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Review // PR Guest Lecture: Anaïs Hayes, Google UK

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Second-year BA (Hons) Public Relations student Mary Davoudi reports on LCC’s recent PR Guest Lecture by Google UK’s Head of Brand Development, Anaïs Hayes.

Anaïs’s engaging speech shared her extensive insights from Google on how technology is changing marketing communications and reorganising brands and businesses.

She reminded us that the rise of technology today is the slowest it has ever been, and it is only going to speed up, as the 2.8 billion people who are online now are expected to at least triple in the next five or six years.

She compared it to Moore’s Law and stated that every single year the number of connections we can fit into a device will double. Not only will it get faster but also smaller and a lot cheaper.

She shared the amazing fact that mobile data in 2014 was 12 times the size of the entire internet in 2000. She reminded us that access to connections is also getting much more global and there are 10 billion devices worldwide; more people have access to a mobile device than a toothbrush!

Anaïs introduced the concept of instant gratification: how as consumers we will wait only two seconds for a webpage to load. Linked to this, it is not only the device or the message that matters, but the speed of the message. If, in those two seconds, the page is not loading, we immediately go to a competitor’s website.

As a result consumer behaviour can be understood by a completely different www acronym. It is not world wide web anymore, it is ‘what I want, where I want, when I want it’ – and if I can’t have that I will go somewhere else.

Baking speed into every concept you present to a client is crucial, Anaïs reminded us. According to her, businesses that support this are the businesses that succeed. Success is now based around ease, fluency and service.

Anaïs also discussed YouTube being not just a digital platform but the largest focus group in the world, where people will comment, like and view things and let your brand know what they like in real-time. As a public relations practitioner or a brand marketer, you can react to these changes immediately.

She highlighted an example of car brand Honda, who launched two different versions of their advert to see which one attracted more people. The one that got fewer views was taken down and all ad spend focused on the most successful one.

During her speech, Anaïs showed us a short video of a child playing with an iPad. In the next shot the child is seen playing with a magazine which she thinks is a touch screen iPad. Instead of turning the pages, she tries to touch them with her fingers.

The video demonstrated that we shouldn’t just be thinking about the current generation but focusing our expectations on future generations who have entirely different ways of thinking and behaving. As public relations practitioners we have to be ahead of the curve to advise our clients on these changes.

Anaïs also introduced another important concept for the future of communications and marketing: permission-based media.

It used to be that if brands showed you something frequently enough, eventually as a consumer you would buy it. Now, when an ad annoys you, you can avoid it.

As a result communications need to become permission-based. People don’t buy from brands. People buy from people. Brands need to work hard to understand how to do this to ‘hear’ consumer’s permission.

Anaïs finished her lecture by reminding us that in the 1920s, messages were presented on cinema screens metres away from us; in the 1960s to 1980s the message was in our living room via television. Then on our laptops and tablets.

Then we start becoming more personally involved and today we have wearable technology such as Google Glass. Is this the future of communications and marketing?

Studies show that the closer information is to cerebral cortex the more effectively it is processed, while it is predicted that in 2020 there will be 250 million wearable devices. What will this do to the discipline?

Words by Mary Davoudi

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Two LCC alumni premiere their latest film ‘Firewalker’ based on the music of funk band Jungle Fire


Firewalker, Alejo Restrepo and Roger Gonzalez, 2014.

The 70s are back in this visual tribute to Afro-Latin Funk band Jungle Fire, created by break-through filmmakers and LCC BA (Hons) Design for Interaction and Moving Image alumni Alejo Restrepo and Roger Gonzalez. The pair, who funded the film with a successful Kickstarter campaign, released their film this week.

Their journey began two years ago whilst Alejo and Roger were studying together at LCC. On a friend’s recommendation they went out to watch a show by Jungle Fire. The band, a much talked about Afro Latin Funk band hailing from Los Angeles, were in the middle of a tour made possible by support given by Tony Morrison, DJ Lubi, Craig Charles of BBC6, DJ Snowboy and the UK Arts Council.


Still from Firewalker, Alejo Restrepo and Roger Gonzalez, 2014.

Jungle Fire had been packing venues and generating a very healthy buzz around their performances. Alejo explains, “The show was bananas, and we felt so inspired by the energy we felt at that packed venue, that we approached the band about creating something together.”

After going back and forth for about six months, Alejo and Roger came up with a concept for a short film based on the band’s track ‘Firewalker’. The film, with a storyline loosely based around how Jungle Fire formed, is a creative project produced in conjunction with Walter Pictures and features some of the LA area’s most promising young actors and dancers.


