Catriona Macdonald

Catriona Macdonald

Contemporary Programme ManagerLondon, United Kingdom
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Catriona Macdonald

Catriona Macdonald

Contemporary Programme ManagerLondon, United Kingdom
About me
I am a part-qualified Architect (ARB/RIBA Part 2) who has been working in museums, exhibitions and festivals since 2012. I have worked on projects in London, Edinburgh, Budapest, Marseille, Paris, Graz, Milan, Rome and Venice. My written work has been published internationally, and I was nominated for a RIBA President's Medals prize in 2009.
Projects credited in
  • London Design Festival 2019
    London Design Festival 2019The 2019 identity was based on Shorthand. The world is experiencing the fastest changes in technology, innovation, culture and society. Our lives have been transformed, and design is at the centre of this. Ideas are being shared and communicated quicker than ever: and the 2019 identity reflected this dynamism through typography.  Landmark Projects •Please Be Seated by Paul Cocksedge •Sea Things by Sam Jacob Festival Commissions •Disco Carbonara by Martino Gamper •Iri-Descent by Liz West •L
  • Bamboo (竹) Ring: Weaving into Lightness - Kengo Kuma
    Bamboo (竹) Ring: Weaving into Lightness - Kengo KumaVictoria and Albert Museum Project
  • Friday Late: Design For Our Times
    Friday Late: Design For Our TimesFor our first on site Friday Late in over a year, we’re joining forces with the London Design Festival programme at the V&A and Digital Design Weekend to explore what design can do today.
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Work history
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    Project Manager, Festivals, Biennales and Special ProjectsV&A
    London, United KingdomFull Time
    Working with the V&A's Design, Architecture and Digital Department to realise: - London Design Festival 2019, 2021 - London Festival of Architecture 2019, 2021 - Great Exhibition Road Festival 2019, 2021 - Milan Triennale 2019 - Venice Biennale 2020/21 A continuation and development of previous role as Project Manager for London Design Festival (LDF) at the V&A. Primary skills/duties: - AutoCAD, SketchUp, Adobe Suite, Microsoft Office - Continuation and development of skills from experience as Project Manager for LDF at the V&A - Development of international skills, especially in an Italian context (in both Milan and Venice) - Working with curators to identify opportunities for festivals and performances within the public programme - Working with colleagues in partner institutions and with local residents - Working with colleagues to develop press and marketing strategies - Working closely with colleagues across the museum to ensure all festival programmes are streamlined, and that the whole museum buys into them - Working to deliver an imaginative festival programme that delights museum visitors, across multiple festivals - Managing budgets (including invoices, purchase orders, sponsorship and reporting) across all festival activity
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    Project ManagerV&A
     - London, United KingdomPart Time
    Worked on four iterations of London Design Festival (LDF): 2015-2018. Initially cover for Festival Officer from December 2014, then from March 2015 as Project Manager, looking after the Mexico pavilion (opened May 2015) and LDF proper that September. In addition, lent project management support to the UK entry for London Design Biennale 2016. Primary skills/duties: - AutoCAD, SketchUp, Adobe Suite, Microsoft Office - Logistics, planning, coordination of LDF V&A projects/installations and events/performances - Mediating between museum departments and project teams - Presenting LDF to staff across the museum, to ensure buy-in from all departments - Communicating with stakeholders in a timely, efficient manner - Ensuring projects met strict V&A guidelines necessary for working in a museum/heritage environment - Ensuring projects worked within health, safety and planning regulations - Chairing meetings, writing reports and minutes - Writing and reviewing project documentation (including CAD) - Managing the budgets for security, invigilation, and associated costs - Assisting with call outs for and managing a team of freelancers to deliver LDF at the V&A
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Skills
  • Project Management
  • Production
  • Architecture
  • Design
  • Cultural Heritage
  • Museum Display
  • Visual Communication
Education
    Goldsmiths, University of London logo
    Goldsmiths, University of London logo
    MA Contemporary Art TheoryGoldsmiths, University of London
     - London, United Kingdom
    Pass with Distinction Courses: - Diagnostic essay (The primacy of perception and the representation of performative acts in art practice) - Conflicts & Negotiations as Spatial Practices (Space as Becoming. The law and the rupture: the city and the multiple) - Dissonant Images & Questions of Evidence (The media’s role in the production and capture of violent events; Group project, film – ‘Bodies:2012’) - Dissertation symposium (The role of gaze and its representation in the production and regime(s) of forums, being space, identity, humanity and revolution) - Dissertation (‘Representation – politics, authority and the image: agency in the iconography of truth’) Primary skills: - University Masters level knowledge of artistic, aesthetic and cultural theory including practical theories of audience reception and practice - Presenting ideas in informal and formal settings in an effective oral and visual manner - Communication of ideas to the public - Academic research and analysis
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    MArch Architectural Design (ARB/RIBA Part 2)Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture
     - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    Pass Courses: - Architectural Design Studios: Marseille (architecture and health) and Budapest (architecture and human rights) - Architectural Management, Practice and Law - Architectural Technology Research - Concrete and glass exploratory workshop (summer between years one and two) - Design Report (based on final design submission of Budapest studio) - Studies in Contemporary Architecture Theory Primary skills: - Refined awareness of practice management - Interpretation and translation of architecturally complex ideas, briefs and stakeholder requirements into practical, realisable visual and spatial solutions - Practical academic research and analysis - Knowledge of building standards, regulations and statutory requirements - Understanding of construction methodologies and materials
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