Google Poetrics: Creating Poetry on Kings Boulevard

Google Poetrics Installation at Kings Cross

If you’re coming to visit CSM from King’s Cross you’ll encounter something unusual as you begin to walk up Kings Boulevard.

Google’s new offices are gradually taking shape behind the hoardings on Kings Boulevard and to keep the space interesting in the meantime, the company have enlisted the skills of our MA Narrative Environments students after holding a design competition last year. Several ideas were pitched in response and the winning concept was ‘Poetrics’ which was developed by Laura Ventura, Yunqi (Vanessa) Cai and Emily Kimura.

The students’ installation consists of a series of microphones and LED panels that use the Google Speech platform to turn spoken words into poetry. In doing so, they’ve combined technology and creativity in a way which will hopefully bring the vibrant and often transient population of the area together.

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BA Graphic Design Graduates Collaborate with Oakley

Oakley x CSM

Following the Degree Shows earlier in the summer, sports brand Oakley challenged four BA Graphic Design students, Anna D’Assaro, Annie Lam, Bee Österman and Grace McGettigan to create, develop and present a single design showcasing the diversity of London’s cycling community.

Drawing inspiration from obsessive BMX bikers to Alley Cat Races, the four graduates’ final designs are now on display at Oakley’s The Workshop In Residence. Read the rest of this entry »

MA Screen Graduation Film selected for Raindance Film Festival

The Last Round

We are very proud to announce that ‘The Last Round’, the graduation film of this year’s MA Screen students is an official selection for the Raindance Film Festival 2015. 

The film is directed and written by Danny Baldwin and Azza Badrawi, both graduates of MA Screen: Directing, Writing and stars Josh Danford, Luci Fish and Paul McGuinness, all graduates of MA Screen: ActingRead the rest of this entry »

Drama Centre Ranked Best Drama School in UK by National Student Survey


Final year students rehearse for ‘when the terror has ended the victims will dance’ an orginal play by Mark Ravenhill, their final play before graduation.

Drama Centre London has come out on top in the National Student Survey as all students polled that they were happy with their training and experience.

DCL attained 100% in the annual survey, ranking it as the best drama school in the country alongside the School of Theatre at Manchester Metropolitan University. These are the only two schools to achieve an overall score of 100%.

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CSM Named Top Global Fashion School by Business of Fashion

BoF CSM Catwalk

The Business of Fashion website has named Central Saint Martins as the top school in its highly anticipated Global Fashion School Ranking.

With both the BA Fashion course named as the best undergraduate course and the MA Fashion course listed as the most influential fashion course and ranking second overall globally, Central Saint Martins came out top for fashion education internationally. Read the rest of this entry »

Co-Create: Students Respond to Museum Collection in New Exhibition


Foundation Plus and the Central Saint Martins Museum have worked together this summer on the Co-Create project.

Students worked in mixed discipline pairs to respond to objects selected from the Museum Study Collection during this one week project. After handling the objects in the museum and researching them in depth, the students collaboratively developed their responses. Read the rest of this entry »

Liberty Sadler Wins Lowe Nova Awards 2015

Feminazi © Liberty Antonia Sadler

Feminazi © Liberty Antonia Sadler

Congratulations to Liberty Antonia Sadler, who was today awarded the fifth annual Lowe Nova Award. Liberty, who studied BA Performance Design and Practice, explores 21st-century body politics through her work in illustration and moving image.

