Uncertainty Playground is a series of exhibitions, events and podcasts which consider how design can define, address and make meaning from the ambiguities and uncertainties that we currently face.

As part of London Design Festival 2017, LCC presents four exhibitions that explore the role of design research and practice in imagining, critiquing and shaping potential futures.

And we’re also sharing four episodes of our Uncertainty Playground podcast series, being unveiled one a week up until the launch of the exhibition on Saturday 20 September

The four exhibitions are:

Possible/Probable Worlds
S*PARK
FutureMakers
Room 2084

Each exhibition and its related events investigates a different area of work at LCC’s Design School including: critical design and digital futures; design for sustainability and social innovation; design communications and practice; and design cultures, histories and futures.

Dr Nicky Ryan, Dean of Design, LCC.

In this podcast series, we explore the ideas behind the exhibitions that make up Uncertainty Playground. Listen as Dr Nicky Ryan, Dean of Design at LCC, speaks with the academics behind the exhibitions and investigates a different aspect of the work of the Design School.

Possible/Probable Worlds, Upper Gallery, LCC.

Episode 1: Critical design and digital futures – available now

In the first episode Dr. Nicky Ryan, Dean of Design interviews Tobias Revell and Dr. Georgina Voss about critical design and digital futures, which is explored through the Possible/Probable Worlds show.

Tobias Revell, Course Leader for MA Interaction Design Communication and Dr Georgina Voss, Senior Lecturer and subject lead in contextual and theoretical studies for interaction design and visual communication, talk about how technology and society shape each other and our future and how critical design questions the very notions of speculation, progress and futurity.

Episode 2: Design for Sustainability and Social Innovation – available now

In episode two, Dr Nicky Ryan meets Sarah Temple and Valerie Mace discuss the issues explored by the S*PARK exhibition.

Sarah Temple, Course Leader for LCC’s Diploma in Professional Studies and Valerie Mace, Course Leader for BA (Hons) Design for Branded Spaces, talk about design for sustainability and social innovation.

Episodes 3 and 4 will be available soon.

Download the podcasts and subscribe to the series on iTunes.  If this link doesn’t work then just search ‘Uncertainty Playground’ on iTunes podcasts or listen on SoundCloud.