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The Department of Repair


Department of Repair: image by Bridget Harvey.

Bridget Harvey has co-curated a project at the Camberwell Space called The Department of Repair as part of her PhD research.  It is a two part project involving three weeks of workshops and exhibition, followed by three weeks of exhibition which will include the outcomes of the workshops.

The Department of Repair explores (re)making through fixing, repairing and mending. The project reframes the theme of ‘repair’, exploring its identities and its potential as an environmentally/socially engaged practice. The project aims to create space for broader interpretations of repairing, fixing and/or mending practice, exploring categories such as repair narratives, agents, materials, and methods/systems.

The project begins with an exhibition which showcases approaches to mending, guides and tools of repair. For the first three weeks, visiting (re)makers, (re)designers and repairers, who demonstrate and teach repair and re-making skills will run drop-in workshops. Outcomes from the workshops will be then added to the existing set of exhibits to form a larger exhibition.  A two-part publication will complement the project with writings by and about the repairers and exhibits involved in the project.

  • All workshops will take place at Camberwell Space as part of the exhibition.
  • All workshops are free and open to the public.

For further information:

The project reception will be held on  3rd February, starting with a talk by Daniel Charny at 4pm, followed by drinks in the space until 8pm.  Please RSVP to

The Creative Outlet


20 Oct – 23 Dec 2014
09:00 to 20:00

The Creative Outlet is an annual showcase of exciting emerging and established talent, selling unique seasonal gift ideas – ranging from innovative jewellery design to contemporary interior products.

The original works on display – designed and produced by University of the Arts London students and alumni – can all be bought directly from the exhibitors, through their online shops, and at our festive pop-up shop on 4 December, where you can meet the artists and designers, and buy their work in person.

Exhibitors: Alex Burgess, Amanda Tong, Anshu Hu, Augusta Akerman, Camilla Brueton, Celia Dowson, Charlotte Day, David Bennett, Edyta Slabonska, Emi Dixon, Emily Carter, Emma Alington, Evdokia Savva, Finchittida Finch, Gaurab Thakali, Jungeun Han, Kolin and William, Nao Creative, Observatory Place, Reiko Kaneko, Richard McDonald, Rob Halhead-Baker, Robbie Porter, Rolfe&Wills, Sarah ‘Kenikie’ Palmer, Soo Kim, Sylvia Moritz and YU Square.

Lara Torres, LCF PhD student, exhibiting at ‘The Future of Fashion is Now’ in Rotterdam


The Future of Fashion is Now 

11 October 2014 – 18 January 2015
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam

The fashion artist and practice based researcher at the London College of Fashion Lara Torres is taking part this autumn exhibition at the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen with her video installation ‘An impossible wardrobe for the invisible’ (2011).This project goes beyond the boundaries of fashion design to rethink the designer’s task and open a discussion about the importance of clothing and the transience of fashion and it is based in the creation of temporary clothes that are produced with the aim of being destroyed; leaving only the ‘memory’ of the pieces in video documentation relating to the ephemeral nature of fashion, also as a metaphor for the quickness of the fashion system today.

The exhibition ‘The future of fashion is now’ presents the future of fashion. A garment that reacts to emotions, lace patterns grown from a plant, fabric that breaks off and fashion that literally zips people together. Taking a critical view of the current fashion system, more than fifty international designers are showing innovative work at the cutting edge of fashion and art. With the latest generation of fashion designers from all over the world and renowned innovators like Viktor&Rolf, Martin Margiela, Hussein Chalayan and Iris van Herpen.

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Fledglings: UAL Design Graduates


Fledglings is one of the freshest and most exciting events in designjunction 2014. Showcasing the work of a selection of graduates from London’s most creative design courses (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), the Fledglings stand presents these graduates as budding design professionals.

Works ranging across the spectrum of design will be showcased in this vibrant and engaging display. Products that are ready to be taken to the market will be seen alongside more experimental approaches. These include Katharina Gross’s wax made furniture and Dunia Tigris’s Lone Diner project that uses marquetry juxtaposed with construction grade

Deceptively simple design coupled with wit, imagination and craft all feature in the Fledglings’ work. Si Taylor makes exquisite bespoke bicycle-inspired furniture, from steel bicycle tubing and saddle leather. His Randonneur Chair will be shown alongside Sophia Mepham’s Equilibrium, a well-crafted high-end wooden bench made out of oak and meranti that eases into the form of the human body when you sit on it.

