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Hannah Houston revamps Amigo Loans as Chief Designer

Hannah Houston from BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design has completed a project for Amigo Loans as chief designer, working with Michael Grubb studios who were the lighting designers for the London Olympic Park, 2012. She tells us about the new design:

“I was employed as the chief designer for the project which ran from June to November 2013. Amigo Loans had approached me as their current setup was not working very well for them – they had multiple office locations all around Bournemouth town centre and a large cafe just for staff and they wanted to have all of this under one roof.

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Architecture transform underpass into carol venue

Working with students from the BA Architecture and MArch courses, visiting tutor Richard Eastham helped transform a pedestrian underpass beneath the Wessex Way dual carriageway into a magical carol concert venue for an hour on Wednesday 18th December.

The fabulous choir was drawn from the nearby Malmesbury Park Primary School on Lowther Road, led by their fantastic assistant head teacher, Mr Sam Fuller.

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MoDiP to exhibit at AHRC’s Creative Economy Showcase

AUB’s very own Museum of Design in Plastics will exhibit at the 2014 AHRC Creative Economy Showcase.

Thanks to an award from the AHRC, MoDiP — the only accredited museum in the UK with a focus on plastics — will run an exhibition stand and 60–minute breakout session focussing on their Ten Most Wanted project and the Imperial War Museum’s Putting Art on the Map.

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AUB students regenerate local community in Pokesdown

Students from BA ArchitectureBA Graphic Design and BA Photography have spent the last three months working with the Pokesdown community to regenerate the area.

Pokesdown For Pokesdown sees three students work on separate research projects which will come together as a proposal for the regeneration of the area.

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Professor Pamela Howard and Professor Sir Peter Cook confirmed as Visiting Professors

Two leading industry figures in the worlds of scenography and architecture have been confirmed as Visiting Professors for AUB.

Renowned practising scenographer Professor Pamela Howard OBE and RIBA Gold Medal–winning architect Professor Sir Peter Cook will share their wealth of knowledge with both staff and students across a number of courses.

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Age-old artform reworked by AUB staff

AUB Staff are working in Partnership with Cambridge University and the European Society for the Study of Western Esotericism to present a two day collaborative conference entitled ‘Visions of Enchantment’ which sees some of the leading academics in the field from across the world present, including Professor Antoine Faive (Sorbonne University) and Dr Marco Pasi (University of Amsterdam)

The conference provides a modern take on an age old subject and artform – underpinned by AUB staff and their research specialisms.

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Charlie Smith London Internships

An AUB student opportunity has been created in partnership with Zavier Ellis, a leading figure in the London art scene and director of Charlie Smith London, a gallery renown for discovering and developing new artists.

Two students a year are selected for internships of 3 months, working on the development and promotion of internationally recognised exhibitions, gaining invaluable insider experience of the Artworld and its works. The internships are supported with a bursary to aid with transport and logistics.

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Music Architecture Poole

For the third year running, Music Architecture Poole [MAP] exhibits the 2013 Music School final design project by Level 5 BA (Hons) Architecture curated by Channa Vithana (Senior lecturer at AUB).

The work is inclusive of acoustics, structural engineering and materials with emphasis on the haptic experience of architecture and local urban context incorporating the cultural significance and technical expertise of Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts. The majority of the exhibition is crafted using sustainable means including unused plywood offcuts provided by timber engineering Specialist Shopfitters TEKNE (Poole) and with minimum waste inclusive of installation and removal.

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Photography Alumni Giles Duley exhibits in Parliament

Photography Alumni Giles Duley recently exhibited photos he took of civilians in Afghanistan at the House of Commons.

The BA (Hons) Commercial Photography graduate exhibited his work from 2nd to 6th September, delivering on a personal promise to take the stories of those affected by the war in Afghanistan to MPs and other key decision makers.

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Paul Wenham-Clarke exhibits in the National Portrait Gallery

Senior Lecturer from BA (Hons) Commercial Photography Paul Wenham-Clarke has work from his ‘The Westway‘ exhibition earlier in the year now up on show as part of The Taylor-Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize at The National Portrait Gallery.

The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize is a unique opportunity to see sixty new portraits by some of the most exciting contemporary photographers from around the world.

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Visual Communication student illustrates ‘The Hobbit’

“David Brawn, the Publishing Director of Estates, really liked the illustrations and sent samples to Christopher Tolkien – J R R Tolkien’s son. Christopher Tolkien also liked my work, and a year later he asked if I could submit some illustrations for The Hobbit!”

Jemima Catlin studied a 2 year FdA in Visual Communication – (now BA Visual Communication) and a top up year in BA Illustration. She has just illustrated the new edition of ‘The Hobbit’  and the official 2014 Tolkien Calendar. We find out how a final project landed her a job illustrating the latest edition of the nations best loved classic…

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Film Production student creates workshops for underprivileged children in Pakistan

In 2012,  2nd year Film Production student Myriam Raja launched Cine Pak, a not for profit project which aims to offer filmmaking workshops to underprivileged children in Pakistan.

On 9th December 2012 she flew out to Pakistan and ran 6 full days of filmmaking workshops to a group of schoolgirls in the rural district of Toba Tek Singh, in Punjab. This December, she is going to do it all again.

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