Design author and curator Max Fraser has invited 100 designers to create a graphic response to the theme the ‘Joy of Living’ as part of a project that aims to raise £50,000 for Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centres. Contributions came from a mixture of established and emerging design talent, each of whom used a single sheet of graph paper as their starting point.
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This article I wrote for Architonic deals with the legacy of R. Buckminster Fuller’s principles of geodesic construction and how they have been applied by contemporary architects. Read it here.
Tom's by Sketty Productions
This low-budget production takes an emotive true story and brings it to life through performances and puppetry that evocatively portray the physical nature of the issue at its heart. The plot deals with the eponymous Tom’s struggle to deal with paralysis and its affect on his relationship with girlfriend Ellen. Played out by a cast of three assisted by two puppeteers against a minimal set, the intelligent use of lighting helps define different scenes whilst the puppetry and sound production add a surreal psychological dimension. Some lighthearted moments help take the edge off what is essentially a dark and moving tale which survives a couple of minor plot issues and finishes on an optimistic note. Nicely constructed, skilfully performed and well worth seeing.
Blue Elephant Theatre: 59a Bethwin Rd, Camberwell, SE5 0XT