London College of Communication

This half-day event focused upon the role of writing in/across/through design education and practice. The afternoon was in two parts and encouraged participants to share thoughts and experiences.

Dr Nicky Ryan (Dean of LCC’s Design School) opened the event. Paul Bailey (Course Leader of MA Graphic Media Design, LCC) introduced keynotes from Bryony Quinn (writer, educator, lecturer) and James Langdon (designer, writer, educator). LCC’s current MA Graphic Media Design participants hosted three parallel workshops/activities to explore a series of provocations. After a tea break, Professor John Wood (Goldsmiths Emeritus Professor in Design, founder of WritingPAD and co-editor of the Journal of Writing in Creative Practice) offered an endnote. The afternoon closed with a plenary panel discussion fuelled by questions and observations from participants. We then retired to LCC’s local pub, The Prince of Wales, to continue the conversation.

*title borrowed from Lawrence Weiner (2012)