Amelia Dimoldenberg is a 19 year old, London based writer. Amelia is currently a student at Central St Martins and has previously written for publications such as Soho House Magazine and iD.
Out of all the speakers I found that Amelia was my favourite, I think it was mainly to do with her work and videos being comical and really funny to watch. Also as she's only a few years older than us it was interesting to hear about all the things that she's accomplished through Foundation and her University course.
Benjamin Reichen Is co-founder of Åbäke, a collective of four graphic designers. Patrick Lacey is from the UK, Kajsa Stahl from Sweden, Benjamin Reichen and Maki Suzuki from France who decided to work together in the summer of 2000.
Much of their work concentrates on the social aspect of design and the strength that collaboration can bring to a project. Events often involve (in no particular order) film, dancing, eating and cooking and teaching.
Their physical work includes posters, CD and record designs, furniture, and installations in art galleries and public spaces.
“At the cutting edge of what you might call visual music”
After studying photography at the Royal College of Art Tim received the prestigious Deutsche Bank Pyramid Award in 2001 to establish himself as a film director. His first piece of filmmaking The Kreutzer Sonata combined a text by Tolstoy, a sonata by Beethoven and Rambert Dance Company, demonstrating an ambition to break boundaries between visual art forms, music and text.
Tim brings a unique vision to work in all formats including drama, documentary, music videos and promos.
He has received commissions from broadcasters including: BBC, ITV and Discovery Channel and his work has been screened at the NFT, Tate Modern, Liverpool Biennale, New Contemporaries and the New Wright Biennale in LA.
Since 2003 Tim has also been an Associate Lecturer in Visual Communication at The University of the Arts in London.
Umberto Giovannini is a multidisciplinary artist based both in Italy and UK with a range of experience in art and design disciplines and performing arts.
He started working as a graphic designer and printmaker in 1990 with a particular love for colour woodcut that he is developing for more than 20 years. His works have been exhibited in galleries in Italy, United Kingdom, UE, USA, Japan and Australia.
In 2009 Umberto founded the low environment impact printmaking centre Opificio della rosa – Castle of Montefiore, Italy – where each year are hosted artists internationally.
In 2013 he has launched, with a group of visual and performing artists, the social-artistic project Ferrocarril, a travel project who involve rural communities to work about the social identity. The first step was two month in Argentina: December 2014 – January 2014.
Matt Wade (Kin):
Founded in 2008, we are a research and design studio in Farringdon, London. There are 14 of us, we come from a diverse set of backgrounds and are made up of designers, developers and makers.
Our design philosophy is at the heart of everything we do – our work, the way we structure our studio, and the way we decide who we work with.
We believe that through an intrinsic understanding of the way technology works, and the continuous study of society and culture we have the opportunity to make the things we put into the world more meaningful. In short we care about the stuff we make and we want it to have value.
"To echo the BA exhibition, at Factory 7, we designed the catwalk for this years graduates from the London College of Fashion. We made a sound reactive animation, played on a 2.5 meter tall LED screen at the rear of the catwalk. The catwalk began with a thin beam of light and as the music started the screen would flood and pulse with light, throughout the show."