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TEXTILE TOOLBOX online exhibition

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The TEXTILE TOOLBOX exhibition launches online on 13th November. It is a showcase of ten propositional design concepts inspired by Mistra research into the sustainability of the fashion and textile industry.

The exhibition platform functions as a research and public engagement 
tool formed around TED’s ‘The TEN’ – design strategies for innovative sustainability thinking and action. The exhibition proposes how these strategies can translate technical and scientific research breakthroughs into design concepts. The new products demonstrate the potential for progressing a sustainable fashion system with new materials, processes, applications and business models. The exhibits are a starting point for discussion – provocations, or ‘provotypes’ – showing us how design tools can create entirely new visions for the future of the industry. This unique online platform offers a global audience a glimpse of a sustainable future fashion industry. An industry that ultimately gives the consumer pleasure whilst also giving the planet and its inhabitants absolute consideration.

The final design pieces use a strategic ‘TEN’ approach to create beautiful fashions for style fans to savour, with aesthetics connecting and responding to the scientific research of the MISTRA Future Fashion consortium.

Exhibits:

1. Seamsdress, by Dr Kate Goldsworthy

2. A.S.A.P (Paper Cloth), by Prof Kay Politowicz, Sandy MacLennan (East Central), Dr Kate Goldsworthy, David Telfer (COS) and Dr Hjalmar Granberg (Innventia)

3. Shanghai Shirt by Prof Becky Earley (Research Profile) and Isabel Dodd

4. Inner/Outer Jacket by Clara Vuletich

5. DeNAture, by Miriam Ribul in collaboration with Hanna de la Motte (SP)

6. ReDressing Activism, by Prof Becky Earley, Emmeline Child and Bridget Harvey

7. Smörgåsbord, by Melanie Bowles (Research Profile) and Kathy Round

8. Sweaver, by Josefin Tissingh

9. Fast Refashion, by Prof Becky Earley

10. A Jumper to Lend, A Jumper to Mend, by Bridget Harvey

Resources:

The collaborations with scientists, academics and professionals, have lead to Tool Kits for action, instructions for making, resources for learning, and films to sit back and watch. International training tools and education models will be available from the site as a free download in the final report in June 2015.

Open Call:

We will also invite a global fashion design audience to submit their own sustainable future fashion projects to us, and selected works will be showcased in an open gallery on the site. We also invite reviewers to send us feedback on the exhibition and to contribute to our final project report. Get in touch for the opportunity to be part of this exciting process.

For more information:

Printing problems at CSM

We are currently experiencing problems with the UniFlow printing system at CSM King’s Cross and Archway campus.

The top-up kiosk is not in operation at the moment so students should top up using the online payment portal (with a debit/credit card). However, some students have topped up their printing accounts online but their balance has not been credited. If your balance has not been updated after one hour, please contact the IT Service Desk on 0207 514 9898. You will need to provide the reference number on your printing receipt.

This problem is being dealt with as high priority and we are working closely with our suppliers to resolve the issue.

For more information visit the printing essentials page.

2 for 1 ‘Stranger than Fiction’ exhibition tickets for students

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Media Space at the Science Museum are offering 2 for 1 tickets for students for ‘Stranger than Fiction‘, an exhibition by Joan Fontcuberta, which runs until 9 November.

Please download the voucher below and bring this, along with your student pass, along to the Museum to redeem the offer.

2 for 1 voucher

Black History Month 2014

Man1 – Cheryl Kohl, BA Fine Art, CSM

This year UAL celebrates Black History Month with an exhibition programme curated by the African Caribbean Society; Unspoken Barriers is a major series of events created by London College of Communication Students’ Union Vice-President, Bee Tajudeen and funded by the UAL Widening Participation fund. UAL students and graduates from a variety of disciplines were invited to submit artwork reflecting the themes surrounding Black History Month, and experiences of black students in the current educational climate. This artwork has been collated to create the first in a series of exhibitions under the ‘Unspoken Barriers’ title.

Bee Tajudeen comments: “I’m so pleased to see an exhibition that is student led to go up at LCC, especially on such an important subject. I would like to thank all the exhibitors who submitted and urge everyone to go an look at these thought-provoking pieces.”

