Narrative in Practice 2011 Symposium
Saturday 21 May 2011 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Toynbee Hall (Lecture Hall), 28 Commercial St, London E1 6L
Tickets are £40 and available on http://narrativeinpracticesymposium-autohome.eventbrite.com/
Narrative in Practice is a one–day symposium exploring the value of narrative in creative practice.
The event draws together a diverse array of speakers from various disciplines such as architecture, exhibition design, public engagement and participation, interaction design, user–experience and design for urban initiatives.
We understand narrative to be a tool that creative individuals can use in their process and outcome. When referred to in relation to literature, film making or theatre, narrative as a term is clear but when applied to disciplines such as interaction design or public engagement and participation it becomes much harder to define.
So, what is narrative in practice? How is it being used? What is its value? Our carefully selected speakers will try to answer these questions through sharing their insights on how they use narrative in practice.
Speakers: Scott Burnham (Creative Director and Strategist, Design for Urban Initiatives), Je Ahn and Maria Smith (Studio Weave), Tricia Austin (Course Director of MA Creative Practice for Narrative Environments, Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design), Ian Curry (Senior Interaction Designer, Local Projects, New York), Caf Fean (Associate at Soundings), Lucy Macnab (Co–director at Ministry of Stories), Melissa Mongiat (Interaction Designer based in Montreal, Canada & Co–founder of Living with our times) and Kelsey Snook (based in Portland, Oregon, Co–founder of Living With Our Times), Julia Pitts (Manager for Narrative Environments at the Science Museum, London), Rakhi Rajani (Independent Consultant based in London), Matt Wade (Co-founder of Kin, Interaction Design Studio), Philip Handford (Creative Director at Campaign), Linda Florence (Independent Textiles Designer, based in Berlin).