On Saturday, March 25th, 2017 SBCS Global Learning Institute hosted a public discussion titled Point of View: A Public Talk on Design and Philosophy at its Centre for Graphic Communication (Trincity Campus); with feature speaker Dr. Manny Ling, the Programme Leader of the BA (Hons) in Graphic Design for the University of Sunderland, UK.
Dr. Ling’s work is widely published and has been exhibited around the world. His most recent exhibitions were held in Osaka and Kurashiki in Japan.
During his first annual visit to assess the final projects of the Graphic Design Students, Dr. Ling – who is a graphic designer, typographer and type designer, took the opportunity to share insight into his practice and his passion for calligraphy; and his experience in the field as he has led the International Research Centre for Calligraphy (IRCC) at Sunderland for the past 18 years.
He went on to discuss perception and the sources of inspiration, and expressed that the world is comprised of the Good, the Bad and the Ugly. Not to be confused with the classic western film, “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, (1966)”; but advocated for finding inspiration in the world around you, and that drawing inspiration from ordinary things feed and expand creativity.
This was a message not lost on the students of the BA (Hons) in Graphic Design, as they launched their Final Major Project [EXD 300] Display at the Trincity Campus. Here, students of the programme’s inaugural cohort had an opportunity to showcase both their creativity and their acquired and or enhanced design skills, by producing uniquely individual pieces – as part of their final assessment.
After reviewing their installations, Dr. Ling stated, “…I must say I am extremely delighted to see the excellent standard of design work. I am also very impressed with the mature attitude and diligence shown by the students here. This is in some ways a reflection of the excellent teaching and support provided from the lecturers and administration staff at SBCS.”
SBCS along with Dr. Ling wish to thank those who attended the public discussion.
Student displays are available for viewing up to Saturday, April 08, 2017 at SBCS’ Centre for Graphics Communication (Trincity Campus), corner Beaulieu Avenue and Trincity Boulevard, Trincity. Please contact the Trincity campus at 640-7090 for more details.