Brazilian Girl – Kai Lutterodt, BA Journalism, LCC

UAL Joint Chairs of Black Art and Design, Sonia Boyce and Paul Goodwin, present ‘Movements’, a selection of works from the June Givanni Pan-African Cinema Archive  on show until 27 October. They are also currently preparing for Ghosts; opening on 2 November Ghosts is a year-long series of single work and focused displays featuring key art works from a range of British Black and Asian artists exploring ideas around technologies, subjectivities and contemporary art practice. They will explore how artists have interrogated the complex relationships between technology, subjectivity and strategies of art making in an age of migration, globalisation and dispersed diaspora identities. Questioning what art can tell us about the transformation of gendered, class and racialised subjectivities in our techno-cultural and information rich societies, what a critical art practice look like today, and  what are the excesses that hover as a ghostly spectre around forms of representation and its technologies, the displays by contemporary practitioners will attempt to address these.

Read more about Unspoken Barriers on the UAL event listings

Read more about Ghosts on the UAL event listings

Find out more about UAL Joint Chairs of Black Art and Design, Sonia Boyce and Paul Goodwin, on the UAL website

 Hot Day – Samira Oulaillah, MA Photojournalism, LCC

LCC BA (Hons) Film Practice students collaborate with Urban Outfitters

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Ruby Heart, aka Harriette Dunn, at work on the changing room graffiti mural. Image © Urban Outfitters

Three students on LCC’s BA (Hons) Film Practice course recently seized the opportunity to work with international fashion franchise Urban Outfitters on a promotional film.

We asked Tom Jeffery, who made the commercial with coursemates Csaba Kondor and Daniel Kershaw, to tell us more about the shoot.

“It came about via a friend of mine who does the interiors for Urban Outfitters stores. He had a video opportunity to shoot his sister [24-year-old artist Ruby Heart] doing a graffiti piece in the Oxford Street store.

“I asked if I could do it with some friends, and after getting it signed off with the Creative Director, I arranged for my course group to film it.

“It neatly fitted in at a time when we had some kit for a short film for a BA (Hons) Film Practice sound project. We actually got a taxi from shooting the first scene straight to the store at midnight and didn’t leave till around 4am. So all in all it was around a 13-hour shooting day!”

Watch the video //

Read about BA (Hons) Film Practice

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Film // Festival success for LCC staff

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Still from ’72-82′, William Raban.

Three members of LCC staff, William Raban, David Knight and Brad Butler, have recently been featured in film festivals around London, balancing their roles as academics and active practitioners.

Professor of Film William Raban had ’72-82′, his latest film, selected by 2014′s London Film Festival (LFF). ’72-82′ explores the first ten years of groundbreaking London arts organisation Acme Studios and their critical work in housing some of the most renowned artists of our time, such as Richard Deacon and Anthony Whishaw.

Despite having more than 50 films under his belt, William describes the making of ’72-82′ as a “completely new experience”, as it solely uses archival visual materials to revisit the formative years of the organisation.

In addition to screenings at the BFI and Acme Studios, the feature-length documentary will also be screened at LCC’s Inside Out Festival, where William is in conversation with acclaimed sculptor, the two-time Turner Prize-nominated Richard Wilson.

David Knight’s work as Senior Lecturer on BA (Hons) Film and Television at LCC has taken him beyond teaching, as he enjoys success as Director of Photography on ‘The Quiet Hour’, which was nominated for Best UK Feature Film at the 22nd Raindance Film Festival.

“It is hugely satisfying to bring my professional practice back to the classroom. Working at features level brings into play a whole new set of skills to disseminate through workshops at LCC,” said David.

Recently appointed LCC Research Fellow Brad Butler continues the trend with a screening of his short film, ‘The Unreliable Narrator, at this year’s LFF.

Read profiles of William Raban, David Knight and Brad Butler

Read about BA (Hons) Film and Television

Read about Brad Butler’s work at the Hayward Gallery

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New Unit Evaluations at UAL

Unit Evaluations

This year, UAL is introducing Unit Evaluations for all undergraduate and taught postgraduate students across the University.

