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Create Leicester

LCB Cafe Design agencies, web designers, UX professionals, coders, students, creatives, networkers
Create Leicester is once again partnering with Leicester Design Season 2022. On Thursday 27th Oct 2022, we will be hosting our next Create Leicester event at LCB Depot! As part of LCB Depot’s Design Season we have an exciting evening lined up as we welcome Ollie Wells, UX Lead Consultant from CGI.

Talk title – What’s the point of UX? Talk description coming soon!

Register now – All Eventbrite registered guests will be provided ONE FREE drink token to be redeemed at the legendary Gray’s Kitchen on the night – our hospitality partner for the evening

Can’t make it over to LCB Depot?! Don’t Fear – We are aiming to capture the event via a Zoom webinar – Register here

 

Speakers

Ollie Wells – UX Lead Consultant from CGI

An experienced and passionate digital practitioner with specialist skills in user experience and interaction design. I lead the delivery of digital products and services that are efficient, intuitive and delight users through simplicity, refinement and attention to detail.

Talk Title: What’s the point of UX?

 

Schedule

6:00pm – LCB Depot open

6:30pm – Introductions

6:35pm – Talk#1

7:00pm – Break & Networking

7:55pm – Outro

8pm – End

 

Who’s it for?

 

Create aims to bring together the digital design community in Leicester and Leicestershire.  The events are open to all with an interest in improving the digital design environment in our city. Perfect for anyone starting out in the industry or for professionals looking to expand their knowledge from digital leaders.

 

Create Leicester is supported by 20iAniccaCiteEffect DigitalHerdlCGIFibrehopInsight Consultancy, and Reviews.io.

Bar Sponsor: The Agency Works

Education Partner: De Montfort University

Partners: LCB Depot & Bulb Studios

Create Leicester

Hercy B Is Over Party

LCB Depot Designers, collaborative artists, the curious, LCB tenants, the general public

Artist Courtney Askey installation at LCB Depot presenting works and ideas from her ‘workpace residency’ earlier this year especially for LCB’s Design Season.

Courtney spent a month in residency in an office upstairs at Phoenix Workpaces, part of the Phoenix Cinema complex in Leicester’s Cultural Quarter.  The work created is part of the project Hercy B, ongoing since  2019. During the month Courtney “went to work” at the office of Hercy B  Enterprises, a fictional AI tech company that was recently the  centre of a scandalous global data leak. Throughout the month Courtney  inhabited the character of Charlotte Ives, disgraced CEO of the  company.  

Creating an installation slowly over the course of the month and documenting the experience on a wheelie whiteboard, a body body of work in photography,  video, installation, sound and performance was created.  

 

 

Design Leicester ''ALL IN'' Designing for ALL from the National Space Centre Leicester to the Smithsonian Washington DC.

LCB Depot - Lightbox Designers, Academics, Cultural Venues, Producers, promoters, events organisations, policy professionals, planners

Design Season 2021 saw the commencement of the ”ALL IN” group. Initiated by Bill Haley of award winning Haley Sharpe Design and drawing on design work for cultural institutions the world over, this group has spent the year committed to a programme of consultation and testing of ideas designed to define, create and advocate for inclusivity in design

Twelve months on from Design Season 2021 Bill and the ALL IN gropup will detail their works to date and how the ALL-IN group been involved with offering accessibility and access advice using the ALL-IN inclusive process when designing for accessibility in LEICESTER. Oraghnisations to date include Attenborough Centre, Curve, the Phoenix, LCB, Graffwerks and the Journeys Festival with Art Reach. Come and see what we have done in 12 months.  Find out

Who we are

Hear about our process ALL IN – ACCESS-ABILITY and our mission to promote barrier removal

Who is included in ALL IN and how you can get involved

Design Leicester presents: Design and Innovation - call and response

LCB Depot - Courtyard Room Designers, policy professionals, planners, decision makers. academics, students, general public

If Design Innovation is a process that meets peoples need are we all on the same page this presentation and debate from Design Leicester asks.  Our session brings together academics, creatives, businesses, innovators and producers to consider what great design and innovation looks like and then consider how might we really build better.  Do we agree what challenges we face, do the powers that be grasp how the design community can step up and does the design community itself drive itself forward to offer possibilities.

