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An Emoji for King’s Cross’


Narrative Environments’ faculty Jona Piehl and Bethany Shepherd ran a collective drawing event at Drawing the World in Granary Square, King’s Cross as part of The Big Draw (, the world’s largest drawing festival.

‘An Emoji for King’s Cross’ is a drawing project that’s not about drawing one story but about drawing a tool to tell many stories about the place we live, work and play.

Kew Gardens – Turmeric




Working with Kew Gardens as part of their Spice Festival, ‘Turmeric’ was made by Narrative Environments students Alice Barsottini, Georgia Jacobs, Pei-Hsin Chen, Georgia Jacob and Daniel Morrison in response to a brief from Kew.

Tricia Austin discussing “Chaos at the Museum’ in NY


Tricia Austin in NY on 25th September 2015 discussing topics for the next ‘Chaos at the Museum’ conference ( Chaos at The Museum 2014 ), which is planned to take place in Buenos Aries in September 2016 in collaboration with University of California Davis, George Washington University and Fundación TyPA.

It will examine how the designer emerges as a strategist providing creative direction for ‘front line, open source’ participatory public engagement in civic space.


The Intelligent Optimist


The Intelligent Optimist is open! Come and take a look at the amazing, political, provoking projects on display. MA Narrative Environments has two graduates showing in the exhibition, which is on until 17 October and part of the London Design Festival.

Read more about the show here


Google Poetrics


Poetrics is the result of a competition run in partnership with University of the Arts London’s Central Saint Martins to create an “interactive experience for the Kings Cross community”. Poetrics was designed by MA Narrative Environments students Laura Ventura Ricart, Yunqi Cai and Emily Kimura.

Poetrics project consists of microphones placed on 17 LED panels. The interactive wall collects and assembles words spoken by the people of Kings Cross and turns them into random poetry made by all.


The Life and Death Toolkit



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.