Mon - Fri 10am - 6pm, Sat 11am - 5pm, Sun 18 Sept only 11am - 5pm, closed all other Sundays

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In this year’s programme, explore the data-scape of the SE1 postcode and look at how service design can shape the future. You can also celebrate innovative set design, learn about staff research and enjoy graphic design by Ivan Chermayeff. Please check the LCC website for event dates and times.

As part of London Design Festival, London College of Communication invites the public to an engaging series of free design events.

Visitors can explore the visual data-scape of London’s SE1 postcode, celebrate iconic sci-fi film set design, learn how service design can shape the future, enjoy graphic design by Ivan Chermayeff, reflect on design ideas for the greater good and take part in makers’ workshops. Insights from LCC’s ongoing design research will also be showcased.

LCC is part of the Better Bankside District of London Design Festival.

LDF at LCC events include:

SE1 Data Stories
14 September – 14 October
With London College of Communication at the heart of what is a major regeneration of the SE1 postcode, SE1 Data stories visualises the changing face of the area over the last 100 years and reveals the human stories behind the data.

The Joy of Sets x The Kubrick Archive
14 September – 14 October
Science fiction meets design fiction in this set design exhibition event, which reimagines an iconic scene from Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey using material from UAL's Stanley Kubrick Archive, housed at LCC. An active workshop, film seminar and space walk accompany the exhibition.

Design Research
14 September – 14 October
Celebrating the diversity and inventiveness of design research at LCC, this exhibition showcases the research interests and outputs of over 60 members of LCC staff. See things differently through the eyes of experts across the expanded field of visual communication, digital cultures, historical and cultural contexts and design for services and enterprise.

Ivan Chermayeff: Cut and Paste
5 September – 1 October
Ivan Chermayeff, co-founder of one of America’s leading graphic design companies, has created brand identities for global corporations. This colourful and playful exhibition of posters, accompanied by a talk event with Chermayeff himself, focuses on his more personal practice and passion for design and typography.

Service Design Futures
16 September, 4-8pm
Service Design Futures showcases the game-changing work that service designers are doing across London. Guests are invited to participate in a line-up of interactive activities, discussions and workshops throughout the evening.

Design. What is it good for?
14 September – 14 October
Exploring issues such as social responsibility, ethics and personal accountability, emerging creatives from across the world have questioned ‘Design. What is it good for?’ in this poster design and manifesto exhibition.

Elephant Press
14 September – 14 October
A show of prints by 20 recent graduates, alumni and Saturday Print Club members who have used the College’s extensive print facilities to develop their work including examples of etching, solar plate, relief, serigraph and screenprint.

Makers’ Workshops
19 – 24 September
LCC students, alumni and local creatives will run a series of free Makers' Workshops including, printmaking, filmmaking and projection. Open to all.

LDF at LCC is part of London College of Communication's public programme.


London College of Communication (LCC)
Formerly London College of Printing, LCC is the largest constituent College of the University of the Arts London and our students automatically become members of Europe's largest university dedicated to art, communication, design and related technologies. The School of Design constitutes a unique learning community made up of staff, fellow students and guest speakers from a diverse range of creative disciplines and cultures. www.arts.ac.uk


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