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Andrew Friend

MA work

If you are in the right place, at the right time, you (may) experience something fantastic.

My work deals with that which may seem extraordinary, unlikely, desirable (or not), confusing or uncanny.

I am interested in the fantastic experience, be it the conscious quest to achieve one’s personal (or indeed popular) fantasy, or the more subconscious seeding of a fantastic situation or construct through the actions of others. The fantastic has the power to engage the imagination, initiate dreams and trigger desires, excite, manipulate and confuse. My work aims to explore how one can, through the production of objects and services located in specific contexts, enable these fantasies. 

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Design

    Programme

    MA Design Interactions, 2010

  • If you are in the right place, at the right time, you (may) experience something fantastic.

    My work deals with that which may seem extraordinary, unlikely, desirable (or not), confusing or uncanny.

    I am interested in the fantastic experience, be it the conscious quest to achieve one’s personal (or indeed popular) fantasy, or the more subconscious seeding of a fantastic situation or construct through the actions of others. The fantastic has the power to engage the imagination, initiate dreams and trigger desires, excite, manipulate and confuse. My work aims to explore how one can, through the production of objects and services located in specific contexts, enable these fantasies. 

  • Degrees

  • Bsc (Hons), Architecture, Bartlett, University College London, 2006
  • Experience

  • Designer, Glowacka Rennie Architects, London, 2008; Designer, Universal Design Studio, London, 2007/8; Architectural assistant, DSP Architecture, London, 2006/7
  • Exhibitions

  • Impact!, Royal College of Art, London, 2010; Intel Developer Forum 2009, San Francisco, CA, USA, 2009
  • Awards

  • Winner, Donaldson Medal, University College London, 2006; Nomination, RIBA President's Medals Student Award Bronze Medal, 2006