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 14th November.
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.