Many of the graduates have already gained media interest, including Gigi Barker (9191 Studio), who makes skin-like furniture that mimics roles of fat. Meanwhile designers and makers Happenstance Workshop who will be showing their SACK System are currently in talks with an online retailer to stock their work.

Designjunction is the most important global meeting point of the London Design Festival and a selection of the participants work in Fledglings relates back to their homelands. Ana Jiménez Palomar’s wooden furniture is made from extracting and analysing the traditional extravagant Mexican mask culture, while Yoshika Kobayashi’s sophisticated designs draw on her Japanese heritage.

Gigi Barker, Erika Braccini, Katharina Gross, Jungeun Han, Ana Jiménez Palomar, Yoshika Kobayashi, Rie Machii, Rhian Malin, Sophia Mepham, , Evodokia Savva, Si Taylor, Dunia Tigris, Amanda Tong, Jordan Watson.

Designjunction 2014, 18-21 September.

Professor Charlotte Hodes collaborates with Professor Deryn Rees-Jones


Professor Charlotte Hodes’ collaboration with poet Professor Deryn Rees-Jones (Department of English, University of Liverpool) at the Ledbury Poetry Festival

Helen Thomas (1877-1967), wife of the poet Edward Thomas, arrived for a holiday in Ledbury at midnight on the 28th July, 1914, the day that war with Germany had been declared. For the remainder of the summer the Thomas family, and the family of the American poet Robert Frost, lived nearby in houses across the fields from each other. Thomas and Frost walked the surrounding Malvern Hills and countryside, and it was during this time that Thomas worked out his vision for poetry.

Edward Thomas’s poem ‘And You, Helen’ (written a year to the day before he died in March 1917) was a starting point for Deryn Rees-Jones’ poetic reimagining of Helen.

Charlotte Hodes in turn responded to Deryn Rees-Jones’ twelve part poem ‘ And You, Helen’ in a sequence of papercuts and an animation made with recent CSM MA graduate, Kristina Pulejkova.

The Ledbury Poetry Festival commissioned two performances which took place 4 and 5 June 2014. The poem was read by actress, Juliet Stevenson.

The book And you, Helen which includes the poem, a long reflective essay on Helen and Edward Thomas by Deryn Rees-Jones and papercuts by Charlotte Hodes is pubished by Seren 2014

Alumni Celebrate Emerging Talent


Alumni, staff and students from across UAL’s six Colleges were invited to an exclusive event at SPACE Studios to celebrate some of the outstanding fine art work emerging from our 2013 graduates, which have been showcased at this year’s Future Map exhibition.

The event was organised by Development and Alumni Relations, hosted by SPACE Studios and supported by sponsors Winsor & Newton, Liquitex and Conté a Paris.


Guests were treated to a private view of Future Map and had the chance to meet some of this years exhibitors. The lucky attendees also enjoyed a drinks and food reception, music and they even got to make some of their own art on the night! (Although, unfortunately, none of the newly created artworks are likely to make next year’s Future Map.)

Sponsors of the event, Winsor & Newton, Liquitex and Conté a Paris were on hand to demonstrate and give away free art products to all guests.


UAL’s Vice-Chancellor, Nigel Carrington, and Director of Development and Alumni Relations, Karen Doyle, spoke about the importance of alumni events and how it’s never too late to get involved in the largest creative network in the world.

Sarah Clark (Head of UK Marketing) and Rebecca Pelly-Fry (Griffin Gallery Director) spoke about engaging with emerging artists and opportunities for alumni with the upcoming Griffin Art Prize 2014 (find out more here).


Thanks to everyone who came along, we hope you enjoyed the evening. A huge thanks also to our sponsors, it was their support that enabled us to hold this event for our community.

All photos from the evening can be found on the UAL Alumni Association Facebook page.

For more information on the UAL’s Alumni Association, please visit our website.


Inside Out Festival Opening Debate: Failure – What’s it good for?


Nothing succeeds like Success. Or so we’re told. So bombarded are we by stories and images of successful people, products, projects and places that we can actually forget that Failure really does exist. True to form and true to the spirit of Inside Out Festival’s annual Opening Debate, we are delighted to tackle and celebrate the tricky topic of Failure in all its thorny glory. In a manner that sets out to be both light-hearted and compelling, a number of brave panellists will offer their views on Failure with perspectives that may amuse, offend, comfort and inspire.

