Christopher Lutterodt-Quarcoo (CL-Q) MA(RCA), FRSA, FHEA is an internationally exhibiting Designer, awarding-winning Director of 'Hertz' (BFI Future Film Festival: Best Documentary currently on BFI Player), Writer, Global Speaker and Lecturer. Operating on the axis of Design, Politics & Film; CL-Q is the Director of THE ADV_™ Forum, that weaponises empathy for societal progress, change, and impact. He is also the Founder of the research archive Unmaterialised™, which uses design to investigate political influence on global narratives, beliefs & systems. Get in contact for more information or opportunities.NEWS :____________________________________________________
Interview : Unconvential thinking for change | Creative Nestlings—Interview : Upheaving dominant historical and political narratives | CLOT Magazine—Video Essay : Engineering Doubt — In Power | Centre of Pan-African Thought—Talk : Forces At Work | INIVA—Lecture : Truth is Overrated | Wits City InstituteCURRENT ACTIVITY:____________________________________________________
THE ADV_™ is an immersive forum that weaponises empathy*.
We facilitate designed experiences in which participants from the general public, from the private and/or public sector develop, engage with, and counter socio-political agendas. Our method challenges the idea of “ir/responsible knowledge**. By activating participants’ awareness of how society could be reshaped, we create opportunities to gain first-hand insight into structures and systems of power.Our mission is to create a space for strategic empathy and dialogue. We achieve this by investigating the Mindset/s through which local, national and global impact can be achieved. Our Scenario/s set the scene for participants to identify motivations and clarify their intentions, in order to develop new operational Framework/s*** and tactics among the public and in private affairs.—the-adv.com | @theadv__ | firstname.lastname@example.org____________________________________________________UNMATERIALISED™ is a research Archive, Agency & Platform that explores the origin of key narratives, beliefs and systems — and their impact on the Past, Present & Future.As an archive, Unmaterialised™ stages research-based Unapproved, Alternative or Speculative perspectives of significant cultural and political events. Our designed artefacts serve as props in the enactments of new references. Commissioned by institutions, organisations and companies, Unmaterialised™ explores and identifies the influence of politics as it continues to morph global Narratives, Beliefs and Systems.
As a platform, our collective intelligence seeks to acknowledge and map methodologies of power globally. Omissions, Voids and Inaccuracies are then investigated for inconsistencies between community and institutional knowledge.Overall, Unmaterialised™ harbours cases of doubt, developing the right question for the right time.
(For future information about our categorisation system click HERE)—unmaterialised.com | @unmaterialised | email@example.com____________________________________________________#EMERGING JOURNAL is series of 36 articles published every Thursday exploring the harsh realities of emerging artists, designers, filmmakers and writers. Delivered with unfiltered honesty; successes, failures and costly lessons feature on this journey over the course of an academic timeline starting 29 September 2016 - July 2017. In partnership with 'Shades of Noir'