The Next Generation

On exhibition preview day our New York media partner Apartment Therapy hosts a special introductory session to kick off the entire programme. Apartment Therapy founder and principal Maxwell Ryan introduces his personal selection of ‘Designers Who Will Make a Difference’ and asks the audience to weigh in on what will ensure both relevance and success in these fast changing times.

Speakers:

Maxwell Ryan - Apartment Therapy, Founder and Principal;

Maxwell’s Special Selection of ‘Ones to Watch’

#1 Composing a light installation with modules

The lightjunction Professional Series

One of the most significant current trends is lights in the form of modules that can be connected to each other to form site-specific installations. But, not only is this scary freedom for the interior designer, there are some tricky technical issues to overcome. Plus an introduction to Vibia’s proprietary modelling software that the company is making available free and open source.

Speaker:

James Mansfield, Vibia UK agent

#2 There are no lighting shops any more

The lightjunction Professional Series

A guaranteed impartial presentation from the daddy of all online product catalogues, Architonic. How to make the best of online specifying, find the right product at the right price and check the technical issues. Plus some specific guidance on how to use Architonic itself to the extent of its considerable power.

Speaker:

Tobias Lutz, MD, Architonic

#3 Working with LEDs

The lightjunction Professional Series

This technology is changing so fast, it’s certain that only an online catalogue could keep up. Designers generally and lighting designers specifically need a briefing every three months to stay informed on the creative and technical potential of these lamps, and this instalment comes courtesy of LightJunction and low-energy lamp manufacturer Megaman.

Speaker:

Ciaran Kiely,  Megaman Project Marketing Manager

Wasted resource, resourced waste

Building with waste

No need for yet more figures emphasising how criminally wasteful we are in every walk of life, not just the building industry. Instead we explore a celebrated case study that turns the tables and makes an elegant building out of what some see as rubbish.

Speakers:

Duncan Baker Brown – BBM Sustainable Design, Principal

Cat Fletcher – Freegle

Chair: Aidan Walker, Director, DesignJunction Theatre Programme

#1 Digital Craft

The Phaidon Atlas Sessions

Departing from the trend of standardised building material and techniques, digital craft looks towards computer generated processes and fabrication to achieve customised building elements and detailing. With the potential for greater precision, reliability and efficiency than hand-crafted construction techniques, it makes possible the application of unique forms to a large scale.

Speakers:

Philip Marsh, Partner, dRMM

Angie Abbink, Abbink X Co

Mikkel Frost, CEBRA

Jean  François Goyette – Phaidon Atlas, Editor

#2 Urbanism and micro architecture

The Phaidon Atlas Sessions

Access to affordable housing, ease of mobility through the city and shifts in the composition of households are some of the key urban concerns being tackled through small-scale interventions. The size and scope of these schemes, which include flexible building programs, new modes of land use, and a re-imagining of the social realm of the city, are responsive to local communities and the heterogeneous urban landscape.

SPEAKERS:

Jakub Szczensny, Centrala, Poland

Jay Gort and Fiona Scott, Gort Scott Architects

Hugh Broughton, Hugh Broughton Architects

CHAIR: Jean  François Goyette, Editor, Phaidon Atlas

Scale Models: Architecture, urbanism and product design

The designjunction VIP Debate in association with The Cass and The Whitechapel Gallery

In a massive coup for DesignJunction, we are delighted to welcome a very distinguished panel indeed to discuss the unfolding relationship between urban design, architecture and product design. Some buildings are designed as products; some products are designed with architectural forms; and urbanism, it seems, draws on every design discipline you can think of, plus a full range of complex social and economic issues. We start with the London experience and then reflect on the common ground between the types and scales of design, from shaping the mug or jug on your table to configuring the city itself.

SPEAKERS:

John Mathers, Chief Executive, Design Council / CABE

Professor Robert Mull, architect, Dean and Director of Architecture, The Sir John Cass Faculty of Art, Architecture and Design

Iwona Blazwick, Director, The Whitechapel Gallery

Mark Brearley, architect, former head of Design for London, principal of Mark Brearley’s Office and proprietor of Kaymet

Jim Eyre, Director, Wilkinson Eyre Architects

Kieran Long, distinguished architecture critic and now Senior Curator of Contemporary Architecture, Design and Digital at the Victoria & Albert Museum

CHAIR: Aidan Walker, Director, DesignJunction Theatre Programme

Marfa Voices by Rainer Judd

designjunction screening in partnership with RIBA London and Disegno

A special screening of Marfa Voices, a film by Rainer Judd, daughter of the celebrated artist Donald Judd, will be shown during designjunction. The short film looks at Donald Judd’s work in the context of Marfa, Texas and his impact on transforming the small town into a destination on the international artist’s circuit. The film interviews those closest to Judd, ranging from fellow artists and collaborators to his housekeeper and gardener. The screening coincides with an exhibition of Judd’s work at the David Zwirner Gallery in London and will be introduced by its director, Rainer Judd.

