Thursday 19 September 18:00 - 21:00

London College of Communication
Elephant and Castle

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EMERGENCE: Service/Social/Sustainable Design – Launch Night

Community & Culture

Thursday 19 September 2019 
6-9pm (Welcome address: 6-7.30pm)
London College of Communication 
Free and open to all, booking essential. 

Join us for the launch of EMERGENCE, an exhibition and events programme presented by the Design School at London College of Communication, UAL exploring the role of design in working towards goals of sustainable production and consumption, biodiversity, inclusiveness, social cohesion and environmental sustainability.  

This event will be an opportunity to celebrate the Design School’s work in service, social and sustainable design and to launch the new MA Design for Social Innovation and Sustainable Futures course. There will be talks in the lecture theatre and tours, performances and workshops in the gallery spaces.  

The Launch Night will include a Welcome Address from Dr Nicky Ryan, Dean of Design, London College of Communication followed by an introduction to UAL’s new Social Design Institute by Professor Lucy Kimbell and Keynote Presentation from Professor Guy Julier, Aalto University.

Enjoy a drink and explore the work on show.

Please note that admission to the Welcome Address is strictly limited, booking essential.


18.00 – 19.30
EMERGENCE: Welcome Address.
Dr Nicky Ryan, Dean of Design, London College of Communication.

Social Design Institute: An Introduction.
Professor Simon Ofield-Kerr, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic), UAL; Professor Lucy Kimbell, Professor of Contemporary Design Practices, UAL.

Keynote: Staying with the Problem: Social Design Research and Practice.
Professor Guy Julier, Head of Research and Professor of Design Leadership, Dept. of Design, Aalto University, Finland. 

19.30 – 20.00
Talks and Performances

20.00 - 21:00
Drinks Reception


London College of Communication strives to provide an inclusive and accessible environment for our students and visitors. If you have any specific access requirements for an event or exhibition, please contact us by email ([email protected]) or phone (020 7514 8498) in advance of your visit so that we can make any necessary preparations or adjustments. For full access and route guides for our building, please view our AccessAble accessibility guide.

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London College of Communication is located in the heart of London, at Elephant & Castle. The College is based on a single site, within easy reach of various parts of the city and well served by tube, bus and rail networks. Find out more about getting here on our Find Us page.

Important Filming and Photography Notice:

Please note that filming and photography will be taking place throughout the exhibition. Both bigger crowds, smaller groups and individuals may be captured on camera.

All imagery and footage may at some point be published on the College's website, social media channel and in print. 


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