"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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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.
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.
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
Prison cell furniture for the future
Students from BA Product Design work with the Design Against Crime Research Centre to improve prison cell furniture
Unblocking prison conversations
How four BA Product Design students worked with Design Against Crime to create a game reconnecting inmates and their children
Customisable furniture to alleviate overcrowding created through collaboration between Camden Council, the Public Collaboration Lab, MA Industrial Design students and local authority housing residents
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CSM Public stories
Tackling technology-facilitated domestic abuse
Through a practice-based PhD, Roxanne Alves Leitāo co-designed a chatbot with the charity Refuge providing information and advice to protect individuals' digital privacy. Since July 2020, it has been used by 6,650 people.
Sign Strokes: a visual conversation for architecture
Signstrokes introduces standardised sign language for architecture. It is the result of a collaboration between Adolfs Kristapsons, who graduated from M ARCH: Architecture last year, and Chris Laing, Royal College of Art graduate.
This is MAKE
What happens when an art and design college, a community centre, a developer and local council combine forces to create a public studio and collaborative making space for local people?
Igniting sustainable entrepreneurship, this project connects young people from Somers Town Youth Club with students studying BA Product Design.