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Throughout June graduating London College of Communication (LCC) students reveal their work in three exhibitions around the central theme of London College of Exhibitionists.
[They] Whisper it quietly but LCC graduates are driving the creative industries, modestly defining the landscape of media and design through photography, design, graphics, film, TV, advertising, PR, journalism, publishing and printing.
Usually behind the scenes, the cameras and the campaigns, we don’t like to make a fuss. But this summer we’re inviting you to take a closer look at the next generation of LCC graduates. So that before you check the credits, before you wonder who took the photograph, created those graphics, told that story, you can note the names of these gifted young creatives – because you’re certain to be exposed to their talent in years to come.
Summer Show One reveals the finest LCC Photographers, Sound Artists and Filmmakers hoping to follow in the footsteps of the many award winners to have graduated from LCC School of Media.
Showing //BA (Hons) Photography // BA (Hons) Photojournalism // BA (Hons) Sound Arts and Design // BA (Hons) Film and Television // Access to HE Diploma (Design) // Access to HE Diploma (Media Communication) courses.
Private View // Monday 3 June 2013, 6-9pm
Open // Saturday 1 June – Wednesday 5 June 2013
Times // Monday – Wednesday 10am-5pm, Saturday 11am – 4pm (closed Sundays)
Screening // BA (Hons) Film & Television Graduation Screening at National Film Theatre, South Bank.
Monday 14 June, 2-5pm
Summer Show Two promises emotive and immersive concepts from Advertising Creatives and Spatial Designers alongside more tactile work of Book Arts and Graphic Product designers.
Showing // BA (Hons)/FdA Games Design // BA (Hons)/FdA Media Practice // BA (Hons)/FdA Production for Live Events and Television // BA (Hons)/FdA Interior Design // BA (Hons)/FdA Surface Design // BA (Hons) Graphic Product Innovation // FdA Graphic and Spatial Communication // BA (Hons) Creative Advertising Strategy // BA (Hons) Book Arts and Design.
Private View // Tuesday 11 June 2013, 6-9pm
Open // Wednesday 12 – Friday 14 June 2013, 10am-5pm
Summer Show Three introduces the new wave of graphic designers from LCC’s world renowned School of Design. In our finest traditions expect this lot to get in your face with the bold, the brash and the beautiful in typography, graphics and animation.
Showing // BA (Hons) Graphic and Media Design // BA (Hons)/FdA Design for Graphic Communication // BA (Hons)/FdA Digital Media Design // BA (Hons)/FdA Animation
Private View // Thursday 20 June 2013, 6-9pm
Open // Friday 21 – Friday 28 June 2013
Times // Monday – Friday 10am-5pm, Saturday 11am -4pm (closed Sundays)
For all the latest on the LCC Summer Shows please stay tuned to the LCC blog and Facebook page where we’ll be profiling students throughout June. Follow @LCC_London on Twitter and join the conversation #lccexhibitionists
Lucy Orta, Professor of Art and the Environment at LCF, will be delivering a TED talk at the forthcoming TEDxWWF conference in Abu Dhabi.
The conference, joint hosted by WWF and TED, will be based around the theme of ‘One Planet Living’ and will foster the exchange of ideas between leading campaigners, thinkers and artists.
As an artist and member at the Centre for Sustainable Fashion, Lucy Orta encourages and creates ideas that lead to a more resilient and sustainable way of life. Her talk on May 21 is testament to her role as a leading thinker on how to create a sustainable future for our planet.
Lucy will discuss her work, art, and the future of the environment alongside luminaries such as Andy Ridley, the CEO and co-founder of Earth Hour.
The talk will be live streamed on the TEDxWWF website.
Survey on attendance, motivation and participation
For the last eight months we have been talking to a number of you in focus groups across courses, to hear your views on three issues which we think are central to your progression and success. From these discussions we’ve picked out recurring themes and specific statements and now want to see how the rest of you feel about them.
Your opinions are essential to helping us support you in the future, whether through educational policy, course delivery, or learning and teaching methods. All it takes is ten minutes of your time to fill out a very simple, anonymous, ‘click box’ survey, though if you want to add any further comments of your own in the free text box you are welcome to do so.
This is your chance to tell us about what motivates you to learn, makes you want to turn up and get involved in all aspects of your course at LCF.
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The new MyArts prototype has been published to enable us to take on board your feedback. It is simply a new way of accessing existing information that is intended only for internal consumption. As shown below, the way to access the new site is via the link on the current MyArts:
MyArts is a Portal, which is a gateway that, with further development, can be customised according to your role. In parallel with developing the portal, we are also at the first stage of developing a more comprehensive staff Intranet. The aim of the new MyArts prototype portal is to provide a new entrance page to the Intranet for all staff.
Why are we developing the Intranet?
There are two projects underway that will have an impact on internally-facing content: the website redevelopment and the replacement of Blackboard by Moodle.
Isn’t my MyArts an intranet?
No. The existing My Arts is actually part of the external website, not an intranet. However over the years it has been used as an intranet, which means it contains a lot of University content which should not be in the public domain.
The project to redevelop the UAL and Colleges’ external website, will be launched in September. One of the key objectives for the new website is to communicate more effectively with our external audiences. Therefore much of the internally-focused material that currently sits on the external website will be moved to the new intranet, to enable external audiences (such as prospective students, regulatory authorities and the creative industries) to find relevant content more easily and make sure that we are not sharing internal information with the general public.
