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CSM at the London Design Festival

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Published date 09 September 2013


Central Saint Martins is out in full force for the 2013 London Design Festival – we look forward to seeing you there!

  • The Scarcity Project, Paulo Goldstein, Central Saint Martins: Answering the question: “What if instead of adding, one redistributes what is there already?”, the final room is a brilliant demonstration of how creativity might be exercised under conditions of scarcity.
    More info: LDF website

  • Simon Fraser (MA Design: Ceramics, Furniture and Jewellery) and Nick Rhodes (MA Industrial Design): Philosophical toys/Stitch in Time
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  • Digital Futures: Repair is Beautiful, MA Industrial Design graduate Paulo Goldstein at the V&A, Art Studio, Sackler Centre. Join Paulo’s pop up lab of repaired objects imbued with new meaning and functionality.
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  • MA Textile Futures Senior Tutor Kieren Jones constructs a pop-up town square for Cricklewood
  • Civic ideas agency Spacemakers has created a mobile town square that will be transported by bike around Cricklewood next month to highlight a lack of public space in the area. The fold-out square, designed and constructed by Textile Futures Senior Tutor Kieren Jones will tour disused spaces in the north London community from August 31 to September 28, hosting a series of free events including a dog show, a film screening and a public dance. More info: Creative Review,
  • Recent BA Jewellery Design graduate Benita Gikaite, along with other CSM graduates is launching a shop in Covent Garden called Do Shop.
    The opening event is on the 14th September from noon till late. Find out more on Facebook.
  • 16 BA Jewellery Design students are showing work at the V&A Museum and as a response to the Pearls exhibition there.
    Open 17-19 September 2013. 
  • ‘Designing the Impossible’ – MA Textile Futures First Year Tutor Nelly Ben Hayoun interviewed on BBC Radio 4:How would you like to experience a Soyuz rocket launch or a volcanic eruption in your living room? Could you create dark energy in your kitchen sink? Perhaps you dream of becoming an astronaut? Then enter the world of Nelly Ben Hayoun, acclaimed designer of fantasy experiences, who brings the thrill of cutting edge science within the reach of ordinary people. More info: BBC iPlayer

  • MA Textile Futures exhibits at 100% Design100% Design is supporting Textile Futures by bringing works from this year’s graduating students to the London Design Festival exhibition in September 2013. More info:
  • MA Textile Futures graduates present their work at the V&A Digital Design WeekendJoin 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. More info:
  • MA Textile Futures Course Leader Caroline Till speaking at the first in the series of ‘Making it in London’ talks at the V&AThis 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; Assa Ashuach, Assa Ashuach Studio More info:
  • MA Textile Futures 1st Year tutor Nelly Ben Hayoun launches her new project ‘Disaster Playground’ at the V&A Digital Design weekendJoin Nelly Ben Hayoun, funding Director of the International Space Orchestra in NASA Ames Research Center plus experts, as they speculate on future outer space catastrophes. More info:
  • Screening of Nelly Ben Hayoun’s International Space Orchestra Feature Documentary Screening and Q&A at the V&AJoin the International Space Orchestra at the V&A as they perform a drama about non-terrestrial communication and the techno-wonders of mission control rooms. More info:

More information:
London Design Festival website

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