‘How To See The World’ Author Visit

First year Graphic & Media Design students recently met author and activist Nicholas Mirzoeff. As part of their Introduction To GMD unit, students have been reading and responding to How To See The World, written by Nicholas and published worldwide by Pelican in 2015. Working in groups of six, the students were asked to design…

Cosmic Christmas

First year Graphic & Media Design student, Dian Jin, won a University-wide competition to design the seasonal windows for not just a shop on High Holborn. Dian describes her design concept and process: “Every piece of the design has elements from Christmas and the cosmos. Just like a Christmas planet, this festival belongs to us and…

GMD Course Development 

The new first year GMD students are now approaching the midway point through a radically revised unit, ‘Introduction to GMD’. All students were invited to bring with them an object, approximately hand sized, that has material or physical value but also, more importantly, personal meaning – family heirlooms, cultural artifacts and some fascinating curios. These ‘Objects of Provenance’ are…

Agitate!-Propagate!-’68!

To mark the 50th anniversary of ‘1968’, a year of global protest and unrest, the Design Activism Research Hub (DARH) is staging an exhibition in the LCC Library with related events for students and staff during May. The exhibition displays visual artefacts and publications related to activist concerns in London at that time; from international…

The Designers Republic Talk

First year GMD student, Jack Rice, reports back from The Designers Republic talk given by Ian Anderson earlier this term at LCC. “‘Accidental Pioneers’, that’s how Course Leader Craig Burston introduced The Designers Republic before Ian Anderson started speaking. Coming from more of a philosophical and musical background than a design one, Ian Anderson, along…

Genius Loci project – Year one films

Year one students have been busy making short films as inspiration for their Genius Loci projects. The year are looking to capture a sense of place through their films, which are edited by mobile app technology. The second phase of the project is to represent the same space but through alternative forms. Check out what…

Genius Loci films

Year one students have been busy making short films as inspiration for their Genius Loci projects. The year are looking to capture a sense of place through their films, which are edited by mobile app technology. The second phase of the project is to represent the same space but through alternative forms. Check out what…