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Brain Manufacturing

V&A Talk

- Brain scanning, emotion mapping and biometric sensors: can we scientifically understand the way we percieve and react to colour?

- What are the cultural and biological differences in the way individuals experience colour?

Cholo Keli (Let’s Play!)

V&A Talk

Cholo Keli (Let’s Play!)

V&A Talk | 1

4:15- 5pm

Victoria and Albert Museum, SW7 2RL

Join former V&A Research Institute (VARI) Residents Paraa for a presentation about the development of an intergenerational card game by Paraa. The game was co-designed with women from Bromley by Bow in east London and an artisan from Dhaka.

Design Chameleon

V&A Talk

Ineke Hans, Principal, Ineke Hans Studio, will be speaking about her work and career.

Evolution of the Poster

V&A Talk

The V&A holds the national collection of posters with over 25,000 examples across the Museum, representing most countries in the world from the 1880s to the present day.

Flynn Talbot pop-up talk

V&A Talk

Flynn Talbot pop-up talk

V&A Talk | 1

2.15pm-2.45pm

Cromwell Road, SW7 2RL

Flynn Talbot will give insights into the process of designing Reflection Room, the immersive coloured light experience he has created for the Prince Consort Gallery at the V&A and the relationship between light and colour that runs throughout his work.

London Design Festival at the V&A: Descriptive Talk

V&A Talk

London Design Festival at the V&A: Descriptive Talk

V&A Talk | 1

11:00 – 12.00

, SW7 2RL

As the Festival hub, the V&A will house a broad range of specially-commissioned installations by some of the world’s most exciting designers, displayed throughout the building. Join a free, guided tour of some of the highlights, displayed around the building. Talk for Visually Impaired only.

Personal Palletes: Playing with colour, pattern and material

V&A Talk

- Evolving the relationship of pattern, colour and material
- Selecting colours and patterns that appeal to all the senses, not just sight
- Developing a personal colour reference index
- Looking at fresh ways of combining and exploiting colour to deliver richness and complexity

Workshop - the methodology of colour with Coloro

V&A Talk

Workshop - the methodology of colour with Coloro

V&A Talk | 2

12pm-1.15pm and 1.45pm – 3pm

Victoria and Albert Museum, SW7 2RL

- Understanding how people see colour and how it affects purchasing decisions
- Learning to speak the future language of colour
- Strengthening your brand collection by using a brand new colour analysis format
- How is your colour collection balanced and will you reach your customer?

"Exhale" Bionic Chandelier: Pop-up talk

V&A Talk

"Exhale" Bionic Chandelier: Pop-up talk

V&A Talk | 1

Sun 2.15pm-2.45pm, Mon 4.15pm-4.45pm

Victoria and Albert Museum, SW7 2RL

A pop-up talk by Julian Melchiorri, former V&A Engineering Resident, entrepreneur and CEO of biochemical technology company Arborea. Drawing inspiration from the V&A’s collections, Melchiorri has developed the world’s first living and breathing chandelier using novel bionic-leaf technologies.

Curator’s Tour of Plywood: Material of the Modern World

V&A Talk

Curator’s Tour of Plywood: Material of the Modern World

V&A Talk | 1

3.15pm-3.45pm

Victoria and Albert Museum, SW7 2RL

Engineering a Revolution: Biomimicry and bionic design

V&A Talk

- Experimenting with ways of making materials that can revolutionise the world around us

- Mimicking biological mechanisms and technologies to solve global problems and increase the quality of our lives

- Bringing large-scale industrial biotechnologies to a domestic scale

Evening talk: Barber & Osgerby

V&A Talk

Evening talk: Barber & Osgerby

V&A Talk | 2

7pm-8pm (talk); 8pm-8.45pm (refreshments)

Victoria and Albert Museum, SW7 2RL

Collaborators for over 20 years, Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby have applied their talents to everything from industrial design and furniture to lighting and installations.

Form, Sculpture, Design and Materiality

V&A Talk

Form, Sculpture, Design and Materiality

V&A Talk | 2

4pm-5pm

Cromwell Road, SW7 2RL

- Designing with materials to stimulate a presence in their physicality
- Connecting users with the typology of a piece, its form and materiality
- Exploring material properties that can be used to express density, lightness, precision, craft and technology in design and sculpture

FORMcard Studio: Peter Marigold

V&A Talk

FORMcard Studio: Peter Marigold

V&A Talk | 1

11.00 – 16.00

Victoria and Albert Museum,

Peter Marigold will spend the day working with FORMcard, a strong, meltable bio-plastic that he created in 2015, and that can be used to fix the world!

Material Progress – Next generation thinking

V&A Talk

Material Progress – Next generation thinking

V&A Talk | 2

1.15pm-2.15pm

Cromwell Road, SW7 2RL

- How are new technologies changing architectural styles and design approaches?
- How can new material manufacturing techniques extend the life of buildings and interiors?
- Exploring materials and techniques that make cities more sustainable and improve the way we live

Opportunities in Design

V&A Talk

-          What opportunities are available in education and industry?
-          How to juggle making money and staying creative 
-          Promoting you and what you do 
-          What do employers want from graduates? The need for interdisciplinary thinking

Pop-up talk: Patkau Architects

V&A Talk

Pop-up talk: Patkau Architects

V&A Talk | 1

2.15pm-2.45pm

Cromwell Road, SW7 2RL

This summer, a cluster of ice-skating shelters designed by Canadian practice Patkau Architects will be on display in The John Madejski Garden.

