MA Narrative Environments

Articles/Interviews

PHD Graduate Silvia Grimaldi on Design For Narrative Experience in Product Interactions

Congratulations to Silvia Grimaldi, who’s director of studies is MA NE course leader Patricia Austin, on gaining her PHD for her work on Design for Narrative Experience in Product Interactions. Her research investigates the potential of narrative in product design to enhance sustainability. Engaging people emotionally with an object, for example through having that object

In Practice: with graduate Luca Ponticelli

For the second edition of our monthly In Practice series, featuring an MA Narrative Environments alumni, we talk with Luca Ponticelli, Designer at IDEO London. Luca Ponticelli  lucaponticelli.com I am Visual Communication Designer with a background in Psychology. I worked across industries for the past few years at the intersection of brand, exhibition design and

In Practice: with graduate Anna Lincoln

We catch up with Anna Lincoln in this very first edition of our ‘In Practice’ series, shining the spotlight on MA Narrative Environments alumni trajectories since graduating from the course. Anna Lincoln // annalincoln.co.uk Where are you working now? I work as a designer for the Arts, predominantly with museums and cultural institutions. Currently I lead the 2D team

MANE tutor Sarah Featherstone & VeloCity win  The Cambridge to Oxford Connection: Ideas Competition – featured in Archinect article

Archinect this month ran an interview featuring our MANE course tutor Sarah Featherstone with “VeloCity”, her multidisciplinary team of 6 successful women in Architecture, Planning and Engineering who won the ‘The Cambridge to Oxford Connection: Ideas Competition. Competition team (from left to right): Sarah Featherstone (Featherstone Young), Kay Hughes (Khaa), Annalie Riches (Mikhail Riches), Petra Marko

Unequal journeys

Interview with MA Narrative Environments alumni Nele Vos and Alexander Goller on their latest project developing an interactive, e-learning module to explore some of the inequalities inherent in access to citizenship and freedom of movement. Read the article here.  

Japanese design magazine Hakoniwa meets alum Sachiko Osawa

Japanese design magazine Hakoniwa met MA Narrative Environments alum Sachiko Osawa to talk about her graduation project Yami-Ichi and her experience studying in London. This interview is in Japanese – read it here. Yami-Ichi has also been featured by Design Indaba (in English) – Read the full article here.  

Alumni Takayuki Ishii interviewed by Be Inspired

Be Inspired met Narrative Environments Graduate Takayuki Ishii, to discuss how he uses narrative theory, in his work with local places in rural and urban Japan. Article in Japanese.  

Alum Suzanne O’Connell

Current Narrative Environments student Rhiannon Williams interviews landscape architect Suzanne O’Connell on the crucial nature of discussion, and how a ‘Trojan Horse’ can spark conversation. Click the image below to read the full article

Smart cities vs human cities

Visiting critic and mentor Adam Scott of  FreeState on smart cities vs human cities. “We believe that whether you are designing a coffee shop, a workplace or a new city you need to first understand what the ideal experience should be before working out what the ideal environment should be.”  

We Raise Our Hands In The Sanctuary

Designer and Narrative Environments tutor Ingrid Hu talks to Inky Cloak about her approach to designing the set and costumes for We Raise Our Hands in The Sanctuary. Read the full interview with Ingrid Hu here. Dazed and Confused Magazine on Inky Cloak’s new play ‘We Raise Our Hands In The Sanctuary’ :

Spotlight on The Decorators

Fantastic interview with Narrative Environments alumni (and faculty!) The Decorators on starting and running their practice. “Self development is the most important thing in starting up your own business. Developing a can-do and positive mindset is what will get you through the inevitable hard times.” Read the full interview here.