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Knowledge Transfer Partnership Provides Affordable Studios

Associate Studio Programme

Associate Studio Programme © Hugo Glendinning

Central Saint Martins’ ongoing collaboration with Acme Studios has been short-listed for a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) ‘Best of the Best’ award.

Our partnership with Acme has led to the creation of the Associate Studio Programme. This two-year scheme provides a highly affordable, open-plan studio space for eight of our BA Fine Art graduates, with a supporting programme of studio visits from academics, artists, writers and curators.

The studio is one of 24 artists’ studios, managed and let by Acme Studios, at the Glassyard building, a UAL hall of residence in Stockwell. The programme is unique in London and responds to the challenges faced by recent graduates.

High House Artists' Studios

High House Artists’ Studios © Hugo Glendinning

Ongoing collaboration
The research generated by the partnership has also helped Acme develop its High House Artists’ Studios. Purpose-designed by HAT Projects, the building in Thurrock houses 39 studios and four work/live units over three floors. The development won an RIBA award earlier this year.

Begun in July 2010, the partnership was formally completed in January 2013. However, Central Saint Martins and Acme continue to collaborate. A second Associate Studio Programme, which will provide 12 more studio places, is currently being developed.

The nomination for the Research Council UK Knowledge Base Impact Award 2014 recognises the project’s success. The partnership is led by our BA Fine Art Professor Graham Ellard, Acme’s Chief Executive Jonathan Harvey and KTP Associate Arantxa Echarte. A publication describing and discussing the project, Studios for Artists: concepts and concrete, will be published in March 2015.

More information:
BA Fine Art
Associate Studio Programme
High House studios

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Knowledge Transfer Partnership Provides Affordable Studios

Associate Studio Programme

Associate Studio Programme © Hugo Glendinning

Central Saint Martins’ ongoing collaboration with Acme Studios has been short-listed for a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) ‘Best of the Best’ award.

Our partnership with Acme has led to the creation of the Associate Studio Programme. This two-year scheme provides a highly affordable, open-plan studio space for eight of our BA Fine Art graduates, with a supporting programme of studio visits from academics, artists, writers and curators.

The studio is one of 24 artists’ studios, managed and let by Acme Studios, at the Glassyard building, a UAL hall of residence in Stockwell. The programme is unique in London and responds to the challenges faced by recent graduates.

High House Artists' Studios

High House Artists’ Studios © Hugo Glendinning

Ongoing collaboration
The research generated by the partnership has also helped Acme develop its High House Artists’ Studios. Purpose-designed by HAT Projects, the building in Thurrock houses 39 studios and four work/live units over three floors. The development won an RIBA award earlier this year.

Begun in July 2010, the partnership was formally completed in January 2013. However, Central Saint Martins and Acme continue to collaborate. A second Associate Studio Programme, which will provide 12 more studio places, is currently being developed.

The nomination for the Research Council UK Knowledge Base Impact Award 2014 recognises the project’s success. The partnership is led by our BA Fine Art Professor Graham Ellard, Acme’s Chief Executive Jonathan Harvey and KTP Associate Arantxa Echarte. A publication describing and discussing the project, Studios for Artists: concepts and concrete, will be published in March 2015.

More information:
BA Fine Art
Associate Studio Programme
High House studios

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LCC graduate photographer Lewis Bush explores Europe in first solo show

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European Commission Exit, Brussels, Belgium. © Lewis Bush

If you’ve seen any of our official photography during the past year – from our Summer Shows to other high-profile events around the College – there’s a very good chance you’ve seen the work of LCC alumnus Lewis Bush.

If you were studying on MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography last term, you’ll know him even better as a current visiting practitioner on the course.

Lewis is now staging his first ever solo exhibition, ‘The Memory of History’, at Europe House, Smith Square, presenting the photography he produced during a journey across Europe for his MA in 2012.

The exhibition looks at the role of the past in shaping the recent European recession and currency crisis, with images taken in ten European Union countries.

‘The Memory of History’ explores how economic hardship and uncertainty prompted difficult narratives from the past to re-emerge – with the divisive potential to threaten the continent’s future.

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Honour Guard, Vienna, Austria. © Lewis Bush

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Franco-Prussian War Monument, Berlin, Germany. © Lewis Bush

Inspired by Paul Graham’s influential 1993 photobook ‘New Europe’, Lewis travelled through France, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Bulgaria, Greece, Italy, Spain and Portugal looking for signs of recent European history which resonated with present-day economic and political difficulties.

Lewis explains:

“We tend to see the past as something which is distant and unimportant, but our memories of history continue to shape our present behaviour in ways which can be both positive and negative.

“We forget the past at our peril, but remembering it can sometimes be just as fraught with difficulty.”

