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Curious was formed in 1996 by Leslie Hill and Helen Paris and has developed a reputation for edgy humorous interrogations of contemporary culture and politics.
As with all Curious shows, Best Before End starts with the question: "Can you ever say all the things that need to be said before it's too late?" It's about failing and falling with a hint of fermenting. It's about finding the right words when the words are hard to find.
Alison Norrington is a Transmedia and cross-platform story consultant and strategist and story architect. She is chair of the StoryWorld conferences and is an established romantic fiction novelist. Alison will examine transmedia and cross-platform story telling techniques, give an overview of a thriving industry and will advise students on opportunities for new writers.
"The future of the textile and fashion industry relies on designers creating new, compelling visions for the way in which products are created, used and disposed of. Designers need to think radically about the materials that they are using and the form and purpose they are giving them." In this lecture Dr Goldsworthy will present recent research projects exploring 'Designing for Cyclability'.
The lecture will be a disinterment of short stories about the communication of visual culture from the standpoint of graphic design (it may contain references to corruption, lollipops, rude gestures and murder).
Tim is a letterworker, a practicing graphic designer, type designer, action calligrapher or performance writer with enthusiasm for the use, abuse and reuse of text as a communication device.
Discover the potential of wearable technology with this introductory workshop. Designed for participants with very limited or no electronics or programming experience, this course will appeal to artists, designer/makers and creative businesses, and provides a hands-on opportunity to explore how this cutting edge technology can be used.
AIR Falmouth are collaborating with Creative Skills to deliver this workshop.
We'll be working with the Arduino Lilypad platform to enhance a garment or accessory with a range of sensors that add style or functionality.
In 1964, in London, the shop Habitat opened selling newly designed furniture alongside objects imported from Europe and Asia: ceramic cooking pots, duvets (known at the time as 'the continental quilt'), spaghetti jars, wooden chopping boards, pestle and mortars, rugs, stereo record players, and so on. The 'becoming tasteful' of these items was a crucial part of the success of Habitat as it emerged as part of a lifestyle re-attunement in Britain at this time. This talk will explore the genealogy of Habitat and connect it to large-scale changes taking place in society at the time.
We are delighted to welcome Deborah Levy back to Falmouth as our visiting professor of writing In illustration.
Deborah Levy is a writer working across fiction, performance and visual culture. She trained at Dartington College of Arts, leaving in 1981 to write a number of plays, highly acclaimed for their "intellectual rigour, poetic fantasy and visual imagination", including Pax, Clam, Heresies for the Royal Shakespeare Company, and Macbeth – False Memories, all published in Levy: Plays 1 (Methuen).
In association with Tate St Ives. Further details to follow.
Booking available from two weeks before the event.
This summer, The Falmouth School of Art is offering an exciting range of specialist five day intensives across a range of art and illustration studio practices. Part of Falmouth University, the UK's No 1 Arts University (as ranked by The Sunday Times 2014) the Falmouth School of Art takes its name from the original institution founded here in 1902. Visual arts have been practiced and taught here for over a century, and we have an established reputation for creative excellence.