Still from Firewalker, Alejo Restrepo and Roger Gonzalez, 2014.

Alejo explains, “The goal was to create a piece that could be shown in film festivals but also stands on its own as a music video, like Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’. This project was a complete labour of love. Roger and I even quit our jobs in London to come to LA and make this happen!”

Using music from the band’s new record ‘Tropicoso’ as inspiration, the film takes viewers back to the decade of funk and flares, offering a new creative alternative to the music video format we have come so accustomed to.


Still from Firewalker, Alejo Restrepo and Roger Gonzalez, 2014.

The 9 minute short, which was shot on location in LA, provides a visual representation of the whole album. With its laid back, funky style, the film aims to highlight the sense of euphoria that this Afro-Latin Funk music induces.

Find out more about BA (Hons) Interaction Design Arts (previously BA (Hons) Design for Interaction and Moving Image)

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New Course Discourse // MA International Journalism (Online)


LCC’s Russell Merryman in the newsroom.

In our latest New Course Discourse feature, we chat to Course Leader Russell Merryman to find out more about the new course MA International Journalism (Online).

Can you tell us a bit about why this course has been created?

I suppose the aim, really, is to make practitioners – journalism or media studies graduates – more aware of the growing internationalisation of the media.

Before the internet, all media was regionalised or territorialised, either by nation or locale, and that was a limitation of the technology that was being used, whether it was newspapers or satellite TV.

The internet’s changed all that, and in effect everybody who publishes now is an international journalist.

But what we want to do is to try and make people more aware of the issues that are raised by that – that the playing field has radically changed – and raise an awareness about the different kinds of approaches to storytelling, narrative, law, ethics and freedom of expression.


Journalism students working in the newsroom.

How does the course content compare to an undergraduate journalism course?

On a good undergraduate programme students will be taught how to edit video, edit audio, deal with laying out a page, use social media, create websites.

What we want to do is take that on and engage people with some of the very exciting new storytelling platforms that are available, that allow people to create in-depth documentary-style journalism.

Long-form narrative, ways in which we can get under the skin of a story much more effectively than we ever could before, and engage the audience in a new type of interactive dialogue.

We want to let people explore and experiment within their own art, as it were, and within their own discipline, and really try and bring their journalism to life. Not just by examining what’s going on around them with an international perspective, but also collaborating with students in other parts of the world.


Artefact magazine, produced by LCC’s BA (Hons) Journalism students.

We’ll also be bringing in people from industry. Many of the tutors who we’re looking to recruit onto the course have experience with international broadcasters and news organisations, and we’ll be bringing in guest speakers as well.

We’ll be looking for the students themselves to bring their own experience from their own part of the world to the table, and make that part of the debate.

All of this works towards a final major project, whether that be a research dissertation or a multimedia documentary. That’s where we want them to get to at the end of the two-year course.

Can you talk a bit more about the ‘online’ aspect of the MA?

The programme is delivered entirely online so there will be no requirement to travel to London, no requirement for visas and no requirement for expensive rents. It’s part-time, so students can study it whilst, I hope, holding down a full-time job.

So it is designed with practitioners in mind – people who want to build their international perspectives on the work they are doing as journalists, and hone those skills with a group of like-minded people in an online community of interest.

For the College, it’s not the first time we’ve done online courses. We’ve got experience of doing those already, with a very successful photojournalism and documentary photography course, and we want to build on that.

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Emily Bell, former Editor-in-Chief of Guardian Online, giving the annual Hugh Cudlipp Lecture to LCC students.

We’re going to be looking at a number of aspects of journalism that are affected by developments on the internet and the international perspectives that it brings.

So things like data journalism, developmental journalism, how journalism operates in emerging democracies, is the Western model really the right model? Are there are models that work more effectively in those environments? And what are the limitations and challenges of those areas?

You mentioned LCC’s reputation in providing online courses, but what else can the College offer to your future students?

What LCC brings to the table in this case is the experience of the staff, and the focus on communities of practice and communities of interest, which we want to take into a virtual realm.

Also there is still access to a lot of the facilities, like Library Services and other systems that we provide to the LCC community, which are available online. There are lots of benefits of being a student, even though you’re not physically in the building.

And connections with other courses – students will make those connections online. Students are talking to each other via the internet even when they’re physically in the building, so we’re building communities across those boundaries. LCC has always been keen to do that – it’s in our DNA.

