Mapping Strange Assemblages The Unofficial Guide to ‘Everything Happens So Much’
Mapping Strange Assemblages
“A series of encounters run by current and former LCC students who will provide performative educational experiences for visitors attending the exhibition. This ‘Band of Students’ will help visitors critically map out the multiple territories of the exhibition. They will manage and operate a number of daily and weekly provocative events that respond to the ideas, work and spaces involved. They, the BoS, will act as guides to create ‘lines of flight’ as they flow through the show. Let them entertain you and entangle you in their assemblage of mappings.”
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EVERYTHING HAPPENS SO MUCH
Join us to celebrate the opening of London College of Communication Design School’s ‘Everything Happens So Much’ exhibition and series of events. We have a keynote from Sarah Weir OBE, CEO Design Council where we discuss ‘The Design Economy 2018; the state of design in the UK’; followed by a series of performances/activities from exhibition participants. We launch our new Design School Manifesto, a call to action that is never closed and always in flux; and a new research platform called Supra Systems Studio, which interrogates the politics of networked technologies. We uncover new directions in service design, explore the concept of velocity in the context of contemporary culture, delve into the UAL Archives for a display of mini-comics, and much, much more…
Explore the College’s galleries and the spaces between. Immerse yourself in open processes, research and experiments that respond to the current condition of intense activity and accelerated change where ‘Everything Happens So Much’, part of London Design Festival.
Wednesday 19 September 2018 6-9pm
London College of Communication
Elephant & Castle
London SE1 6SB
Alumni event on Tuesday 18th September 6-8.30pm (and invite your former students) and the Launch Night on Wednesday 19th September 6-9pm
Launch Night booking link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/everything-happens-so-much-launch-night-tickets-48365162503
This month we are publishing Nigel Krauth’s book Creative Writing and the Radical which explores the ideas of innovation and experimentation within creative writing. In this post, Nigel discusses how he taught students to break the rules and how the way creative writing is taught must change to incorporate the ever-evolving modern world.
I’ve taught creative writing for 25 years at Griffith University, but only in one course – my Radical Fictions course – have students thanked me for teaching them how to break the rules. In addition, they’ve said: ‘I wish I had taken this course at the start of my degree, not at the end of it’.
In reply I used to say: ‘You need to know the rules before you can break them well.’ But nowadays I don’t say that. The students know already that rule-breaking is part of the mainstream in literary publishing.
My book Creative Writing…
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A questionnaire I sent around the class. Thanks very much to those who replied, I am indebted to you.
This questionnaire looks mainly at digital media.
1. Name your favourite website and reasons why it is so.
2. (Without looking it up!) In what year was the first text message sent?
3. Name something you would swap your phone for?
4. If I removed your phone, laptop and tv for 24 hours, what would you do with your technology free day?
5. Why do you own your smartphone?
6. Recount an instance of when your smartphone came in handy.
7. Do you think smartphones are necessary for everyday life?
8. Does it matter either way? (shut up Sally, we like them, we have them, I’m bored of answering questions about smartphones.)
9. Name an important instance of how digital media has effected the subject you study.
10. Explain an instance…
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On Monday 19th June 2017 we are holding a mufti-day to raise money for the residents of Grenfell Tower. We are asking children to come to school in their own clothes in return for donation towards the Grenfell Tower appeal.
We will donate all money raised to: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/familiesofgrenfelltower
Our thoughts are with everyone affected.