Enterprise Thursday@Launchgrad

There was a reason my office space was invaded by Hagrid and a headless Troll yesterday; it was Enterprise Thursday for Launchgrad. Enterprise@HCA has taken on its own identity. We have larger, more formal sessions with students planned this year, but the 'open' space discussion/ideas group (for want of a better word) which started last [...]

Re_fab 4: Psychogeography and chance

Poetry, intrigue and map-making. Here be a feast of surrealist internal wonders and all in a photography studio-turned-workshop area. This was the last of our re_fabricate pilot at Hereford College of Arts, led expertly by the amazing Jac Cattaneo. Jac is a creative writer and highly experienced creative lecturer. We were very lucky to have [...]

Session Four: Psychogeography & Chance

Hello all, A quick heads-up about our fourth and final session of re_fabricate, scheduled for Tuesday 20th March, 2.00- 5.30 in A17, CRC. We are super-lucky enough to have the amazing Jac Cattaneo coming from Brighton to deliver this session. Jac is a creative writer and lecturer; specialising in walking/writing practice as well as being [...]

Session 3: Sustainability, material and design

It was great to have Victoria back with us for yesterdays re_fabricate session, and even better that we could welcome Ferel, Nick, Ruth & L5 Graphics students to deliver a range of passionate and practical perspectives around the theme of sustainability. Here is Ruth setting up her table of wonders before the session: and (although [...]

Session Three: Sustainability (and a game)

Hello all, We are super-excited to let you know the line up for next Tuesday's re_fabricate session, which will run between 2.00-5.30 in A17, CRC. The theme of the session is Sustainability, and, amongst other exciting activities  we will be: Participating in an ideas-slam Hearing about precious plastic from graphics students, and sharing blueprints for [...]

Session Two: Storytelling; object, image, words

Huge thanks to all participants in our second re_fabricate session yesterday (and particularly to Joe Kerr, Gabrielle Stevenson and Libby Vale, our co-presenters) This was an exciting session, which included walking out into Hereford, creating our ideal transdisciplinary studios, learning about De Certeau's narrative theory, engaging in some active note-taking to draw theory and practice [...]

Session two – Storytelling: words and images, theory and practice.

Our next session runs on Tuesday, between 2.00 and 6.00 in room A18. This time our theme is: Storytelling - words and images, theory and practice: We hope this will start with a storytelling stroll led by Joe Kerr, followed by hot chocolate if the Weather Continues. Next,  music with Libby Vale, sharing her quilt, [...]

Session 1: Re_fabricate

Huge kudos to everyone attending the first of our Re_fabricate sessions yesterday, and particular thanks to our collaborators: Rebecca Sumpter (Fine Art alumni) & Vivian Barraclough (L6 Fine Art student) For bringing 'Panopoly' to us and capturing our stories of childhood games Kate Ochom, L6 Contemporary Design Crafts student For sharing her collaborative spherical bookart [...]


So, how exciting - our first re_fabricate session has been co-planned, co-plotted and co-devised. Tomorrow (snow permitting) we are looking forward to: Writing a manifesto for re_fabricators Working with performance artists Becky Sumpter and Vivian Barraclough in considering games, storytelling and how we understand our worlds through Monopoly Listening to Victoria's perspective around Coles ideas [...]