Pop-up talk: While We Wait

V&A Talk

Pop-up talk: While We Wait

V&A Talk | 1

12.15pm-12.45pm

Cromwell Road, SW7 2RL

Join Bethlehem-based architects Elias and Yousef Anastas to discuss While We Wait, their multisensory, immersive installation in Medieval & Renaissance, Room 64b, The Simon Sainsbury Gallery, which will move permanently to the Cremisan Valley in Palestine afterwards.

Portfolio Review

V&A Workshop

Portfolio Review

V&A Workshop | 1

13.00pm-15.30pm

Victoria and Albert Museum,

Design students and graduates are invited to bring their portfolio work for advice, guidance and review from Nissan Design Europe creative, Arts thread and industry experts.

Archiving your graphic portfolio

V&A Talk

Archiving your graphic portfolio

V&A Talk | 1

Sun 12pm-1pm

Cromwell Road, SW7 2RL

Drawing on the collections of the Letterform Archive, a new institution focused entirely on graphic design and letterform, Curator and Founder Rob Saunders will explore the delights of process material in teaching students and inspiring designers.

Charlie Smith in Conversation

V&A Talk

Charlie Smith in Conversation

V&A Talk | 2

1.15pm-2.15pm

Cromwell Road, SW7 2RL

Graphic design studio Charlie Smith Design has been working on graphic identities for brands and designers ranging from Byron Hamburgers and Royal Mail to Terence Woodgate. The studio recently designed a book on Balenciaga to accompany the V&A show Balenciaga – Shaping Fashion.

Drop-in Design: Digital Patterns

V&A Talk

Drop-in Design: Digital Patterns

V&A Talk | 1

10.30am-5pm

Cromwell Road, SW7 2RL

Be inspired by amazing patterns and shapes in the Islamic Middle East gallery. Try experimental drawing and design your own digital tile using iPads. Activity designed by artist Bethan Durie.

Fast forward Fiorucci: reinventing graphic heritage for the 21st century

V&A Talk

Fast forward Fiorucci: reinventing graphic heritage for the 21st century

V&A Talk | 2

2.45pm-3.45pm

Victoria and Albert Museum, SW7 2RL

- How to reinvent a graphic-led brand without rehashing it 
- Designing a destination store in Soho for millennial London 
- Forging Fiorucci’s graphic future on-line, in-store, with tech accessories and on social media  
- How can design save bricks and mortar retail?

Font Selfie Workshop: What’s your font?

V&A Workshop

Font Selfie Workshop: What’s your font?

V&A Workshop | 1

Sat and Sun 11am-5pm

Victoria and Albert Museum, SW7 2RL

Pick a typeface then customise it to reflect your personality and create your own Font Selfie. Add this to the display, which will grow throughout the weekend as we create an exciting collection of typographic self-portraits.

Open Studios: Avani Tanya (V&A South Asian Collections Resident)

V&A Talk

Open Studios: Avani Tanya (V&A South Asian Collections Resident)

V&A Talk | 1

Sat and Sun 1pm-4pm

Victoria and Albert Museum, SW7 2RL

Visit our resident artist Avani Tanya in her studio and learn more about her research on the the history of the V&A’s South Asian collections, her response to the origins of this collection and its relevance today.

Open Studios: Silvia Weidenbach (V&A Gilbert Collection Resident)

V&A Talk

Open Studios: Silvia Weidenbach (V&A Gilbert Collection Resident)

V&A Talk | 1

13.00 – 16.00 Saturday 16 September, 13.00 – 16.00 Sunday 17 September

Victoria and Albert Museum,

Visit the studio of the V&A's first Gilbert Collection Resident Silvia Weidenbach. Find out more about her artistic practice as a jeweller fusing traditional goldsmithing and silversmithing techniques with the latest technology in 3D printing and that of the haptic arm.

Staying Creative and Paying the Bills: Advice for Recent Graduates

V&A Talk

Staying Creative and Paying the Bills: Advice for Recent Graduates

V&A Talk | 1

11.30am-12.30pm

Victoria and Albert Museum,

A recent graduate? After the summer, there’s a realisation that money needs to be made - even though many students are now having to work through their studies and are trying to keep the creative spark alive after graduation?

The Future is Bright!

V&A Talk

- Creating opportunities and finding the right collaborations
- Juggling creativity, establishing your brand and paying the bills
- Starting from the streets: adventure and persistence are all part of the process
- Keeping your eye on the prize: remembering why you design

A graphic designer’s search for clues

V&A Talk

Some designers demand a blank canvas. But Michael Bierut begins every project with a quest for minute bits of evidence: a forgotten typeface, a discarded sketch, an offhand remark. Any of these can serve as the seed of a design idea.

Drop-in Design Career Advice

V&A Workshop

Drop-in Design Career Advice

V&A Workshop | 1

11.00 – 17.00

Victoria and Albert Museum,

Join Jane Francis, fashion design practitioner and Senior Lecturer in Fashion at Central Saint Martins College, Jan Rose, Creative Director with London based designers Faye Toogood and graphic designer Fraser Muggeridge for industry insights and 1-2-1 advice.

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