Unit Evaluations are your opportunity to feed back to us about the units that you are studying via a short online survey. By giving your feedback, you can help us to make positive changes to your course while you are studying with us – the more students respond, the more impact your feedback will have.

How to complete a Unit Evaluation
You will receive an email one week before the end of each unit on your course and you can also access your surveys by logging in to your course Moodle site. Open the link and complete the short online survey on your PC, Mac, tablet, phone or mobile device. The survey includes 10 short questions and only takes a few minutes to complete. The survey will be open for two weeks so make sure you respond straight away.

How we will use your feedback
When the survey closes, your Course Leader will receive the anonymous feedback from all the students on your unit. They will post a response to your feedback on your course Moodle site, highlighting where they think they might be able to make positive changes to your course. Your Course Reps will also discuss the results at your course or programme committee, your feedback will be included in your course’s annual monitoring processes and the University will use the data to help improve the experiences of all students at UAL.

Find out more
Further information about Unit Evaluations, including answers to some frequently asked questions, and guidance on making your feedback as useful as possible, is available on the Unit Evaluations web pages.

Apply for the next UAL Showroom exhibition

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To run in conjunction with London Fashion Week and UAL Green Week, the UAL Showroom will present an exhibition of work that is a Voice for Change. Submissions should creatively challenge the status quo through foregrounding environmental and social equity within fashion. Selected work will be exhibited from January – March 2015.

We are looking for UAL students and alumni to feature in the exhibition:

Work exhibited can include:

  • Design concepts, collections and services based on principles of sustainability applied to fashion or beauty, and fashion accessories (menswear, womenswear, bags, hats, jewellery, footwear, cosmetics etc).
  • Fashion photography or illustration with a demonstrable ethic in terms ofenvironmental and / or social sustainability or story relating to this subject matter.
  • Presentation of a social enterprise operating within fashion and its communities.
  • All submissions must clearly demonstrate your ambition, methods and process undertaken
  • Visually arresting and thought provoking pieces informed by sustainability imperatives

To apply to be part of this exhibition please download the application form below:

New Unit Evaluations at UAL

Unit Evaluations

Following on from Nigel Carrington’s announcement on action to improve student experience, UAL is introducing Unit Evaluations for all undergraduate and taught postgraduate students.

Unit Evaluations give students the opportunity to feed back to us about the units on their course via a short online survey. By gathering feedback from students at unit level, we can find ways to act on areas that need improvement and share good practice while students are still studying with us.

Further information is available on the Unit Evaluations staff intranet pages.

The student-facing Unit Evaluations web pages also include FAQs, videos and more to introduce students to the new system and encourage them to complete surveys.

What happens next?

We are currently in the process of setting up the surveys for each unit. Once this process is complete, your Academic Administration team will be able to provide a schedule of all the surveys for your course.

In the meantime, if you have any queries about the project, please do not hesitate to contact the Unit Evaluations team at unit.evaluation@arts.ac.uk.

The Creative Outlet

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20 Oct – 23 Dec 2014
09:00 to 20:00

The Creative Outlet is an annual showcase of exciting emerging and established talent, selling unique seasonal gift ideas – ranging from innovative jewellery design to contemporary interior products.

The original works on display – designed and produced by University of the Arts London students and alumni – can all be bought directly from the exhibitors, through their online shops, and at our festive pop-up shop on 4 December, where you can meet the artists and designers, and buy their work in person.

Exhibitors: Alex Burgess, Amanda Tong, Anshu Hu, Augusta Akerman, Camilla Brueton, Celia Dowson, Charlotte Day, David Bennett, Edyta Slabonska, Emi Dixon, Emily Carter, Emma Alington, Evdokia Savva, Finchittida Finch, Gaurab Thakali, Jungeun Han, Kolin and William, Nao Creative, Observatory Place, Reiko Kaneko, Richard McDonald, Rob Halhead-Baker, Robbie Porter, Rolfe&Wills, Sarah ‘Kenikie’ Palmer, Soo Kim, Sylvia Moritz and YU Square.