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FADA student wins design agency award designing drink for Bestival

(posted by Clare Tomes on July 25, 2016)

Bestival award winnerA FADA postgraduate student has won a national competition run by London brand and design agency JDO.

Lisa Eder, a Communication Design: Graphic Design MA student, beat around 300 entrants to win the 2016 JDO Raw design competition, aimed at finding the country’s best emerging design talent. The challenge was to design a drink concept to be sold at Bestival, the Isle of Wight music festival.

Lisa’s design centred on the issue of dehydration, a common problem at summer festivals. “I saw it as an interesting creative challenge to come up with a non-alcoholic drink, like water, for a venue traditionally dominated by alcohol” she explained.

Lisa’s drink concept ‘Remedy & Company’ is a two-way ‘pharmacy within a drink’ to keep festival-goers both energized as well as hydrated: “The pharmaceutical reference provided the visual focus for the entire branding, including packaging and point of sale.”

JDO RAW’s panel of judges included Rob da Bank and Bestival marketers, Felix Buxton from Basement Jaxx, Phil Gladman, the CMO of William Grant & Sons and Ben Oates and Paul Drake, JDO creative directors.

Paul Drake, JDO’s creative director, praised Lisa’s design: “The quality of the entries this year was stunning and we had a really difficult decision to make. In Lisa we have found someone who answered the brief with a really innovative and fresh approach.”

Lisa won a pair of tickets to this year’s Bestival and a two month paid placement at JDO. The FADA student spoke of her delight at the win:

“Winning this award makes me really proud. It is a great feeling to see my work appreciated in such a way. I would like to extend my thanks to my tutor and course mates who helped me during the work process and of course JDO and Bestival for choosing me!”

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A raft of pencils for BA Graphic Design at D&AD Student Awards 2016

(posted by Clare Tomes on July 19, 2016)

Graphics DAD winners

Graphic design students won several coveted D&AD pencils at the D&AD Student Awards ceremony on Thursday evening.

For their submissions in the following categories, wooden pencils were awarded to Laura Brown Little (Create Your Cloud / Adobe ), Jess Peden (Grrrrl Say / Dazed), Ed Goodger  (Smart Bikes / Ford ), and Sammie Puralak and Ross Norman ( CC Platform / Adobe)

Prized yellow pencils went to Jackson Iredale, Harry Grundy, Calum Ray, and Ed Goodger for Its Brave That / D&AD.

 

BA Filmmaking – Graduate Show Screening at Genesis Cinema

(posted by Clare Tomes on June 10, 2016)

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BA FILMMAKING – GRADUATE SHOW SCREENING
VENUE:   GENESIS CINEMA, SCREEN 2
TUES 14 JUNE – 6.00-11.00PM – SEE PROGRAMME BELOW
93-95 MILE END ROAD, LONDON E1 4UJ
http://genesiscinema.co.uk

PROGRAMME 1  –  6.15PM

Les Memoires du Temps
Jean Baptiste Pacioselli & Kyrian Rouvet

Anamnesis
Andrew Copley-Pickering

Cyclic Hannah
Dakin

Unspoken Water
Sarah Blackie

Cerberus_94
Pippa Young

PROGRAMME 2  –  7.30PM

Hiraeth
Jacob Roy

The Art of Distraction
Leah Morris

The Croft
Paulo Berberan

Utility Frequency
Sam Hailey

An Artist’s Landscape
Fergus Haughton

PROGRAMME 3  –  8.45PM

The Head, The Heart, The Hand
Sian Ayerst-Dyer

Rendezvous
Tobia Grieco

Nevada
Soul Suleiman

Fourtwoseven
Kerem Haeger

De Tal Palo Tal Astilla
Annabel Martin

PROGRAMME 4  –  10PM

An Endless Stare
Jessica Aston & Tyler Sear

Game and Grouse
Amy King

OAK
Yann Giroud

The Clash of Mars & Venus
Sara Kara

To Dearest
Eunji You

Making Tracks – Moving Image and Live Music at the Rose Theatre

(posted by Clare Tomes on June 8, 2016)

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Making Tracks // in partnership with FRAME

Whirlygig Cinema’s Making Tracks is a groundbreaking event that re-imagines short films with live scores performed by The Cabinet of Living Cinema.

