Something or Other is a series [of presentations, conversations, events] that sets out to enquire into the particularities of contemporary culture. It takes the form of staged lectures and framed debates intending to provoke dialogue, debate and curiosity.
Each annual series will cast a lens on a key theme permeating through contemporary culture, with the focus renewing each year. It is an opportunity for all members of the postgraduate community in the School of Design, LCC to look critically at and through their distinct territories. We imagine the different editions in the series as inserts [or excerpts] that supplement and challenge our understanding of emergent cultural codes, processes and assertions.
We acknowledge that our practices and territories are (in)formed in direct relation to the social structures we inhabit or cultivate. As such, we see this series as a valuable moment to effectively contemplate the motivations, barriers, pitfalls and successes our peers encounter in their pursuits. It is important for us to develop a sharpened understanding of these practices, from which we can distillate our own unique interests and determine our own position.
Something or Other is a lecture series hosted and co-curated by the participants and staff from the following postgraduates courses situated in the School of Design, London College of Communication, UAL:
MA Graphic Branding and Identity
MA Graphic Media Design
MA Illustration and Visual Media
MA Service and Experience Design and Innovation
MA Interaction Design Communication