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The Week That Was: 18 February


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19 February 2017

Wow. It’s been a busy week at Central Saint Martins.

Friday night saw students from MA Fashion unveil their work for London Fashion Week. Gabriele Skucas and Stefan Cooke were jointly awarded the L’Oréal Professionnel Creative Award. MA Fashion is the only course to have an on-schedule show at LFW. Business of Fashion selected its Class of 2017 while American Vogue commented: “They will shape the fashion world – not least because they are talents gathered from everywhere.”

Students from BA Textiles have been collaborating with Palestinian embroidery collective Women in Hebron. The first collection is currently on display at Central Saint Martins.

It was Valentine’s Day. The perfect antidotes being MA Graphic Communication Design student Lucy Maria’s Sweet Nothings poem generator using the terms and conditions from dating websites and this love letter to Graphic grad Henry McCauslaud.

A gathering of snippets from BA and MA Architecture’s Making Week.

The co-curators of the 10th anniversary Fashion in Film Festival talk about this year’s theme of ‘time’ (there’s a week left to support the Festival through its kickstarter).

Brazilian performance artist Elen Braga has been in residence at Central Saint Martins for the past four weeks, run in partnership with Sesc São Paulo. Working with students dressed in leotards and swimming caps, here’s a run down of what happened.

Alex Chinneck (artist), Mark Davy (Future City), Hadrian Garrard (Create London), Anna Harding (Space Studios) and Verity-Jane Keefe (artist) joined forces with Guardian architecture critic Oliver Wainwright to talk about the value of public art at this week’s Fundamentals lecture. The debate was a lively one with the discussion turning to artists’ role in gentrification, which resulted in one member of the audience utter the memorable declaration: “We are the coffee shop!”. Missed last week’s debate on industry, catch up here

 Metaphonica announced its third outing, with this edition given the tag of “songs of protest and resistance”. Come along to see art, live music and politics collide.

“You’re always in a conversation with someone from a different corner of the globe and you don’t find that everywhere.” The Foreign Office spoke to international students about their experiences and made this film.