Communication Design: Illustration MA: Events and lectures
Extra activities for this course
There are always interesting activities taking place at Kingston and exciting opportunities to take advantage of. Here are some examples of what you could be involved with if you study this course.
The range of events and lectures in the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture enhances your studies and adds an extra perspective to your learning.
Research group lectures and events
The Modern Interiors Research Centre (MIRC) organises:
- the annual Dorich House conferences;
- seminars; and
- a programme of visiting professors.
The Curating Contemporary Design Research Group organises:
- an active visiting professor programme – which has included Craig Miller (Denver Museum of Art) and Pablo Helguera (Guggenheim Museum, NY);
- a series of Stanley Picker Design Research Fellows – the first of whom was Charles Kriel; and
- a series of themed research conferences with leading London museums entitled Collecting Now.
Samer Yamani – visiting lecturer
Currently visiting the UK as part of the British Council's International Cultural Leadership programme, Samer Yamani is a professional design curator working in Syria and Barcelona. Also the director of the Creative Dialogue Association (CDA), a private, independent and not-for-profit association, based in Barcelona, Samer will contribute to the international perspective and application of the Connecting Contemporary Designers project, by sharing his experience of creating links between creative people from around the world.
With a complementary vision to our project, CDA has the objective of promoting creative dialogue among various creative disciplines in order to bring forward a new space of creativity and interchange between creative sectors in different countries that can be reflected in their cultural and economic life. Through projects like the Design Road Project, where CDA visited several cities in the Middle East introducing leading designers and artists to local universities to share their knowledge and expertise, Samer will share with the teams the impact that local application of global knowledge can have.
In addition, Samer is currently working with Delfina Foundation, an organisation that facilitates artistic residencies and related public events in the UK, Middle East and North Africa.
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