The Four Corners Podcast

GMD Senior Lecturer, Owen Wells, writes about a recent initiative he curated with students: In response to the lockdown, GMD created a course community podcast to stay in touch with one another virtually. As a result of the COVID-19 virus the whole BA GMD community was suddenly stretched across the globe. Many of us were…

Projecting: Svenja Frahm

GMD staff member, Svenja Frahm, selects 3 of her projection mapping projects to share: Most recent show: Pan American Games Opening Ceremony 2019, Lima, Peru “The Pan American Games are similar to the Olympics but for the American continent. I was part of Luke Halls Studio’s design team to create projected visuals for the centrepiece…

Natural Enemies of Books

Cultural & Theoretical Studies Senior Lecturer, Jess Baines, has contributed a chapter to Natural Enemies of Books: A Messy History of Women in Printing and Typography. The book is a response to the groundbreaking 1937 publication Bookmaking on the Distaff Side, which brought together contributions by women printers, illustrators, authors, typographers and typesetters. It highlights the print…

2: Uchronia: Designing Time

What time is it? Why should you care? GMD Course Leader Helga Schmid’s new book Uchronia: Designing Time questions our current system of clocks and calendars, which along with digital technologies work against natural time-givers, adversely affecting our mental and physical health.  ‘Uchronia’ means temporal utopia, and in the book Helga details how our current…

1: 24 Hours in Uchronia

Under the leadership of Course Director Helga Schmid, GMD engages with design as a time-based practice, not only the design of static things. This doesn’t simply mean working with time-based media—it means treating time itself as a design material. As an example, Helga ran a 24-hour event at Somerset House in London, designed not around clock…