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Urban Toys

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 11:49

How can play areas in cities open up new ways to interact with and experience space?

Narrative Environments’ alum Leticia Lozano works at Laboratory para la Ciudad in Mexico City and leads the playful city research area. Here, they explore the scope of play as a tool for urban development, placemaking, underused public space activation and social cohesion, and as a channel to incorporate and encourage children’s participation in urban affairs.

Read Archdaily’s article about the laboratory’s  recent urban intervention competition “Urban Toys”.


Unequal journeys

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 14:06

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Interview with MA Narrative Environments alumni Nele Vos and Alexander Goller on their latest project developing an interactive, e-learning module to explore some of the inequalities inherent in access to citizenship and freedom of movement.

Read the article here.


Japanese design magazine Hakoniwa meets alum Sachiko Osawa

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 14:10


Japanese design magazine Hakoniwa met MA Narrative Environments alum Sachiko Osawa to talk about her graduation project Yamchi-Ichi and her experience studying in London.

Interview in Japanese – read it here.


The Life and Death Toolkit

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 14:35


This toolkit was developed by Shibboleth Shechter and Tricia Austin in collaboration with MA Narrative Environments students.

The Life and Death Toolkit helps design students to reflect on the sustainability of their projects and make informed decisions throughout their design process. The toolkit consists of two sets of prompt cards and a worksheet. The prompt cards suggest topics to consider while the worksheet is used by students to record their reflections and evaluate the sustainability of their project.

The toolkit envisages design projects as part of a complex system or project ecology. It maintains that no project exists in isolation. It has been widely tested and well received by students.

If you wish you can purchase the toolkit through our E-store, 10£ (+ £2 post).

If you are interested to find out more about the Life and Death Toolkit please contact Shibboleth Schechter at