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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

Brompton City: Brompton Bicycles in 2040.

ARUP Foresight teamed up with MANE 1st year students to explore the manufacturing opportunities and challenges facing the classic British bicycle company ‘Brompton’, as part of a the forecasting series ‘ The Future of the Factory’.   The resulting scenario saw the Brompton Bicycles company benefit from unexpected exponential growth, becoming a powerful influence due

Work in Progress: focus on displays.

Following on from the Work in Progress Show Private View, here are some images focusing on the displays created by the MA Narrative Environments 2nd year students to showcase their major projects. The juxtaposition of the displays in the show highlighted the breadth of themes and stories being developed by the students in their work.

Work in Progress Show 2020 – in pictures.

This time last week we welcomed our friends, affiliates and industry partners to the Private View of the MA Narrative Environments Work in Progress Show 2020, designed and built by our amazing second year students to present their work to date. Congratulations to the students on producing such an inspiring and vibrant event! Here it

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;

Smyle: Say Hello!

Smyle is a well established creative agency with offices in Islington. Passionate about fusing technology with creativity, they brief first year MA NE students to imagine a socially engaged holiday installation in the Smyle windows and lobby. The students created an interactive “Wave Chain” installation to counter loneliness in Islington, which is nationally ranked the borough

Uncovering narratives at Stowe House and Gardens

Stowe House and Gardens, owned by National Trust, offers a vision of 18th century England fashioned after classical ideals. It was commissioned by the influential Lord Cobham as a meeting place and inspiration for his powerful circle of friends including political cronies and other leading figures of the day. Stories of vice and virtue, sea faring

Living Space exhibition at the European Space Agency

Living Space is an interactive exhibition and immersive tour of the European Space Agency’s core explorations, past, present and future, designed by MA Narrative Environments 2nd Year Students, in collaboration with  from Southbank University and  The Erasmus Centre at the European Space Agency. The refreshed tour moves away from a microgravity-centred narrative in favour of

2040: Future Healthcare Ecosystem – Dispersed and Reactive

ARUP and MA Narrative Environment 1st year students put their heads together to imagine a Healthcare Ecosystem in 2040 through a dispersed and reactive lens, that would function within an environment where automation has changed the world and once complex problems could easily be solved by AI and robots. In order to avoid an economic

MA NE Year 1 Field Trip: New Narratives for Sarajevo.

First Year MA NE students returned from their field trip to Sarajevo last week with compelling research and concepts targeting seven areas of unique physical, economic, cultural and social assets of the city. They were tasked with developing new narratives or identities for the Sarajevo, enabling it to carve a more significant place on the world

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

Super/Power Market at the British Museum

The exhibition ‘Food as a Weapon: the Hunger for Power’ at the British Museum in London explores how food production and distribution are related to power, exploitation and control of natural resources. Today, hunger and malnutrition are still major health risks in some parts of the world, with social inequalities acting as a major barrier to

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

Maiden Lane Estate: Dancing in Gold!

Tackling social issues partly caused by the isolated location of the Maiden Lane Estate, Year 1 Narrative Environments students worked with local residents to create a proposal that activates empty public spaces around the estate to encourage interaction, promote cultural exchange and create platform for creative expression. The students staged an interview on the rooftop

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 for Healthcare: Mateusz Gidaszewski at the Healthcare Leadership Academy.

A focus of MA NE Student Mateusz Gidaszewski’s work at Medics.Academy as a Head of Design and User Experience is the progression of the role of design in healthcare. He recently delivered a successful lecture and workshop about Design Thinking, Experience Design, and Human Centered Design in the context of medicine, for the Healthcare Leadership Academy. 26