Celebration Week 2017: Tuesday 21 February

Students presenting work-in-progress from Architecture BA, Graphic Design BA, Illustration BA and Publishing BA courses.

Critics: Architecture

Hana Loftus
Co-Director, HAT Projects

Hana trained in architecture before her interests led her to work in strategic planning and regeneration. Prior to forming HAT Projects, she was deputy director of the regeneration consultancy General Public Agency and has worked as a freelance consultant for clients across the public, private and community sectors.

Hana has a particular commitment to public and civic projects, synthesizing the needs and desires of clients, partners and communities into briefs that are deliverable on the ground. She has expertise in planning policy and creative public participation in urban development, and is an Enabler at The Glass-House Community Led Design, as well as a member of the South East Design Review panel and a Built Environment Expert for Design Council Cabe.
Hana maintains a strong research base and writes for publications including Building Design magazine, Architecture Today and Icon. She is a trustee of DanceEast and Roman River Music.

Tom Coward
Director, AOC Architecture Ltd

Tom Coward studied architecture at the University of Nottingham and the Royal College of Art where he received the Alsop Architecture Prize for his thesis design project. His dissertation was a study of South Bank Urbanism. He worked within Nicholas Grimshaw and Partners, Rick Mather Architects and Urban Salon before founding AOC in September 2003.

Christina Norton
Architect and Founding Director, Fluid

Christina is an architect, urbanist and founding director of Fluid (1996-present). With partner Steve McAdam, she has shaped a new attitude towards architecture, planning and urban design informed by creative practice and cross-disciplinary thinking. Her work ranges from large-scale regeneration, neighbourhood planning, urban strategies to hybrid programmes and interventions for public places and spaces to one off architectural projects and interventions.

Freddie Phillipson
Associate Director, WWM Architects

Freddie Phillipson was born in Athens to Greek and British parentage. He received his architectural education at Cambridge University and MIT, graduating from the former with a Distinction. He won the SOM scholarship for the RIBA Bronze Medal in 2002, and was shortlisted for the Silver Medal in 2005. Since joining Witherford Watson Mann Architects in 2005 he has worked on projects ranging from interiors to urban strategies such as the Bankside Urban Forest. He was project architect for the Arts Council offices in Manchester and for Astley Castle. Freddie became an Associate Director of the studio in 2011. Having taught at Cambridge University for five years, he led an undergraduate Degree Studio at London Metropolitan University for four years until 2015. An exceptional draughtsman, he has written for Drawing Matter and contributed to their events. He has carried out extensive research, both drawn and written, on the topography of James Joyce’s Ulysses.

Critic: Animation

Isobel Stenhouse
Production Coordinator, Studio AKA

Isobel Stenhouse is currently a Production Coordinator at Studio AKA (London). Starting her working-life as a design engineer in the automotive industry, she is now a layout artist and animation assistant alongside her production coordinator role, and has worked on a number of films in Edinburgh, Paris and London including The Snowman and The Snowdog, The Red Turtle and The Illusionist. Isobel has also worked in props on live-action films such as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Stardust. During her own Animation BA studies she was an intern on The Corpse Bride, Harry Potter and Nanny McPhee and took a course in Art Direction at Pinewood Studios.

Critics: Visual Communication

Anthony Burrill
Graphic artist, print maker and designer

Graphic artist, print-maker and designer Anthony Burrill is known for his persuasive, up-beat style of communication. His work is held in the permanent collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, New York and has been exhibited in galleries around the world including the Barbican Art Gallery, the Walker Art Center and the Design Museum, London.

Words and language are an important part of Burrill’s output and he has developed a distinctive voice that is sought after not only by collectors of his posters and prints, but also by clients including Apple, Google, Hermés, British Council, London Underground and the Design Museum. Burrill is perhaps best known for his typographic, text-based compositions, including the now-famous “Work Hard and Be Nice to People”, which has become a mantra for the design community and beyond.

Burrill was born in Littleborough, Lancashire. After studying Graphic Design at Leeds Polytechnic, he completed an MA in Graphic Design at the Royal College of Art, London. He now lives and works on the Isle of Oxney, Kent.

Owen Hatherley
Writer and Journalist

Owen Hatherley was born in Southampton, England in 1981. He received a PhD in 2011 from Birkbeck College, London, for a thesis on Constructivism and Americanism, which was published in 2016 as The Chaplin Machine (Pluto Press). He writes regularly for Architects Journal, Architectural Review, Dezeen, the Guardian, the London Review of Books and New Humanist, and is the author of several books: Militant Modernism (Zero, 2009), A Guide to the New Ruins of Great Britain (Verso, 2010), Uncommon – An Essay on Pulp (Zero, 2011), Across the Plaza (Strelka, 2012), A New Kind of Bleak – Journeys through Urban Britain (Verso 2012), Landscapes of Communism (Penguin 2015) and The Ministry of Nostalgia (Verso, 2016). He also edited and introduced an updated edition of Ian Nairn's Nairn's Towns (Notting Hill Editions, 2013), and wrote texts for the exhibition Brutalust: Celebrating Post-War Southampton, at the K6 Gallery.

Jonny Hannah
Illustrator and print maker

Jonny Hannah grew up in Dunfermline and studied at the Cowdenbeath College of Knowledge, Liverpool Art School and then the Royal College of Art. For the last eighteen years he has been a freelance illustrator, and is represented by the Heart Agency in London and New York. His many clients include The Sunday Telegraph, The New York Times and The St. Kilda Courier.

He happily lives in Southampton, and teaches on the Illustration BA course at Southampton Solent School of Art, Design & Fashion. His studio has now returned to his back garden in the loveliest of sheds, now headquarters to Cakes and Ale Press, a cottage industry publishing books, prints, posters, teatowels and badges. Recent projects have included Main Street, his biggest exhibition to date at Yorkshire Sculpture Park and a monograph Greetings from Darktown published by Merrell.


News details

Date Tuesday 21 February

Architecture and Animation, 10am-5pm
CCG-02, Old Castle Street
Visual Communication, 10am-5pm
CM3-15, Calcutta House

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