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Knowledge Transfer Partnership Provides Affordable Studios

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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:
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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 preview

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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 emerging and established designers, including 53 UAL graduates showing in the official LFW schedule.

London College of Fashion and Central Saint Martins’ fashion experts share 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

LCC Inside Out

LCC is excited to be a part of the Inside Out Festival 2014! The festival, which is curated and produced by TCCE (The Culture Capital Exchange) in association with Times Higher Education, aims to highlight the capital’s cultural and creative kudos from the inside out.

Inside Out will showcase, for the fifth year running, the fascinating contribution made by London’s universities to the city’s cultural life. A huge number of events will take place on both university campuses and at leading London venues throughout the week.

The wider public is encouraged to participate in a broad range of activities from the performing and visual arts through to literature, design, fashion as well as the sciences and social sciences.

Here is a preview of the events that LCC will be hosting this year…

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‘Framing the Elephant’
Monday 20 October 2014

A day of pop-up drawing for people who draw and people who don’t!

This events encourages attendees to stop, look, and draw, by creating fast, fun drawings of the view from inside London College of Communication.

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’50 Years of Illustration’
Monday 20 October 2014

Professor Lawrence Zeegen, Dean of the School of Design at London College of Communication, presents his book ’50 Years of Illustration’, charting contemporary illustration’s rich history, in a lecture accompanying a major exhibition.

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‘Is Silver Surfing the Solution for Social Isolation?’
Tuesday 21 October 2014

This expert panel debate brings together leading researchers, practitioners and industry professionals to discuss how digital and social media can tackle loneliness and social isolation amongst people over the age of 65.

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’72-82: Richard Wilson in conversation with William Raban’
Thursday 23 October 2014

This screening of ’72-82′ will be followed by a discussion between the film’s creator and LCC Professor of Film William Raban and Richard Wilson, renowned sculptor. ’72-82′ tells the story of the first ten years of Acme Studios and their groundbreaking work providing artists’ housing and studios in London.

View the Inside Out events programme at LCC

Read more about Inside Out 2014

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London Design Festival 2014

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As the twelfth London Design Festival roars into town, 350,000 people, from over 60 countries make the annual pilgrimage to the the city, to celebrate London as the design capital of the world. The 2014 festival takes the theme of ‘lose yourself in design’, reflected in the visually captivating branding designed by UAL alumnus and Pentagram partner Dominic Lippa.

Dominic comments: “The Festival has now grown to include hundreds of events, over many  different locations throughout London and therefore our solution was based around discovering these events across the city landscape. The identity celebrates London’s idiosyncratic arrangement and to celebrate this we developed the theme ‘Lose yourself in the London Design Festival’. The maze graphic is a visual metaphor for the experience that visitors have when they visit the Festival and the city of London. The solution is deliberately both playful and memorable.”

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Running until 21st September, there’s a dazzling array on show at this year’s celebration of all things design. UAL Chair and LDF Founder Sir John Sorrell comments: “With the hundreds of events, talks, exhibitions, launches, installations, openings and parties, it’s easy to lose yourself in the excitement, inspiration and sheer joy that is the London Design Festival.”

Here’s our edit of the newest design talent and some of the most dynamic events to see this year:

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Restless Futures

‘If we are living in an age of fluidity, uncertainty and disruption” says Head of Central Saint Martins Jeremy Till “then this exhibition provides pointers as to how to navigate these restless futures. In typical Central Saint Martins fashion, the work does not see the future as a set of miserable problems, but rather as field of opportunities that can be transformed into something hopeful, even joyful, through imagination, canniness and rigour.” Presenting architecture, jewellery, ceramics, furniture, textiles, graphics, product and industrial design, Restless Futures highlights how design culture is addressing global issues.

Restless Futures runs 13-20 September at Lethaby Gallery, Central Saint Martins, Granary Building, 1 Granary Square, N1C 4AA. Read more

Discover the Restless Futures talks programme

Yoshika Kobayashi Fledglings

Fledglings at designjunction

One of the freshest and most exciting presentations at designjunction 2014, Fledglings showcases innovative work from BA 3D Design at Camberwell College of Arts, MA Design: Ceramics, Furniture and Jewellery at Central Saint Martins and BA Sculpture at Wimbledon College of Arts. With works ranging across the spectrum of design, the Fledglings’ stand presents the graduates as budding design professionals, with market-ready products alongside more experimental approaches, including Katharina Gross’s wax made furniture and Dunia Tigris’s Lone Diner project that uses marquetry juxtaposed with construction grade materials.

designjunction runs 18–21 September at The Sorting Office, New Oxford Street. Read more

 


Alan Kitching and Monotype Celebrating the centenary of five pioneers of the poster
Alan Kitching and Monotype: Celebrating the centenary of five pioneers of the poster

The “fathers of modern graphic design” are celebrated in LCC’s design retrospective which marks the hundredth anniversary of the birth of Tom Eckersley, Abram Games, FHK Henrion, Josef Müller-Brockmann and Paul Rand. Curated by LCC GMD & Diploma in Professional Studies alumnus Daniel Chehade, the exhibition unveils a series of new prints created by Kitching that pay tribute to the five legendary names, to be shown alongside posters by each of the designers. The exhibition features a selection of original typeface drawings from the Monotype archive, sketches and wood type from Kitching’s workshop, and other material from the five designers’ estates.

