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Joanne Pigott Hakim

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An Interior, Exhibition Designer with experience in the leisure industry; design of Bars and Hotel spaces, and exhibition work in Cannes, Orlando, Singapore, New York, London and Birmingham. Exhibition clients ranged from Brown Forman (brands such as Jack Daniels and Finlandia Vodka) to Brio, Tashia, Allied Domecq (brands such as Mumm Champagne and Taboo), Cadburys and DunHill.

Having a range of teaching experience which has developed and led to Year tutor role within the BA(Hons) Interior, Exhibition and Retail course.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Clarity and understanding of how ‘spaces’ can be read and interacted with through the occurrence of shadows
  • Rediscover the qualities of shadow in order to explore human emotional responses to ‘spaces’
  • Actively engage with ‘shadow design’, and how this impacts upon spatial environments across a wide sector


  • 2 Oral presentation

Letting The Real World In - a Conducive Environment of Exchange and Engagement

Joanne Pigott Hakim (Speaker), Penny Sykes (Speaker) & Helen Darnell (Contributor to Paper or Presentation)

12 Nov 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Liminal Hospital Spaces: Corridors to Well-Being?

Joanne Pigott (Speaker)

5 Sep 2016

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation