Let there be Light!

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19 Jan 2018

5.30pm to 7pm

Join UAL’s Postgraduate Community for a walk-around UK’s largest light festival, LUMIERE led by PG Community Ambassador Zinta Jauntis, followed by an exclusive conversation with award winning light artist, Satyajit Das.
The best way to chase away the January blues is to let the light in! Lumiere is the UK’s largest light festival, inviting artists to create work that light buildings and public spaces, changing the way we think and feel.
More than 40 artists will reimagine London’s iconic architecture, transforming the city into a dazzling nocturnal art exhibition. Including 3D light installation Aether, by artist Satyajit Das, Director and co-founder of Architecture Social Club. Aether is a collaboration with musician Max Cooper. It plays on the beauty of natural forms - waves, surfaces, symmetries and surreal landscapes, as the building blocks and underlying structure of the world around us.
At this Pop Up Common Room you will:
  • Take part in a group walk-around as part of the Lumiere festival, Kings Cross area
  • Hear a discussion with a featured light artist
  • Discover the relationship between light and art
  • Gain new insights into collaborating with people from multiple disciplines
  • Meet other postgraduate students from across UAL
After the discussion ends at 6.30pm, you are invited for refreshments and FREE drink at the CSM Theatre Platform Bar.

To secure a place, email pgcommunity@arts.ac.uk with answers to the following questions:

    •    Your name, course and college
    •    How visiting the event will benefit you or your practice
    •    If you are offered a place, can you guarantee you will turn up?

BIO: Satyajit Das, Founder/Architect

Satyajit founded Architecture Social Club in 2014 on a belief that great design comes from great collaborations. He loves all things to do with conceptual design, performance arts, public projects & very shiny things.

After graduating, he worked in Sir Norman Foster's world-renowned architecture firms on projects in America, China, Brazil, India and even Leicester for some bigwig clients which include Apple.

His penchant for spatial design started at Nottingham University, then developed further at The Royal College of Art & Cambridge University where he earned even more fancy letters after his name.

As a student in Notts he started what became nationally renowned events & artists management company Firefly which had a good run of over 10 great years. Running over 150 events with crowds of up to 10,000 he’s worked with artists like Hot Chip, Orbital & Justice & collaborated with and featured on various media companies including the BBC for Radio 1 broadcasts.

During this time, he started playing with spaces to create mind bending wonderfully delirious experiences for the audience.

His varied history which started with him as a young boy in India, studying medicine before side stepping into architecture & leading various music industry companies from a young age, have helped shape his unique perspective on design & architecture. He’s been lucky to meet & work with a huge cast of creative talents along the way & with ASC is able to bring them altogether.