A Practice For Everyday Life

It’s been a while since our last event with the esteemed Matt Clark of United Visual Artists. But we’re back and, from light, sound and lines of generative code, we’re moving back to more familiar territory of layout, ink, paper and lines of type.

That’s not to say that our next speakers, Kirsty Carter and Emma Thomas of A Practice For Everyday Life, are solely concerned with paper and ink. The studio, which began life in London in 2003, is well-versed in the realms of digital, brand, publishing, exhibition and environmental design. They were named as one of Icon magazine’s Future 50 in recognition of their outstanding work on projects including the V&A’s Postmodernism exhibition in 2011, Bauhaus: Art as Life at the Barbican in 2012 and the superb sand-blasted identity for David Chipperfield’s Hepworth Wakefield Gallery.

A Practice For Everyday Life’s studious, research-driven, collaborative approach is characterised in their own words: “Our influences are broad ranging, but there are a lot of references to 1960s and 1970s British typography. The people we work with have a lot of influence on our work. Clients and collaborators we work with understand that the thoughtful approach is key to our studio. They want that sort of dialogue and collaboration because, without that, it’s not as satisfying.”

Tickets for A Practice For Everyday Life at Edinburgh College of Art are on sale here. Tell your friends.



Event details:
Thursday, 15 October 2015
Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh
Doors open 7.00pm / 7.30pm start
Tickets: £8 / £6 NUS

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September 15, 2015
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