Alan Kitching and Monotype: Celebrating the centenary of five pioneers of the poster runs 13 September-16 October at Well Gallery, LCC, Elephant & Castle. Read more

LCC will also play host to The Modern Magazine 2014 conference during the Festival. Find out more

 

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 A Good Design?

Presenting items from the I.L.E.A/Camberwell Collection, A Good Design? interrogates the objects which have been collected in the names of “good design”.  The exhibition sets out to trace the development of the Experiment in Design Appreciation, a scheme jointly conceived and implemented by the Council of Industrial Design and London education authorities, born in the wake of the Festival of Britain to cultivate a preference for ‘good design’ in the ‘consumer of tomorrow’.  Locating ‘good design’ as a mid-twentieth century concern and examining how the Experiment in Design Appreciation reflected ideological alignment to modernism in design, the display will include archival material and objects representing British and International industrial design, graphics, folk art and studio ceramics from the 1950s to the 1970s.

A Good Design? runs 10 September–31 October at CHELSEA Space, 16 John Islip Street, SW1P 4JU. Read more

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Maker Library

LCF invite you to step inside the historic Cordwainers college and learn how to make your own shoes, with emerging and established footwear designers as your guides. Discover the secrets of leather craftsmanship in their series of workshops and talks from LCF experts at Maker Library.

The LCF Maker Library runs 13-21 September at Cordwainers at London College of Fashion, Golden Lane, EC1Y 0UU. Read more

Follow UAL’s Instagram during LDF to catch our visual reports from Festival

Read Rebeccca Wright’s Insider’s Guide

Read Sadhna Jain’s Insider’s Guide

Read Maiko Tsutsumi’s Insider’s Guide

Read Lawrence Zeegen’s Insider’s Guide

See the full London Design Festival programme

Search design courses at UAL

 

All staff invited to attend ‘Show & Tell 2′, showcasing UAL’s Communities of Practice

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‘Show & Tell 2′, our second event to bring together Communities of Practice (CoP) across UAL, is happening on the afternoon of 24 September at CSM.

There’ll be presentations from some of the communities and discussion groups on a number of themes such as CoP and Subject Summits, CoP and Pedagogy and CoP and Research.

We’ll finish off the afternoon with some refreshments and the chance to network with colleagues. Everyone is welcome to come along and join in.

If you can let us know in advance if you’re coming, then please email Jess (j.armistead@arts.ac.uk), otherwise you are welcome to come along on the day.

Modern languages evening classes starting in October

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Learn about the art and culture of a new country while learning the language. UAL’s ‘Languages: Arts and Culture’ (LAC) programme is offering 12-week evening courses in French, German, Italian Mandarin, Portuguese or Spanish starting in October.

Each class begins with a presentation given by your teacher, introducing you to an aspect of the country’s art and culture. The language learning comes from this topic with listening, speaking, reading and writing activities. By the end of the course you will not only have a grasp of a modern language but you will also be able to use this skill in an interesting and practical way.

At the Language Centre we favour a less formal and more communicative approach to learning and teaching. The speaking exercises in class are designed to promote consolidation of the target language and familiarise students with pronunciation in order to increase confidence and memorisation of key words and phrases. All of our teachers on the LAC programme are native speakers of the languages they teach.

New classes in French, German, Italian, Mandarin, Portuguese and Spanish will start on 20 October 2014. They will run for two 6-week blocks over terms one and two, and will end on the week of 27 February 2015. Classes are once a week in the evenings, making a course manageable if you study or work full time.

Timetable:

  • Mondays – French, Mandarin
  • Tuesdays – French, German, Italian, Portuguese
  • Wednesdays – French, Italian, Spanish
  • Thursdays – Italian, Spanish


Course Dates:

  • Lessons 1 – 6 week of Mon 20/10/2014 to week ending Fri 28/11/2014
  • Lessons 7 – 12 week of Mon 19/01/2015 to week ending Fri 27/02/2015


Details:

  • Courses are 12 weeks
  • 6pm start once a week for 2.5 hours
  • Maximum 18 students per class


Level:
All classes are taught at beginner level.

Location: Classes take place at the Language Centre, based at 272 High Holborn, London, WC1V 7EY.

Fees: £318.

UAL staff members may be able to have the tuition fee paid through their department’s staff development budget. Please speak to your line manager before you book / pay the tuition fee.

How to book: Please see our web page for further details.

UAL is first university to receive Gold Catering Mark across all catering outlets

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UAL is the first university in the UK to receive the Gold Catering Mark by the Soil Association across all catering outlets at all six of its colleges.

The Catering Mark provides an independent endorsement that food providers are taking steps to improve the food they serve, using fresh ingredients which are free from trans fats, harmful additives and GM, and better for animal welfare.

UAL was thoroughly inspected by the Soil Association earlier this year to ensure that all catering outlets, run by caterers BaxterStorey, across Camberwell College of Arts, Central Saint Martins, Chelsea College of Arts, London College of Communication, London College of Fashion and Wimbledon College of Arts, meet the highest standards of provenance and traceability, providing reassurance to students and staff that meals are freshly prepared using environmentally-sustainable and seasonal ingredients.

Head of Catering and Retail at UAL Alastair Johns said:

“Achieving the Food for Life Gold award is a huge achievement and demonstrates just how committed UAL is to improving our sustainability and food standards across all six of our college campuses. This benefits not only students and staff who use the canteens, but also the local economy and food producers. I hope by reaching this level we and BaxterStorey are setting the highest standards and commitments of food quality and provenance, and that we really are ensuring that the journey from farm or field to UAL is as short as possible.”