What goes in Moodle and what goes on the Intranet?
There have been a number of questions regarding what goes on Moodle and what should go on the Intranet. The information on Blackboard listed under ‘organisations’ that doesn’t often change, for example info sheets, regs, policies etc, will transfer to the Intranet. Course-related information and anything based around student and staff feedback and dialogue will be transferred to Moodle.
We are currently working with content owners to identify the appropriate location and support migration of the spaces to the new environments. However, we would very much like your views on the new MyArts. Please could you complete feedback on the new MyArts by Wednesday 23rd May.
Any questions or issues please contact Xanthe Childs (email@example.com) Digital Life Programme Manager, tel extension 4051
If you weren’t able to attend the wonderful WTPOAS conference last week, here’s your chance to catch up!
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Henrietta Adams, BA (Hons) Fashion Design and Development, whose designs impressed the UAL Estates team in 2012 will now see her designs go into production.
Henrietta is currently working with several skilled LCF technicians to create spec sheets and patterns, before these are handed over to the manufacturers.
Her outfits, which are inspired by American Engineering uniforms, will become the new facilities work wear across UAL’s campuses.
Henrietta said: “I wanted the uniform to be fresh, smart and modern, but mostly something that people would feel proud to wear whilst still retaining all the practicalities of a uniform.”
Designs by runners up, Sian Lawrence and Laura Fisher, who are also studying BA (Hons) Fashion Design and Development, can be seen on a newly launched blog, alongside work from other students who took part.
UAL facilities managment staff will be wearing the new uniforms by the end of this year.
As the 100th RHS Chelsea Flower Show opens today LCF BA (Hons) Fashion Textile student Katie Bowkett’s designs are likely to be the most seen floral design of the year; Bowkett’s floriferous collage was selected as the winning design in the RHS tee shirt design competition to celebrate the show’s centenary. £1 from every t-shirt sold will be donated to LCF to create an award for students on the BA (Hons) Fashion Textiles course. Look out for the cream shirts weaving their way amongst the garden on this year’s BBC coverage. Find out more.
Reserved for “the best and most innovative in garden style, arts and creation” and created by some of the UK’s leading designers and artists, LCF MA Fashion and the Environment student have created one of just six exclusive artisan retreats at the show. LCF was selected to exhibit alongside Wayne Hemmingway, Cath Kidston and Rob Ryan. The LCF retreat features a dye garden installation, created using natural dyes grown at LCF’s dye plant garden in Mare Street, demonstrating the potential to unite beautiful design with sustainable creative practice. Read the full story.
All Walks, founded by Erin O Connor, Caryn Franklin and Debra Bourne, launched the Diversity NOW! campaign to give the next generation of fashion creators a chance to shape a future which celebrates a wider range of beauty and body ideals.
Beating students from across 33 different universities, students at LCF enthusiastically engaged with the DiversityNOW! campaign, seizing the chance to show the world how the next generation of fashion professionals will break through old stereotypes and limitations.
Two of the selected Clothing Design finalists, Brogan Toyn, BA (Hons) Fashion Design Technology: Menswear, and Jessica Ng, BA (Hons) Fashion Design Technology: Womenswear, have their work featured on i-D Online. Shabnam Eslambolchi, BA (Hons) Fashion Design Technology: Womenswear, also makes it to the Clothing Design final.
Lasha Demetrashvili, FdA Fashion Design Technology: Designer Pattern Cutter, is a finalist in the Illustration category with his designs juxtaposing the clothing of the Qajar period in Iran and contemporary woman, whilst Natalia Lipchanskaya, MA Fashion Photography, was awarded a place in the Photography final.
All of the LCF finalists were deemed to have made innovative and powerful statements on diversity and individuality. Rob Philips, Creative Director for the School of Design and Technology said:
“My students enthusiasm for this project is reflected in their brilliant work and I’m proud that we at London College of Fashion have this platform to express our passion for identity.”
All six LCF finalists will now face the judging panel which includes designer and LCF alumnus William Tempest, who will decide if the students have what it takes to be declared winners. Category winners and the overall winner will be revealed at Graduate Fashion Week in June.
- Photography credit: Anthony John Sayer
Graduates from the following courses made it to the finals:
- BA (Hons) Fashion Design Technology: Menswear
- BA (Hons) Fashion Design Technology: Womenswear
- MA Fashion Photography
- BA (Hons) Fashion Jewellery
- FdA Fashion Design Technology: Designer Pattern Cutter
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MA Fashion and the Environment students are to design and host one of the Chelsea Flower Show’s Artisan Retreats.
The summer house will feature a Dye Garden installation and is one of only six retreats in the Flower Show. The retreats are reserved to exhibit the best and most innovative in garden style, arts and creation.
The Dye Garden Retreat will be manned by MA Fashion and the Environment students past and present, and will sit alongside retreats decorated by top UK designers and artists including Wayne Hemmingway, Cath Kidston and Rob Ryan.
Seeking to marry innovative fashion design with ethics and pleasure, the MA Fashion and the Environment students have been using plant dyes to create a range of subtle and beautiful colours and patterns on cloth. The collections exhibited in the Retreat have each been created with natural dyes grown by the students in their dye garden at Mare Street in Hackney, or harvested from within a 15 mile radius.
Their beautiful and sustainable designs will be on show for the Flower Show’s 161,000 thousand visitors as well as 1,300 journalists, photographers and BBC TV.
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