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UAL x LDF online showcase 2021
Models of Engagement
How can we build and activate a creative community in Europe?
Global Design Studio
Product Design: Ecologies of Action Summer School
Working and Studying in Europe
How can students shape creative futures in Europe?
A Place in Transition
Co-design your place
What are the opportunities for new perspectives on Europe?
Fashion Tech Alliance
unbauhaus - UAL’s collective response to the European Commission’s New European Bauhaus (NEB)
Our vision for Europe
Text by Riccardo Righi.
In the influential Italian poem Orlando Furioso the surface of the moon is described as it appears to the knight Astolfo, as he went there, in search of Orlando’s lost wits:
Far other lakes than ours this region yields,
Far other rivers, and far other fields;
Ludovico Ariosto, Orlando Furioso, 1516 (canto 34, verse 72).
This sight from a distance is the one that inspired the design of the identity for Together in Europe: Creative Communities for Change. Combining the shapes of European countries, we wanted to create cartographies of elsewhere, geographies that let us imagine what Europe could look like, when boundaries collapse.
With these premises, the colour palette and typeface reflect a contemporary approach to the subject, using the visual space as an atlas for encounter and imagination, rather than definition and separation.
Riccardo Righi is a designer and researcher. He recently graduated from the MA Graphic Media Design at London College of Communication and his practice explores topics of collective identity, language and queerness.
Dr Nicky Ryan, Dean of Design, LCC and Chair, Europe Regional Group UAL.
Sophie Punt, Regional Partnerships Co-ordinator, International Relations Unit.
Gabriele Grigorjeva, Project Support Co-ordinator, LDF, International Relations Unit.
Part of London Design Festival 2021.