Tomorrow’s designers need to be able to think critically and act practically; they are required to be contextually insightful & creative and therefore well placed to meet new challenges in a strategic, ambitious and perhaps entrepreneurial manner. The School is concerned with creative rigour in the context of Design education, practice, research and enterprise. It is a critically engaged community of Design practitioners, educators, researchers and entrepreneurs. It is a school which is discipline focused and in which making is central to its practice.

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BA Filmmaking – Graduate Show Screening at Genesis Cinema

(posted by Clare Tomes on June 10, 2016)

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BA FILMMAKING – GRADUATE SHOW SCREENINGVENUE:   GENESIS CINEMA, SCREEN 2TUES 14 JUNE – 6.00-11.00PM – SEE PROGRAMME BELOW93-95 MILE END ROAD, LONDON E1 4UJhttp://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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 short film Bluebarry.
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 … Read more

Culture Now: Re-fashioning the Female Body at the ICA

(posted by Clare Tomes on April 20, 2016)

Georgina Godley, A/W199. Photo: Cindy Palmano
How have changes to the female silhouette in fashion reflected and shaped perceptions of beauty?
A panel discussion hosted by the ICA at 1pm, Friday 22 April 2016 will explore how twentieth century fashion designers such as Madeleine Vionnet and Cristóbal Balenciaga began to liberate the female body from the close-fitting hourglass forms which dominated European and American fashion. They were then followed by new generations of … Read more

Oreet Ashery: Revisiting Genesis at the Stanley Picker Gallery

(posted by Clare Tomes on April 19, 2016)

Oreet Ashery: Revisiting Genesis at the Stanley Picker Gallery
As a culmination of her Stanley Picker Fellowship research, Oreet Ashery presents Revisiting Genesis, a new major commission taking the form of a web-series in twelve episodes. Written and directed by the artist, Revisiting Genesis explores the philosophical, sociopolitical, practical and emotional implications of the processes surrounding death and withdrawal, digital afterlives, outsider communities, social networks and reincarnations of women artists. With a new … Read more

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