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A farewell Q&A with Sophia George

We will sadly be bidding our Games Designer in residence, Sophia George, goodbye in a few days time. I thought I would grab her for a few questions about her residency before she leaves. LS: What was it like to be based in the V&A for six months? SG: It was great to be based […]

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Game testing at the Museum of Childhood

Recently, we decided to mix things up and hold some open studio sessions at the V&A Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green, as the games I design are largely aimed at children. I was sat amongst the dollhouse collection of the museum, with my sketchbook, notes, books I’ve been studying from and six iPads running my Strawberry […]

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New Year updates from the residency programme

The New Year marks just three months left of James and Sophia’s residencies! Both have a lots lined up between now and the end of March and we’ll also be welcoming our new visual artist in residence, Marcia Kure, in a few days time. Open studios are still running regularly – the dates of which […]

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The V&A Games Jam

We’re gearing up for our first ever games jam here at the Museum. Sophia, our games designer in residence, suggested the idea in her interview and we have managed to make it happen with the help of our Digital Team. The event will take place this Saturday and Sunday where teams will be working together […]

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The first few weeks of my V&A residency

For those new to this blog, I’m Sophia George and I will be working in the Museum until April next year developing a game design inspired by the British Galleries, which displays art and design from 1500-1900. After my residency finishes, I will be working at the University of Abertay in Dundee to create the […]

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New adventures and new faces

James Rigler and Sophia George have been with us just over a month now, and both are settling in brilliantly. James’ studio is looking busy and colourful, and he’s started to create some clay works that respond to the V&A’s architectural forms. This one is getting ready to be fired in our little kiln that […]

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Meet our first ever Game Designer in Residence

Regular readers of the V&A Network may remember that back in January the Museum put out a call for a resident games designer. The residency is a partnership between the V&A, V&A at Dundee, the University of Abertay Dundee and the Association for UK Interactive Entertainment (Ukie), the games industry body. We are pleased to […]

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V&A Games Design Residency – Call for Proposals

The V&A is inviting applications from early to mid-career UK-based digital games designers who wish to develop their practice in response to the V&A’s Britain 1500 – 1900 galleries.

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