This screening will be part of the autumn Film Nights series in partnership with RIBA London and Disegno that will run from September to November 2013.

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#1 Composing a light installation with modules

The lightjunction Professional Series

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#2 There are no lighting shops anymore

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#3 Working with LEDs

The lightjunction Professional Series

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The Blueprint / Bartlett 3D Printing Competition

Blueprint magazine has joined forces with Additive Earth Systems and the Bartlett School of Architecture’s DMC lab to create an architecture and design competition using existing – and future – 3D printing technology. The best five pieces of work in each category will be printed and displayed at DesignJunction and there is a £1,000 prize on offer for the best creation in each category. In this session, DMC Director Martin Watmough explores and explains the history and powerful presence of additive layer manufacturing (3D printing to you and me) and examines the future possibilities.

Speaker:

Martin Watmough, Director, DMC at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL

Curing The China Syndrome

Not so very long ago it looked as if all manufacturing in Britain had migrated to China and left no one to turn out the lights. In a short space of time – and with the help of some revolutionary technologies – that looks all set to change. Our panel of designers and manufacturers goes in search of the value that the idea and reality of ‘Britishness’ can bring to a brand, and explores new relationships between designer and maker.

Speakers:

Cressida Granger, Mathmos, Owner and Managing Director

Mark Gabbertas, Furniture Designer

Paul Hobson, Group Marketing Director, Senator Group

Mark Brearley, former head of Design for London and now proprietor of Kaymet Ltd

Chair: Aidan Walker, Director, DesignJunction Theatre Programme

Crafts Council Special: Sound & Sight

The senses, the moving image and contemporary materials in craft practice

The Crafts Council presents Sound & Sight – a lively event to launch a new exploration of curatorial issues and contemporary practice, focusing on sound and moving image as tools and materials in making. Two new exhibitions consider new approaches to making and the resulting blurring of inter-disciplinary boundaries. ‘Real to Reel’ showcases makers’ films as a final product of their practice, while ‘Sound Matters’ considers the connections between craft practice and sound art.

The panel will explore the interdisciplinary nature of the work in both shows, how these new approaches reflect changes in contemporary craft practice, and what this means for the staging of an exhibition. The talk will include sound bites and moving image clips from both exhibitions.

Real to Reel is previewed in a pop-up screening room at Designjunction 2013; Sound Matters opens at the Stanley Picker Gallery, Kingston upon Thames, on 2 October.

Speakers:

Naomi Filmer,  designer / sculptor / sound artist / film maker;

Keith Harrison, ceramist and sound artist;

Onkar Kular, multi-media and performance designer and artist;

David Toop, Professor of Audio Culture and Improvisation at University of the Arts London, composer/musician, author and curator;

CHAIR: David Falkner, artist and curator, director of the Stanley Picker Gallery

Retail Revolutions

Retail is under severe pressure, that’s for sure. At the same time as the Brits embrace online shopping more enthusiastically than anywhere else in the world (why? Are we lazy, or are our shops rubbish?), ‘near field’ and other technologies make transactions more seamless, charity retail gets makeovers to compete with premium brands, and retail designers rack their brains to come up with cast-iron reasons to persuade shoppers to go out instead of staying in. And what, specifically, does this mean for ‘design’ retailers? Our multi-faceted panel digs deep.

Speakers:

Max Fraser, Deputy Director of London Design Festival and Publisher of the London Design Guide

Carmel Allen, Brand Champion, Heal’s

Jayne Cartwright, Principal, The Charity Retail Consultancy

James Fairbank, Head of Central and Brand Marketing, Rapha premium cycling goods

Adam Brinkworth, Principal, Brinkworth (Design Consultants)

Murray Aitken, director, Brinkworth (Design Consultants)

 

Chair: Aidan Walker, Director, DesignJunction Theatre Programme

Open source or open season?

The designjunction Debate

The ‘digital space’ has not only broken down the traditional mechanisms of intellectual property, it has triggered a whole new collaborative approach to sharing ideas, resources and solutions. The frightening prospect of losing ‘ownership of the idea’ is only the first of many implications for professional design – so enormous as to call into question the very nature of design practice itself. Join our expert and experienced panel in mapping new routes through a strange land, and discover there are indeed reasons to be cheerful.

