Working with local partners, we promote inclusiveness, collaboration, critical debate, hands-on approaches to making, and the production of educational spaces for the transfer of knowledge. Combining critical pedagogy with the practice of pragmatic research methodologies, based on experience and observation of the lived environment, our aim is to encourage communities of practice to challenge and rethink their individual, and collective, notions of everyday life.
Moments Like This has contributed to such art and design festivals as architectural triennale, Close, Closer, in 2013, and Dutch Design Week, in conjunction with ArtEZ Institute of the Arts Arnhem, in 2014. In 2015 we participated in the Travelogue Summer School in Portugal. We regularly lecture and run free events, both independently and in collaboration with, The Walkative Society from the Royal College of Art and AltMFA. In August 2017 we will be delivering a Summer Course at Central Saint Martins London, Regenerating King’s Cross: A Topology of People, Place and Urban Life.
Richard Carter is a practising architect entrenched in the terrain of the London regentrification industry. He has led a variety of commercial architectural projects which include public space, social housing and estate regeneration, education and commercial using a borrowed definition of 'sustainability' which focuses on the social and the psychological, as well as the environmental. He was project architect for the multi-award winning Deptford Lounge and Tidemill School and Giffin Square and the associated residential regeneration of Deptford Town centre from 2008-2012, and out of the limelight on gritty estate regeneration projects at the edge of the Olympic park (2015) and East Croydon (2012-15) currently working with Carson & Sall architects since 2015. He formed part of the 'Spirit of 68' collective during Occcupy London (2012). Raised in the Far West and graduating from the Universities of Bath in 1998 and East London in 2002 he remains influenced by an early experience in Copenhagen where he was introduced to the idea of architecture as 'social sculpture' in the manner of Josef Beuys and Henri Lefebvre, remaining wedded to the outmoded idea that architects have a professional obligation to improve spatial justice for all. He sometimes wears black.
Nuno Coelho is a design theorist, lecturer and curator. After his MA in History of Design at the Royal College of Art, Nuno has published several papers, curated exhibitions and lectured extensively, both in Britain and overseas, on topics ranging from aesthetics to social and political design.
Nuno currently lectures on critical theory at Central Saint Martins in London. Last year he held a series of workshops on psychogeography during Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven and this summer he held a series of lectures for the Travelogue Summer School held at the Univesity of Porto, Portugal.
Tom Spooner is London-based illustrator, writer and lecturer. He studied for a BA in Illustration & Visual Communication at the University of Westminster, followed by an MA in Visual Communication at the Royal College of Art.
Tom’s visual practice is primarily drawing-based and is driven by a particular fascination with the liminal sites of urban dwelling and ideas concerning place, memory and consciousness. Lived experience and observational drawing initiatives take the fore in his approach to image-making and establishing a critical awareness towards the physical, social and political landscapes of the twenty-first century, both within his own personal practice, and within expanded research-led contexts. Tom is interested in the idea of visual practice, and specifically drawing, as facilitating dialogue and as a means of achieving intersubjective insights into the nature of the visible world and everyday experience. Tom has exhibited work, published artwork and writing, lectured and run workshops within these fields, in Britain and overseas.