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Topshop Stocks Student’s Jewellery Designs

Earlier this year, BA Jewellery Design student Evie Armstrong-Clarke won a competition to create a collection for Freedom at Topshop. Her jewellery designs have now hit Topshop shelves.

Below are some images from Evie’s finished collection:

More information:
BA Jewellery Design
Evie’s competition win
Topshop’s Central Saint Martins collection

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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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Textile Students Take Trip to Flax Fields

Richard Ose Ikhide

Richard Ose Ikhide

BA Textile Design students have collaborated with the European Linen and Hemp Confederation to produce weave and print work for home interiors and fashion.

Richard Ose Ikhide won first prize for his stunning prints, inspired by his Nigerian roots. Anoushka Seewoogoolam from Martinique, Cecilie Elisabeth Rudolph from Denmark, and Antonio Castro from Portugal were also recognised for their outstanding work.

The students’ reward was a two-day visit to France and Belgium. There they visited flax fields and the spinning and weaving mills.

More information:
BA Textile Design
European Linen and Hemp Confederation news

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Restless Futures Exhibition for London Design Festival

Designs (clockwise from left) by Sophie Rowley, Josh Worley and Katharina Gross.

Designs (clockwise from left) by Sophie Rowley, Josh Worley and Katharina Gross.

From 13 to 20 September, come and see our free Restless Futures exhibition as part of London Design Festival. It explores how design culture is addressing global issues. As well as workshops, demos, live exhibits and performances, the show will feature over 40 designs by recent Central Saint Martins graduates.

As with other parts of the Restless Futures programme, the work is based around four key themes:

Cecile Rudolph, Edible Lace Sophie Rowley, Material Illusions

No More Stuff

In a world of diminishing resources, just adding more stuff is no longer a viable solution. Work includes Cecile Rudolph’s project to develop fish skins, porridge, and beetroot into lace that can be eaten. In Sophie Rowley’s Material Illusions: The Poetics of the Everyday, she looks at using synthetics to mimic organic materials.

Sarah Gold, Alternet Shu (Spencer) Zhou

Democratising Innovation

Innovation has been commodified, but it can be refocused on the common good. Sarah Gold’s Alternet is a radically reinterpreted internet structure, helping individuals regain privacy in an era of global surveillance. Meanwhile, Shu (Spencer) Zhou aims to help the many young newcomers to Beijing who are living in cramped underground basements, exploring low cost ways they can learn and find a job.

Sarah Da Costa, Material Pharmacy Amy Congdon, Haute Bacon

Disruptive Technologies

Designers and artists can help make sure emerging technologies are a force for good. For instance, Sarah de Costa has helped develop a bra designed to deliver a life-saving drug through the skin of young women diagnosed with Breast Cancer. Amy Congdon’s Haute Bacon collection, featuring tissue-engineered jewellery made of bone and dried bacon, suggests a new way of producing luxury fashion.

Sabrina Kraus Lopez, Made in Patachanca Gigi Barker, A Body of Skin

Expanded Boundaries

Rather than circling round the same old ideas, art and design should engage widely and collaboratively. For her Made in Patachanca project, Sabrina Kraus Lopez collaborated with Peruvian NGO Awamaki to help safeguard traditional Peruvian handicrafts in an increasingly mechanised future. Meanwhile, Gigi Barker has produced flesh-like furniture that explores the subtleties of the skin’s surface.

More information:
The Restless Futures exhibition
No More Stuff
Democratising Innovation
Disruptive Technologies
Expanded Boundaries

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