Thesis InForm Symposium 2017

Thesis InForm

The Thesis InForm Symposium invites students who have excelled in their thesis to present their ideas to a broader audience.

This stimulating day takes place on Thursday 22 June, in Lecture Theatre B at LCC.

Hosted by Ferdinand Lu, Graphic and Media Design student


10am Welcome from Dr Nicky Ryan, Dean of Design School

10.05am Introduction by Dr Ian Horton, Programme Director, CTS

10.10am Keynote by Dr Peter Hall: ‘Generative Design Criticism’

10.40am – 11.30am SESSION 1: Identities, Pleasure and Danger

  • Viviana Conti (Illustration and Visual Media)
    According to Tumblr: Are queer readings in the BBC Sherlock fandom fetishising homosexuality, or expressing the need for fairer representation in the media?

  • Sydney Fortune (Interactive Design Arts)
    The New Top Model: RuPaul’s Drag Race serving you transformative realness

  • Max Hill (Graphic and Media Design)
    How does the design of a gay nightclub alter the user’s identity?

  • Mala Mutinta (Illustration and…

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Please find attached the Invite for this year’s BA DMC final show opening this Thursday 15 June 6-9pm. Feel free to invite friends and colleagues.
We would love to see you all there!! The Year 3’s have been working hard, and the crowdfunding campaign will close tomorrow midnight:
Only guests without LCC cards need to RSVP via the Eventbrite link:
At the same time, last year’s BA DMC graduate Valentine del Giudice will be launching her app, developed from her Major Project last year: Come join for her launch workshop afternoon and evening party on 16 June Friday at the Old Truman Brewery in collaboration with Free Range exhibitions. It is a great opportunity for 3rd year BA students because there is a chance to win a membership at Gallery 6 – Free Range co-working program for art and design first year graduates.

RSVP link below (tickets are free)
Look forward to catching up and celebrating!!


Mo-Ling Chui | Course Leader BA (Hons) Design Management and Cultures
London College of Commun​ication | School of Design | Office W225 

University of the Arts London | Elephant & Castle, London SE1 6SB
Phone: 020 7514 8589


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Focus: Six exhibitions to see in Venice during the biennale

From 13 May to 26 November, a dense programme has been scheduled at Venice for the 57th Biennale. From Xavier Veilha’s “Merzbau musical” to Mark Bradford’s social project, we take a little look at the openings not to miss.


Interview: Xavier Veilhan: Studio Venezia, an immersive experience

The artist lives and works in Paris but it is in Venice that he welcomes us today. At the heart of the French Pavilion, where he is representing his country at the 2017 Biennale. A Venetian interview…


Event Michael Benson: “Despite uncertainties, Photo London is stronger than at its outset”

As the third edition of Photo London prepares to open, Art Media Agency has interviewed its cofounder and co-director to discuss what’s special about this young fair… and the Brexit’s impact on the event’s future. An encounter.


Discussion: The wheel of fortune

Elegant and persuasive, she embodies the discreet charm of private banking as the head of one bank’s art department. An hour with Mathilde Courteault of Neuflize OBC.

Operator Competition for New £7M Arts Space in Crossharbour



Due to open in 2020, ‘The Exchange’ is offered by developer Ashbourne Beech Ltd. on a 25 year lease, at a peppercorn rent and with a guaranteed £500,000 annual contribution towards revenue costs for the first 5 years.

Located in the heart of the Isle of Dogs, the Exchange is imagined as an arts space with a 224-seat auditorium, two further studios, a restaurant/bar and the opportunity for an operator to programme the public realm across the new Crossharbour District Centre.

Interested parties can find further information and the application pack at The deadline for tenders is 10 AM GMT on the 21st April 2017.

Collaborative Studio


On Thursday 16th February at London College of Communication, the course invited Alumni and industry specialists to participate in an interactive and dynamic design event with students. The event emulated collaborative working practices in design studios where designers discuss and develop work in progress. Armed with beverages and a whole range of delicious pastries, we clustered into small specialist teams across our teaching studio spaces.

Alongside sketches and design development drawings, students brought in 3D working models to use as a way to map different aspects of their design across the space as a whole, and in doing so, enrich their ability to communicate to an audience. Using simple materials such as card and paper, students were invited to construct the basic layout of their design to a scale of their choice, showing indoor and outdoor spaces and using simple volumes for important spatial elements of the design. They used the model as a 3D map to illustrate their design rationale and vision in relation to the buildings/spaces/brands including: activities, interactions, movement, light-shadows, materials, atmospheres, etc. They were able to adapt these criteria to their project requirements and communication.

The session was very popular and students’ participation was fantastic. Passionate discussions led to great feedback and recommendations from our guests. Contributions from alumni and expert practitioners proved invaluable and students made significant progress with their projects.

Six Branded Spaces That Designers Will Love – London College Communication News

BA (Hons) Design for Branded Spaces is a new course at LCC that explores the relationship between people, spaces and design. Technological advances have led to a change in the way designers think about and use space, with graduates needing to understand the relationship between physical and digital environments.

There are so many examples of imaginative and innovative installations in and around London so we caught up with Valerie Mace, Course Leader for BA (Hons) Design for Branded Spaces, to talk about her favourite examples of recent projects and installations from the capital and beyond. Valerie’s work is situated within spatial, cultural and urban environments where she investigates synergies between spaces and people via sensory design.

The New London College of Communication


The new LCC will be a Design for Branded Spaces.

The plans, which include an integrated site for UAL’s London College of Communication (LCC) at its centre, will be on display from Thursday 26 – Saturday 28 May 2016, in the Elephant and Castle Shopping Centre, Upper mall. The proposals also include a 1,000 seat multi-screen cinema and a previously unannounced grass-roots music venue for an audience of 500.


The new site for LCC, at the centre of the masterplan, would aim to build capacity around the digital technology industries, including design and gaming, and allow the expansion of TV and film into new creative hub for the area.

Nigel Carrington, Vice-Chancellor of UAL, commented: “As a world Top Five creative university and the leading supplier of talent to the UK’s creative industries, UAL has been at the heart of Elephant & Castle for over 50 years. We are committed to these exciting proposals, which will make the area South London’s most important business district for the next 50 years.”

The proposed masterplan by architecture and urban planning practice Allies and Morrison, aims to deliver a ’must-visit’ town centre destination, with an impressive combination of national and independent London based shops, bars, cafes and restaurants, interspersed between 10,000 sq m of accessible public space and benefitting from improved access, with wider walkways and a new entrance and ticket-hall for the Northern Line.