Now in its 10th year, London Design Festival promises a renewed focus on graphic design with a series of free talks underscoring the theme and more than 300 events. We list some of the highlights of UAL’s activity over the design-frenzied week.
The Scarcity Project is a major installation by Paulo Goldstein at Central Saint Martins. Answering the question: “What if instead of adding, one redistributes what is there already?”, the final room is a brilliant installation that demonstrates how creativity might be exercised under conditions of scarcity.
Future Map Design
Mon-Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm
Private View Mon 16th 6pm-8.30pm
Joining the Future Map brand in 2013 is Future Map Design, showcasing a selection of UAL’s brightest design graduates.
Richard Wilson: No Formulas
18 September-26 October
An exhibition concentrating on preparatory material for finished works and proposals for as-yet unrealised projects.
The Mosaic Rooms, 226 Cromwell Road, London SW5 0SW
13-21 September, Tues-Sat, 11am-6pm
This mixed media exhibition will include furniture and objects, photomontage artworks, oral history testimonies and artist reflections. These are the results of various projects each exploring notions of home with FdA Interior Design students from Chelsea College of Art, young people in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, and members of London’s Yemeni community. As part of this there will also be an exclusive Carwan Gallery pop-up exhibition. Visitors will be able to purchase limited-edition furniture, lighting and objects d’art by cutting-edge designers from the Middle East and beyond.
Nine fresh graduates from Central Saint Martins are invading Do Shop this London Design Festival! #CSM_invasion All are graduates of BA (Hons) Ceramic Design: Emma Alington, Nazli Pehlivan, David Marques, Carolina Peraca, Hazel Frost, Charlotte McLeish, Benita Gikaite, Ann Mercer, and Sophie Cobb.
Philosophical Toys/ Stitch in Time
By appointment only, 11am-6pm, Tues-Fri and Sun; 11am-2pm, Sat
Ultra-indigo Showspace at Somerset House (West Water Gate Entrance), Victoria Embankment, WC2R 1LA
Philosophical Toys and ultra-indigo are ventures by members of staff from the Ceramics, Product and Industrial Design programme at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. Philosophical Toys is a collaborative agency dedicated to the promotion of critical thinking and making in design. It is an on-going project that reaches out beyond CSM via workshops that engage with the issues shaping the larger culture. It aims to consolidate its work through exhibitions, films, a website, blogs and related publications. The work shown in the exhibition is by recent graduates of the programme.
17-21 September, 10.30am-6.30pm
Craft Central, 33-35 St John’s Square, London EC1M 4DS
Part of the London Design Festival and the Clerkenwell Design Quarter, Craft Central presents Imprint – a cross-disciplinary exhibition of printed design, showcasing a diverse selection of exciting contemporary craft and design by more than 30 UK designer-makers who use a variety of print and mark-making techniques. From framed prints and interior textiles to furniture and ceramics to 3D-printed products, celebrate all things “print”. The exhibition includes identity and print design by Turnbull Grey (graduate of MA Printmaking at Camberwell), Annabel Williams (CSM Foundation Art & Design graduate), Kethi Copeland (alumnus of LCC GMD Illustration), along with Camberwell BA Illustration alumna Reena Makwana and Wimbledon MA Sculpture alumna Regina Heinz.
Cricklewood’s Town Square
Until 28 September, various locations
Textile Futures Senior Tutor Kieren Jones constructs a pop-up town square for Cricklewood. Civic ideas agency Spacemaker’s mobile town square will be transported by bike around Cricklewood to highlight a lack of public space in the area. Designed and constructed by Jones, the fold-out square will tour disused spaces in the north London community until 28 September. There are a series of free events, including DIY libraries, design workshops and rooftop film screenings.
100% Design is supporting MA Textile Futures at Central Saint Martins by bringing works from this year’s graduating students to the London Design Festival exhibition in September 2013.
V&A Digital Design Weekend
Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 2RL
UAL is found all over the place during this weekend of events devoted to the digital sphere. Here are a few events:
Join CSM MA Textile Futures 2013 graduates Emilie Frederique Grenier, Yesenia Thibault-Picazo, Amy Radcliffe & Amielia Katze as they present work that explores the intersection of craft, science and technology.
MATF Course Leader Caroline Till will be speaking at the first in the series of “Making it in London” talks at the V&A. This event asks “What’s new and inspiring in the present and future of engineering, manufacturing and design? What are the new possibilities presented by new materials, information technology, and robotics? And what is the value of design and creativity in these areas?” Speakers include: Caroline Till, Course Leader, MA Textile Futures, Central Saint Martins; Chris Lefteri, Chris Lefteri Design; Dr John L Collins, Innovation Foundry; Zoe Laughlin, Institute of Making, UCL; Martin Stevens, A1 Technologies; and Assa Ashuach, Assa Ashuach Studio
Textile Futures first-year tutor Nelly Ben Hayoun launches her new project, “Disaster Playground”. Join Ben Hayoun, funding Director of the International Space Orchestra at the NASA Ames Research Center, and experts as they speculate on future potential outer space catastrophes.
The Sorting Office, 21-31 New Oxford Street
Design Junction showcases an international edit of furniture, lighting and product design from global brands, alongside emerging enterprises. Eight Camberwell BA 3D graduates are exhibiting, part funded by SEE. Also on show are Magnus Long, CSM BA Product Design lecturer’s ‘works with…’ exhibition of new furniture and lighting for three brands engaged in manufacture, craft and engineering.