With representatives from DMU’s design unit, the Arts AI Festival, Knowledge transfer partnerships and the design community itself the sessions offers the opportunity to start grasp what should be done and what can be done

Design Season - The Textiles Takeover

LCB Depot Anyone that enjoys working with textiles or wants to learn new skills. Open to the public

Design Season presents – The Textiles Takeover – A taster event for next year’s first ever @LeicesterTextilesFestival‘  

Leicester textile artists present a day of fun engaging textile activity aimed at promoting textile design and the circular economy.  Hosted at LCB Depot the day comprises a range of sessions with Gray’s coffee shop & kitchen open all day.  Sessions include

Textile Swap

Got any fabric, balls of yarn, thread, haberdashery, patterns or other textile related craft items, kits or books that you no longer use? Bring items to swap and get tickets to exchange for something different! You can hand in items on the day or drop them off beforehand on the 11th

Make Do & Mend

Drop in with items that need mending or upcycling for advice and tips

Skill Swap 

Drop-in sessions to learn new textiles skills including how to use a sewing machine, simple embroidery, and knitting and crochet. Fun Ideas Hub for using scraps of fabric, repurposing old textiles and creating Halloween outfits from items you might already have at home.

Clothes Swap 

Do you want to refresh/re-energise your wardrobe for free? Tired of looking at clothes you never wear? Want to make more sustainable choices in what you wear? The Autumn clothes swop event is just what you need….and it needs you Simply bring up to 10 items (clothes, shoes, accessories) and get swapping!

For every item you bring – you get to take home something new to you – how good is that?? All items should be clean, size labelled if needed and in good wearable condition. Local stylists, including @cathirae will be offering FREE styling advice on the day to help you get the most from your new wardrobe!

Arts AI Festival and the British Science Festival presents 'STATE OF CREATIVE AI' a talk by LUBA ELLIOTT

LCB Depot Cafe Tech enthusiasts, codes, AI practitioners., academics, students, general public

Leading independent creative AI curator and researcher, Luba Elliott will discuss some of the most contemporary applications of creative AI today.

Luba will present the state of the art in creative AI. The past few years have seen the development of AI art as a trend. From its beginnings with DeepDream and style transfer to GANs and CLIP, AI art has long moved beyond the world of research and academia to find itself straddling the worlds of media and contemporary art and now NFTs. The contemporary art world’s fascination with the social impact of facial recognition, recommendation systems and deep fakes has encouraged artists to explore AI critically as subject matter, while NFTs have shifted the focus back to aesthetics. This talk will give an overview of how artists and technologists are using and thinking about machine learning, its creative potential and societal impact.

You can also find this event on the British Science Festival website HERE

About Luba Elliott

Luba Elliott is a curator, producer and researcher specialising in artificial intelligence in the creative industries.  She is currently working to educate and engage the broader public about the latest developments in creative AI through talks, exhibitions and tech demonstrations at venues across the art, business and technology spectrum including The Photographers’ Gallery, Victoria and Albert Museum, ZKM Karlsruhe, Impakt Festival, The Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence, CogX, NeurIPS and ICCV.

Luba is a partner of Leicester’s Art AI Festival, working as the Festival’s curator, and other recent projects include the online gallery aiartonline.com and NeurIPS Machine Learning for Creativity and Design Workshop. She is an Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the UCL Centre for Artificial Intelligence. Prior to that, she worked in start-ups, including the art collector database Larry’s List. She obtained her undergraduate degree in Modern Languages at the University of Cambridge and has a certificate in Design Thinking from the Hasso-Plattner-Institute D-school in Potsdam.

Online Luba can be found sharing AI updates on twitter, curating a Creative AI newsletter and art impressions on instagram.

