Design and curation of an exhibition celebrating Indian artists and designers who have graduated from UK universities. The exhibition was held at the High Commissioners Garden in Delhi and The Queens Gallery, British Council, Delhi for LUIP & UKTI and launched by Boris Johnson Mayor of London
CREATIVE LEAD on a project with young designers in Morocco with the BRITISH COUNCIL
Design Explore is a new BC project that aims to collaborate with aspiring Moroccan designers to develop their skills and knowledge of contemporary design.
CREATIVE LEAD for PROJECT PLAY: a research and enterprise project sharing ideas around play and creativity with collaborators in Japan: take a look at the PROJECT PLAY BLOG
Play involves spaces, objects, a range of senses, narrative, interaction and experiences. This makes it the ideal project platform for an approach across three courses, 3D Design, Interior and Spatial Design and Theatre Design.
This blog supports the research platform, which is being carried out by selected students across three BA design courses within Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon Colleges. It is a space to share, show, and discuss the project that is being carried out in a collaborative way. It allows exchanges between the teams and explores new ways of multi-national, multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural communication.
Thanks to all the UAL Beijing MA Prep students who made my week of teaching in Beijing really enjoyable: Here are some images of the first days presentation at the VIA space in 798 Art Area Beijing China
Whilst in Japan working on The Cherished Things Project, I also looked at what I called ‘invisible objects’. I asked the local noodle restaurant to save their used chopsticks, which I collected daily and took back to TWS to wash and dry and experiment with in the studio.
This participatory workshop will discuss our relationship with ‘things’. How we live our lives in the 'middle of things' and how objects connect us to ideas and people. We will consider how things sometimes take the place for thought that cannot be expressed or spoken.
With more objects than ever before created daily, what makes an object become cherished? Maybe through questioning this further we can consider how to create a meaningful and lasting future with our things.
Workshop structure: (note: Please bring your cherished thing with you.)
-Presentation by K.Richmond about things, Round table discussion
-Discussion by all participants about their relationship to the object they have brought with them. Telling the story of the object.
-Photography of people and their things.
FOR MORE HERE
Tokyo Wonder Site Aoyama, Tokyo Japan (以下に日本の)
Creator in Residence: October – November 2011
CCW have collaborated with the Tokyo Wonder Site in Aoyama to invite two UAL (University of the Arts London) academics to be creators in residence in Tokyo.
Over the next two months I plan to collect stories around ‘cherished things’ and the people who cherish them. What is it that connects external things to our internal worlds.
What are todays objects telling us about the times we live in and can this sharing create some sense of reflection and common good in communities and society for the future. Through observing what we cherish, may there be suggestions of how to live in a world with more meaningful things and maybe a future that is more in balance with ‘our stuff’. My first day was spent with the unwanted objects at a second hand sale in a carpark in Meiji Stadium.
Below is information to download in Japanese and English explaining the Cherished Things project in Japan.
Contact me if you would like to be involved:
Together with a fantastic group of 3D students we proposed two concepts for this event. The event: WELCOME TO THE AFTERLIFE was accepted. Visitors to the British Museum will be invited to choose the objects they want to take to the next life and lie with them in a closed coffin…..
Link to British Museum Film
A handling session at the British Museum as part of a research trip
Holding a 3000 year old piece of jade carved into a fish
Watch a fashion show, get hands-on in the craft fair, take part in interactive installations, a silent disco and much more as students from the University of the Arts London take over the Museum for one exciting night.
In collaboration with UAL Platform & SUARTS, the University’s Student Union.
Makers Residency Programme: August 2011
Lecture: 19.08.2011 The Eduction Centre, The Sculpture Factory, Jingdezhen
Jingdezhen is situated in the Jianxi Province and is better known as ‘The Porcelain Capital’ of China. The city has a 1700 year history of porcelain production, there is an area of the city known as the ‘Sculpture Factory ‘ where you can find many small workshops with craftsmen specialising in mould-making, high pressure casting, large pot production, fine painting/brushwork, slab makers, decal makers, decal appliers, glaze shops, tool shops and jigger jolliers….. I have included some images below.
Karen Richmond coordinated the first residential course for UAL students in Beijing, China.
Now know as the BEIJING ARTS SUMMER SCHOOL
The three-week programme culminated in an exhibition at the Lee Song Gallery in the 798 Art District of Beijing. There’s highlights of the blog here where all 11 of us share our day-to-day observations.
The exhibition poster designed by Keri Thornton from LCC
A few random images, from the blog