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Nightclub design and club culture examined in new exhibition at Vitra Design Museum co-curated by Kingston University course leader Dr Cat Rossi

Posted Thursday 12 April 2018

Nightclub design and club culture examined in new exhibition at Vitra Design Museum co-curated by Kingston University course leader Dr Cat Rossi

A Kingston University lecturer has co-curated a major exhibition examining the relationship between club culture and design. Held at Vitra Design Museum in Germany, the exhibition presents nightclubs as important cultural artefacts that merge architecture and design with sound, light, fashion and visual effects to create an all-encompassing art form.

Dr Cat Rossi, course leader of the University's BA (Hons) Art & Design History and Practice and Director of Research in the School of Critical Studies and Creative Industries, was approached by Vitra Design Museum following exhibitions examining the Italian nightclubs she curated for the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2014 and the ICA in 2015....


Kingston University student scoops Association for Publishing Education prize for work examining demand for books for autistic children

Posted Thursday 12 April 2018

Kingston University student  scoops Association for Publishing Education prize for work examining demand for books for autistic children

A Kingston University postgraduate student has drawn on her own experiences of growing up with Asperger Syndrome in France for an award-winning dissertation exploring the need for more children's books about autism to be published in her home country.

Seeking to shed light on the isolation young people with autism can feel, MA Publishing student Lucie Ducarre decided to review the current availability and demand for books on autism in French children's literature....


Former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis contends madness and conflict of Shakespeare's characters can humanise economics in Kingston University lecture

Posted Monday 19 March 2018

Former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis contends madness and conflict of Shakespeare's characters can humanise economics in Kingston University lecture

Leading economist and former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis highlighted the seminal influence Shakespeare has had on his thinking as he took centre stage at the Rose Theatre following an invitation from Kingston University.

A committed Europeanist but outspoken critic of the European Union, Varoufakis explored how the complexities and contradictions of the Bard's characters have shaped his own take on economics as he delivered the sixth annual lecture for Kingston Shakespeare Seminar, a partnership between the University and the Rose....


Esteemed music producer Tony Visconti shares tips on working with artists including David Bowie and Marc Bolan during Kingston University masterclass

Posted Wednesday 14 March 2018

Esteemed music producer Tony Visconti shares tips on working with artists including David Bowie and Marc Bolan during Kingston University masterclass

World-renowned producer and David Bowie collaborator Tony Visconti has treated Kingston University music students to a masterclass in production at its acclaimed analogue recording facility, the Visconti Studio. Drawing on his 50 years' experience in the music industry working alongside global superstars such as Thin Lizzy, Morrissey and Damon Albarn, the American producer, who is a visiting professor at the University, revealed the methods he used to get the best out of his artists.

Speaking to students in the 300 metre square octagonal live room of the tape-based studio named in his honour at the University's Kingston Hill campus, the legendary record producer explained how getting the best performance out of artists often involved going beyond advice or coaching, with T-Rex frontman Marc Bolan a case in point. "I discovered with Marc that, while he didn't need a vocal coach, he needed to feel safe and secure," Visconti said. "A recording studio can be really daunting, so I would dim the lights for our sessions and even took over the engineering role for one album, as Marc wanted me to be in charge. Creating a secure environment is probably the most important element in getting the best out of a recording."...


Six leading female authors in the running for this year's Kingston University Big Read as shortlisted titles announced

Posted Friday 9 March 2018

Six leading female authors in the running for this year's Kingston University Big Read as shortlisted titles announced

Kingston University's award-winning Big Read project is returning for a fourth time – with six books by leading female authors in the running to be this year's chosen title.

As part of the annual University-wide shared reading scheme, a specially-printed edition of a book is sent to every undergraduate and postgraduate student ahead of arriving at the institution to welcome them to their new life on campus....


Pioneering Kingston Business School graduate Sima Kamil recognised as influential leader by global business education network AACSB

Posted Monday 5 March 2018

Pioneering Kingston Business School graduate Sima Kamil recognised as influential leader by global business education network AACSB

Kingston Business School alumna Sima Kamil has been recognised as a 2018 Influential Leader by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

Sima – who achieved a degree in business studies from Kingston University in 1983 – has been included in the listing as a shining example of success for aspiring Pakistani women and also for breaking down barriers for all women in non-traditional industries. The honour comes just ahead of International Women's Day on 8 March....


Kingston School of Art fashion graduate Kate Clark's collection goes on show in New York as part of Graduate Fashion Week spectacular

Posted Thursday 15 February 2018

Kingston School of Art fashion graduate Kate Clark's collection goes on show in New York as part of Graduate Fashion Week spectacular

Graduate Fashion Week took a trip to the United States last month to highlight 27 years' work with fashion's next generation – with Kingston School of Art BA(Hons) Fashion graduate Kate Clark's collection whisked off to New York for the occasion.

The organisation's first American showcase featured a curated exhibition of garments from a selection of Graduate Fashion Week's class of 2017 at a prestigious breakfast hosted by sponsors Ralph Lauren. Kingston University's Head of Fashion Elinor Renfrew represented the Graduate Fashion Week academic trustees at the New York launch, joining leading British fashion journalist Hilary Alexander and designer Holly Fulton....


AMBA re-accreditation cements Kingston Business School's position among international elite

Posted Monday 12 February 2018

AMBA re-accreditation cements Kingston Business School's position among international elite

Kingston Business School's MBA, MSc in International Business Management and DBA have once again received prestigious accreditation from the Association of MBAs (AMBA).

AMBA was founded in 1967 by MBA graduates and accreditation by the network provides the benchmark for the highest quality standards in postgraduate business education. The achievement marks more than thirty years of unbroken AMBA accreditation for Kingston University's MBA programme since it first received the award in 1984 – confirming its status amongst the top business school educators in the world....


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