Two major names in UK design - Pascal Anson and Professor Graeme Brooker - are among the speakers in a new lecture series, kicking off the Autumn term for Furniture, Interiors and Product course. Programme Director Mark Gower has devised the talks programme – entitled Remodelling – which starts this Thursday at 5pm. All talks are from 5-6pm – see below for Zoom links if you’d like to join.
For the first talk this week, as well as introducing the course to new students, Mark will be talking to Gabriella Evans, a recent graduate who now works at the Design Stories practice, about her move into the world of professional design.
Gabriella will be followed by Pascal Anson and Professor Graeme Brooker. Pascal joins Mark on Thursday 22 October, discussing designing everything from a jumbo jet to a business card. As well as his work as an artist, Pascal has his own design studio and is also known as a mentor on the BBC programme, The Big Painting Challenge.
The following Thursday, 29 October, Professor Brooker will be talking about his career as an author and academic specialising in interior design. Graeme is currently head of interior design at the Royal College of Art.
Mark said: “As designers of products, furniture and interiors one of our responsibilities is to look after this fragile planet we live on. The only way forward for us to achieve this is to work with what already exists around us, whether that is the reuse of materials or the remodelling of old appliances or existing buildings. The making or building from new will soon be an occupation of the past and the job at hand it is to adapt the existing environment and stuff that surrounds us.”
Thursday 15th October 5pm: Gabriella Evans – IAD Farnham Graduate and designer for Design Stories (www.studiodesignstories.com) ?
Zoom Link: https://uca.zoom.us/j/94808384832 Meeting ID: 948 0838 4832
Thursday 22nd October 5pm: Pascal Anson – designer and artist from Pascal Anson Studio (www.pascalanson.com) ?
Zoom Link: https://uca.zoom.us/j/95683327533 Meeting ID: 956 8332 7533
Thursday 29th October 5pm: Professor Graeme Brooker – Head of Interior Design at the Royal College of Art (www.interiordesignrca.co.uk)?
Zoom Link: https://uca.zoom.us/j/98182665903 Meeting ID: 981 8266 5903