The award announcements – which took place at Sketch, in London’s Conduit Street – saw three of this year’s 15 finalists presented with Lowe Nova Awards:

A huge congratulations to all the graduates who were shortlisted, chosen from more than 1,000 graduates:

  • Abay Zhumagulov, BA Product Design
  • Alice Cazenave, MA Art and Science
  • Anna Laura Schlimm, BA Textile Design
  • Ben Silverton and Sidney (Yi Xiang) Lim, BA Graphic Design
  • Dario Srbic, MA Photography
  • Inga Loyeva, MA Fine Art
  • Jim Chen-Hsaing Hu, BA Fashion Womenswear
  • Marta Bordes, MA Design: Ceramics, Furniture or Jewellery
  • Pan Wang, MA Industrial Design
  • Pierre Campo, BA Fashion Menswear
  • Saeeda Saeed, MA Communication Design
  • Yuwen (Georgia) Xue, MA Character Animation

More information:
Degree Shows 2015
Mullen Lowe group website

Experience: Curatorial Intern at the Musée d’Orsay

Jordan Silver at the Musée d'Orsay.

Jordan Silver at the Musée d’Orsay.

After graduating from MRes Art: Theory and Philosophy this summer, Jordan Silver took up an internship at the Musée d’Orsay.

Here, Jordan tells us about his Parisian experiences and how Central Saint Martins shaped his development.

Tell us about your internship.

Jordan: I am a curatorial intern in the paintings department of Musée d’Orsay. My primary task is curatorial research for two upcoming special exhibitions, where I get to reference many original documents and texts from the museum archives.

The first is a retrospective of the painter Frederic Bazille. The second is a survey of the arts under the second empire of France and the reign of Napoleon III from 1852 to 1870. I have also been heavily involved in the composition of loan requests for the latter exhibition, especially when the d’Orsay applies to non-French museums and institutions.

Beyond this, I have been very fortunate to help manage the collections on display – offering insight into which works are shown and where they are placed – and oversee the installation of new works in the galleries each week.
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BA Jewellery Graduate Wins ITS Award

Kota Okuda, Pioneer Days Early Life

© Kota Okuda, Pioneer Days Early Life

Congratulations to BA Jewellery graduate Kota Okuda, who recently won the International Talent Support (ITS) JEWELRY Award.

ITS launched in 2002 to provide support and space for emerging creatives to showcase their talent. The JEWELRY award, which is given in partnership with Swarovski, draws applications from around the world.

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Alumna Wins Creative Conscience Award

The Alternet © Sarah T Gold

The Alternet © Sarah T Gold

Congratulations to MA Industrial Design graduate Sarah T Gold on winning a Product and Structural Design Creative Conscience award for her project ‘Alternet’.

‘Alternet’, which started off as Sarah’s masters project is described as “a radical reinterpretation of the current internet structure”. Focused on data control and privacy online, ‘Alternet’ aims to provide individuals control over their own data through clear and user-friendly data licenses.

Sarah’s project previously gained recognition from the Design Council in 2014 when she was named as a ‘Future Pioneer’.

Angus Montgomery, Design Week Editor, also spoke of Sarah’s project:

“Sarah Gold’s Alternet project presents a fascinating and viable potential future for communications. It interrogates some hugely important questions around the value and importance of data and does so in an imaginative and nuanced way.”

Awarded annually, the Creative Conscience awards aims to encourage, recognise and reward students whose work promotes human centred design that will inspire people to change their lives for the better.

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Les Visionnaires Scholarship Fund Launches


Earlier this month we celebrated the launch of the Les Visionnaires Scholarship Fund with the auction of 21 unique pieces of artwork donated by our alumni in collaboration with GREY GOOSE vodka.

All proceeds from the auction have gone towards the Les Visionnaires Scholarship Fund, which will help to ensure that our brightest talents have the opportunity to study at postgraduate level at Central Saint Martins, regardless of background. Thank you to everyone who attended and congratulations to all who took home apiece from the collection and supported the cause. View the gallery below for more images from the event.

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What is 21st Century Photography?

Lena Heubusch

Lena Heubusch

MA Photography Course Leader Dr Daniel Rubinstein’s newly commissioned essay ‘What is 21st Century Photography?’ addresses one of photography’s most complex questions. 

Featuring the work of our graduating MA Photography students, this essay explores the key philosophical questions proposed by contemporary photography.
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