SOUNDING SPACE SYMPOSIUM
In 2012 students from Chelsea College of Art and Design, London College of Communication and Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design had been exploring the possibilities of sound from three very different perspectives, as part of a unique collaboration between BE OPEN and the University of the Arts, London.
To mark the culmination of the collaboration the Sounding Space Symposium was taking place in London from 6-7 June. Event was featuring, the construction of the BE OPEN Sound Portal at Chelsea College of Art and Design and the talks (including keynote speeches from sound artist Bill Fontana and Dr John Drever, Head of the Unit for Sound Practice Research, at Goldsmiths, University of London).
During Sounding Space, BE OPEN also revealed a series of initiatives for its Inside the Academy program. So far, the Foundation has created a series of independent projects linked to education and awards. The new, extended programme offers three ways of supporting young creatives, schools and universities through an awards scheme, a master class program and a ranking system. The ranking system will help students choose the best design course for their ongoing studies; the master class will enrich educational programmes with new content and research; and the Young Talent Award is to give crucial financial support to creatives as they develop their practice.