Peter Marigold, Chris Emmett and Cathy Stack

Studio 1: Prospéct

Gold Digger

Studio brief

Leading on from last year's Harvest Studio, the themes are similar with a series of projects that are not necessarily related but have an attitude of making the best out of the situation that life has dumped on you.
 
We believe that well thought through designs are inspired and can emerge from unlikely places at unlikely times. But you have to find them. You have to go and look for them. You have to prospect in the world you have found yourself living in, inside your imagination and also physically with your hands to see what the soil will turn up. It's hard work. But there is gold to be found.
 
Where do you look for inspiration? Where do you look for ideas that might inform a design? Is flicking through a copy of Wallpaper at someone else's ideas really wise? Have you been to a farm recently? The gym? A bus repair centre? Maybe these might be more fruitful than wishing you could design the next shiny kitchen.
 
We aim to have two major live projects run in the year, punctuated by very experimental short one-day briefs. We will visit studios and workshops of designers and makers who can give an idea of how to survive scrabbling around in the dirt.
 
You will be physically broken by the end of the year. But hopefully, richer.

Details

Course
Furniture BA
Product Design BA
Tutor Peter Marigold
Cathy Stack
Where Calcutta House, Studio 1, first floor
When Tuesday and Friday

Students

Alexandra ACHI
Kamala BURA
Edward HOUGHTON
Vilte KASETAITE
Clare MCGEE
Ella MERRIMAN
Sean O'BRIEN
Moe REDISH
Diggory RUSH
Thurstan SAVIO DIAS
Jinwoo SEO
Krishna SOKHAL
Chelsea VIVASH
Robert WOODS
 
Nikolay BOGDEV
Lara CHAMANDI
Scott KELLY
Nathaniel KNOWLES
Thomas LAMING
Sowon LEE
Victor MANDI
Nicholas MARSCHNER
Max RANDALL

3D Studios

Studio 1: Prospéct

Peter Marigold, Chris Emmett and Cathy Stack

The studio themes focus on a series of projects that are not necessarily related but have an attitude of making the best out of the situation that life has dumped on you.

Studio 3: Poetic Projections

Heidi Yeo, Simone ten Hompel and Adi Toch

Studio 4: Encrypt

Steph Amen, Karen Coughlan, James Hunting and Marta Jowska

Studio 4: Encrypt will challenge you to question, reimagine and reconfigure what you believe a design process to be.

Studio 5: Defilé

Aimee McWilliams, Marta Jowska and Karen Coughlan

Studio 6: Sui Generis

Karen Coughlan, James Hunting, Gina Pierce and Lisa Bloomer

Studio 7: Make it Count

James Hunting, Sam Wingate, Gina Pierce and Jude Dennis

Studio 7: Make it Count explores the making ethos that prioritises ownership and intention, with a particular focus on textiles for communities.

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