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Lara Torres, LCF PhD student, exhibiting at ‘The Future of Fashion is Now’ in Rotterdam

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The Future of Fashion is Now 

Exhibition
11 October 2014 – 18 January 2015
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam

The fashion artist and practice based researcher at the London College of Fashion Lara Torres is taking part this autumn exhibition at the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen with her video installation ‘An impossible wardrobe for the invisible’ (2011).This project goes beyond the boundaries of fashion design to rethink the designer’s task and open a discussion about the importance of clothing and the transience of fashion and it is based in the creation of temporary clothes that are produced with the aim of being destroyed; leaving only the ‘memory’ of the pieces in video documentation relating to the ephemeral nature of fashion, also as a metaphor for the quickness of the fashion system today.

The exhibition ‘The future of fashion is now’ presents the future of fashion. A garment that reacts to emotions, lace patterns grown from a plant, fabric that breaks off and fashion that literally zips people together. Taking a critical view of the current fashion system, more than fifty international designers are showing innovative work at the cutting edge of fashion and art. With the latest generation of fashion designers from all over the world and renowned innovators like Viktor&Rolf, Martin Margiela, Hussein Chalayan and Iris van Herpen.

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Fledglings: UAL Design Graduates

 

Fledglings is one of the freshest and most exciting events in designjunction 2014. Showcasing the work of a selection of graduates from London’s most creative design courses (BA 3D Design at Camberwell College of Arts, MA Design: Ceramics, Furniture and Jewellery at Central Saint Martins and BA Sculpture at Wimbledon College of Arts), the Fledglings stand presents these graduates as budding design professionals.

Works ranging across the spectrum of design will be showcased in this vibrant and engaging display. Products that are ready to be taken to the market will be seen alongside more experimental approaches. These include Katharina Gross’s wax made furniture and Dunia Tigris’s Lone Diner project that uses marquetry juxtaposed with construction grade
materials.

Deceptively simple design coupled with wit, imagination and craft all feature in the Fledglings’ work. Si Taylor makes exquisite bespoke bicycle-inspired furniture, from steel bicycle tubing and saddle leather. His Randonneur Chair will be shown alongside Sophia Mepham’s Equilibrium, a well-crafted high-end wooden bench made out of oak and meranti that eases into the form of the human body when you sit on it.

Many of the graduates have already gained media interest, including Gigi Barker (9191 Studio), who makes skin-like furniture that mimics roles of fat. Meanwhile designers and makers Happenstance Workshop who will be showing their SACK System are currently in talks with an online retailer to stock their work.

Designjunction is the most important global meeting point of the London Design Festival and a selection of the participants work in Fledglings relates back to their homelands. Ana Jiménez Palomar’s wooden furniture is made from extracting and analysing the traditional extravagant Mexican mask culture, while Yoshika Kobayashi’s sophisticated designs draw on her Japanese heritage.

Fledglings:
Gigi Barker, Erika Braccini, Katharina Gross, Jungeun Han, Ana Jiménez Palomar, Yoshika Kobayashi, Rie Machii, Rhian Malin, Sophia Mepham, , Evodokia Savva, Si Taylor, Dunia Tigris, Amanda Tong, Jordan Watson.

Designjunction 2014, 18-21 September.

Professor Charlotte Hodes collaborates with Professor Deryn Rees-Jones

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Professor Charlotte Hodes’ collaboration with poet Professor Deryn Rees-Jones (Department of English, University of Liverpool) at the Ledbury Poetry Festival

Helen Thomas (1877-1967), wife of the poet Edward Thomas, arrived for a holiday in Ledbury at midnight on the 28th July, 1914, the day that war with Germany had been declared. For the remainder of the summer the Thomas family, and the family of the American poet Robert Frost, lived nearby in houses across the fields from each other. Thomas and Frost walked the surrounding Malvern Hills and countryside, and it was during this time that Thomas worked out his vision for poetry.

Edward Thomas’s poem ‘And You, Helen’ (written a year to the day before he died in March 1917) was a starting point for Deryn Rees-Jones’ poetic reimagining of Helen.

Charlotte Hodes in turn responded to Deryn Rees-Jones’ twelve part poem ‘ And You, Helen’ in a sequence of papercuts and an animation made with recent CSM MA graduate, Kristina Pulejkova.

The Ledbury Poetry Festival commissioned two performances which took place 4 and 5 June 2014. The poem was read by actress, Juliet Stevenson.

