The 2017 Methods Lab Annual Lecture consisted of a panel of speakers from social activism, theatre and architecture who explored links between inventive, interdisciplinary initiatives inside and outside the academy.
Speakers reflected on how creative mis/use of methods and tools of the trade could be used to challenge viewers, distrust cultural discourse and open up new landscape for critical discussion.
The panel was chaired by ML co-directors, Beckie Coleman and Kat Jungnickel.
Sarah Ellis – Digital Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company who in collaboration with Intel and in association with The Imaginarium Studios produced a high-tech version of The Tempest
in which one of the characters was digitally animated on stage.
James Turner – Founder of Glimpse and is behind CATS – Citizen Advertising Takeover Service which used crowdsourced funding to replace all the advertising spaces in Clapham Tube station with images of cats.
Gemma John – Social anthropologist who researches and writes about behaviour in the built environment and has recently set up Human City, a spatial research, design strategy and innovation consultancy.