MA Narrative Environments

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 communicate with audiences when designing a building, place-making, creating an exhibition or graphic installation. The event was chaired by MA NE course leader Patricia Austin.


Many thanks to the speakers for their fascinating contribution to the discussion. They included:


Carolina Caicedo:  Co-founding member of The Decorators, a multi-disciplinary design practice that aims to reconnect the physical elements of a place with its social dimension. Find out more about Carolina’s work: The Decorators


Chloé Morris: Chloé Morris founded Edible Stories in 2012 to create playful food and drink events that stimulate all of the senses. Find out more about Chloé ‘s work: Edible Stories


Nele Voss: Nele Vos is a multidisciplinary designer combining her expertise in communication design with its built environment through storytelling. Find out more about Nele’s work: Nele Voss



Thomas Aquilina: an architectural designer, urban researcher and itinerant academic. He has worked for Adjaye Associates since 2017 and recently coordinated the exhibition David Adjaye—Making Memory at the Design Museum. Last year, he was nominated through the RIBA as one of the Next Generation of Black Architects. 

Find out more about Thomas’s work: Adjaye Associates

Alex Newson: Senior Curator at the Design Museum and the curator of David Adjaye: Making Memory. Find out more about Alex’s work: Design Museum

Patricia Austin: Tricia Austin is an academic and design researcher. She is the Course Leader of MA Narrative Environments in the Spatial Practices Programme at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London. She has lectured in Europe, Asia and Latin America and led a number of creative projects with universities and governmental organizations across the world. Find out more about MA Narrative Environments