Dr Jamie Brassett

Culture and Enterprise Programme; Subject Leader & Course Leader, MA Innovation Management.

I graduated with a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Warwick in 1993, having produced a thesis dealing with the material relationships between space & subjectivity. I have worked at Central Saint Martins since 1995, having also worked at University of Warwick, University of Greenwich, Camberwell, Royal College of Art & Surrey Institute of the Arts, & run workshops around the world. After running Contextual Studies for BA (Hons.) Product Design from 1999-2008, I have been leading MA Innovation Management at Central Saint Martins since its inception in 2008. I have published & spoken at conferences on various subjects since 1989.

The work I’m currently doing has a number of pieces that are currently underway, all of which engage philosophically with concerns about design & innovation. First there is a book that I’m co-editing with Dr Betti Marenko called Deleuze & Design for Edinburgh U.P., which should be published in 2015. For this I am co-writing the ‘Introduction’, co-translating from French the submission from Prof Anne Sauvagnargues & authoring the chapter called ‘Poised & Complex’. Then another three articles dealing with similar topics: ‘Beyond Success’, ‘Ecstatic Innovation’ & ‘Networks: open, closed & complex’. Another piece that engages with the work of Spinoza & Deleuze in providing a different way of designing that ignores issues of form, function & substance. And another called ‘Collisions’, which deals with the transcendental models that express transversally constructed, materially impactful design-driven innovation.

I'm also part of the British delegation, headed by BSI British Standards, to the EU to discuss future possibilities in the development of European standards in Innovation Management. I have experience of consultancy in design education, design practice and in innovation development.

Research Profile: Jamie Brassett