Made in Brunel 2013

Thursday 13 – Sunday 16 June 2013
Venue: Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf, South Bank, London

Now in its seventh year, the annual showcase of the Made in Brunel student-led brand is scheduled to take place on 13-16 June, returning to the dramatic Bargehouse on London’s South Bank for the third consecutive year. ​

All aspects of the show are designed and organised by Brunel’s graduating Design and Engineering students – from graphics to exhibition stands to lighting. Again, it will incorporate workshops, networking events, a Pecha Kucha series of talks, and opportunities for students to discuss their work through presentations and seminars.

This year the focus is on the people behind the projects – their individual stories, opinions, ambitions and identities. To emphasise this, the team have forged a striking new look featuring a jagged nest of interlocking polygons. Based on the Big Five personality test model, the nest is formed from the personality ‘shapes’ of the Made in Brunel team, with each separate frame formed from lines and angles representing the facets of an individual’s personality. And then there’s the blue. The colour orange is so strongly associated with the Made in Brunel brand that it seems momentous to have introduced another hue with this year’s strong new azure theme, but as the team explain in their March newsletter, the change forms an essential part of their focus on the breadth of individual identities that form part of Made in Brunel.

“This year we wanted to focus on the individuals, the people behind the work and not solely their projects, and with that create an identity that would be dynamic, and constantly change to reflect the diverse range of people we have at Brunel.”

“Blue and orange are complementary colours: they sit opposite each other on the colour wheel, and when placed together make each other appear brighter and more vibrant. The blue wasn’t just plucked from the sky, it was chosen for this reason. Orange is such an integral part of the brand that we couldn’t just scrap it.

However what we did want this year was a colour that not only would breathe life, excitement and freshness into the brand, but that would enhance what was already in place.”

Find out more about some of the personalities forming Made in Brunel’s new shape.

The full times for the event are as follows:

  • Thurs 13th June: 11am – 9pm
  • Fri 14th June: 11am – 6pm
  • Sat 15th June: 11am – 9pm
  • Sun 16th June: 11am – 6pm

A full schedule will be released on the Made in Brunel websiteshortly. To register your interest in attending the event, please visit the events page on the MIB website and sign-up for the email newsletter.