So students will be joining that very extensive group of experts, fellow students and fellow practitioners. We are actually hoping to collaborate directly with the photojournalists, and get people working together on projects.


LCC journalism students working in the newsroom.

What are you looking for in applicants?

We’ll be looking for people who have some background in journalism – probably journalism graduates. We’re looking for experienced storytellers.

I talk to my students on the undergraduate programme and they say, “What can I do next?” And one of the things that struck me was that a lot of them went on to do things like international politics, which developed their worldview but wouldn’t necessarily develop their journalism.

So I thought there was a gap in the market – we can actually provide people with a Masters course which examines international politics and the issues of freedom of expression from an international perspective, but do so with a journalistic worldview.

We will also be happy to consider non-journalists – people who’ve done media and communications degrees, who’ve got some of those practical skills that we can hone into journalism.


Artefact magazine, produced by LCC’s BA (Hons) Journalism students.

What kinds of careers can graduates from the course expect to go on to? 

We hope that we will turn out people who are confident about tackling some of those international issues, and will be able to do so either as freelance writers, or in international news organisations – the number of which is actually growing.

We are seeing more and more international broadcasters, internet services and magazines coming online. From the days when there was just CNN and the BBC, now there are a huge number of potential employers who are interested in candidates who have a strong worldview and a strong desire to tell stories that have a global reach.

I hope that we will find stories that nobody else is telling, based on the students’ local knowledge and experience. I think that is a really exciting prospect.

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New UAL Alumni Group in Cyprus

We are excited to be launching a brand new alumni group in Cyprus.  The group is being launched by three alumni; Chrisanthy Christoforou, Eleni Skoulia and Aggela Chimona (MA Fine Art: Sculpture, Wimbledon College of Arts, 2008).  We currently have about 365 alumni in Cyprus; most of them are based in and around Nicosia and Limassol, but also some other cities in Cyprus.

Cyprus alumni group

Chrisanthy, Eleni & Aggela

Chrisanthy, Eleni and Angela are looking for people who are interested in helping to come up with an exciting program that will bring together fellow alumni to mingle at social nights out, talks or exhibitions or perhaps by creating a showcase of alumni work – simply making the most of the local and international network connections and opportunities an alumni group has to offer.

“We wanted to set up this group as we felt that when graduating and relocating back to Cyprus we were lacking the network and support. This is of great importance to us, as we believe many others have been to this position and many more will be in the future.
We want to create a network of artists where everyone can give and gain guidance and support. But most of all it’s about creating a community where everyone can have fun, share ideas and feel that they belong.”

Chrisanthy lives and works as a freelance artist in Nicosia. She’s been an active artist in creating her own work since graduating from Wimbledon College of Arts in 2008. She has participated in several local and international group exhibitions and festivals. You can visit her website here.

Aggela works as an artist and art teacher. She holds an MA in Fine Art Sculpture from Wimbledon College of Arts, and an MA in Cultural Management from Northumbria University. Chimona mostly works with video and sound and has taken part in various group exhibitions and festivals in Nicosia, London and Madrid.

Eleni since graduating from Wimbledon College of Arts in 2008 has been an art teacher as well as the Head of the Arts department in a private school in Nicosia. Moreover, in collaboration with other artists she participated in several exhibitions in the island.

If you are interested in participating in the group, please get in touch with Aggela;

Aggela Chimona

Meet: Seulki Kang

Seulki Kang studied Graphic and Media Design: Typography BA (Hons) at the London College of Communication.

Seulki Kang

Seulki Kang

What made you decide to come to London and study at London College of Communication (LCC)?  And what specifically interested you about Typography?
I was attracted to London because it was a city that knew how to keep its old and new by maintaining the history’s architecture, design, arts and culture. I chose LCC due to its environment and history, its portfolio of successful alumni and the curriculum. LCC has the best curriculum for typography and that was the main reason that I decided to enroll at this school. Although, later on I got to lean more towards interaction design.

I was interested in Typography because it came to me as a game of some sort, in which organic space can be created in between letters’ compositions. Also, typography itself is a straightforward medium that can send strong messages and emotions to the viewers without any complicated images.

What’s your favourite memory from your time at LCC?
My favourite memory at LCC was experiencing the analog process of printing with screen-printing and letter press, which is hard to find in fast-changing times like this. It was always fun to use these analog processes that create interesting diversified works.  I only got to take a few Typography classes during my study and moved on to interaction classes. Although interaction classes are fundamentally based on digital skills, I always kept my sketches and used screen-printing for my final results.

