Archive for the 'Interviews' Category

Christoph Neimann Studio


Masters students during their field trip to Berlin had the pleasure of visiting Christoph Neimann in his Studio in Mitte. Below is a recent interview that provides some insight into his making process and work. You can view it here. Freund von freund (which translates as friend of a friend) is also an interesting jumping of point for lots of interviews across various disciplines and cities. The Selby also did an interesting feature on his home which backs on to his studio in Mitte. You can view it here.

Marc Singer Interview

10 Years after the release of Dark Days – the award winning documentary  – Marc Singer reflects on his film at Anthem Magazine here

Vis Com 12 Degree Show

Vis Com 12 is the website of this years graduating 4th year students. And representing as it does, a fantastically diverse body of works, has the most tags of any post on the vis-com blog ever.

Student Week*

It was Student Week over on Newspaper Club last week. Loads of useful advice, articles and links that will be of interest to all Vis Commers (Com Desers), especially those about to graduate. Nice little guest appearance from 2010 GSA graduate Michael Bow in there too.

*Nothing to do with Fresher’s Week

Whose Legacy?

Friday 21st October, 2-30-4.30. Clubroom, Upstairs at The Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA), 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3JD

The Commonwealth Games 2014: Whose Legacy?

Short introductory talk by Dr Libby Porter (Urban Planner and Researcher, Glasgow Uni) and Neil Gray (Writer and Researcher, Glasgow Uni) about the Legacy of Mega-Events,  and large-scale urban regeneration plans in the UK and worldwide.

A discussion will follow with a series of live accounts by residents – including carers from the Save the Accord centre, who are campaigning to retain a day care centre for people with learning disabilities, and Margaret Jaconelli, who has recently been evicted from her home. The residents will talk about about the impact the Commonwealth Games development is having upon their lives.

This discussion, focusing on media portrayal and the right of residents to ‘stay put’ in the face of large-scale urban transformation and displacement, will be interspersed with a series of short films that highlight recent  experiences on, and nearby, the site of the Commonwealth Games Village

Includes special screening of a short film about Margaret Jaconelli and the forthcoming Commonwealth Games  by Glasgow documentary photographer and filmmaker, Chris Leslie. (14 mins)

Then When

if not now

IF NOT NOW will broadcast live from the RCA degree show, 24hrs a day we’re told.

A mouse called Gerald and other stories

The Foulis building (along with the Newbery Tower and ref) is coming down in the summer of 2011 to make way for a brand new “striking and inspiring world-class building” for The School and for Glasgow. I’m gathering and recording memories and stories of the Foulis, so if you have any recollections or anecdotes (no matter how mundane or random) please leave a comment or email me at walterhamilton [at] hotmail [dot] com. You can find me in real life in the Graphics studio, 1st floor, Foulis building, 158 Renfrew Street, Glasgow if you want to have an analogue conversation about it.

Also, please let me know if you have any suggestions or ideas for what the new building could/should be called.


Inspector Gadget


I promise I’m not a Radio 4 spokeswoman, but an intreguing new manifesto was discussed on Material World yesterday (if you don’t want to listen to the whole thing it starts at 19mins). Techo-internet-computer-genius/theorist/inventor Jaron Lanier discusses his new writing on how we might have allowed the Internet to play too much of a role in our lives. He calls it ‘a Humanist manifesto, and hopes it will create a new form of humanism that puts computers in a subservient role.

He is quite critical of ‘open culture’ which he believes has not resulted in the collaborative dream once imagined. This could be quite controversial.

Also it seems he doesn’t want us just to read little bits of his manifesto, so all or nothing I guess!


Bruce Mau, on TV.

Embossed Naked Lady.


It appears to me either people are tip-toeing around this book in fear of seeming like a hysterical feminist, or it’s just a bit crap and no-one can be bothered. I haven’t read it so I will also remain apathetic, although “robust heterosexual” Steven Bayley is not particularly endearing in his interview on Weekend Woman’s Hour.

One blog offered this as an alternative example design inspired by the female form…

Build Talks

Now available from the Design Event 09 website, a talk with Michael C Place in discussion with Adrian Shaughnessy.

Talking about London

Peter Saville Q&A: What’s wrong with design education? from D&AD on Vimeo.

It seems that lately everyone has been talking about London in one context or another, so why not add Peter Saville into the mix, talking here at the D&AD President’s Lectures. Also in this series…

Jan van Toorn Q&A – The relationship between form and technology from D&AD on Vimeo.

Jan van Toorn is a personal favourite.

As an interesting sign off, you can also follow a link from the Creative Review Saville piece comments to this, which may provide some ideas for anyone struggling to come up with a brief for their self-initiated project next term.

Design, Paul Rand and Haircuts

These videos (via break’s over) contain an interestingly homemade interview with designer Paul Rand, so good to see this kind of thing was going on pre-youtube, and there’s also a quite good talk by Steven Heller here about Rands book covers.