1. This talk is from This Happened London #10, Fri 23rd Sep 2011

    Amy Pliszka is a recent graduate of the MA ‘Textile Futures’ at Central St Martins. She has a background in fine art and art history and worked for Agnes b for 5 years. The MA ‘Textile Futures’ course extended her enthusiasm for research where re-configuring textiles as a tool to resolve real life problems, they take on a whole new dimension.

    Bees Beside Us is a collection of expandable living spaces designed for urban bees using natural, biodegradable materials. Amy will talk about the process of designing for the natural cycle of the bees, allowing for all of their idiosyncrasies.


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  2. This talk is from This Happened London #10, Fri 23rd Sep 2011

    Matt Ward is a Lecturer in Design at Goldsmiths, where he runs the BA Design. His research is diverse in nature and includes the investigation of emerging technologies, design methods and processes and critical/speculative design practice. He is a member of DWFE; an experimental design syndicate producing projects that look at how artefacts, systems and material culture can offer some degree of relief from the emptiness of contemporary living.

    GREEN=BOOM was an installation – an experience prototype – where invited guests disarm fabricated bombs. This installation took place at Shopwork during April 2011 and involved the design and construction of an environment where an explosive ‘device’ could be set, disarmed and potentially detonated. The experiment is part of an ongoing attempt to develop tension and anxiety: emotions that elevate our engagement within an entertainment topology.


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