BA (Hons) Spatial Design (BA (Hons) Design for Branded Spaces from 2017 onwards) is a future-facing course with a strong focus on interactive branded spaces enhanced by digital technologies. It is aimed at students who are interested in designing interior, pop up, installation and event spaces for commercial and cultural brands. It is multidisciplinary and integrates practices from spatial, exhibition, scenographic and interaction disciplines to provide cutting edge experiences for consumers, customers and visitors.

Graduating students from BA (Hons) Spatial Design showed their work alongside BA (Hons) Design Management and Cultures, BA (Hons) Graphic and Media Design, BA (Hons) Illustration and Visual Media and BA (Hons) Interaction Design Arts at LCC Degree Shows 2017: Design School, from 16 – 22 June 2017.

Here we shine a spotlight on some of the work on show from BA (Hons) Spatial Design.

Alice Filello
‘Equity Student Living’

‘Equity Student Living’, Alice Filello, 2017.

This project aims to explore the problem of gender inequality by unpicking the main problems that occur in student accommodation, specifically how young people feel in this environment with regards to culture, religion and well-being. Questioning what is a good balance between private and common spaces, the project considers the intention of creating a sense of community and bringing individualism with the design in private spaces. How a place can be home for a short period of your life and a place where you can grow up?

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Chin Chin Lam
‘Felicity’

‘Felicity’, Chin Chin Lam, 2017.

The aim of this design is to create a sustainable alternative solution to urbanisation, by maximising potential spaces in the central areas of the dense cities. Making use of these spaces could prevent urban sprawling, leading to a more sustainable solution for urban development as the use of transportation and building of mega-infrastructure are not required. Density living is not only more sustainable, but can also enhance community and social interaction. This project is particularly important for residents and visitors of this area, suitable for ages 20-70. Future city dwellers will also benefit, since it is a potential long-term solution for the prevention of existing negative effects to urbanisation.

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Calvin Lok
‘After the Exhibition’

‘After the Exhibition’, Calvin Lok, 2017.

The museum shop is not just a shop in a museum, but is as much a part of the museum as the galleries or building themselves. With this in mind, ‘After the Exhibition’ seeks to challenge your perspective on what a museum and a shop is, and what it could be – using London’s Royal Academy as an example. Each of the 4 imagined spaces that make up this project has something for visitors to buy or buy into, and brings the visitors much closer to the RA’s mission. Through this experience, one can better appreciate and understand art and it’s practice.