Jim Hobbs presents Moribund State[s] – Exhibition

The University of Greenwich Programme Leader for MA Digital Arts, Jim Hobbs has announced the opening of his exhibition Moribund State[s]from 1st August at Project 78, as the restart of their exhibition programme. The project has been 18 months in the making and is a perfect reflection of the ideology and intention of Project 78. The show will run until 29th August 2020.

For Moribund State(s), Hobbs has returned to his childhood home (Ohio, USA) in order to confront the place where one is originally from.  With a perspective that is only gained from a distance (in both time and space), he has gathered indigenous materials in order to forge a series of new works which poetically ascribe a familiar yet foreign place.

School of Design project globally recognised by UNESCO partner organisation

Another proud moment for the University of Greenwich and a triumph in current times. The Research project on diversity and inclusivity by design, based in the School of Design and led by Dr Anastasios Maragiannis achieved global recognition by UNESCO partner organisation.

The research is recognised by the prestigious International Institute for Information Design (IIID) awards, which celebrate information designers’ contribution to society. A list of awarded projects can be viewed on IIID website .

The awards, which take place every three years, look for evidence of where designers have applied creativity and design thinking to solve complex communication problems with a view to improving aspects of human life.

Follow the link for more info:  https://www.gre.ac.uk/articles/public-relations/greenwich-academic-receives-prestigious-award#

Congratulations to Dr Anastasios Maragiannis and the School of Design for the prestigious award and for stealing the spotlight!

Landscape Architecture and Urbanism PhD Student creates amazing flip book

Professor Ed Wall proudly tweeted about the amazing work of one of his PhD students, who composed the flip book of The Landscapists AD. The book is available to buy online from Wiley or be accessed via Wiley Online Library. This is a great example of teacher / student collaboration at the University of Greenwich.

Congratulations to Professor Ed Wall for stealing the spotlight through mentorship!

New documentary films reveals Artistic Research Practices Applied in the Creation of Immersive Hyperreal Soundscapes, by Dr Andrew Knight-Hill

Last summer Dr Andrew Knight-Hill (School of Design) led a HEIF funded research project to investigate the affordances in new multichannel audio technologies. In partnership with international loudspeaker manufacturer L Acoustics, Dr Knight-Hill assembled a team of world leading sound creatives including sound artist Brona Martin and Hollywood sound designer Paula Fairfield (Game of Thrones, LOST), to interrogate the possibilities available in these novel technologies through artistic research. 

“Engineers built them, but do they really understand how these tools can be used?” said Dr Knight-Hill, “often we think of knowledge in-terms of abstract facts, but there are many different ways of understanding the world. By applying creative methodologies to experiment, test possibilities and push their limits, we are able to access deeper understandings of these tools and reveal new possibilities for how they can be used.”

The applied practice methodology engaged world leading artists in the development of immersive sound works which were performed, alongside compositions by undergraduates students on the BA Sound Design programme of the University, to audiences in Highgate at the L Acoustics L-ISA lab.

Potential beneficiaries for this research project include: engineers and developers of multichannel audio systems, post-production sound professionals, student composers engaged in the project and composers and sound artists engaging in multichannel composition. 

A documentary crew was able to capture the unique events and interview the project participants. These films are now available online and provide an insight into the exciting new world of immersive hyperreal sound. Another proud moment for the University of Greenwich.

Congratulations to Dr Andrew Knight-Hill for stealing the spotlight!

Watch the films and get immersed in the project here:

LOUDSPEAKER ORCHESTRA CONCERT SERIES

Tuesday 28th January 2020, 7pmSt Alfege Church, Greenwich

The School of Design and the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences invite you to the next concert in the Loudspeaker Orchestra Concert Series in the historic St Alfege Church. 

Explore Ensemble immerses instruments and audiences among a live 3D loudspeaker orchestra to present the London premiere of Natasha Barrett’s ‘Sagittarius A*’ and rare modernist works reimagined with ambisonic technology .

