Photograph courtesy Jim Wood
James Langdon will present an ongoing research project on the subject of the Construction School, an experimental design programme in Bristol, England (1964 to 1979).
James Langdon will give an illustrated presentation of his ongoing research into Norman Potter's (1923-95) 'Construction School' at Bristol, 1964 to 1979. The presentation will include documentary audio and visual material to give an account of the nature and activities of the school.
A discussion with designer and design historian Christopher Burke, artist Susanne Kriemann and James Langdon. The two guests will each make a short presentation of their own practice, followed by a conversation covering various subjects, including visual research methodologies, the ethics of 'activating' archival materials in artistic production, and the complexities of handling partial or subjective narratives.
A group reading from the script of Norman Potter's play 'Icarus' (1975). The play is deeply informed by Potter's experiences at Bristol and his reflections on the international student movement of 1968.
Grill and drinks.