By fusing moving image with live music and foley, Making Tracks offers a stimulating platform for emerging film talent and an opportunity to join filmmakers in hearing these new soundtracks for the first time.

FRAME 2016 will see the return of this exciting collaboration, featuring a programme of innovative dance shorts with live scores.

Followed by the World Premiere of CONSEQUENCES…

Consequences is a 30-minute film-based cabaret-style event, with a spirit of fun and hand-made creativity. Created by Kingston University Graphic Design and Dance students, with live music by The Cabinet of Living Cinema. Get ready for a playful historic dash from the dawn of film to now, presented as a mixture of film and live performance, highlighting chosen moments in British moving image media, popular culture and dance.

8pm
Rose Theatre, 24 – 26 High Street, Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey, KT1 1HL
Tickets: £8 / £5 students

https://www.rosetheatrekingston.org/whats-on/whirlygig-cinema

FRAME: The London Dance Film Festival will take place from 9-12 June 2016 offering an opportunity for creative talent in the arts, dance and film worlds to share experience, show work, learn from other artists and enjoy the best that dance and dance film offers. Find out more: framefilmfestival.com

FixFair: Kingston University’s pop-up workshops fix everyday problems through design

(posted by Clare Tomes on June 3, 2016)

FixFair design workhops

FixFair is taking to the streets of Kingston to show how Open Design can benefit users and communities and engender a “Made in Kingston” ethos.

Inspired by the “FixPerts” model, FixFair will see a panel of designers and dedicated workshops visiting the high street, market squares, estates, schools and care homes of Kingston to increase sustainability and improve lives.

From fixing broken household goods to ‘hacking’ or adapting existing products in innovative ways, FixFair will bring the solutions to the problems, helping people excluded economically, those with care of child commitments, and those with physical and mental challenges.

By collaborating with local schools and community groups, FixFair will enhance creative skills and encourage community engagement, while promoting the Faculty’s central ethos of “thinking through making.”

For more information and to find out how to support the project, check out FixFair’s Spacehive page.

FixFair: Kingston University’s pop-up workshops fix everyday problems through design

(posted by Clare Tomes on June 3, 2016)

Fixfair
FixFair is taking to the streets of Kingston to show how Open Design can benefit users and communities and engender a “Made in Kingston” ethos.

Inspired by the “FixPerts” model, FixFair will see a panel of designers and dedicated workshops visiting the high street, market squares, estates, schools and care homes of Kingston to increase sustainability and improve lives.

From fixing broken household goods to ‘hacking’ or adapting existing products in innovative ways, FixFair will bring the solutions to the problems, helping people excluded economically, those with care of child commitments, and those with physical and mental challenges.

By collaborating with local schools and community groups, FixFair will enhance creative skills and encourage community engagement, while promoting the Faculty’s central ethos of “thinking through making.”

For more information and to find out how to support the project, check out FixFair’s Spacehive page.

Design School MA Open Weekend 2016

(posted by Clare Tomes on June 1, 2016)

MA Open Weekend

We would like to invite you to the Design School’s MA Open Weekend 2016, an excellent opportunity to find out about postgraduate study at Kingston.

The exhibition will be a visual walk-through of our unique course structure in which students develop their personal practice within an interdisciplinary working environment.

Located at our Knights Park Campus, the exhibition will begin with a private viewing on Saturday 4 June between 1.00pm and 7.00pm (invite only), and then open to the public on Sunday 5 June from 1.00pm until 5.00pm.

We look forward to seeing you there.

 

 

Book launch of Pierre Guyotat: Revolutions & Aberrations by Prof Stephen Barber

(posted by Clare Tomes on May 19, 2016)

Stephen Barber launches book on Pierre Guyotat

Professor of Art & Design History Stephen Barber launches his newest book, on the French writer Pierre Guyotat, at the ICA this May.

The first book on Guyotat’s work written in English, Revolutions and Aberrations is based on twenty years of dialogues with Guyotat.

