Processing Community Day in London is Saturday, 26th January 2019 in the Creative Technology Lab at London College of Communication, Elephant & Castle. PCD @ London is a day to celebrate art, code, and diversity.

PCD @ London is organised by Danilo Di Cuia, Joel Gethin Lewis, Kenneth Lim and Tom Lynch, hosted at London College of Communication and proudly supported by the University of the Arts London Creative Computing Institute.


Saturday 26th January 2019, 10:30 - 16:30


We’ve lined up talks by Rune Madsen, Matteo Logilo, Leslie Nooteboom and Rebecca Fiebrink as well as an Unconference!

Full program

10:30 Registration open
11:00 Opening speech
11:10 Leslie Nooteboom Visual programming as a design tool: from sunlight to self-driving cars
12:00 Rebecca Friebnik Using machine learning to support human creativity
13:00 Lunch and unconference
14:00 Matteo Loglio 𝑴𝒂𝒄𝒉𝒊𝒏𝒆 𝒍𝒆𝒂𝒓𝒏𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒊𝒏𝒕𝒆𝒓𝒇𝒂𝒄𝒆𝒔 – How can we use Processing and its machine learning libraries to introduce this technology in the design process?
15:00 Rune Madsen Programming Design Systems
16:00 Closing speech
16:30 Venue closes

Getting here

PCD @ London 2019 is being hosted by London College of Communication right on the (former) roundabout at Elephant & Castle in the heart of London.

London College of Communication
Elephant & Castle



Elephant & Castle London Underground station is well connected as it is on both the southern end of the Bakerloo Line, and the Bank branch of the Northern Line, please check the TfL website before setting out to verify there are no engineering works that may disrupt your journey. This station is in both Zones 1 & 2.

National Rail

Elephant & Castle National Rail station is served by Thameslink trains between and South Eastern trains. This station is in both Zone 1 & 2.


Travelling to Elephant & Castle by London Bus is by far the best option for many people as there are an extensive number regular of buses running to, from and through Elephant & Castle.

There are many bus routes passing near by, however there are almost thirty bus routes that serve the immediate area (passing over the roundabout) these are:

1, P5, C10, 12, 35, 40, 45, 53, 63, 68, 100, 133, 148, 168, 155, 171, 172, 176, 188, 196, 333, 343, 344, 360, 363, 415, 453, 468


Visitors choosing to cycle are able to make use of the various Cycle Superhighways and Quietways in the area, there is more information about this route on the TfL website.

There are a number of Cycle Hire (Boris Bike) stations in the area, and a generous amount of public cycle parking at your own risk outside the University.

You can find a map of the near by stations on the TfL website the postcode is SE1 6SB.


There is no parking at London College of Communications, however there are facilities in the area, please look online for details, but consider using an alternative method of transport to attend.



Like all modern venues, London College of Communication is fully accessible for those with mobility issues, however unfortunately the local tube and railway stations do not have step free access.

We recommended you take a bus service from near by stations such as London Waterloo, Southwark, or London Bridge to access London College of Communication.

Please contact TfL regarding your travel plans for advice, if you have any questions about accessing the venue please feel free to contact us.

Other access requirements

If you have any access requirements, please contact us after registering for a ticket so that we can investigate what options are available.

Although the event is being generously hosted by London College of Communication it is organised by a group of volunteers so any access changes may be limited by our access to sponsorship but we are keen to try an accomodate everyone.

Code of Conduct

All participants in Processing Community Day @ London (PCD @ London) are required to agree to the following Code of Conduct. This includes all attendees, speakers, performers, workshop leaders, sponsors, volunteers, and staff.

The PCD @ London team is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, mental illness, neurotype, physical appearance, body, age, race, ethnicity, nationality, language, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form.

Anyone participant who violates this Code of Conduct may be sanctioned or expelled from PCD @ London at the discretion of UAL staff.

Be mindful of your language

Engage with community members, mentors, and contributors with respect and good intention.

Use your best judgement

If it will possibly make others uncomfortable, do not say it or post to the community forum.

Be respectful

While disagreements may arise, it is not an opportunity to attack or threaten someone else’s thoughts and/or opinions. Remember to approach every situation with patience, understanding, and great care.

Be intentional

Consider how your contribution will affect others in the community.

Be open minded

Embrace new people and new ideas. Our community is continually evolving and we welcome positive change.

Definitions of Harassment include

  • Offensive comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, mental illness, neurotype, physical appearance, body, age, race, ethnicity, nationality, language, or religion
  • Unwelcome comments regarding a person’s lifestyle choices and practices, including those related to food, health, parenting, drugs, and employment
  • Deliberate misgendering or use of ‘dead’ or rejected names
  • Gratuitous or off-topic sexual images or behaviour in spaces where they’re not appropriate
  • Physical contact and simulated physical contact (eg, textual descriptions like “hug” or “backrub”) without consent or after a request to stop.
  • Threats of violence
  • Incitement of violence towards any individual, including encouraging a person to commit suicide or to engage in self-harm
  • Deliberate intimidation
  • Stalking or following
  • Harassing photography or recording, including logging online activity for harassment purposes
  • Sustained disruption of discussion
  • Unwelcome sexual attention
  • Pattern of inappropriate social contact, such as requesting/assuming inappropriate levels of intimacy with others
  • Continued one-on-one communication after requests to cease
  • Deliberate “outing” of any aspect of a person’s identity without their consent except as necessary to protect other PCD community members or other vulnerable people from intentional abuse
  • Publication of non-harassing private communication without consent by the involved parties
PCD @ London prioritizes marginalized people’s safety over privileged people’s comfort. PCD @ London reserves the right not to act on complaints regarding:
  • ‘Reverse’ -isms, including ‘reverse racism,’ ‘reverse sexism,’ and ‘cisphobia’
  • Reasonable communication of boundaries, such as “leave me alone,” “go away,” or “I’m not discussing this with you.”
  • Communicating in a ‘tone’ you don’t find congenial
  • Criticizing racist, sexist, cissexist, or otherwise oppressive behavior or assumptions

Consequences, Reporting and Enforcement on Processing Community Day

Please contact Tom Lynch or Delia Hamwood as listed on lab.arts.ac.uk or any member of UAL staff (such as those at reception). You may also contact us via email at creativetechnologylab@arts.ac.uk.

Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. If a participant engages in harassing behavior, UAL staff will take action we deem appropriate, up to and including expulsion from PCD @ London and identification of the participant as a harasser to the Processing Foundation, other PCD organisers and/or the general public.


This Code of Conduct was edited for PCD @ London, but originally compiled by Dorothy Santos, based on resources provided by Geek Feminism, and borrows heavily from open source policies authored by p5.js and XOXO Festival.

Thank you also to Lauren McCarthy, Johanna Hedva, and Xin Xin for their advice and support.

This policy is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license and on the Processing Community Day website. We encourage other organizations to adopt (and enforce) similar Codes of Conduct by using and remixing this one.


Tickets to Processing Community Day London are available here.

Tickets to the event are free and open to everyone on a first come first serve basis.


Event logistics, staffing and security is sponsored by London College of Communication.

Our speakers/workshop facilitiators costs are sponsored by the Creative Computing Institute.