2015: Year In Review

It's been another remarkable year for Central Saint Martins, with a broad range of events, awards, and other accomplishments to report. Anchored at the heart of one Europe's most dynamic new urban centres, Central Saint Martins is increasingly important to London's cultural life. It is easy to get overwhelmed on an almost daily basis by the sheer amount of activity that CSM hosts, so putting together highlights of the past year has been a difficult task. What is really striking is how many of these are making a significant public impact, indicative of our general desire to open up CSM to as broad an audience as possible.

College Highlights

  • Alex Schady, Unannounced Acts Of Publicness
    Alex Schady

    Unannounced Acts Of Publicness

    In May ten artworks appeared unannounced in Granary Square...

  • 2015 Degree Shows

    In May and June more people visited our degree shows than Tate Britain on those days.

  • Lou Macnamara

    Restless Futures

    A year-long programme of seminars, workshops, and exhibitions which culminated in a major conference in June.

  • The Intelligent Optimist logo
    Phil Baines

    The Intelligent Optimist

    The exhibition and event series exploring futures for design opened in September as part of the London Design Festival.

  • John Sturrock

    Futuro House

    In October a 1970s spaceship landed on our terrace and has since hosted performances, screenings and talks.

  • CSM Public

    Autumn saw this college-wide initiative begin to highlight our engagement with societal issues.

Research Highlights

  • A still from Estate, A Reverie
    Dr. Andrea Zimmerman

    Estate, A Reverie

    A film by Dr. Andrea Zimmerman, lecturer and tutor on Performance Design and Practice.

  • London's Changing

    This high-profile project asked people living in the capital about their views on recent developments.

  • Books & The Human Touch

    A debate held as part of the AHRC 10th anniversary celebration series.

Programme Highlights

  • Gustav Metzger and CSM students
    Belinda Lawley


    Fine Art students collaborated with artist Gustav Metzger on ‘Remember Nature’, his latest project on climate change, here at CSM.

  • Bob and Roberta Smith and Tim Newton, Who is Community, 2012
    Benedict Johnson

    Culture & Enterprise

    The programme launched a new course, MA Arts and Cultural Enterprise, in collaboration with Hong Kong University.

  • A shot from the production of 'when the terror has ended the victims will dance'
    Trilokjit Sengupta

    Drama & Performance

    BA Acting staged an original production of 'when the terror has ended the victims will dance'.

  • Grace Bonner with her award


    Alumni including Thomas Tait, Grace Wales Bonner and Mary Katrantzou won at the prestigious British Fashion Awards held in November.

  • George Chaffey
    George Chaffey


    130 students were involved in a design collaboration alongside Universal Pictures’ Minions.

  • David Pearson portrait
    David Pearson

    Graphic Communication Design

    Alumnus David Pearson was awarded the RSA Royal Distinction for Design.

  • Akiko Shinzato

    Jewellery & Textiles

    Alexander McQueen and Swarovski at the V&A: ten students selected to design pieces the Savage Beauty exhibition.

  • James Winston

    Product Ceramic & Industrial Design

    Rethinking Surgery: an opportunity for designers and artists to experience a simulated operation performance.

  • Spatial Practices

    Contested Space: a forum to explore the complexity of current approaches to the production of space in the city.