Cutting: On the Fabric of the Human Body
Ninela Ivanova hosts an open discussion with Rhian Solomon, Visual Artist and Director of sKINshipTM; Amy Congdon, PhD Researcher at Textile Futures Research Centre and Jane Wildgoose, Artist, Researcher, Writer and Keeper of The Wildgoose Memorial Library.
Wednesday 1 May 2013, 5.30 – 7.00pm, MA Fashion Studio, NE316, Knights Park Campus, Kingston University, KT1 2QJ
Presented as part of the Colloquium seminar ‘Craftsmanship Reconsidered: framing, coding, cutting and unveiling’.
Events produced by Portia Ungley, Shaza Abdulghani Sabbagh, Jane Wildgoose, Karima Al-Shomely and Ninela Ivanova, doctoral students in the Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture, Kingston University.
Attendance to all events is free.
To book a space please email: Ninela Ivanova: email@example.com
Curated by El Ultimo Grito and David Falkner
23 April-25 May 2013
The Internet has an insatiable capacity to disseminate new knowledge far beyond the realms of traditional academia. With seemingly limitless expertise readily available to consume via the web, how can such knowledge be effectively appropriated/applied by disciplines that develop by exploiting the dynamics of group-based learning, making through physical interaction and practical collaboration?
Pilots will convert the Stanley Picker Gallery into a testing station for a series of experiments in design education, that seek to combine diverse web-based expertise from worldwide educational institutions – whether scientific, political, philosophical, creative, medical etc – with collaborative group activity based within the physical space of the gallery. Pilots will demonstrate, through direct application, the ways in which group activity might respond and adapt to an increasing culture of web-based learning; navigating varying combinations of subject expertise (“Content”), physical scenario (“Context”) and practical guidance (“Control”). Each week a group of project participants will collaborate to create work (a graphic, an object, an action and a text) in direct response to a subject expertise presented to them via a web-based lecture or demonstration.
Gallery visitors are invited to observe the activities, bearing witness to each of the live scenarios as they unfold over the course of the programme, and directly interact with the teams of Pilots participants by messaging through social media networks. A presentation of the ongoing documentation of the programme will be available to view daily alongside the selected web-content and other material, whilst a concluding roundtable event will serve to consider the comparative merits of the Pilots models explored.
To reserve a free place on Thursdays 2 May, 9 May or 16 May email picker@kingston with your preferred date (places are very limited) or visit and observe activities and results during our normal opening hours.
Visit stanleypickergallery.org for further details.
Intersections: Craft and Design Histories
Dr Trevor Keeble, Associate Dean, Kingston University in conversation with
Dr Catharine Rossi, Senior Lecturer in Design History, Kingston University
17th April 2013, 5.30 – 7pm, Postgraduate Room, QD046, Knights Park Campus, Kingston University.
Presented as part of the Colloquium seminar ‘Craftsmanship Reconsidered: framing, coding, cutting and unveiling’. Events produced by Portia Ungley, Shaza Abdulghani Sabbagh, Jane Wildgoose, Karima Al-Shomely and Ninela Ivanova; doctoral students in the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture, Kingston University.
Attendance to all events is free.
To book a space please email:
Ninela Ivanova, firstname.lastname@example.org
Series sponsored by:
Visual and Material Culture Research Centre and the Modern Interiors Research Centre, Kingston University. Image from Alessandro Puccinelli’s series Intersections: www.alessandropuccinelli.com
Image: The Girl with X-ray Eyes.
Filmmaking Course Director Phillip Warnell’s film, The Girl with X-ray Eyes (2008), has been selected for the prestigious Sharjah Biennial, UAE.
The film will be screening in an outdoor courtyard cinema, which has been curated by Jean-Pierre Rehm, the director of the FID Marseille Film Festival.
For more information about the biennial visit:
To find out more about Phillip Warnell visit:
Image: Laurence Jones.
APPAREO / PRIVATE VIEW: 14 MARCH 2013 / 6PM
American Square Conference Centre,
1 America Square,
17 Crosswall, London, EC3N 2LB,
Kingston University Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture are excited to showcase the emerging talent within the university, in conjunction with Kingston in EC3.