The book And you, Helen which includes the poem, a long reflective essay on Helen and Edward Thomas by Deryn Rees-Jones and papercuts by Charlotte Hodes is pubished by Seren 2014

www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMt_mBZ4HC8

http://www.poetry-festival.co.uk/event/and-you-helen-remembering-helen-thomas/

Alumni Celebrate Emerging Talent

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Alumni, staff and students from across UAL’s six Colleges were invited to an exclusive event at SPACE Studios to celebrate some of the outstanding fine art work emerging from our 2013 graduates, which have been showcased at this year’s Future Map exhibition.

The event was organised by Development and Alumni Relations, hosted by SPACE Studios and supported by sponsors Winsor & Newton, Liquitex and Conté a Paris.

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Guests were treated to a private view of Future Map and had the chance to meet some of this years exhibitors. The lucky attendees also enjoyed a drinks and food reception, music and they even got to make some of their own art on the night! (Although, unfortunately, none of the newly created artworks are likely to make next year’s Future Map.)

Sponsors of the event, Winsor & Newton, Liquitex and Conté a Paris were on hand to demonstrate and give away free art products to all guests.

PRODUCTS

UAL’s Vice-Chancellor, Nigel Carrington, and Director of Development and Alumni Relations, Karen Doyle, spoke about the importance of alumni events and how it’s never too late to get involved in the largest creative network in the world.

Sarah Clark (Head of UK Marketing) and Rebecca Pelly-Fry (Griffin Gallery Director) spoke about engaging with emerging artists and opportunities for alumni with the upcoming Griffin Art Prize 2014 (find out more here).

SPEECHES

Thanks to everyone who came along, we hope you enjoyed the evening. A huge thanks also to our sponsors, it was their support that enabled us to hold this event for our community.

All photos from the evening can be found on the UAL Alumni Association Facebook page.

For more information on the UAL’s Alumni Association, please visit our website.

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Inside Out Festival Opening Debate: Failure – What’s it good for?

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Nothing succeeds like Success. Or so we’re told. So bombarded are we by stories and images of successful people, products, projects and places that we can actually forget that Failure really does exist. True to form and true to the spirit of Inside Out Festival’s annual Opening Debate, we are delighted to tackle and celebrate the tricky topic of Failure in all its thorny glory. In a manner that sets out to be both light-hearted and compelling, a number of brave panellists will offer their views on Failure with perspectives that may amuse, offend, comfort and inspire.

Panelists include:

  • Professor Gavin Henderson CBE
  • Nick Catliff
  • Professor Clive Holtham
  • Dr Mitra Memarzia
  • Dr David Berman

When: Monday 21st October 2013, 6:30pm

Where: Chelsea College of Art, SW1P 4RL. Please note: entry via the Atterbury Street entrance only.

FREE: but booking essential

For more information and to book tickets visit our website.

 

Future Map Design 2013

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Exhibition open from Saturday 14 September – Wednesday 16 October 2013
Nursery Gallery

Opening Hours: Monday – Friday 10am–6pm, Sat 10am–4pm
Nearest Tube: Elephant & Castle

Private View booking essential futuremapdesign.eventbrite.co.uk

Future Map
Future Map is the leading annual exhibition of the finest emerging talent from London’s creative powerhouse, University of the Arts London (UAL). Now in its 15th year, Future Map has a well-earned reputation amongst industry insiders for showcasing the next generation of artists and designers who will define our visual landscape.

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Joining the Future Map brand in 2013 is Future Map Design, showcasing a selection of UAL’s brightest design graduates during the London Design Festival and London Fashion week. Future Map Design is curated by UAL Pro Vice-Chancellors Natalie Brett (London College of Communication) and Frances Corner, OBE (London College of Fashion). Exhibitors were selected from thousands of graduating BA and MA students, representing all the University Colleges and a range of disciplines, including photography, textiles, ceramics, graphics and fashion.

Future Map 13, showcasing the full breadth of art and design work from across the University, will be exhibiting early spring 2014.

More information futuremap.arts.ac.uk

MA Interactive Media | Final Show 2013

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Private View Thursday 5 September 2013, 6-9pm
Exhibition from Friday 6  – Tuesday 10 September 2013
10-5pm weekdays
11am – 4pm Saturdays (closed Sundays)
Well Gallery

MA Interactive Media | Final Show 2013

Here you will find presented four final major group projects as well as research, speculation and practice in the areas of interface and interaction design, user experience design and digital culture.

The course is one of the longest-established postgraduate courses in the field and is designed for people who want to work in interactive design and media, web, digital and interactive installation. It combines theory and practice, covering conceptualisation, planning, design, coding, production, project management and usability testing. Students are encouraged to explore, experiment and take risks.

