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Art and Design Day @ PCA — Friday, Jan. 24

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PCA invites you to join the About *Design* seminar, followed by a Drink & Draw special event. More info below!


Friday, January 24 

  • About *Design*: 10:00am to 6:00pm at PCA (PCA students only)
  • Drink & Draw: starts at 7:30pm at PCA (open to all)


About *Design* is collaboration between Communication Design, Design for Social Impact and Interior Design departments that aims to introduce and discuss the broad outlines of what design can be.

Make sure to sign up for the workshops as space is limited and note that it is not a public event (PCA students only). The Drink and Draw event is free and open to all.


10am-1pm / room 001 (3D lab) — Furniture *Design*

A workshop with Sébastien Cluzel: ‘Design and Build’

SCMP DESIGN OFFICE is a French design firm led by Sébastien Cluzel & Morgane Pluchon. The studio hinges upon two essential values: that design should be for everyone, and that it should spark joy and curiosity by using imaginative approaches to form. Through their interrogation of materials, shape, colour, and pattern, Sébastien and Morgane create designs that elicit memories, evoke moments in history, and redefine the expectations of everyday objects. The two alumni of the ESADSE (Saint-Etienne) and ECAL (Lausanne) launched SCMP DESIGN OFFICE in 2015 at Salone Satellite in Milan. They currently have offices in Paris, France.

In this workshop you will be asked to design a custom display cabinet to be installed in the school gallery space which will house a selection of publications from the reference library. As a group and using recycled materials from the 3D lab you will subsequently construct the finished design using the 3D lab facilities.

The workshop is required for Furniture and Display Design students*. (*for those who do not already have class)
Open to all, but spaces limited, sign up sheet on door to 406. If you have questions please contact [email protected]


11:00am – 1:00pm / room 306 — *Design* for Social Impact

A workshop with Master in Design for Social Impact students: ‘Digital Waste Detox’

Do you feel like your digital files are getting out of control? Have you subscribed to too many newsletters? Maybe the excess amount of digital content you have on the web is preoccupying your mind?

Don’t worry! The Digital Waste Detox is made just for you. This workshop will help inform you about digital waste and take small actions to reduce your digital footprint.

Open to all, sign up sheet on door to 406. If you have questions please contact [email protected]


1:00pm: Lunch Break


2.30pm – 4:00pm / room 306 — Graphic *Design*

A talk with Malte Martin and Vassilis Kalokyris: ‘écouter pour voir / listen to see’ 

Malte Martin Design Studio becomes ÉCOUTER POUR VOIR and combines Malte Martin and Vassilis Kalokyris’ authorship. Their editorial projects, posters, visual identities, signage and images are all rooted in a guiding principle: visualise by listening.
When they discuss a project with their clients, their like to delve into their culture. The dialogue between the commissioning party and the graphic designer are vital to the success of the project. They take the time to craft thoughtful graphic creations imbued with the conversations and context surrounding the commission. The studio has proven experience in contemporary art, theatre, music, dance and identities in a broad sense.

Malte Martin’s work at Agrafmobile has led him to study signs in public spaces and urban rehabilitation. Agrafmobile also serves as a space for research with artists and researchers that explores new technologies from a conscientious perspective. It’s a laboratory that builds on the solutions developed for commissions.
The studio takes a forward-looking approach with a meticulous focus on its visual environment and visual communication as a whole, as well as public policy and societal issues.

The talk is required for Communication Design students.
Open to all, no need to sign up. If you have questions please contact [email protected]


4:00pm: Coffee Break


5:00 – 6:00pm / room 306 — Sustainable *Design*

A talk with Kate Keara Pelen: ‘Designing in Turbulent Times’

Kate Keara Pelen is an artist, maker, curator and community organiser based in London, working as Creative Producer: College Culture and Community at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London (UAL).

Recent curatorial projects include Designing in Turbulent Times (curated with Prof. Carole Collet) for London Design Festival 2019; The Age of New Babylon; Caroline Broadhead: A Retrospective; Madame B (Mieke Bal & Michelle Williams Gamaker); Ibrahim Kamara | Double Page Spread; Wayward Denise Scott Brown; Creative Unions for London Design Festival 2018; and Normal to Dissent (with Rebecca Wright).

Her work has been featured in Threads (Thames & Hudson), De fit en Aiguille (Pyramyd Editions),The Maker (Murdoch Books), Aeon magazine, the RIBA Journal as well as online at Apartment Therapy, Collective Textile, Amelia’s Magazine and on BBC London.

She was previously Creative Director of social enterprise The Nomad Cinema and has worked in learning and interpretation at museums and galleries across London including Tate Modern and the Victoria & Albert Museum. Kate founded artist-led project space Intervention Gallery in a disused cemetery chapel and has created exhibitions in railway stations, health centres, retail spaces and community halls.

Kate is currently steering the Climate Emergency Assembly at Central Saint Martins, a major community-led process exploring our roles as creatives, cultural producers and higher education institutions in tackling the climate and ecological crisis we all face.

The talk is required for Communication Design and Interior Design* students. (*for those who do not already have class)
Open to all, no need to sign up. If you have questions please contact [email protected]


6.30pm: Final Drink and Reception of Drawing Space exhibtion in the gallery 

Musical performance by Max Franklin


7:30pm: Drink & Draw special event — ‘Drawing Space’ reception

Alix de Mercey has organized an exhibition called ‘Drawing Space’ — a selection of work by students, faculty and outside submissions. Drawing is Free is collaborating on this event leaving from the exhibition. Participants will be given a sketchbook and invited to draw the interior spaces of local bars and cafes (a specific tour will be organized) and share a drink. Pages from the books will be selected to add to the exhibition the following week.

Open to all, no need to sign up. If you have questions please contact [email protected] 

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