#NUMA: The entrepreneurial side of Paris.

My classmates and I have participated in a study trip. And what better place and time to choose than Paris, during the fashion week! However, instead of checking out the latest trends in clothing, we opted for the entrepreneurial and innovative centre in the 18th arrondissement. Feeling super inspired and enthusiastic, here are some main…

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Erasmus Exchange – YuChen Wu

BA DMC Year2 –Study Abroad Student – Wu, Yun Chen   With the knowledge of International Business Administration and the passion of arts, I chose to study Design Management and Cultures (DMC), hoping that through the learning in DMC, I can develop my future career related to art industry. However, in my first term, I…

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Erasmus Exchange – Sonja Linkoneva

My experience on BA Design Management and Cultures at LCC in London Sonja Linkoneva It was like my dream come true when I heard I was accepted to be an exchange student in LCC in spring 2017. It had been my dream since I got to study cultural management in Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied…

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Erasmus Exchange – Beatrice Bekar

When last summer I applied to go on Erasmus, in Helsinki, Finland, I was really excited, but yet the idea was still far from reality, looked blurry and ephemeral. Time went by fairly quickly, and when the day of my departure got closer I felt lost and my excitement slowly faded. Throughout my entire journey,…

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Design Management and Cultures

What is Design Management & Cultures, you might ask. From my perspective, it represents the beginning of a three-year ‘journey’ at LCC and a broad enough course to let me explore the art spectrum. Although the term DMC might not have a precise definition  (as referenced in Design Management, Best K page 12), you already…

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Culture

Culture is the embodiment of knowledge, customs, identity, and community. Defined differently through time and by different philosophers, culture remains a pillar of society as every nation has to maintain its culture. According to Schweitzer (1923), culture means a dynamic change of material and social circumstances. Therefore, culture is a social actor in generating new…

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Ways of Seeing (Where is the truth?)

In his essay ‘The Rhetoric of the Image’, Roland Barthes (1964) analyses the messages contained in images. Roland unlocks the mysteries of advertising, and how images manipulate the way we read them, emphasising that: ‘All images are polysemous; they imply, underlying their signifiers, a “floating chain” of signifieds, the reader able to choose some and…

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Design and Aesthetic

Appreciating good aesthetic is in human nature. In industrial design, the same can be said. Even if two object fulfills the same purpose, we are bound to prefer the better-looking object. The industrial design discipline is a practical discipline and functionality reigns supreme, but good aesthetics is vital too. Durability, ease of use, cost and…

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Do we need a new Bauhaus movement?

It was 4th of October. While on a lonely trip back home after college, I was met with a copy of the London Evening Standard on the train. Being alone and tired after a long day, I resorted to reading the newspaper to gain some deviation away from my day. While browsing through the pages,…

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The London Community Architect: Carl Turner

It may surprise you that, although the London-based architect Carl Turner is decorated by many achievements and successes, he had to sell his property to pursue his dream and, even nowadays, earns only as much to cover his comfortable lifestyle. A man who gives back to people and supports their development, an artist involved in…

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