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Émilie Loiseleur

MA work

Take A View Now! - The Alternate Docklands Showroom -

Materials bear witness to the tension and spatial inequality of the built environment. They are signifiers, reflecting how the contemporary landscape is shaped by obvious and invisible power networks of ownership and agency. How can we retrieve and understand the narratives latent in the spaces we inhabit?

The Docklands in East London is a microcosm of such tangled and expansive structural systems. We have extracted evidence of a constantly fluctuating present: mapping the site, excavating data, and investigating sales tactics which reveal the conflicting realities that exist in the area, and question typical notions of value and values.

Playing with forms of representation, we intersect the real and the imagined to present an alternative assemblage of showroom objects which propose new ways of reading spaces. Our aim is for such actions to activate dialogue through different forms of understanding, to build hope for our future cities.

(In collaboration with Grace Crannis)


  • MA Degree


    School of Communication


    MA Information Experience Design, 2017

  • I am a set designer using spatial and communication design as narrative tools. Employing physical and digital fabrication techniques, as well as investigative methods, my research focuses on exploring ways to represent an absence, a mistake, a story about a place that is either nonexistent, overlooked, or somehow inaccessible to outsiders.
  • Degrees

  • BA Graphic Design, Univeristy of The Arts Falmouth, 2012
  • Experience

  • Designer, Roosje Klap, Amsterdam, 2012–2013; Designer (graphic, spatial and art direction), Colville-Walker, London, 2014–2015
  • Exhibitions

  • Other Exhibition, Royal College of Art, London, 2016; Sonar+D festival, Barcelona, 2016; Dark Dark Wood Interactive Theatre, Liverpool, 2016; Spheres of Influence, Acava Gallery, London, 2016; Information Experience Desigm, Hamifal, Jerusalem, 2017
  • Publications

  • Space of Action, Spheres of Influence, 2016, 36–43