Looking back on his photographic odyssey, Lewis told us:

The trip was eye-opening to say the least. Many of the things I’d grown up believing about Europe came under question, and at times it really felt like the whole thing might be going to unravel.

At the same time I saw things that reaffirmed my belief that people are all basically the same, and that for all the bad history between them the different nationalities in the EU have far more in common with each other than they have in difference.

Set to resume visiting practitioner duties this year, he added that teaching LCC’s photojournalism students has been “an amazing combination of exhaustion and inspiration”.

“The students come in with brilliant ideas which are sometimes in quite a raw state, and then it’s just a huge amount of fun working with them to try and shape these ideas into the best pieces of work possible.”

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Fortune Telling Machine, Thessaloniki, Greece. © Lewis Bush

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One Million Mark Note, Berlin, Germany. © Lewis Bush

The Memory of History
Wednesday 17-Friday 26 September 2014
Monday – Friday 10am-6pm

12 Star Gallery
Europe House
32 Smith Square
London
SW1P 3EU

Read more about MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography

Read Lewis Bush’s photo blog Disphotic

Visit the 12 Star Gallery website

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LCF Alumna and Online Editor of Wonderland tells us why London is top for creativity

Brooke McCord, PG Cert Lifestyle and Fashion Journalism

Brooke McCord, PG Cert Lifestyle and Fashion Journalism

Last year Brooke McCord graduated from PG Cert in Lifestyle & Fashion Journalism and is now Online Editor of Wonderland magazine. LCF News caught up with Brooke to tell us why she finds London an inspiring place to study, work and play.

Brooke came to London to take up her course and  immersed herself in the London fashion journalism industry. Straight out of the course she worked with Dazed throughout Womenswear AW14 before taking up her current role at Wonderland, and her passion for the industry and the city hasn’t abated.

LCF News: So what is it about London?

Brooke McCord: I’m from Wales and whilst I love it there, nowhere beats London when it comes to creativity. From exhibitions and shows to outdoor spaces, food markets and nightlife, there’s something you can be doing twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week and I find it hard to find anything more inspiring than that. Even if you just spend an afternoon sat in a coffee shop staring out the window, it has the potential to be the most exciting people-watching session you ever partake in.

A combination of what PG Cert Fashion and Lifestyle Journalism offered and her desire to move to London drew her to take up the course once she had finished her Geography degree.

Brooke: There were various reasons why I wanted to study at LCF, but the deciding factors were location, reputation and the course structure and leader. I was desperate to move to London – the way I saw it there was no other place better to study journalism.

She also credits her tutor, Glenn Waldron with being a big influencing factor in her choice:

The list of guest lecturers was very impressive and learning from someone with as much experience in the industry as course leader Glenn Waldron was another huge pull factor.

Having already undertaken work experience with Harpers Bazaar and Spindle Magazine, Brooke found that her course helped her getfurther into an industry she feels passionate about:

Whilst a lot of the lectures are classroom based, each project you undertake involves independent study that gradually immerses you into the industry. We also visited various exhibitions and the Time Out London office.

 

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London Fashion Week SS15 – the new names to know

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With the last rays of this year’s summer sun slanting across the capital, London Fashion Week sees the flashing cameras of the international fashion press light up catwalks across the city, revealing the key looks of 2015′s spring and summer. From 12-16 September, 80 on-schedule catwalk shows and hundreds of off-schedule runways, installations and presentations reveal the freshest looks from new and established designers, including 53 UAL graduates showing in the official LFW schedule.

We asked London College of Fashion and Central Saint Martins’ fashion experts for their insight into the new names to know this season and who to look out for in the SS15 schedule:

Central Saint Martins Professor Iain R. Webb, author and journalist says: “I always look for a touch of madness at London Fashion Week (Brit designers aren’t afraid of kicking over the traces and taking a few risks, which is what we do best and exactly what the fashion world needs right now!), so I’m looking forward to seeing some crazy, colourful antics at Ryan Lo and Ashish and the dressing up box delights of Ed Marler at Fashion East… and, of course, Sibling, because I always love a bit of knitwear… And some lovely subdued tailoring at Margaret Howell because I’m just plain greedy (and a tad contrary!).”

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LCF Fashion Innovation Agency head Matthew Drinkwater comments: “There’s so much talent at London Fashion Week that it’s difficult to pull out just a few names, but at Fashion Scout I’m excited to see Mariana Jungmann and Min Wu. I’m looking forward to seeing how Helen Lawrence develops her collection with Fashion East and I simply cannot way for Teatum Jones and Marques Almeida‘s shows.”

See the full London Fashion Week schedule 

Watch the LFW livestream

Read Vogue’s report of the breakout fashion designers for SS15

Search fashion courses at UAL