Making myself a monster-Guest lecturer

Guest lecturer’s are always so interesting to hear from as they have experience working in the art industry, it is beneficial to hear from people such as artists and designers as it aids in our own personal working practises. It is valuable to hear others personal philosophies and their working practise as this could feed…

The Politics of looking

Lecture by Dr Matt Bowman This lecture was based around art and design and different ways of viewing it, it featured some interesting quotes and points such as the biological element of looking “I see but I do not observe” which is the basic action of looking at something however, the brain doesn’t recognise desperately…

Lecture response: Class and society

Lecture by Sean o’Dell This lecture explored different levels of class, how society is affected by class and multiple time periods which have shaped class throughout the years. We still live in a world where there are different levels of class and people are judged based on this, the hierarchical class system states there are…

Copyright

The copyright lecture was given to us by a guest speaker called Roland Mallinson who works for Taylor Wessing an international law firm which specifies with “dynamic industries”. Roland spoke to us about the importance of intellectual property ownership and some of the clients he had worked with as examples. At first I thought it’s…

What is the work of art

The title of the lecture itself is confusing, therefore I tried to make as many notes as possible during the lecture, in order to refer back to relevant information. Matt Bowman spoke about what makes art, art work and what makes work art, he went onto explain the significance and how the level of art…

What is an art school essay

I wrote this essay on the first week of uni, it was to give us an idea about the community we were becoming involved in and gave us a taste of writing to a word limit! This was the first lecture I had and therefore I didn’t really know what to expect, I took notes…

Creative Coop guest lecturer

Marc de’ath was a guest lecturer today who was one of three founders of the Creative Co-op, a company who work on projects to help the community, charities and different businesses with their branding. The aim of the lecture was to talk about the importance of social media and online presence in this day and…

Paris and New York “Bright lights, brilliant minds”

During our last contextual studies session before the Christmas break, we watched two programmes. One on 1920’s Paris and the other on 1950’s New York. This was so we could learn about cultural influences on art and fashion for example surrealism and modernism in the 1920’s or the consumer/advertising focus and downtown Counter culture in…

Sustainability, greenwashing and globalisation lecture

With Christmas fast approaching, it is the perfect example of how consumerism is a continuous cycle. We buy gifts for others, receive presents and money, use the presents get bored of them and buy more in the Boxing Day sales, all of which comes with huge amounts of waste. The attitudes towards sustainability, greenwashing and…

Avant garde and politics lecture

I’ve discovered that unless Gill explains the lecture to us in the seminar, I would find it extremely hard to find the relevance to fashion and textiles, however I understand the Lecture is to all of the art school and needs to be an overview of the topic. This week it was Avant Garde and…

Modernism and Post Modernism

  This weeks lecture was on modernism and post modernism. Modernism is a movement which rejects the past styles and develops new fabrics and techniques to promote innovation. There are many definitions of post modernism, but for me the most clear definition in relation to fashion is that it rejects modernism rules. This could be…