Brand News Drop in Workshops

From: Thu 3 December, 11:00am
To: Sat 16 January, 4:00pm

Venue: Market Town Corner, Carillon Court

What if there were no logos and no brands? What would we call products and how would we recognise them? Brand News invites people in Loughborough to take a look at everyday products and have a go at un-branding them.

Throughout December and January artist Kathrin Böhm and designers An Endless Supply will lead a series of hands-on workshops, working with Loughborough groups and individuals, to take everyday products off the shelf and reimagine how they might look: turn coke into brown juice, rewrap chocolate bars and design front pages of newspaper and magazines.

The workshops will collectively re-brand the full product range from a local corner shop, Ashby Square News. As the new looks and individualised brands are created they will go on display in the Market Town Corner shop unit in Carillon Court. On Saturday 6th February the full range of reworked goods will move back into the shop, taking over all shelves and display areas - click here to find out more.

The workshops are free to attend and no booking is required - just drop in! They will be taking place from 11am - 4pm on the following dates:

Thurs 7 January

Fri 8 January

Sat 9 January

Thurs 14 January

Fri 15 January

Sat 16 January

We are also running pre-booked workshops for local groups including community groups and schools. The dates and times have some flexibility and the workshop can be tailored to the group taking part. For more information please email Kate Self or call her on 01509 222899.

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October 2018

Fruit Routes walk with Anne Marie-Culhane

October 2018

Fruit Routes walk with Anne Marie-Culhane

You are invited to join Anne-Marie Culhane for an informal conversation as we walk around the University's Fruit Route. This is a chance to share thoughts on some of the themes and ideas that motivate and inspire Fruit Routes.

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You are invited to join Anne-Marie Culhane for an informal conversation as we walk around the University's Fruit Route (approx 1km) from 4.30-5.30pm. This is a chance to share thoughts on some of the themes and ideas that motivate and inspire Fruit Routes; and to find out a bit more about the project.

We'll meet at the Barefoot Orchard, (the weather station opposite Pilkington Library) at 4.30pm. For those who would like to come to the 'Designing Climate Futures' panel discussion afterwards (see below link) we will go on to Martin Hall where there will be free refreshments provided. Anne-Marie's fellow panellists Joanna Boehnert and Bianca Elzenbaumer will also be joining us for the walk.

All are welcome; the route has flat paths (though not tarmac), and is wheelchair accessible.

FRUIT ROUTES is an award-winning project to create an edible campus at Loughborough University through planting of fruit and nut trees, foraging edible plants, and co-creative an edible food culture with students, staff and local people.

ANNE MARIE-CULHANE is an artist whose work across a number of forms seeks to catalyse collective organisation to reduce the harm being inflicted on the planet, to increase understanding of our place in the world, and to bring to life positive visions now and for the future. She works closely with the University’s Sustainability team as the founder of Fruit Routes.
https://www.amculhane.co.uk/

Designing Climate Futures is a discussion event exploring the role of design in movements for ecological justice within and beyond our warming world: https://www.facebook.com/events/297320200856502/

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October 2018

Designing for Climate Futures

October 2018

Designing for Climate Futures

This conversation brings together three practitioners to explore what roles design might play in collective responses to climate change

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This conversation brings together three practitioners to explore what roles design might play in collective responses to climate change. Taking in a variety of methods, approaches and forms of design - from permaculture to architectural design; from transition design to design fictions - it will explore design as a tool for collective organisation. What can design do in the here-and-now of our warming world? What might design do in a more ecologically just world? And how might it help us get from here to there?

There'll be plenty of chance for the audience to ask questions and there will be free refreshments and snacks.

PANELLISTS

JOANNA BOEHNERT is an environmental communicator, designer and educator. She’s a Lecturer in Design and the Creative Industries at Loughborough University and is the founding director of EcoLabs, a studio visualising complex environmental issues. Her book Design, Ecology, Politics: Towards the Ecocene was published by Bloomsbury earlier this year, and has been praised as ‘a must-read for everyone interested in design, ecology, communication and politics.’
https://ecolabsblog.com/

ANNE MARIE-CULHANE is an artist whose work across a number of forms seeks to catalyse collective organisation to reduce the harm being inflicted on the planet, to increase understanding of our place in the world, and to bring to life positive visions now and for the future. She works closely with the University’s Sustainability team as the founder of Fruit Routes, a project that saw the planting of fruit, nut trees and edible plants along footpaths and cycle paths across the university campus. It creates a spring snowfall of blossom and an autumnal abundance of fresh fruits and berries for harvesting, foraging, eating and distributing.
https://www.amculhane.co.uk/

BIANCA ELZENBAUMER combines design research methods with critical approaches to education, conflict mediation and DIY making to explore how designers can contribute to create ecologically and socially just economies. Together with Fabio Franz she founded ‘Brave New Alps’, who have instigated a number of acclaimed projects that instigate, as well as explore, alternative ways of organising our lives. These have involved collaborative working with refugees, workers’ rights groups, artists and place-based communities. Bianca is also a lecturer at Leeds Art University. http://www.brave-new-alps.com/

The conversation will be chaired by DAVID BELL, Radar’s Programme Co-Ordinator. He is also a member of Out of the Woods, a writing collective exploring the forms of sociality and struggle required to survive and thrive in the face of climate change.

This event is part of the annual Fruit Routes Harvest programme, organised by the Sustainability team at Loughborough University. Across the 19th and 20th of October there are a number of events taking place on campus. For more information please visit http://www.lboro.ac.uk/services/sustainability/biodiversity/fruit-route/.

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