MA Narrative Environments

Collaboration

MAMA 3.0 : a collaboration with Arup Foresight.

MA Narrative Environments 1st year students worked with Arup Foresight to explore the Future of Factories, using foresight tools and methodologies to imagine different future scenarios. This projects transports us to 2040, where extreme climate changes have forced mankind to be more resourceful. To aid existence in an increasingly polluted, over-populated world short on natural

Charles Was Here: An AR Journey for the Dickens Museum.

Addressing issues of social injustice present in our society today as they were in Charles Dickens’ time, first year MA Narrative Environments developed an Augmented Reality journey for the Dickens Museum. In collaboration with Holborn Media Arts club, the students imagined five short stories, each one linked to five different locations chosen from the Dickens topography;

2040: The Future Healthcare System – Centralised and Reactive

How can the future healthcare system tackle issues such as pollution, mental health and stress, from a centralised and reactive viewpoint? In collaboration with ARUP,  first year MA Narrative Environments students used research and foresight techniques to imagine a healthcare system in 2040 functioning in a monitored co-living and working facility such as their proposed prototype “Flora”, forecasting

2040: The Future Healthcare Ecosystem – Preventative and Dispersed.

MA Narrative Environments students collaborated with ARUP to imagine a healthcare ecosystem, after the NHS has been privatised, that is preventative and dispersed. In this scenario, the privatisation of the NHS has caused people to become increasingly aware of preventative healthcare as a way to reduce their healthcare costs. In large cities like London, investment

2040: The Future Healthcare Ecosystem – Preventative and Centralised

How could London’s healthcare system function in a preventative and centralised way in 2040? In collaboration with ARUP, MA Narrative Environments first year students extrapolated out current health concerns including loneliness and depression, anxiety, stress, antibiotic resistance and an ageing population to imagine a Future Healthcare Ecosystem for London in 2040 inspired by the health

The Design Museum x MA Narrative Environments explore Storytelling through Design.

The Design Museum and MA Narrative Environments came together on  Wednesday 20th February 2019 to host an all day Industry Insights event exploring the relationship between space and stories. A diverse panel of designers and architects shared examples of their work and captivating insights into how to harness storytelling as a tool to narrate and

The Camden Dream Market

Re-imagining what a market can offer, MA NE Year 1 students, supported by Hemingway Design, created a design proposal for Inverness Street Market in Camden that revives the market place through a narrative led experience that inspires visitors to be creative and fulfil their dreams.  The design proposal responds to research showing that the market

Re-design for UCLH Children’s and Young Adults A & E

The University College Hospital London Childrens and Young Adults A+E department is seeking to make their services truly patient-focused and to create an age-appropriate environment that provides a welcoming, uplifting atmosphere that alleviates the anxieties of patients and their carers when visiting the A+E. In response, the MA Narrative Environments students developed a proposal to

Find Oliver! An interactive trail for the Dickens Museum.

Find Oliver! Is a 30 minute trail using street lamp posts to disseminate visual and audio clues that incrementally share Oliver Twist’s story, imagined by first year MA Narrative Environment students for the Dickens Museum. The trail covers commercial and residential hotspots, engaging residents, students, workers and local shoppers. The lamp post installations bring awareness

Design Museum Industry Insights Event: Storytelling Through Design

New Year, new diary! Save the date before you diary fills up for this Design Museum Industry Insights talk exploring the role of storytelling in design, developed in collaboration with MA Narrative Environments students. Head over to the Design Museum for this day event especially for students on Wednesday, February 20, 2019, from 14:30 to 17:00,

Graduate Lea Nagano’s work with Squintopera for the new Endeavour Galleries at the National Maritime Museum

Graduate Lea Nagano worked with Squintopera over the last year to direct five audio-visual media installations for the new permanent ‘Endeavour Galleries’ at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, London. “It was a very exciting and rich project that is now brilliantly staged within the beautiful exhibition design done by Casson Mann. I feel honoured to be part of

Campus of the Future – with ARUP Foresight

Rising automation, digital learning and changing student expectations coupled with demand for life long education are shaping how, where and what we learn.  – Arup Foresight.   Following a collaboration with MA NE students to visualise the future of higher education learning environments, Arup Foresight have published a Future Campus Report exploring the major trends shaping

Macedonia Field Trip: New Narratives for Skopje

In early May, MA NE 1st years took a field trip to Macedonia for a week to research and envision new narratives for the capital city Skopje. Macedonia is consolidating its identity, having gained independence from former Yugoslavia in 1991. In an effort to establish a distinctive national character in the capital, the current government introduced

London 2038: how will technological convergence change the places we live in?

A collaboration between MA Narrative Environments, Central Saint Martins, UAL and ARUP Foresight and Innovation. MA Narrative Environments joined up with Arup Foresight, who specialise in identifying trends shaping the future of the built environment, to imagine how technological convergence could change London. Arup’s contribution to the London cityscape over the past 70 years can

MANE student Rhiannon Williams and Feminist Internet featured in Trebuchet Magazine

Feminist Internet is a future-focused collective made up of  16 multi-disciplinary artists and designers, including MANE 2nd Year student Rhiannon Williams, who aim to create an equal and just internet for all. A UAL project, the Feminist Internet originated from a 10 day intensive studio session to re-imagine the internet in a way that does