What was the best thing LCC taught you?
It’s hard to pinpoint the best thing that LCC taught me, but I can say that I have had a lot of opportunities from my time there; I got a chance to learn how to study design at my own pace, I met students from various cultures and worked together on different projects, and most of all, even though I was just a student, I got many chances to actually experience professional design work in its field.

Did you enjoy living in London? What one piece of advice would you give a student moving to London?
The best thing about living in London is that the city breathes art and design history. There are a number of galleries and places hiding among the streets that give me inspiration. Also, art shows and events are always around. I believe London is THE PLACE for students who are wanting to study art and design. If I were to give one piece of advice for a student moving to London it would be to experience and enjoy these places and moments as much as possible.

What have you been doing since graduating?
After graduating I came back to Korea and worked at a design agency called ‘Vinyl’. I mainly worked as an interaction and new media designer, focusing on special exhibitions, performing arts, digital promotion etc. Also, I created an artist group called ‘atoyfactory’ and hosted group and personal exhibitions, seminars and created art works. Currently, I work at an online game company, ‘Nexon’ in brand and interaction design, and I also teach interaction classes at Universities.

What has been your greatest achievement?
My greatest achievement is having the opportunity to create a small community with up-and-coming young designers from different cultures. Also, I used to focus only on the designing skills in a project, but now I feel a sense of fulfillment when I think and solve the essence of the project itself.

What’s next for you?
I am currently planning many things. Since last year, I have co-created ‘boboostore design cooperative’ with other Korean designers. We are planning to innovate new design business models every year. This year our goal is to sustain the cooperative by launching our own brand products. My personal plan is to move on from company ’Nexon’ and go for a new challenge. While I was studying in London I created a group called ‘atoyfactory’ that creates interactive toys. Since then, I have also worked as an art director that combines play, toys and education. I want to further research this and study to make change in educational design – hopefully the doctoral course that I am planning to take starting this year will help me venture out in this field.

What or who is your greatest inspiration?
My greatest inspiration are people who use my work. They could be a middle-aged woman or a five year old boy. In the end, their opinion and interaction with my work shows me the small details and points that I don’t get from the advice of the professionals and specialty publications. And with this direct and indirect feedback, I will be continuously inspired. It is like inexhaustible spring water that flows time after time…

Find out more about the Graphic and Media Design: Typography BA (Hons) at the London College of Communication

Jo Glover, Senior Graphic Designer at the V&A and LCC alumna, talks us through her designs for Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty


Savage Beauty Poster, Jo Glover, V&A, 2015.

The V&A’s record-breaking current exhibition, Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty, is the first and largest retrospective of the late designer’s work to be presented in Europe.

LCC alumna Jo Glover, who graduated from BA (Hons) Graphic and Media Design in 2006, is Senior Graphic Designer at the V&A, and has been in charge of developing the design identity of the exhibition. Jo has been involved in every detail of the show from the selection of the lead image and designing the promotional campaign, to perfecting the details of the guides, leaflets and invitations.


Savage Beauty, Jo Glover, V&A, 2015.

The exhibition will showcase McQueen’s visionary body of work. Spanning his 1992 MA graduate collection to his unfinished A/W 2010 collection, McQueen’s designs will be presented with the dramatic staging and sense of spectacle synonymous with his runway shows.

We caught up with Jo to find out more about her journey from LCC to the V&A.

So Jo, can you tell us a little bit about your role as senior graphic designer at the V&A? How did you get to this job, and what do you enjoy about it?

I got the job in 2011 after working at ad agency Wieden+Kennedy and doing my MA at the RCA. I also worked in branding for three years at Venturethree which helped with the more commercial work I do for marketing.

The job at the V&A combines the parts I loved from the advertising and branding jobs with my first job in the arts and cultural sector designing books for the likes of the RA. I love the variety of working on beautiful luxury print through to exhibition design and way finding. It never gets boring and is always a challenge.


Savage Beauty, Jo Glover, V&A, 2015.

Can you explain your involvement in the Savage Beauty exhibition? What excited you about it and what you were nervous about?

I worked closely with marketing and press and the curatorial team to make sure we told the story of the exhibition through the print and digital campaign. I had to really fight for the very macabre savage image because it could be seen as intimidating but I think the lead image encapsulates the whole idea of both savage and beauty.


Savage Beauty, Jo Glover, V&A, 2015.