Lauded by the likes of Foucault, Genet and Derrida during the 60s and 70s, Guyotat’s innovative use of language and capacity to outrage has made him a unique figure in art for over 50 years, with his contemporary work, such as Coma, as influential as ever.

The launch event will include screenings of film documents, such as Guyotat’s 1995 appearance at the ICA, as well as translations of his work. It will take place in the ICA Studio from 6pm on 27 May 2016.

For more information, visit the ICA website.

Lecturer Sorcha O’Brien awarded AHRC Leadership Fellowship

(posted by Clare Tomes on April 28, 2016)

Electricity Supply Board exhibition kitchen in the Spring Show model farmhouse, ESB Annual Report 1961–62. Courtesy of the ESB Archives.

Electricity Supply Board exhibition kitchen in the Spring Show model farmhouse, ESB Annual Report 1961-62. Courtesy of the ESB Archives.

Design history lecturer Dr. Sorcha O’Brien, from the School of Art and Design History and the Modern Interiors Research Centre (MIRC), has been awarded an Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Leadership Early Career Fellowship  for her research project ‘The Electrification of the Rural Irish Home: Housewives, Electrical Products and Domesticity in the 1950s and 1960s’ in partnership with the National Museum of Ireland (NMI).

Making use of the extensive ESB Archive, as well as several other national and institutional archives and collections, the project will look the issues surrounding the consumption of domestic electrical products in the Republic of Ireland in the wake of the Electricity Supply Board’s (ESB) rural electrification project, and will culminate in a monograph and an exhibition in the National Museum of Ireland.

The vast majority of post-War domestic products were imported into Ireland from Britain, the United States and several European countries such as Sweden, Germany and the Netherlands, due to the very small scale of design and manufacturing in Ireland, and this project will look at the selection of products sold on the Irish market, through department stores, drapery shops and the dedicated network of ESB shops. It will consider the way which these products were promoted and sold to the rural Irish housewife, through domestic advice literature, advertising and exhibitions such as model houses at the yearly agricultural Spring Show in Dublin.

The focus will be on the housewives themselves and the emotional meaning of domestic products in the home, particularly in the context of post-war Ireland, where new ideas about modernisation were starting to challenge the power of the establishment and the Catholic Church.

A series of oral history interviews will be carried out in conjunction with the National Museum of Ireland, to allow these women to speak for themselves and to tell their own stories. It will also look at the role played by the ESB’s female electrical demonstrators in familiarising rural women with electricity and electrical products, as well as the involvement of the Irish Countrywomen’s Association in promoting electricity to their members.

Museum galleries at the National Museum of Ireland Country Life, Turlough Park, Castlebar, Co. Mayo. Courtesy of the National Museum of Ireland.

Museum galleries at the National Museum of Ireland Country Life, Turlough Park, Castlebar, Co. Mayo. Courtesy of the National Museum of Ireland.

The AHRC Leadership Fellow scheme provides time for future research leaders to undertake focused individual research alongside collaborative activities which have the potential to generate a transformative impact on their subject area and beyond.

The funding of approximately £250,000 includes provision for a six month exhibition in the National Museum of Ireland’s Country Life site in Castlebar, Co. Mayo. This award winning museum is located in a purpose-built building on the grounds of Turlough Park, and houses the Irish national collection of folk crafts, domestic life and traditional material culture.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a programme of events developed in conjunction with Age & Opportunity, the Irish organisation best known for the Bealtaine festival of creativity in older age.

Seed funding for initial research on the project was provided by the Modern Interiors Research Centre, the Design History Society, and the Fundació Història del Disseny.

Twin win for Kingston University graduates as film scoops Royal Television Society award

(posted by Clare Tomes on April 26, 2016)

Kingston graduates Tommy and Markus Vad FlaatenKingston University Norwegian graduates Tommy and Markus Vad Flaaten doubled their celebrations after winning another prestigious award for their .

Since February the film, which features an assortment of zany birds preying on two daring blueberries, has picked up both a Royal Television Society Student Award and the public choice accolade at the British Animation Awards.

Read the full story on the Kingston University website.