MULTISTORY* Guest Lecture
Studio Above&Below via Zoom

The lecture will be held via Zoom:

Studio Above&Below is a London based art and design studio founded by Daria Jelonek (DE) and Perry-James Sugden (UK) after graduating from the Royal College of Art. The studio combines computational design and speculative storytelling in order to unravel future interactions, visual languages and experiences with emerging technologies, merging physical and digital spaces together. Believing in research based digital design, the studio aims to draw together unseen connections of emerging technologies in order to create new interactions between humans, machines and the environment. The studio offers bespoke physical and digital experiences using Augmented Reality, Spatial Design and Interaction Design. Working with cultural institutions such as the V&A, museums such as the Natural History Museum Berlin, scientists and brands Studio Above&Below establishes meaningful installations which aim to push the boundaries of digital media for future living. The duo's work has been exhibited internationally at institutions such as the Royal Academy, Tate Modern, V&A London, Photophore during the Venice Biennale and the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen. Previous prizes and fundings include the Near Now Fellowship, Collusion Art Funding and the Battersea Sculpture Prize. Perry and Daria regularly give talks at cultural and technological institutes such as Nottingham Contemporary, Retune Berlin or London Design Festival.

The lecture will be held via Zoom:



MULTISTORY* is a student and alumni led guest lecture programme series at Canterbury School of Architecture, University for the Creative Arts, seeking to invite architects, designers, writers, curators, photographers and artists to speak about their work.

This year, under new curatorship, we have chosen the theme of Futures: Industry to fuel discussion on how the profession is adapting and innovating to cope with changes in climate, society, and procurement. We aim to ask ‘what kind of diversifications are emerging, growing and changing the wider industry, and how can we participate?’

MULTISTORY* lectures run from 1800 – 1900 on Thursday evenings in the Architecture Foyer at UCA Canterbury, unless otherwise stated. Details for each event are posted here in advance. Follow us on twitter to keep up to date on additions to the programme.

MULTISTORY* is free and open to all.