BA (Hons) Art and Design FDE at #thetestbed….

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Retrospective of #thetestbed illustrating the students from BA (Hons) Art and Design FDE programme interacting with the space earlier this year. See photos on UCLan Testbed on Flickr  and description on the link here and extracted below:

Students showcase their work in public at community space

A new temporary space called Testbed on the University of Central Lancashire’s (UCLan) campus showcased ‘live’ art on the 1st November.

Over 50 students from the BA (Hons) Art and Design FDE programme drew in and on former shipping containers, with the aim of encouraging the public to take part.

David Knight, Senior Lecturer at UCLan’s School of Art, Design and Fashion, said: “The Testbed facility gave students the wonderful opportunity to take part in a live project. It allowed them to take art on to the street, while encouraging the public to participate too.

“We want the University to be public in its own right and this was a means of doing that by creating a visual and engaging but fun project.”

The students were guided by artist in residence David Boultbee who leads BREAD art, a group which looks at how public space and art can be used to engage communities. Testbed also performs another purpose in that it will be used to test materials and building processes as UCLan continues  with its £200 million transformative campus Masterplan.

Fashion promotion foundation student Sam Clegg said: “It’s been a great project to be involved in and is a fantastic way of showcasing student art and design skills to members of the public passing by, as well as encouraging them to take part.”

Professor of Public Art Practice at UCLan, Charles Quick, added: “Testbed will be used for a number of activities, but it will principally be used for research and engagement sessions with local schools, community groups, staff and students to see what community and cultural events can take place in our new circa £60 million Student Centre and Civic Square.”

 

…an existing boathouse and additional classrooms. Exploring the relationship between building, water and nature

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Student no3 @mhraja5 looking at an existing boathouse and additional classrooms. Exploring the relationship between building, water and nature. #architecturaltechnologist #architecturaltechnology #itsnotjustmuddyboots @ciatechnologist @ciat.london @uclanadf @ciataspiration_nw

@uclantestbed hosting the final year @UCLan students looking at their work on 7th December….

….a school for autistic children focusing on the importance of light for their #wellbeing

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On to student no2 @addison.rob talking about his proposed scheme for a school for autistic children focusing on the importance of light for their #wellbeing #architecturaltechnology #architecturaltechnologist #architecturaldesign #itsnotjustmuddyboots @thetestbed @uclanadf @ciataspiration_nw @fatfacades @ciataspiration_nw @ciat.london @ciatechnologist

@uclantestbed hosting the final year @UCLan students looking at their work on 7th December….

Is the Future Trans-Disciplinary? ICSC Seminar Tickets, Thu, 13 Dec 2018 at 16:00 | Eventbrite

Eventbrite – Institute for Citzenship, Society and Change presents Is the Future Trans-Disciplinary? ICSC Seminar – Thursday, 13 December 2018 at Room 320 UCLan Harrington Building, Preston, England. Find event and ticket information.
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WHATS ON: Public Events This Week at #thetestbed

Tuesday 4th December 2.30 – 4pm Windmill Workshop with resident artist David Boultbnee of BREAD Arts. Suitable for all ages

Thursday 6th December 5pm – 7pm ‘Figure’ Drawing Session: Life drawing with clothes on. Easels provided but please bring your own drawing materials. Limited places so please book in advance on thetestbedpreston@gmail.com

Friday 7th December 10am to 1pm. Open Architectural Technology Review: 3rd Year full time and 5th year part time B.DC (Hons) Architectural Technology students will be presenting their schemes for their final year projects. We would like to invite you to drop in and speak to the students to give them constructive and helpful feedback on their process.