URBANISM IN FOCUS: Urban research across the region – Public session. Leicester Urban Observatory presents a day of events and activities exploring we live together and interact in cities

LCB Depot: Lightbox Architects, city planners, urbanistas, academics, students, policy makers, general public

Urban research across the region – Public session, led by Stefano De Sabbata and Jamileh Manoochehri

Leicester Urban Observatory is a collaboration between urban practitioners at Leicester City Council and academics at three local universities: De Montfort University, University of Leicester, and Loughborough University. It aims to establish and develop a combined centre of excellence in urban studies and planning for Leicester.

For Design Season the UO has developed ‘Urbanism’ a day where the UOP takes over at LCB Depot to present a range of works and ideas relating to the urban environment and the way we live and co-exist.

Follow the UO at Twitter @LeicsObs

URBANISM IN FOCUS: Working lunch: Introducing food’s urban graphic heritage – Public session, led by Robert Harland. Leicester Urban Observatory presents a day of events and activities exploring we live together and interact in cities

LCB Depot Lightbox general public

Working lunch: Introducing food’s urban graphic heritage – Public session, led by Robert Harland. At this session we invite participants to bring and eat a lunch that holds meaning for them as a way to reflect on their heritage, family and lived experience. This could include places to eat, food from other countries etc

Leicester Urban Observatory is a collaboration between urban practitioners at Leicester City Council and academics at three local universities: De Montfort University, University of Leicester, and Loughborough University. It aims to establish and develop a combined centre of excellence in urban studies and planning for Leicester.

For Design Season the UO has developed ‘Urbanism’ a day where the UOP takes over at LCB Depot to present a range of works and ideas relating to the urban environment and the way we live and co-exist.

Follow the UO at Twitter @LeicsObs

Love Architecture presents an evening lecture - Evans Vettori

LCB Depot - Cafe Architects, students, general public, heritage and built environment enthusiasts

Love Architecture is the annual series created by the RLSA and RIBA partnership for the region.  Taking place during LCB’s October Architecture month Leicester Design Season is this year proud to present the Love Architecture – Evening Lecture with Evans Vettori

http://www.evansvettori.co.uk/

 

CQ Earlies

LCB Depot Children and families
It’s Cultural Quarter Earlies again on October 8th – free creative family activities on the 2nd Saturday of every month in venues across Leicester’s Cultural Quarter – with a DESIGN Theme
This month at LCB Depot we’re exploring where we live- from buildings to furniture to gadgets – join us from 12-4pm and get making!
💡Idea Factory- brainstorm, design and build your ideas
🏛 Den Building! We’ll provide the cardboard and blankets, the rest is up to you!
🧠BrainArt.
Join Ranjit from @brainartuk for his regular workshops exploring science and art with paper and clay, this time exploring inventions!
🥕 Seasons at LCB Depot. @thelittlestorytellers are telling the story of the Seasons at LCB Depot’s garden. Combining the power of creativity and gardening to positively impact children with long term illnesses mental wellbeing, provide access to a green community space and an opportunity to connect with others.
🍎Apple Press – it’s that time of year again! Bring your apples and help make Amazing Fresh Juice!
🏦 Minecraft is BACK! join us to explore our #architecture season theme colour
All sessions are free, no need to book, just turn up! SPREAD THE WORD!
🍔 Get delicious lunch and refreshments from @grays_lcbdepot
🛺 PLUS take a free @rideleicester rickshaw ride to the other CQ earlies venues Two Queens, Curve, and Phoenix
You can find out what’s going on there via https://www.facebook.com/CQEarlies/events
Cultural Quarter Earlies are free drop-in activities for toddlers to ten year olds (and their grown ups) across Leicester’s Cultural Quarter on the 2nd Saturday of every month at Phoenix, Two Queens, Leicester Print Workshop, LCB Depot, and Curve. Follow @cqearlies to keep up to date- we’re always interested to hear what you think- send us your ideas and feedback via exhibitions@lcbdepot.co.uk