Speculative Research Day & Book Launch

To celebrate the recent publication of Speculative Research: The Lure of Possible Futures (Routledge, edited by Alex Wilkie, Martin Savransky, and Marsha Rosengarten), this event co-organised by The Unit of Play and the Centre for Invention and Social Process will bring many of the authors in the collection as well as other international scholars together for a day-long, experimental summer school. Throughout the day we will collectively explore the challenges and potentialities of speculative thought and practice through a series of hands-on experimental workshops, situated reflections, and roundtable discussions.

Research Students and ECRs from all disciplines are especially encouraged to attend. The event is free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required (due to limited capacity). Please register here.

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Studio Studies Book Launch

Some photos from the book launch of Studio Studies, which took place at Goldsmiths on the 18th of February and the V&A on the 19th – as part of the Design Culture Salon.

Welcome slide.
Welcome slide at Goldsmiths.
Daniel Charny responding to questions from the audience at the V&A.
Daniel Charny responding to questions from the audience at the V&A.
Daniel Charny in conversation about Studio Studies at the V&A.
Daniel Charny in conversation about Studio Studies at the V&A.
Peter Lloyd discussing his reading of Studio Studies and the implications for design at the V&A.
Peter Lloyd discussing his reading of Studio Studies and the implications for design at the V&A.
Isaac Marrero Guillamon chairing the first book launch at Goldsmiths.
Isaac Marrero Guillamon chairing the first book launch at Goldsmiths.
Mirja Busch preparing to talk with Ignacio Farías.
Mirja Busch preparing to talk with Ignacio Farías.

 

Mirja Busch and Ignacio Farías talking about studio operations and engagements with land art.
Mirja Busch and Ignacio Farías talking about studio operations and engagements with land art.

Practice Research: Biographies, Beginnings and Futures

Goldsmiths is hosting a Design Star PhD training event entitled ‘Practice Research: Biographies Beginnings & Futures‘. The event takes place on Wednesday the 4th of November (2015) and precedes the PhD by Design conference, also being held at Goldsmiths. The afternoon of activities includes a session devoted to the presentation of practice-based design research followed by a chaired session (by Mathilda Tham, Goldsmiths) where Lina Hakim (V&A, London) and Alex Taylor (Microsoft Research) will talk about their careers in different areas of design research.

Practice Research: Biographies, Beginnings and Futures

The photograph (© Matteo Cremonini 2015) featured in the poster depicts an extraction unit, part of the project Geomerce, where metal particles are extracted from plants and cross-referenced with real-time price indexes. The Geomerce project forms part of Gionata Gatto’s doctoral research and was exhibited at Salone del Mobile, Milan 2015, at the ErreCi photo-studios.

Feral Experimental

The Energy Babble, designed by the Interaction Research Studio, is currently on show as part of the ‘Feral Experimental‘ exhibition taking place at the National Institute for Experimental Arts, UNSW, Sydney, Australia. The show catalogue can be downloaded from here.

The Energy Babble deployed in the home of a member of a local energy community, New Cross.
The Energy Babble deployed in the home of a member of a local energy community, New Cross.
An exploded view of the Energy Babble showing the various components that comprise the device.
An exploded view of the Energy Babble showing the various components that constitute the device.