Explore Ensemble work at the radical frontiers of new music, offering audiences outstanding performances of internationally acclaimed composers, advocating music rarely heard in the UK, and working closely with composers on new works to foster a repertoire for the future. Described as ‘Indefatigably outstanding’, Explore Ensemble have featured at several editions of the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival while performing alongside the EXAUDI Vocal Ensemble, as well as feature on BBC Radio 3, at London’s Principal Sound Festival, Cafe OTO, Kings Place, the Royal College of Music, and outside of London in Manchester, Leeds, Oxford, and Germany.

The Loudspeaker Orchestra presents immersive acoustic experiences through programmed concerts of multichannel sound design, sonic art and electroacoustic music. Regular concerts, featuring work by international artists alongside students of Sound Design, take place in and around Greenwich.

The musical programme will be complemented with a free glass of wine in the interval.

Tickets are FREE for University of Greenwich students and staff, and £5 for external guests.

BOOKING ESSENTIAL: https://explore-ensemble-loudspeaker-orchestra-concert.eventbrite.co.uk.

“Phase IV Intersections – Art/Architecture”

The University of Greenwich invites you to the attend the “Phase IV Intersections – Art Architecture” exhibition opening on Wednesday 15th January at the Stephen Lawrence Gallery and Project Space. A drinks reception is scheduled from 6pm, all welcome to attend.

The exhibition brings together projects stemming from HE institutions in England and France that explore interfaces between art and architecture.

Phase IV is the fourth and last of a series of exhibitions led by Benet Spencer and Dr David Ryan from Cambridge School of Art, Anglia Ruskin University. The earlier phases saw collaborations, in February 2018, with Institut Supérieur des Arts Toulouse for Phase II – Imagining Architecture; and, in November 2019, with École Supérieure d’Art et de Design Marseille-Méditerranée for Phase III – le Modulor.

Exhibitors

Emmanuelle Castellan; George Charman; Valérie du Chéné; David Coste; Bernice Donszelmann; Flea Folly Architects; Jaime Gili; Olivier Gourvil; Andrew Grassie; Steve Johnson; Chloe Leaper; Mary Maclean; Didier Mencoboni; Suzanne Mooney; Laurent Proux; Tim Renshaw; Felix Robbins; David Ryan; Anna Salamon; Benet Spencer; Aleana Turner; April Virgoe; Daniela Yaneva

Stephen Lawrence Gallery

Students from the School of Arts and Design represent the University of Greenwich in Marseille exhibition

Representatives from University of Greenwich School of Design joined staff students and alumni from Cambridge School of Art (Anglia Ruskin University) and Marseille Mediterranean School of Arts and Design (ESADMM) in workshopping and mounting an exhibition of responses to le Corbusier’s Modulor. The Modulor is a system of scale le Corbusier devised for his buildings that is based on human proportions, a perfect example of which is found in his building “Unité d’Habitation” in Marseille, where many of the visiting exhibitors, including ourselves, stayed.

The resulting exhibition at Hors les Murs Gallery, Marseille opened on 7th – 22nd November. The University of Greenwich is represented by 2019 March graduate Daniella Yaneva, exhibiting a book and animation titled, “Morphogenesis Man inhabiting Apartment 50, Unité d’Habitation, Marseille”.

The work being installed by the project participants

The University’s School of Design promotes a string of events through October exploring digital culture

This month, Ghislaine Boddington, a Reader in Digital Immersion at the University of Greenwich School of Design is helping promote a number of events that explore the convergence of body, data , digital culture and space empower women in technology.

Deputy Head School of Design Anastasios Maragiannis represents UoG at the LND Design Fair 2019

Anastasios Maragiannis

The diversity + inclusivity by Design: Empowering individuals: international exhibition was featured as part of the London Design Festival and in particular highlighted as part of the SE London design district. This research exhibition reviews the shifting correlation between the designer and the “other”. Our society is changing and as a result of various factors – political, economic and cultural disputes, -we change the way we co-exist; co-participate; co-feeling; co-design. LDN celebrating and promoting London as the design capital of the world. The school of Design participation to LDN 2019 is one among a number of research centres, HEIs, Museums and organisations, placing University of Greenwich among the best in the world.  LDN 2019 attracting more than 500,000 visitors over one week, every year.