Speakers:

Tom Hulme, Design director, IDEO and founder, OpenIDEO

Mat Hunter, Chief Design Officer, Design Council

Assa Asshuach, Principal, Assa Asshuach Studio, and Founder, Digital Forming®

Chair: Aidan Walker, Director, DesignJunction Theatre Programme

#1 Composing a light installation with modules

The lightjunction Professional Series

As Thursday

#2 There are no more lighting shops anymore

The lightjunction Professional Series

As Thursday

#3 Working with LEDs

The lightjunction Professional Series

As Thursday

‘That Lighting Emotion’ in association with MEGAMAN

The lightjunction Debate

Technology and creativity go hand in hand, right? Unless they’re in opposite corners, ready to punch each other’s lights out. Arguably the single most influential element in design driven by and generating emotion, lighting is the all too often neglected tool in the designer’s box. Our panel of designers, specifiers and manufacturers pick their way through the current and up-and-coming technologies that support and enhance ‘emotional design’ and creativity.

Speakers:

Gerard McGuickin, Walnut Grey Design

Fred Bass, Director, Megaman

David Trubridge, Interior, Lighting and Product Designer

Chair:

Aidan Walker, Director, DesignJunction Theatre Programme

International Case Study: Chilean Architecture and Design

In association with ProChile London, the Trade and Investment Office of the Embassy of Chile

Chilean design and architecture is playing a significant and captivating role in spearheading the transformation of a country known mainly for its natural resources – Chile is the world’s number one copper exporter – into a dynamic centre of creativity. A distant geography and an industry not developed enough to permit large-scale production are the unavoidable obstacles that this new generation of designers is managing to overcome – and even turn to its advantage.

Speakers:

Patricio Pozo, Curator of the Chilean Pavilion at DesignJunction

Claudia Pertuze, Editor, Puro Chile Editions

Gerard McGuickin, writer, designer and Chilean design enthusiast

Chair:

Aidan Walker, Director, DesignJunction Theatre Programme

Creative Luxe

The designjunction debate

Luxury calls on creativity to express itself, but designers and commentators alike are increasingly uneasy about conspicuous consumption and apparent waste of resources. In light of today’s social, economic and cultural stress, is it time to redefine luxury? Or eliminate it altogether? And if that were possible, would we want to? A panel of experts from all sides of the debate hammer it out.

Speakers:

Professor Rodney Fitch CBE,  Professor of Retail Studies, TU Delft University, Holland and principal, Rodney Fitch Ltd

Charles Leon, Principal, Charles Leon Associates

Sue Timney, Interior Designer, President of the British Institute of Interior Design and Founder, Timney Fowler and ST Interior Design and Graphics Consultancy

David Trubridge, Interior, Lighting and Product Designer

Chair: Aidan Walker, Director, DesignJunction Theatre Programme

Drawing Live & Interactive

A SketchMob Special

Get your pencils and paper ready, because anyone sitting in on this session will be expected to express themselves on paper. We’re delighted to welcome Trevor Flynn, described as ‘the guru of freehand drawing’, to present a masterclass for beginners, rusties, and experienced sketchers. Founder and exponent of Sketchmob and Drawing at Work, Trevor will take you on a unique drawing journey of delight. His unrelenting maxim is: ‘Everyone can draw’. His classes, conducted all over the country for a variety of audiences from major corporates to unassuming consultancies, are renowned for their vibrancy, entertainment and personal transformative effect. Learn quick tips to draw perspective, light and shade, and ‘thumbnail’ sketches from your mind’s eye. Attendees will work from Trevor’s award winning Drawing Gymnasium exercise sheets. Pencils and paper provided. Even the DesignJunction director of seminars will be sitting in on this one!

Presenter:

Trevor Flynn, founder and principal, SketchMob and Drawing at Work

Colour In Context

‘Colour in the Home’ is an inspirational talk on how to transform your home, hosted by International Colour Consultant to Farrow & Ball, Joa Studholme. See colour in a whole new light and learn how to achieve striking results both inside and outside your home. Joa will offer advice on how to approach decorating as well as developing your knowledge of colour families and both interior and exterior. Plus a chance to try out some samples.

Speaker:

Joa Studholme, International Colour Consultant to Farrow & Ball

Feeding Frenzy

Artist, engineer and designer Daniel Chadwick has spent more than ten years developing a pizza oven of manageable size that can sit on the hob in your kitchen and deliver just the same result as the traditional wood-fired clay variety. He traces the design’s ancient roots, explains the science – and demonstrates. Health and Safety permitting, we’re going for live on-the-spot cooking, so queue early for samples!

Speaker:

Daniel Chadwick – The Chadwick Oven