Panelists include:

  • Professor Gavin Henderson CBE
  • Nick Catliff
  • Professor Clive Holtham
  • Dr Mitra Memarzia
  • Dr David Berman

When: Monday 21st October 2013, 6:30pm

Where: Chelsea College of Art, SW1P 4RL. Please note: entry via the Atterbury Street entrance only.

FREE: but booking essential

For more information and to book tickets visit our website.


Future Map Design 2013

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Exhibition open from Saturday 14 September – Wednesday 16 October 2013
Nursery Gallery

Opening Hours: Monday – Friday 10am–6pm, Sat 10am–4pm
Nearest Tube: Elephant & Castle

Private View booking essential

Future Map
Future Map is the leading annual exhibition of the finest emerging talent from London’s creative powerhouse, University of the Arts London (UAL). Now in its 15th year, Future Map has a well-earned reputation amongst industry insiders for showcasing the next generation of artists and designers who will define our visual landscape.

Future Map Design
Joining the Future Map brand in 2013 is Future Map Design, showcasing a selection of UAL’s brightest design graduates during the London Design Festival and London Fashion week. Future Map Design is curated by UAL Pro Vice-Chancellors Natalie Brett (London College of Communication) and Frances Corner, OBE (London College of Fashion). Exhibitors were selected from thousands of graduating BA and MA students, representing all the University Colleges and a range of disciplines, including photography, textiles, ceramics, graphics and fashion.

Future Map 13, showcasing the full breadth of art and design work from across the University, will be exhibiting early spring 2014.

More information

MA Interactive Media | Final Show 2013


Private View Thursday 5 September 2013, 6-9pm
Exhibition from Friday 6  – Tuesday 10 September 2013
10-5pm weekdays
11am – 4pm Saturdays (closed Sundays)
Well Gallery

MA Interactive Media | Final Show 2013

Here you will find presented four final major group projects as well as research, speculation and practice in the areas of interface and interaction design, user experience design and digital culture.

The course is one of the longest-established postgraduate courses in the field and is designed for people who want to work in interactive design and media, web, digital and interactive installation. It combines theory and practice, covering conceptualisation, planning, design, coding, production, project management and usability testing. Students are encouraged to explore, experiment and take risks.

The unique approach of this MA lies in its emphasis on the role of theory in underpinning multimedia design practice, and on making interactive design to challenge and test theories of interactive communication.

The course places great weight on the learning opportunities afforded by group-work. It reflects the multi-disciplinary and cooperative nature of industry and practice and has the added benefit of enabling students from many different cultures to exchange ideas, concepts and learning experiences in a collaborative environment.


Summer Art Club with Day Job at Peckham Space


30 July – 18 August 2013

This programme of free Summer Art Clubs designed by Day Job Studio, recent graduates from Camberwell College of Arts, takes place throughout the first half of August 2013 in Peckham Space and is inspired by the array of fast food outlets of South East London. This programme includes free drop-in activities, workshops, art and music.

Once you are inside the gallery there is so much on offer: you can draw your favourite meal and step into the
Play-o-logy inflatable digestive system, dress as a giant slice of pizza and design a hat in order to become our employee of the month! You can also help us prepare for the Peckham Peace Picnic on 17 August by making ‘fast food bunting’ which will be displayed throughout Peckham Square at the event.

Summer Art Club with Day Job Studio Launch 1 August 6pm – 9pm. Join us for the launch event of the Summer Art Clubs with Day Job Studio where you can be one of the first to experience the gallery transformed into a playful environment inspired by the array of fast food outlets of South East London.

What is Day Job Studio? A Peckham based collective of 10 illustration graduates from Camberwell College of Arts, University of the Arts London. Their celebrated projects have so far included ‘Pick Me Up’ at Somerset House and the Peckham themed ‘V&A Last Friday’, both in 2013. Day Job Studio specialise in publications, prints, workshops, set design and installations, all created with an ethos of playfulness and the desire to encourage abstract thinking.

Tue–Fri 12noon–6pm
Sat–Sun 12noon–5pm

Contact us on 020 7358 9645 or email for more information.