July 2016
Organised by: Conway & Young  and ASP


Exploding the university is an annual meeting for recent graphic design graduates and lecturers from Leeds Beckett University and University West of England. It is inspired by Colin Ward’s book The Exploding School, which explores ideas around informal education and self-organisation.

Llysdinam field centre is a trans-disciplinary space for artists, designers and scientists. It is concerned with sustainability, ecology, place-making and inspiring behavioral change. The setting is rural, with a small surrounding community, woods and a lake.

The central themes for this summerschool are resilience and co-operation andwill address some of the urgent current cultural, social and political issues. In this focused setting we will pick up on old conversations, begin new ones, respond to the site and make-work together and alone.