Monday 27 March 2017 -
19:00 to 21:00

The British Council and Atomik Architecture with support from Chevron and Aurora Space are pleased to invite you to the public talk “Narrative Environments in Practice” conducted by representatives of Central Saint Martins, a world famous arts and design college, part of University of the Arts London.

The public talk will take place on 27 March from 19.00 to 21.00 in Aurora Space (55-57 Baiseitova Street).

You will learn what it means to tell stories in cultural and commercial spaces and how we can use narrative to foster innovation and audience engagement. In this talk speakers will discuss how their respective research and design practices, as architects and graphic designers, informs their work teaching on the MA Narrative Environments at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London – and vice versa. They will share examples to introduce some of the ways this theory and practice inform each other.

Since 2003, the MA Narrative Environments has been exploring the interface between spaces, stories and, importantly, the people who experience these environmental narratives. Both the students and staff on the course come from a wide range of disciplines, from graphic design and architecture to film-making, interaction design, curation and project management.

The public talk will be conducted in English with consecutive translation into Russian.

Entrance is free, registration is required. You can register for the public talk here


David Chambers

David is a co-founder of the award-winning practice Aberrant Architecture and a studio leader at Central Saint Martins.

Bethany Shepherd

Bethany is a communication designer and design consultant with an interest in socially engaged design practice. Her experience includes exhibition design, urban interventions, information design, wayfinding, service design and brand experience with a range of cultural institutions. 

Jona Piehl

Jona is a graphic designer and design researcher. She has more than ten years experience as a design practitioner across the fields of visual identities, editorial and book design as well as exhibition graphics.


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