The unique approach of this MA lies in its emphasis on the role of theory in underpinning multimedia design practice, and on making interactive design to challenge and test theories of interactive communication.

The course places great weight on the learning opportunities afforded by group-work. It reflects the multi-disciplinary and cooperative nature of industry and practice and has the added benefit of enabling students from many different cultures to exchange ideas, concepts and learning experiences in a collaborative environment.

www.13×13.org

Summer Art Club with Day Job at Peckham Space

FREE ART ACTIVITIES, NO BOOKING REQUIRED, ALL AGES WELCOME

30 July – 18 August 2013

This programme of free Summer Art Clubs designed by Day Job Studio, recent graduates from Camberwell College of Arts, takes place throughout the first half of August 2013 in Peckham Space and is inspired by the array of fast food outlets of South East London. This programme includes free drop-in activities, workshops, art and music.

Once you are inside the gallery there is so much on offer: you can draw your favourite meal and step into the
Play-o-logy inflatable digestive system, dress as a giant slice of pizza and design a hat in order to become our employee of the month! You can also help us prepare for the Peckham Peace Picnic on 17 August by making ‘fast food bunting’ which will be displayed throughout Peckham Square at the event.

Summer Art Club with Day Job Studio Launch 1 August 6pm – 9pm. Join us for the launch event of the Summer Art Clubs with Day Job Studio where you can be one of the first to experience the gallery transformed into a playful environment inspired by the array of fast food outlets of South East London.

What is Day Job Studio? A Peckham based collective of 10 illustration graduates from Camberwell College of Arts, University of the Arts London. Their celebrated projects have so far included ‘Pick Me Up’ at Somerset House and the Peckham themed ‘V&A Last Friday’, both in 2013. Day Job Studio specialise in publications, prints, workshops, set design and installations, all created with an ethos of playfulness and the desire to encourage abstract thinking.

www.day-job.org

Tue–Fri 12noon–6pm
Sat–Sun 12noon–5pm

Contact us on 020 7358 9645 or email info@peckhamspace.com for more information.

 

Fashion Matters: A Gala Dinner with Auction

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Date: 6 September 2013
Location: The Mansion House, City of London

London College of Fashion, in partnership with Kurt Geiger, hosts Fashion Matters, an exclusive evening of elegance and style at the historic Mansion House in the heart of the City of London.
Fashion Matters is LCF’s annual fundraising gala. This year it marks the culmination of our celebrations for 125 years of Cordwainers at London College of Fashion.

The evening will begin with a champagne reception, giving guests a chance to mingle and take in their palatial surroundings. A 3-course dinner will then be served in the magnificent Eqyptian Hall, after which guests will be treated to a glamorous salon fashion show followed by an auction of exclusive and unique pieces and experiences. The night will close with a performance from chart-topping classical singer, Laura Wright.

Lots up for auction include the chance to commission renowned fashion illustrator, David Downton, a year’s supply of Kurt Geiger shoes, a photographic portrait of Kate Moss by Richard Young signed by the photographer, and two front-row tickets for the LCF MA Runway Show, amongst other exclusive items and experiences.

London College of Fashion is committed to providing creative education for all based on talent and not financial background. This celebration will:

  •  Support the next generation of designers through student scholarships and hardship funds
  •  Reinforce the importance of British manufacturing and fashion’s impact on the UK and global economy
  •  Provide investment in state of the art design technology and equipment
  •  Raise the profile of British fashion and design education

Posters Selected from the Icograda Archive

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Private View Friday 30 August 2013, 6-9pm
Exhibition from Saturday 31 August – Friday 13 September 2013
10-5pm weekdays
11am – 4pm Saturdays (closed Sundays)

Posters from the icograda archive selected by –
Andy Altmann / Noma Bar / Nick Bell / Anthony Burrill / Sarah Douglas / George Hardie / Will Hudson / Chrissie Macdonald / Roderick Mills / Fraser Muggeridge / Matt Rice / Kate Sclater / Emma Thomas / Lucy Vigrass / Ian Wright /

Half a century! 50 years since its formation in London in 1963, Icograda, (the world body for professional communication design) returns to the place of its birth to celebrate half a century of global activity.

‘Posters Selected from the Icograda Archive’ at London College of Communication, (itself celebrating 50 years at our Elephant and Castle site), seeks to explore the relationship contemporary design and illustration has with its illustrious past – in particular, the role of the poster.

Selected – 15 of today’s leading practitioners choose 45 memorable posters from the collection. Admire their selections and explore the rationale behind each choice.

http://www.icograda.org/