Students from the Master of European Design Labs visited the most emblematic design and art centers in London, places for meeting, inspiration and educational experiences. The cultural and artistic diversity that this city breathes, the hustle and bustle in the streets and the peace in the parks, make the capital of the Thames an exclusive place for any designer’s training. The trip was taken from September 19th - 25th, 2011.
Whoever visits London can confirm the image of a city at a constant boiling point, dynamic, young and eclectic, a propitious melting pot of trends and unique visual impacts for inspiring and designing. With this in mind, the trip was organized within the framework of the London Design Festival, which began in 2003 with the objective of transforming London into the Global Capital of Design.
The students dove right into the best contemporary art and design in some of the capital’s most effervescent scenarios, full of ad hoc events and exhibitions. Visits to art galleries in Brompton and the Victoria and Albert, Design Museum and Tate Modern museums confirmed the city’s commitment to design, in all of its facets.
Perhaps the most noteworthy part of the educational trip was visiting the studio of Richard Rogers, an imposing space on the banks of the Thames, which exclusively invited our students to see their facilities and learn about their work philosophy in a place that emanates design and energy from every nook and cranny.
Other destinations, such as The Wapping Project old hydraulic station, served as an example for analyzing restoration and interior design projects for old, unused spaces, now transformed into modern display windows for trends, events and art shows. In addition, the prestigious Royal College of Art, which is an international model of education and the nexus of Europe’s emerging trends, held a design exhibition for the center’s students, where some of the most renowned artists and designers in the world learned their trade. Two important annual events – the 100% Design Fair and Tent London – exhibited the latest international creations in furniture and product design.
And to close, a trip to Notting Hill was a must, one of the most attractive neighborhoods in London, and its famous Portobello Market, where you can breathe the unmistakable rhythm of London life and be seduced by the great variety of vintage, exclusive and second-hand articles, the best way to end a tailored trip.
Master of European Design Labs
Start: January 26, 2012.
End: December 2012 (August, month of vacation).
Classes are held in English and/or Spanish.
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