Symposium Keynote Speaker, Professor Rob Kesseler, Chair in Arts, Design & Science, UAL

We are delighted that Professor Rob Kesseler,  visual artist and Chair in Arts, Design & Science at the University of the Arts London will be joining us as a keynote speaker for the forthcoming Beyond pattern and Chaos Symposium, details here: https://www.nuapatternandchaos.com/pattern-chaos-symposium-2018/ Rob says; ‘The ability to observe, identify and …

Symposium Keynote Speaker: Charlotte Higgins, Chief Culture Writer, Guardian

Charlotte Higgins, chief culture writer of the Guardian and the author of Red Thread: On Mazes and Labyrinths(https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/1110297/red-thread/) , explores the significance of the labyrinth and its myth through literature and art through her keynote talk, The Biformed Labyrinth. Like the Minotaur that inhabits it, the labyrinth has two natures. On …

Ioannis Christopoulos, Interior Design Lecturer

Ioannis describes his practice and research as ‘…incorporating Creative Thinking methods into his teaching in order to assist his students to conceive innovative ideas for their projects’ Ioannis sees Pattern and Chaos as  ‘…a subject that can inform his teaching and can enhance the design process that his students follow’ Ioannis’s next …

Sarah Longworth-West, Fine Art Lecturer

  Sarah  describes her practice and research as ‘…centred in Painting and it’s integral materiality; focused on non-spaces, cultural imagery, remnants and temporality’ Sarah sees Pattern and Chaos as ‘…intrinsically linked to the plethora of imagery and inamimate objects we live consciously or unconsciously amongst’ Sarah’s next big idea is ‘…to …

Victoria Mitchell, Research Fellow

Victoria  describes her research as ‘…probing relationships between material, metaphor and making’ Victoria sees Pattern and Chaos as ‘…interconnected and as having critical agency’ Victoria’s next big idea will be ‘…shaped by considering dance in parallel with materials and making’ More about Victoria: https://www.nua.ac.uk/about-nua/meet-our-staff/victoria-mitchell/

Professor Hilary Carlisle, Dean of Dean and Architecture

Hilary describes her practice and research as ‘…a fascination with coding and the endless possibilities for designing with algorithms’ Hilary sees Pattern and Chaos as  ‘…themes which are central to my creative thinking’ Hilary’s next big idea is ‘…to continue exploring the synergies and disparities between manual craft  and creative …