The School of Architecture + Cities is hosting the Event Design Lecture Series, where each week experts will explore design and technical approaches to creating immersive live experiences.
The series begins on 7 October with Colja Dams, the CEO of global live marketing agency VOK DAMS holding a session about ‘Agile Event Design’.
Those lecturing in the weeks after are David Ball, the CEO of brand experience agency Brandfuel, who will be talking about ‘Evolving Event Design’ on 14 October; Chris Ford, the COO of OBO London discussing ‘Stage, Set Design and Performance’ on 21 October; and Carina Bauer, CEO of IMEX Exhibitions, talking about ‘Designing Participant Journeys’ on 4 November.
On 11 November Sarah Haywood, an award-winning Wedding Planner, will be discussing ‘Celebratory Design’, while Mungo Dennison, CEO of NEWSUBSTANCE, will be talking about ‘Creating the Extraordinary’ on 18 November. Marcis Ziemins and Gundega Skudrina, Creative Directors of Untamed Dinner, will be talking about ‘Immersive Gastronomic Experiences’ on 25 November, and Tracy Halliwell MBE from London and Partners and Professor Graham Brown from the University of South Australia will be discussing ‘Designing Attractors and Eventscapes’ on 2 December.
The series ends on 9 December with Adam Parry, co-founder of Event Tech Live, holding a session on ‘Tech Trends on a Budget’.
The programme is curated by Dr James Morgan, Principal Lecturer on the Tourism and Events Management BA Honours course. Dr Morgan said about the series: “The University is very keen to engage with industry professionals and to assist them to further their knowledge in events design and technology. It is also an opportunity for students from other academic disciples within the University and students from other institutions who have an interest in live experience design to find out about the nuts and bolts of event design.”
Professor Harry Charrington, Head of the School of Architecture + Cities, said about the series: “This is a great initiative. The University sees this as an important opportunity to share our design and technological expertise and engage with the events industry and professionals in this growing sector.”