So what was important to you in your approach to the designs for Savage Beauty?

In my approach to the savage beauty designs it was important to capture the slick high end luxury feel whilst retaining the darkness that comes through Lee McQueen’s work. We also really wanted to highlight the less known collections as well as the obvious ones. The events like the dinner are very high profile with a number of celebrity guests so we used lots of beautiful embossing, matte and gloss contrasts, and great paper.


Savage Beauty, Jo Glover, V&A, 2015.

How would you describe your style and design sensibilities?

I’d say my style and design sensibilities are very pure, clean and quite classic but this obviously depends on the brief and market I’m working to. You have to be able to adapt and embrace styles that work with the audience or visitors you are targeting.


Savage Beauty, Jo Glover, V&A, 2015.

How did LCC prepare you for life in the working world?

LCC prepared me so well for the working world because I did the industrial placement year where I got valuable experience from Elle magazine in London, the Chase in Manchester and Storm design in Melbourne, Block Branding in Perth and Principals branding and 2Birds design in Sydney. I also worked at Why Not Associates in London when I got back. This allows you to work out what you like and don’t like and also to travel and experience many different ways of working.


Savage Beauty, Jo Glover, V&A, 2015.

Can you give one piece of advice for an aspiring graphic design student?

My one piece of advice would be to work hard, don’t be scared to make mistakes, and make lots of tea to get involved if you’re on a placement!


Savage Beauty, Jo Glover, V&A, 2015.

Find out more about BA (Hons) Graphic and Media Design

Read Jo’s alumni profile

Find out more about Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty and book tickets

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Celebrating the moving image at UAL


A still from Paper City by LCC graduate Maciek Janicki (click the image to watch the video)

Film and video are at the heart of much of what goes on at UAL, from BA courses in Film and Television and Interaction Design to MA courses in Directing and Documentary Film, our students and graduates continue to create pioneering and influential work with the moving image.

Drawing on UAL’s strength in this discipline, Central Saint Martins has developed Strangelove – an ambitious festival exploring and celebrating the diversity of moving image with 50 events taking place over five days.

The Strangelove festival offers a rich and eclectic mix of screenings, talks, workshops and pop-up events, designed to embrace the presence of moving image and finding and experiencing new and exciting work.

Mark Dunhill, Dean of Academic Programmes at Central Saint Martins, said: “The majority of us have a relationship with the moving image on a daily basis in one form or another. Strangelove recognises the importance of moving image production on culture and communication, delivering an exciting programme of events which are open to all.”


The festival has been devised and programmed in collaboration with artist Terry Smith (workinprogress) and curator David Gryn (Artprojx). It will celebrate the diversity of moving image practice and explore the relationship between art, fashion, communication design, drama, performance and popular culture featuring the work of students through to prominent and established international artists, designers, directors, screen writers and performers.

More information:

Find out more about the Strangelove festival and the events schedule.

Explore ‘moving image’ and ‘film’ courses at UAL.

LCC staff and students take shows to Derby’s FORMAT International Photography Festival

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AK-47 from ‘Vietnam Deprimed’, Lewis Bush, 2014.

Two photography shows curated by LCC staff will be exhibited at this year’s FORMAT International Photography Festival in Derby.

‘Media and Myth’ is curated by LCC alumni Lewis Bush (also a visiting practitioner) and Monica Alcazar-Duarte, with Paul Lowe, Course Leader for MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography.

First staged in 2014 and part-funded by the LCC Graduate School, the exhibition brings together material produced during the College’s NAM project, which explored the role of the media in the Vietnam War.

Participating students took a diverse range of approaches to the topic. They examined the ways in which photography was used to record the conflict, looked at underground zines produced by US servicemen stationed in south-east Asia, and used a variety of media to present their ideas and research.

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Visitors at ‘Media and Myth’ in 2014. Image © Lewis Bush

Lewis tells us: “Though I think Monica and I already had some idea of the diversity of the work produced for the NAM project, we were still quite surprised at what we found when we started really looking.

“There were research projects exploring everything from graphic design and underground magazine production, to the legacy of post-traumatic stress and collections of soldiers’ own photography.

“We were both impressed by the level of commitment some of the students had shown to a research topic that was in some ways quite far removed from the focus of their course.”

‘Media and Myth’ also includes photographs drawn from the Stanley Kubrick Archive, housed at LCC, which proved to be a key resource for many of the participants in the NAM project.