Kingston in EC3 is the second partnership between Kingston University and Cavendish Gallery in America Square. At the start of their careers, America Square provides the chance for these students to exhibit to a large and diverse audience. They have come together to showcase a comprehensive collection of photography, printmaking and film. Situated within the heart of London, the exhibition aims to explore our relationship with our urban surroundings.
The title of the current exhibition, Appareo - to become visible – embodies the idea of translating our urban surroundings into a visual language. Each of these up and coming artists provide a unique response to the ‘urban’, with a fresh and exciting approach to a contemporary theme. With both national and international backgrounds, the work in the show creates a dynamic conversation exploring themes of contemporary architecture, digital technology and the experience of the living in the City.
The private view will take place on Thursday 14th March 2013 at America Square, London, EC3. We look forward to seeing you there.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us for any further information:
The European Humanities University (EHU), an Erasmus Partner of the School of Art and Design History, has celebrated its 20th anniversary, yet for the last eight years the university has been exiled from its home in Minsk, Belarus, due to political pressure. It is currently based in the Lithuanian city of Vilnius, where the university now flourishes with international funding and support. Though primarily still teaching Belarussian students on campus in Vilnius and via distance learning, the EHU has expanded its English-language provision. The Erasmus agreement with the School of Art and Design history will allow for staff exchange, and the school will welcome the first EHU academic in May to discuss approaches to MA-level courses in visual culture.
See the recent article on the EHU in the Times Higher Education Supplement:
The event explores how university experts can work with the architecture, design and landscape sectors
Date: Tuesday 12 March 2013
Time: 4.30pm – 6.00pm
Location: The Building Centre, 26 Store Street, London, WC1E 7BT
To attend: please reserve your free place with Marie on email@example.com as spaces are limited
Kingston University is at the forefront of advanced knowledge, design and technology research that can save your business time and money. The focus of our professional expertise and research into the into the built environment ranges from: buildings interiors and exteriors to the wider urban landscape; and user needs to waste materials.
This event is a chance to meet experts who are leaders and consultants in their fields, and who will share their knowledge in areas including: landscape, sustainable architecture, environmental design, health and materials.
For full details, please visit: http://www.kingston.ac.uk/services-for-business/news/events/built-environment/
Launching this Wednesday 13th February, Kingston Making Fixperts is being hosted in the lobby space of the Stanley Picker Gallery until the 9th March 2013.
Fixperts aims to encourage joint design and communication projects that demonstrate the use of imagination and skills through fixing and promotes creative and social values through design.
From Wednesday, eleven new films made by Graphic Design, Illustration & Animation and Product Design students from Kingston University will be uploaded onto the Fixperts website. The exhibition showcases these new films and also shows the process behind design through fixing.
For more information visit: http://www.fixperts.org
You are invited to the exhibition open days on 9th and 10th February of work from residencies, exhibition and the studio of Leo Duff, who is leaving the Faculty of Art, Design+Architecture at the end of February.
Open daily 10.30am to 4.30pm
Knights Park Campus
Kingston upon Thames
16th January – 18th January at Platform Gallery, Knights Park Campus, Kingston KT1 2QJ
This exhibition represents the culmination of a project in which students from five Design School postgraduate courses * were posed the simple question, ‘what is design?’
Working in multidisciplinary teams which crossed courses and cultures, students were first asked to produce two lists: ‘I like design that …’ and ‘I hate design that …’
These lists of loves and hates were then used to generate a group manifesto, expressing a shared philosophical basis for — and approach to — design.
The exhibits presented here are the creative responses of these student groups to the challenge of making their manifestos real, of embodying and displaying their negotiated position in relation to the question ‘what is design?’
These exhibits take many forms: film projections; sculptural products; site-specific installations and interventions; participatory games; immersive installations; fictional narratives. This variety of outcomes reflects the interdisciplinary processes of their production.
This project has been about the processes of creation and collaboration as much as the outcomes presented here. These outcomes embody those processes, but could never tell the full story. We invite you to consider these exhibits individually and collectively, and to ask yourself that same simple question ‘what is design?
*MA Communication Design
MA Design: Product + Space
MA Design for Development
MA Design with Learning and Teaching in Higher Education
Project undertaken for Module DE7 300 Designing Research