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Julie Howell’s ‘PAST PRESENT FUTURE’ design proposal selected for Arts & Heritage Blue Skies Museum Project.

Julie Howell’s proposed design PAST PRESENT FUTURE for the Ripon Workhouse Museum, has been selected for Arts & Heritage Blue Skies Museum Project. Julie’s proposal, a ‘walking meditiation’ through the Ripon streetscape along the route that links three historic sites that comprise the Ripon Museum, explores how the histories that are presented in the Workhouse Museum

In Practice: with graduate Kulay Labitigan.

For this edition of our In Practice series, we are delighted to catch up with MA Narrative Environments graduate Kulay Labitigan, a Narrative Designer for an insight company. What is your current role?  I currently work as a Narrative Designer for an insight company where I help bring company stories to life. Tell us about

“Narrative Environments and Experience Design: Space as a Medium of Communication”, a new book by Tricia Austin.

“The design of narrative environments is a collaborative, transdisciplinary practice that challenges deep seated assumptions about hierarchies and boundaries in art and design.” – Tricia Austin MA Narrative Environments course leader Tricia Austin’s much anticipated new book ” Narrative Environments and Experience Design: Space as a Medium of Communication”, published by Routledge, is out now! Tricia’s comprehensive

In Practice – with graduate Annemarie Mayo.

In this edition of our In Practice series, highlighting the trajectories of MA Narrative Environments graduates, we catch up with Annemarie Mayo, an Interior Architect. – Tell us about a narrative environment you’ve worked on since graduating. I came across a local community initiative in Finsbury Park which immerses artists into a particular music album

Designing Narrative Environments for Critical Heritage event.

MA Narrative Environments recently hosted a ‘Designing Narrative Environments for Critical Heritage’ event in collaboration with UCL Institute of Archaeology, devised and produced by MANE Course Leader Tricia Austin and Colin Sterling, AHRC Leadership Fellow at UCL. Cross disciplinary speakers and guests cast a critical eye on the important role of museums, heritage sites and

“Marvellous and Mischievous: Literature’s Young Rebels” exhibition at the British Library designed by graduate Simon Banos, for Simon Leach Design.

MA Narrative Environments graduate Simon Banos, working for Simon Leach Design, has created a family friendly exhibition at the British Library called “Marvellous and Mischievous: Literature’s Young Rebels”. The exhibition explores how characters from favourite children’s books, from Matilda to Pippi Longstockings, break conventions and bend rules to change the world around them for the

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

MA Narrative Environments Degree Show 2019 – in pictures

A big thank you to all who came to visit the MA Narrative Environments Degree Show this year. We hope you found some inspiring stories, interesting projects and that you enjoyed the show as much as we liked sharing our work with you. Here is a roundup of some nice images from the displays and

In Practice – with graduate Julie Howell

For this edition of our In Practice series we talk with Julie Howell, freelance artist / visual director / social arts practitioner and experience designer.   Julie Howell www.juliehowell.space Current role: Freelance artist/visual director/social arts practitioner and experience designer. Tell us about a narrative environment you’ve worked on since graduating. In 2017, fifty years after the

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

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

In Practice: with graduate Lea Nagano

For this edition of our In Practice series, we catch up with Digital Media Director and Motion Graphic Artist,  Lea Nagano.   Name: Lea Nagano – Current role:  I am a freelance Digital Media Director and Motion Graphic Artist who merges audio- visual moving image with spatial environments to create engaging museum, exhibition, event and retail

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

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

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

WIP Show 2019 : Experiments & Investigations

A big thank you to all those who joined us on Thursday, January 10th for a preview of the MA Narrative Environments Class of 2019’s work to date. Congratulations to our narrative design superstars for putting on such an engaging show featuring so many original and intriguing ideas! The event was a great opportunity for

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,

Nike Shanghai 001 store designed by MANE alumni Rosa Hua Huang & team

MANE alumni Rosa Hua Huang is part of the team behind the core design for the recently opened Nike 001 concept store in Shanghai, which the brand highlights as “one of it’s biggest innovation moments”. Located in the city’s iconic Nanjing East Road shopping district, the 41,150 square ft store reveals the story of Nike’s

Graduates Rhiannon Williams, Cruz Maria Vallespir and Erica Jensen featured in Creative Unions Show at the Lethaby Gallery

Three of our recent graduates are showing work in the Creative Unions exhibition at the Lethaby Gallery in King’s Cross from 25 September – 27 October 2018. Showcasing the work of Central Saint Martins graduating students whose practice addresses our current socio-political climate, Creative Unions explores how design can further public debate and become an active