Lunchtime Talk
Fri 1 Mar 2019 13:00

Design is a role of citizenship

This talk has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. Instead we will be joined by studio resident Tom Marshman, to discuss his new project, 'I went to a Marvellous Party.'

By Robin Howie


Robin Howie

Robin Howie set up Fieldwork Facility after graduating from the Royal College of Art in 2010. Since then Howie has established the studio working with a variety of clients such as the Design Council, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Tate Modern, the Architecture Foundation & UK Sport. Robin has been commended nationally and internationally in press and awards for his work, he has lectured at Camberwell College of Art and Kingston University, and written for the magazines Grafik and ARC. Robin believes that design can create conversations and have an effect in the social fabric that we live in. The studio’s work aims to create dialogues between people, objects, ideas, materials and places, these dialogues aim to enrich the lives of those who experience them.

Fieldwork Facility is an independent and inter-disciplinary design studio founded and led by Robin Howie and baed in East London. The studio works across designing both communications and experiences, with a particular interesst in how emergining technologies can creat new relationships between these two fields. Working in the intersection of communication, innovation and place. The work of Fieldwork Facility includes not only designing for well known brands but also, experiences and product innovation. Join us for this talk to hear more from Robin as he reflects on past design campaigns and the story of Fieldwork Facility.

This Lunchtime Talk is part of Open Studio Friday, which takes place at the Studio every week.

Do you want to find out what is going on at the Pervasive Media Studio? Are you interested in meeting our residents, talking about a specific project or curious about pervasive media? Why not pack a sandwich and join us for one of our Lunchtime Talks and Open Studio Friday. Lunchtime Talks are informal presentations by Studio residents and associates. They normally take place at 1pm on Friday, are free and open to everybody who’s interested in what we do. After the Talk, we also invite you to stay with us for the afternoon to continue the conversation or work on your own projects. We provide chairs, tables, wireless and a great space. You bring what you need to work with (laptop/mobile). Our open afternoons close at 5pm. Let us know if you’d like a tour of the space and we'll be happy to show you around just before the talk. Send an email to: to book your place on a tour.

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