On display are images produced during the making of the director’s 1985 Vietnam War film Full Metal Jacket, which reveal how Kubrick sought to dress and disguise the disused Becton Gasworks site in east London as the set of the battle-scarred Vietnamese city of Hue.

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A spread from ‘Voices of Dissent’, Amin Musa, 2014.

The curators say: “The Vietnam War might have passed into history, but its lessons and legacy remain plain to see in the conduct of modern wars and the way the media report them, and in the ways that these conflicts merge with popular culture and entertainment.”

Artists showing in ‘Media and Myth’ are: Jacob Balzani, Madeleine Corcoran, Cinzia D’Ambrosi, Julia Johnson, Veronika Lukasova, Steve Mepsted, Amin Musa, Linka A. Odom, Lewis Bush and Monica Alcazar-Duarte.

Also at the festival is ‘The Forensic Turn’, a group show curated by LCC’s Paul Lowe and featuring work by Simon Norfolk, Zijah Gafic, Edmund Clark, Ashley Gilbertson, and Fred Ramos.

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Image © Zijah Gafic

The exhibition considers the problems surrounding images of atrocity – often accused of aesthetising or exploiting suffering – and looks at work which depicts not the act of violence or the victim but the spaces and objects involved in such acts.

The artists included in the show focus on the traces of war and conflict rather than its direct effects on the human body, but still open up a space in which the viewer can engage with the situation.

Paul explains: “By exploiting the presence of absence in objects, they offer an alternative and powerful route to the documentation of violence.”

Both shows are open at 1 Corn Exchange, Derby, from Friday 13 March to Sunday 12 April 2015, with a Private View on Thursday 12 March, 7-9pm.

Read more about MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography

Visit the FORMAT Festival website

Read more about the LCC Graduate School

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LCC student Calvin Lok gets visitors talking at V&A

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Calvin’s final greeting sticker design. Image © Calvin Lok

Calvin Lok, a student on LCC’s BA (Hons) Spatial Design course, has described showing his work in the Victoria & Albert Museum’s ‘Disobedient Objects’ exhibition as “like a dream come true”.

First-year student Calvin got the chance to collaborate with the internationally renowned museum after receiving an email asking for submissions, and quickly made the decision to apply.

The museum was looking for thought-provoking contributions to their show, which explored  the history of protest, rebellion and revolution.

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Calvin’s work on show at the V&A. Image © Calvin Lok.

When his proposal was accepted, Calvin enlisted fellow student Celine Loh to help fine-tune his ideas. The pair researched ways to engage visitors in a conversation with their exhibit, and with each other.

An initial plan to hand out personalised placards to be carried around the show was rejected in favour of simple greeting stickers reading ‘Hello, I believe in…’, allowing people to complete the sentence in their own words.


Calvin’s posters explored the ideas of revolution and change. Image © Calvin Lok.

Calvin also made mock-revolutionary posters and leaflets printed on newspaper for added authenticity, and used them to show infographics about the history of protest.

Calvin found that the project gave him vital first-hand experience of how people interact with an exhibition and each other in a gallery space.

Looking back on his achievement, he writes, “This is quite possibly the most amazing opportunity I have had in my life thus far”.

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Visitors enjoy completing the sentence on their stickers. Images © Calvin Lok.

Read Calvin’s blog posts about the show

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Designs on e-Learning 2015 Conference Call for Papers

DEL 2015

Call for Papers – Designs on eLearning 2015: Technology, Culture, Practice

CSM staff are invited to submit proposals for Designs on eLearning 2015: Technology, Culture, Practice, an international conference in partnership with UAL, Penn State University and Texas State University. The conference will be hosted at CSM on 16 – 17 September 2015.

Proposals can take the form of panel discussions, workshops or short paper presentations on the following themes:

• Cross-disciplinarity
• Understanding practice & culture
• Engaging students in digital spaces
• Digital identity
• Digital scholarship

Application deadline: 15 April 2015

About Del 2015:

Designs on eLearning (DeL) is an international conference exploring the use of technology in art and design Higher Education. As digital technologies continue to transform the creative and pedagogic landscape, we face exciting possibilities and new challenges for the future of education. Themed Technology, Culture, Practice, DeL 2015 aims to explore forms of learning that take place in digital contexts within and beyond HE institutions.

You can find full details on the DeL website, or subscribe to the DeL mailing list.

We look forward to receiving your submissions!

Enquiries: Claudia Roeschmann,

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Conference hashtag: #del2015