I spent Wednesday holed up 3 floors down in the P3 space
beneath Westminster University. I was taking part in a workshop day, 'Cascade' an educational programme which is part of this year’s Onedotzero
‘Adventures in Motion’ Festival.
It was an experimental education workshop mixing students of
different ages and from different schools and colleges with different cross
disciplinary practices. 50 students from Camberwell, Chelsea, LCC and
Westminster University worked in 6 groups to document, map and record a
response to a piece of work by Interactive Light Architect Jason Bruge, with
their final concepts being some sort of city intervention.
Wednesday was creative process day and myself and Tony
Phillips, Creative Director of Digital Communications at Imagination were asked
to give presentations to the students on our respective companies and our
creative practices and talk about some examples of collaborative city based
projects we have worked on. I talked the guys through Run London North vs South
and the Nokia Regent Street Christmas Lights and handed out Dan Wieden
inspirational badges which seemed to go down well.
The P3 space is a huge, industrial, concrete bunker, the
place where apparently the concrete for the Westway was tested.
More educational workshops are going to be happening in the
coming weeks with more colleges and schools get involved adding further
momentum to the Cascade project.
If you fancy seeing the results the finished projects will
be presented at the Education Symposium at the BFI Southbank and Imax on Friday
Plus the wider Onedotzero festival will also be running
between the 14th– 16th November.
As ever it’s the best place to check out the world’s most
innovative motion arts and entertainment.
Thanks for having me Sophie and Shane, I loved the project and the bunker.