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The Week That Was: 28 January


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27 January 2017

Students in bio-hazard overalls? Ah, work must have begun on the BioDesign Challenge. MA Material Futures and MA Art and Science are collaborating for the first time, looking at the future applications of biotechnology. This week saw them decode the genome of a bacteria and ‘massage bananas for DNA extraction’ – the mind boggles what the final results will be in June.

We make things with this stuff that sticks to our souls” – Duncan Hooson of BA Ceramics shares his ode to clay as we celebrate the centenary of ceramics at CSM in Craftsmanship Alone is Not Enough at the Lethaby Gallery. Plus, we ask staff and students past about the future of ceramics

Spatial Practices’ Fundamental debates moved onto Planning this week putting the role and responsibility of the planning system under the spotlight. Missed the first Fundamentals debate on Housing? Catch up with it here.

Nicolas Daley, BA Fashion alum, talked to Jocks and Nerds about music, multiculturalism and the wonders of jute.

Fashion in Film launched its Kickstarter to raise funds for the 10th anniversary edition in March. The festival prides itself on making rare and neglected films accessible to the public so help them achieve their most ambitious programme yet.

“I have no idea what I do. I just do what I like and hope one day I’ll like what I do.” Creative director and CSM alum Keith Gray visited the Graphic Communication programme to talk about the benefit of acting “responsibly irresponsible”.

Our final year BA Textile students partnered with Camden Council and Camden Market to make work celebrating local culture and communities. Discover their propositions in CamdenEsence.