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Jun
2015

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By kupambana

Details and Spaces – a Temporary Installation Spatially Linking Tate Britain and Chelsea College of Arts

On 30, Jun 2015 | In Latest News | By kupambana

Taking place in early May this year, Details and Spaces was a collaborative project between 70 first year BA Interior and Spatial Design students at Chelsea College of Arts and their tutors, who collectively designed and built a temporary installation spatially linking Tate Britain and Chelsea College of Arts. The project was proudly supported by Kupambana.

Students studied and surveyed the architectural details of both Tate Britain and Chelsea College of Arts, focusing on their respective historic ornamental language, in search of discovering imagined spaces hidden within. The students then documented these details in drawings and models. A number of details were chosen and enlarged, using wire, wood and paper to form two structures large enough to inhabit inside. The final structures were situated on the Rootstein Hopkins Parade Ground, on a sight line, visually linking both institutions.

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30

Jun
2015

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Rise Academy: Nurturing Creativity in the PR Industry

On 30, Jun 2015 | In Latest News | By kupambana

The PR industry isn’t investing enough in creativity.

This was the key finding in The Holmes Report’s global 2014 Creativity in PR study. The survey of 600 PRs uncovered a need for more investment in hiring creative talent and developing creative capabilities, as well as nurturing creativity at an agency-wide level.

As PR consultancies continue to offer a more integrated PR and digital offering, creativity has never been more important in our industry.

So how is LEWIS addressing this need?

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11

Mar
2014

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Rethinking A Refurb: From Office to Art Studio

On 11, Mar 2014 | In Latest News | By kupambana

In the 18 months since its launch, the Kupambana Foundation has opened many new windows of opportunity through partnerships and connections.

But one of the most interesting and unusual projects is the one we are involved in right now. It is with the students from Chelsea Arts College – the refurbishment of our London (and HQ) office.

Rather than taking a traditional approach to a refurb – commissioning an interior design firm to create concepts – we decided to turn the office designs over to 130 BA and MA students. By collaborating with students, with diverse backgrounds and nationalities, we are taking a different look at the way our office looks and feels.

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10

Sep
2013

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The Value of Arts for Business

On 10, Sep 2013 | In Latest News | By kupambana

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08

Jul
2013

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Getting the connection

On 08, Jul 2013 | In Latest News | By kupambana

Two hundred yards away from where I’m sat in Central London, behind a dull red brick façade, something extraordinary is happening. A young man is connecting an iPhone SIM chip to a mounting wire and covering it in a bell jar. It’s a piece of art of stunning simplicity. It’s asking you to consider whether you’re really connected.

Of course, the received wisdom is that arts education is at best an indulgence at worst an irrelevance. There’s also a prejudice that it’s a playground for the children of the middle classes. The artist in question here though is not called, Fenella or Tarquin for that matter.

Jason File is an undergraduate student at Chelsea College of Art & Design. You might be surprised to discover this is not his ‘real’ job. He’s a lawyer. And he’s not doing property conveyancing either; he prosecutes people like Slobodan Milosevic for war crimes in The Hague.

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Jun
2013

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Apr
2013

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Can Creative Works Contribute to the Bottom Line?

On 24, Apr 2013 | In Latest News | By kupambana

The U.S. economy will officially become 3 percent bigger starting in July according to a recent article published in the Financial Times/CNBC.

The reason for such an increase is that for the first time in history, the U.S. government will now count research, development and creative assets (including intangible assets and intellectual property) as an investment and contribution to the entire U.S. GDP. As part of this categorization, “creative works” including entertainment, literary and artistic originals, TV programming, books, theater and sound recordings are all classified as an investment and not just an R&D cost of doing business.

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06

Mar
2013

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Our eMagazine: More To A Magazine Than Meets The Eye

On 06, Mar 2013 | In Latest News | By kupambana

We launched the first issue of Kupambana eMagazine back in December. Kupambana Magazine is the publication for The Kupambana Foundation. The magazine strives to be creative inspiration for communication professionals and the contentcomes as much from this artistic community as it does from the world of communications. If you have already read it then great – we hope you enjoyed it! If not, then we hope after reading this post you will take some time to explore it and let us know what you think.

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I really wanted to use this post as an opportunity to show you the latest App version and to explain some of the thinking behind a communications agency launching a magazine and also what we hope its future holds.

The media and communications industry is changing faster now than it ever has done before. New technology means that we no longer have to wait with our fingers crossed for others to publish. We’re all our own gatekeepers of the messages that we want to send out to our networks. And we are all able to create our own communities of followers and fans.

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28

Nov
2012

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Kupambana links the worlds of creativity and communications

On 28, Nov 2012 | In Latest News | By kupambana

New foundation to sponsor arts education and research the contribution of the arts to the UK economy

Kupambana, a not-for-profit foundation to champion the visual and creative arts, was launched today by Culture Secretary Maria Miller.

Its name comes from a Swahili word meaning ‘to fight for what you believe in’. It has a variety of goals:

  • Sponsoring students at graduate and post-graduate level
  • Researching the economic contribution of the creative arts
  • Comparing British creativity with that around the world
  • Broadening the link between business and academia
  • Identifying creative arts applications in communications

The Foundation will partner with academic institutions around the world and will base its research centre in London at Chelsea College of Art and Design.

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28

Nov
2012

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The speed and quality of light

On 28, Nov 2012 | In Latest News | By kupambana

Two hundred yards away from my office, behind a typical London red brick façade, something extraordinary is happening. In rooms full of natural light, a young woman is pouring molten brass onto the floor. It resembles a puddle. A young man is attaching an old TV to a medical trolley.

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