Filming the History of Design experimental lab class

January 26, 2017

Two second-year students who took part in the techne seminar/lab, Vivien Chan and Charlotte Slark, created a series of videos to document the lab sessions in the module. Making the films posed various challenges and they offer a record of the changing thought processes, decisions, reflections and surprises that characterised this experimental class.

Vivien and Charlotte are currently using their skills to help record workshops for the V&A Research Institute (VARI) project, Encounters on the Shopfloor: Embodiment and The Knowledge of the Maker, bringing together practitioners in the arts, performance, humanities, sciences and social sciences to explore making and embodied knowledge.

The techne videos reinforce the themes explored in the series of blog posts about the class:

To see what else V&A/RCA History of Design students have been up to, read our other blog posts, check our pages on the RCA website and take a look at Un-Making Things, a student-run online platform for all things design history and material culture.

About the author

January 26, 2017

I am Head of Early Modern Studies in the V&A's Research Institute (VARI). The History of Architecture and of Technology are my main research interests. Currently I am working on...

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