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Good Jobs Programme Session 2

On Thursday, we welcomed back to the agency the 30 students from Sir George Monoux Sixth Form College and Mulberry School for Girls who are taking part in our WK Good Jobs Programme. This was the second of three workshops we are running for them, and the aim was to teach them how to be Creatives for the afternoon.
Our Tom and Ellen planned and delivered an amazing workshop. The students had to find the benefits of Lurpak butter, pair this with stereotypes about either old age pensioners, dads or students, and then come up with an app or TV ad idea that they will go on to produce in the final session.
Roseanne, Charlotte, Liv, Holly, Peigh, and Rachel worked with teams of students to complete each task.
The students came up with some really interesting ideas to bring forward, although we’re still figuring out how we’re going to source an army of butter Grannies to film one group’s ad next time.

Space Oddity – a visual deconstruction

Our first window display of 2017 is ‘Space Oddity – a visual deconstruction’ which uses data to create a tribute to the work of David Bowie on the one-year anniversary of his death.


Conceived by designer Valentina D’Efilippo and researcher Miriam Quick, and curated by W+K, the project visualises musical data from Bowie’s 1969 track ‘Space Oddity’ as a series of 10 specially engraved records, with accompanying large scale art prints and projection. Each 12-inch disc deconstructs the track in a different way: melodies, harmonies, lyrics, structure and underlying story are all transformed into compelling visual imagery that inhabits the broken interstellar world of the song.



An innovative moving image piece is projected into the W+K window space, taking viewers on an immersive journey through Bowie’s famous track.


Our producer Gen, who works as curator of this project commented “Bowie was always looking ahead to integrate art and technology. With this exhibit, we seek to not only commemorate a great artist but also take inspiration for our own artistic exploration of his work.”

“We are so pleased to join the topical conversation of Bowie that has been taking place and hope we leave viewers with a new appreciation for the artist and his work.”

Space Oddity – a visual deconstruction is being exhibited at W+K London office until the 23rd January 2017.

You can follow @Oddityviz on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #oddityviz.

The records and art prints are available for sale here, with all profit going to charity.