Archives for May 2016

May 12, 2016 - No Comments!

Museum 2050

This future thinking session was part of a set project for final year BAGD design and interaction students. The project brief asked participants to imagine the year 2050, and design a visitor centred museum experience that responds to that vision. The Futuro House provided us with the setting and atmosphere for our speculative discussion and workshop.

Jordan De Vos, a final year BAGD student,  wrote a short text describing her vision:

  1. Life in 2050 

Everything in 2050 is customizable and personalized. With genome and biological advancements, your body, its functions and performance will be controlled by you. With constant monitoring of the public spaces around you, you will be able to know the conditions in which you’ll walk into. With emotion and personality recognition, the digital services in your life will customize content, its delivery, and timing to your preferences, routines, and personality. You will be constantly building an artificially intelligent persona that knows you better than anyone else.


May 12, 2016 - No Comments!

Provocation / Conversation: Who We Are Not What We Are….

On April 14th  2016 Jess Crilly from the UAL library services team held a Provocation/Conversation in the Futuro House.

Our provocateurs were Dave White from UAL, and Dr Donna Lanclos, in conversation with library, academic support and teaching staff from across UAL. The idea of the provocation was to gain some fresh perspectives to inform the development of a new shared Strategy for Library & Academic Support 2016-22.

So what did we think? Much of the conversation was around identities and roles, about the value of expertise as well as content and processes. Some really helpful insights and ideas emerged…

  • Unpicking meanings around collaboration 
  • Status issues in universities –colleagues or helpers, who can initiate…
  • Issues of identity: individuals vs services (Apollonian and Dionysian cultures),
  • Being incorporated into networks rather than ever-refining of existing skills
  • Library and academic support engagement as time saving for courses
  • How to address that by being more present in digital and physical spaces and networks
  • A need for the discovery of expertise as well as content


May 05, 2016 - No Comments!

Spotlight 2016 Symposium: Reframing PhD Research at CSM

This year Spotlight 2016 held a cross-disciplinary symposium of CSM PhD students in the Futuro House. With doctoral students from Art, Design and and Fashion, presentations included talks, workshops and round table discussions.

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For more Information please visit – The Doctoral Platform at CSM -

Adriana Cobo Corey, PhD student: Taste Untold/Story 1: Wash Out!


"Motivated by the fact that taste in architecture has been generally communicated through stylistic codes, my general thesis argues that the construction of architectural styles might have left alternative taste narratives under-explored. This inquiry into taste investigates the possibility to situate and create marginal practices within voids of taste; seeking to talk about taste in architecture by prioritising function, action and habit over form and style.

This presentation will focus on cleaning, a subject implicitly or explicitly present within both, modernist utopias and feminist performance practices throughout the twentieth century. Cleaning will be discussed here as a post-rational reflection on Wash Out! a series of performances devised for Granary Square, London 2015-16."

- Adriana Cobo Corey 

May 05, 2016 - No Comments!

MA Character Animation


A group of MA Character Animation students went on a spaceship journey to the future in the Futuro House.

Dressed in space age clothing, the group discussed things to come for their course, things that might be and plans for the future.