The Joy of Sets X Stanley Kubrick Archive was a 4 Day collaborative installation and workshop in conjunction with London College of Communication and London Design Week. The project saw our existing workshop model develop into a design based research project, bringing together conceptual and practical conversations between an archive and 4 day event.

The project began in the Stanley Kubrick Archive, situated at the LCC campus in Elephant and Castle. This process involved both a focus on visual material, highlighting the cinematic process of set building, and attention to the huge amount of speculative research material that was produced for 2001.

Through presentations and discussions, students from multiple courses at the University were invited to focus on different areas of the Centrifuge, and develop a language of prototyping in real scale to re-enact the iconic environment. The resulting installation offered a new tactility to the ideas expressed in futures based fiction, and began a new conversation with the work and ideas contained within the archive.

Initiated / research & design by: Scene Everything

Support from the Stanley Kubrick Archivist: Richard Daniels

Curated by: Benjamin Stopher


Patricia De Souza / Priscilla Sages / Emerson Domingo / Maryann Ivanova /Mikaela Kilfoyle / Belmin Pileuneli / Naina Thada Magar / Sadia Rahman /Zhiling Shen /Wenxuan Zhou / Yiwei Peng / Tristan Goddard / Rohit Sharma / Yige Long