Written by
lwhitehead
Published date
17 February 2014

Thursday at LCC Green Week was about ALTERNATIVES. With two workshops concerned with adopting new values and innovation. The first, a Dark City workshop with Thomas Markussen and Eva Knutz of the Kolding School of Design in Denmark & Silvia Grimaldi, course leader of Spatial Design at LCC, designed fictions around an imagined future where the Earth had been emptied of fossil fuels.

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Photography by Ana Escobar

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Photography by Ana Escobar

A Reverse Archaeology workshop with Tobias Revell, lecturer in BA (Hons) Design for Interaction and Moving Image at LCC, and Justin Pickard of Superflux – a collaborative design practice, working with emerging technologies, explored speculative, alternate narratives and technologies around climate change. Participants created fictional items from an alternate history or future that acted as props for critical and imaginative debates.

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Photography by Ana Escobar

The Museum of British Folklore also rolled into LCC for a pop-up exhibition of folk artefacts. The passion of Simon Costin, an  internationally respected art director and set designer (most famously for Alexander MQueen), the museum explores our folk history, by trying to understand our folk stories in that we are able to see our social futures and community stories more clearly.

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Simon Costin talks to students about the Museum of British Folkore / Photography by Ana Escobar

 

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Photography by Ana Escobar

For a full line up of LCC Green Week events visit the website. Join the conversation online by following @LCC_Students & @LCCLondon and sharing your thoughts and pictures on Twitter and Instagram by tagging them #LCCGREENWEEK