Second year BA (Hons) Graphic Design students took over the Instagram account for the AUB Human Lockdown Takeover.
At 14.00 on Thursday 14 May, AUB students from all over the world had the opportunity to network and share their recent work with a group of industry professionals who reviewed work, gave tips and discussing how the Coronavirus lockdown has affected the Graphic Design industry.
Andy Burrow, Level 5 student said: "I have been surprised by how much work I have actually managed to do in Lockdown considering that I often used to struggle to find motivation to work from home.
During lockdown, I began structuring my days around work and found that I became more focussed and productive. The online sessions and tutorials have been easy to access and really helpful, so actually there have been some benefits to lockdown!”
Alice Stevens, AUB Human founder and unit leader, said: “During the current unit, students have been working on a sustainable packaging brief to consider zero waste and design how they envision the future of packaging.
"Alternatively, they have had the opportunity to collaborate with BA (Hons) Interior Architecture students to design a wayfinding system for people with dementia living in a care home setting or consider how they can integrate technology to transform ageing for people in intermediate care. In addition, students have all created an individual book that communicates their specific design process and collaboration of the project."
Alice added: “I have been delighted to see how resourceful the students have been in tackling these briefs during lockdown. Although working from their own homes, sometimes with limited facilities and materials, they have shown resilience and determination in responding to these briefs with their usual AUB spirit, ambition and innovation."
In March, students attended the AUB Human New Narratives symposium that questioned current design practices and proposed new ways of thinking, doing and making in order to achieve a sustainable, adaptive and regenerative society.
During the symposium, AUB was pleased to welcome Ruth Andrade from Lush who presented the case for regeneration and what it means to apply regenerative design to unleash the potential of people, projects and place, and how Lush are helping to deliver environmental and social benefits that move society closer to regeneration.
Natalie Carr, co-organiser and AUB Human intern added: ‘I am delighted to be helping with this event, it is exciting to be utilising technologies to bring together people from across the world, celebrate the student work and enable them to network with high profile industry speakers.”
In March students attended the AUB Human New Narratives symposium that questioned current design practices and proposed new ways of thinking, doing and making in order to achieve a sustainable, adaptive and regenerative society.
During the symposium, AUB Human was pleased to welcome Ruth Andrade from Lush who presented the case for regeneration and what it means to apply regenerative design to unleash the potential of people, projects and place.
Ruth went on to explain how Lush are helping to deliver environmental and social benefits that move us closer to regeneration. We are delighted that Ruth will be joining us for the AUB Human Lockdown Takeover to review the student work undertaken during lockdown.
AUB is delighted to be welcoming industry pioneers and friends of AUB Human, including:
Tom Tapper, Co-Founder and CEO of Nice and Serious, a B-Corp certified communications agency. Since 2008, Tom has worked with hundreds of international charities and brands to creatively communicate the positive impact they're having on the world. https://niceandserious.com
Laura Jordan Bambach, past D&AD President, co-founder of SheSays and Chief Creative Officer.
Umesh Pandya, co-founder of Wayfindr, a multi-award-winning, social tech, not-for-profit that empowers vision impaired people to navigate the world independently. Backed google.org, comic relief and the big lottery Wayfindr became the world's first international standard for audio-based indoor navigation - ITU-T F.921.
Paul Willoughby is co-founder and executive creative director at Human After All. An award-winning designer and graphic artist, whose clients include Nike, BAFTA, IBM and Greenpeace. Among other work at Human After All, he handles the creative direction of Weapons of Reason — a project that aims to better articulate and help us understand some of the most complex issues shaping our world. https://www.humanafterall.co.uk
Andrea Dell’Anna is senior designer at Human After All. After a few years between Rome and Milan, Andrea moved to London where he specialised in brand design, working with both independent clients and industry leaders such as Uefa, Facebook, The Climate Group, Universal Music and the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage. https://www.humanafterall.co.uk
Founder and Managing Director of Bond + Coyne, an integrated agency that enjoys untangling knotty problems by embracing the unexpected. https://bondandcoyne.co.uk
Chrissy Levett, Creative Director and a TEDx speaker who believes creative thinking is vital for us to solve global challenges. Chrissy is Founder & CEO for Creative Conscience, a global movement set up to inspire, encourage and reward the next generation of creative thinkers to use their talents for social & environmental impact. https://www.creative-conscience.org.uk