About

Biography

Ollie Palmer is an artist, freelance designer and brand consultant based in London. He has worked commercially with BBC Worldwide, UCL and the V&A Museum, as well as leading projects for a number of other UK-based companies. As as artist, he has exhibited work at the V&A Museum and The Science Museum’s Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester, as well as being selected as artist-in-residence at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris.

He is also a photographer, contributing to Getty Images, and has taught at Masters level at the Bartlett School of Architecture. He is currently working on a PhD by Design entitled ‘The Absurd in the Man and the Machine’, which is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

Besides design, he has travelled around the world solo, hitchhiked across Iceland, taught IT in the depths of the Amazon, and sometimes plays with ants (for which he has received significant international media coverage).

If you would like to get in touch regrading work, commissions, collaborations, or anything else, please send an email to hello@olliepalmer.com

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Workshops and talks

2015 Exploring Virtual Control
WORKSHOP
Royal Institute of British Architects / UCL Urban Lab
with Max Colson

2015 The Google Google Project
TALK
Innsbruck University, Austria
Note: not affiliated in any way with Google

2014 AA Greece Visiting School
9-DAY WORKSHOP
University of Patras, Greece

2014 Big Data: Fabrics of Life
WORKSHOP
Central Saint Martins, London

2013 Flights of Fancy
7-DAY WORKSHOP
Bartlett School of Architecture, London

2013 Sky, Ants and Talking to Plants
TALK
Invisible Dust, London
with Natalie Jerimijenko and Kasia Molga

2012 Ant Ballet
TALK
Dorkbot 79, Queen Mary University, London

2013 Ant Ballet
TALK
Bartlett Plexus, Bartlett School of Architecture, London

2013 Animating Architecture
TALK
Lunch Hour Lecture, University College London

2012 Animating Environments
9-DAY WORKSHOP
Bartlett School of Architecture, London

2011 Visiting lectures
TALK
Cardiff School of Art and Design, Cardiff

2011 Ant Ballet
TALK
Dorkbot 79, Cardiff

2011 Branding workshops
2x WORKSHOPS
Truphone, London

2010 Mapping Space with Augmented Perception
2-DAY WORKSHOP
Plymouth University

2010 Mastering HTML Eshots
ONE-TO-ONE WORKSHOPS
HCL Locums, London

2010 Teachers and Biodiversity Day
TALK
ZSL London Zoo

2010 Physical Virus
TALK
Art + Architecture, London

2010 Frequency Speculation Summit
TALK
LAB, Nottingham

2010 Physical Virus
TALK
Goldsmiths University, London

2010 Open_Sailing
TALK
Tracing Mobility Symposium, Nottingham Contemporary

2009 Autonomous Architecture Workshop
WORKSHOP
CCCB Barcelona, With Open_Sailing

Exhibitions

2015
CRM-114
Commission as part of Virtual Control: Security and the Urban Imagination
Royal Institute of British Architects, London

2014
Ant Ballet, Big Data: Designing with the Materials of Life
Lethaby Gallery, Central St. Martins, London

2013
Nybble at Digital Design Weekend
V&A Museum, London

2012
Universal Tea Machine at London Olympics
Victoria Park, London
As part of a machine desised by Smout Allen, and designed / fabricated by Pea & Me, Westby Jones and Ollie Palmer

2012
Ant Ballet at FutureEverything Festival
Science Museum MOSI, Manchester

2011-12 Ant Ballet at London Zoo
ZSL London Zoo, London

2011
Ant Ballet
Graduate Architectural Design Show, Bartlett School of Archtiecture, London

2010
Reactive Vertebrae
Bartlett Summer Show, Bartlett UCL

2009
Group installation
Royal Danish Academy, Copenhagen

2009
Open_Sailing Project
Ars Electronica, Linz

2009
Open_Sailing Project
Show RCA, Royal College of Art, London

2009
Open_Sailing Open_Day
Area 10, Peckham, London

2008
UWIC showcase
Various cities, Poland

2008
UWIC Graduate showcase
University of Wales Institute Cardiff