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CSM Public

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A group of women working with a drill
MAKE, 2018

Together we collaborate to transform objects, systems and lives for the better.

"In many and varied ways, CSM Public highlights how creative collaboration can be a potent tool for community resilience and social cohesion; a process that, crucially, benefits all who participate" Jeremy Till, Head of Central Saint Martins

Through CSM Public we turn the studio ethos ‘inside-out’ working with a variety of academic, corporate, non-profit, citizen-led and government organisations to actively engage with societal issues and co-design more optimistic futures for all.

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Call us on 020 7514 8716, or email: public@csm.arts.ac.uk to discuss how we can work with you to make change happen.

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Make @ Story Garden (Photo: Adam Razvi) Caption

MAKE @ Story Garden

A new public space for creative collaboration and social innovation opening in Somers Town

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Patterns of Perception

A collaboration between Central Saint Martins, English National Ballet and University College London's neuroscience department, working to better understand and improve the perception of Parkinson’s through arts and science research.

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    Generations, Platform Theatre, 2018. Photo: Monica Alcazar-Duarte
    Generations

    Improvisation forms the heart of Improbable theatre's workshops with a group of Islington residents over the age of 60 and Central Saint Martins students.

  • Building components in concrete and brick
    Work in progress, The Kiln House, M ARCH Architecture
    The Community Kiln

    Staff and students of BA Ceramic Design collaborate with M ARCH Architecture to create a local community kiln at The Skip Garden

  • Man holding furniture over toilet
    Sloot, Alfred Low Wei Leong BA Product Design
    Prison cell furniture for the future

    Students from BA Product Design work with the Design Against Crime Research Centre to improve prison cell furniture

  • People sitting with coloured blocks on table
    Work in progress
    Unblocking prison conversations

    How four BA Product Design students worked with Design Against Crime to create a game reconnecting inmates and their children

  • Furniture design as part of workshop to alleviate overcrowded housing
    Overcrowded Housing Project. Photo: Liliya Galabova, Barbara Guoth, Elora Pierre, Zoe Kahane, Giorgia Rossi, Yin Wang
    Overcrowded Housing

    Customisable furniture to alleviate overcrowding created through collaboration between Camden Council, the Public Collaboration Lab, MA Industrial Design students and local authority housing residents

  • Woman painting
    Tate Exchange, 2018 (Photo: Belinda Lawley)
    Archive

    Explore more CSM Public projects from recent years

CSM Public stories

  • Graduates in the Making

    At a time when community spirit and inclusion feel so vital, participation may be more important than ever. In February 2020, students gained insight into how communities can work together to plan and deliver meaningful projects.

  • What is it like to live with Parkinson's?

    A cross-disciplinary collaboration, Patterns of Perception aims to help us better understand life lived with Parkinson's. In this ongoing project, a group of individuals with Parkinson’s collaborated with practitioners from Central Saint Martins

  • The Roundhouse at The Story Garden

    Making Week, a collective project building a structure at 1:1 scale, saw students working on site to create a Roundhouse for the local community at The Story Garden.

  • Designing a better night’s sleep

    M ARCH: Architecture student George Fisher has created sleeping pods for a homeless shelter in Redbridge