Listening to Spaces, Stefan Kaegi

05 / 05 / 2018

Sometimes you don’t need to build scenographies or invent fictions, sometimes it’s enough to stand still and look at where you are. Listen to some thoughts of somebody who is not around anymore or listen to the sounds that are inscribed into those spaces. The social gesture of group listening allows enough of a projection surface to understand the potentials of humanity. Stefan Kaegi from the legendary company Rimini Protokoll spent a day with us in improbable spaces discovering invisible things.


Investigating Normal, by Sara Hendren

03-05 / 11 / 2017

Sara Hendren is an artist, designer and educator. Sara led a workshop exploring prosthetics and adaptive technologies, but probably not in the way we think. Extensions, proxies, augmentations, and design at all scales can be understood as “assistive tech,” and the contemporary definitions of disability and normalcy are very much in flux. Sara and the students talked together about all the prosthetics that are hiding in plain sight, and then investigated the city for evidence of design features that are variously flexible or rigid, welcoming or a hindrance, as its structures meets its many city users. The students then designed some quick experimental prototypes for investigating normal—in their own experiences and among those they observed.


Kickstarter for Designers, by Heather Corcoran

18 / 01 / 2017

Heather Corcoran, head of Kickstarter in Europe led a two-day workshop with us, in which we were asked to create a Kickstarter campaign for one of our projects or ideas. Our final presentation was a mock Kickstarter page with a two minute video. This was a very brief, and intense workshop and helped us understand the wide variety of elements needed to make a such a fundraising campaign: from copywriting to pricing, manufacturing and distribution, and defining an audience.


Inclusive Set & Exhibition Design, by Lucy Sanderson

15 / 03 / 2018

Designer Lucy Sanderson’s practice focuses on design for equality, with a particular reference to the ‘body’ as a glocalised landscape with the premise to perform in society without stereotyping. This concept was initially related to acknowledging the lack of people of colour within the feminist discourse, ‘(every)body’ is the groundwork ideology hoping to redefine the notion of sexuality, nationality, age, culture, cultural capital and gender through the means of equality. Lucy led a two-day workshop supporting our final installation at the London Design Biennale. Through the medium of making, we explored inclusive design approaches to better understand users who may be excluded from experiencing our installation due to mobility, vision (visual impairment and visual disturbances), hearing impairment, information processing, sensory processing or mental health.