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LIAF 2016: Narrative Contexts in Animation & Architecture

December 1, 2016
6:30 pm

LIAF, London International Animation FestivalNarrative Contexts: In Animation & Architecture is a warm-up event for LIAF 2016 The Bank Gallery, Central House where a panel of authors, animators and architects will be discussing the significance of ‘context’ on shaping the development of visual cultural narratives in animation and architectural space, and the crossover between the two disciplines. The event will also feature an exhibition of animation-architecture work on the theme of context, and several films that screened at LIAF 2015. This event is supported by: London International Animation Festival, The Cass School of Art Architecture & Design, London Metropolitan University and Bloomsbury Publishing. The exhibition will also be open from Friday 2nd December until Thursday 8th December Mon – Fri 11am-6pm, Sat 11am to 4pm.

Arrive 6.30pm for welcome drinks, discussion 7pm- 8pm

This event is free to attend but please register here

The Speakers

Mark Collington

(The Cass, London Metropolitan University) author of Animation in Context – A Practical Guide to Theory and Making (Bloomsbury)

Graeme Brooker

(Royal College of Art) author of Adaptation Strategies for Interior Architecture and Design (Bloomsbury)

Richard Haynes

(Aardman, Cosgrove Hall, and Cass MA Student) on Nostalgia & Set Design for Stop Motion

Sophie Burrows

(Film Club – BFI, and Cass MA student) on How Anxiety Changes Personal Perceptions of Space (stop motion pedagogy)

The Books

Animation in Context – A Practical Guide to Theory and Making, by Mark Collington (The Cass, London Metropolitan University)

Animation in Context is an illustrated introduction to cultural theory, contextual research and critical analysis. By making academic language more accessible, it empowers animators with the confidence and enthusiasm to engage with theory as a fun, integral, and applied part of the creative process.

Interviews with contemporary industry professionals and academics, student case studies and a range of practical research exercises, combine to encourage a more versatile approach to animation practice – from creating storyboards to set designs and soundtracks; as well as developing virals, 3D zoetropes and projection mapping visuals.

Adaptation Strategies for Interior Architecture and Design, by Graeme Brooker (Royal College of Art).

Adaptation Strategies for Interior Architecture and Design outlines a number of different approaches utilized when designing the interior. The book presents a series of processes that are based upon the responses to a space outlined for new occupation. These processes are exemplified by a series of strategies, which filter and synthesize a mixture of information, ideas and resources, in order to form a new, clear and meaningful spatial design.

Both Bloomsbury publications will be on sale, and the authors will be available to sign books during a drinks reception after the panel presentation-discussion.