Our creative ecology
We are committed to addressing the climate and biodiversity emergency
Our relationship with the planet's resources calls for urgent and lasting change. If the global population reaches 9.6 billion by 2050, the equivalent of almost three planets with be required to sustain current lifestyles. Artists and designers are uniquely placed to meet these challenges. All forms of creative practice combine the ability to imagine new futures with the means to deliver them. Our work isn't defined simply by what we produce, but what comes before and after – how those things are made and how they are used.
We understand that the world is shaped through creative action.
Maison/0 is a cross-College incubator of creative-led sustainable innovation set up as part of the CSM LVMH Partnership. Our aim is to inspire, inform and equip the next generation of creative talents to address socio-environmental challenges.
Designing in Turbulent Times
Lethaby Gallery, 14 September - 27 October 2019
A Central Saint Martins, LVMH and Maison/0 exhibition for London Design Festival. Faced with increasingly urgent social and environmental pressures, creativity can be a powerful agent for innovation and transformation. Across a wide range of design disciplines, this exhibition showcased a selection of the very best recent graduate projects from Central Saint Martins, offering compelling and disruptive propositions for more sustainable and equitable futures.
Echoes of Nature
Working with an archive in the CSM Museum & Study Collection, MA Culture, Criticism and Curation students created their course’s first 3D-modelled virtual exhibition. We talk to the curators about the challenge of digitally designing a
Giving new life to leftovers
Marking the graduation of our MA Applied Imagination in the Creative Industries students, we speak to Chitrangada Goyal about her final project creating new uses for discarded fabric
Climate Emergency Assembly presents proposals
Yesterday saw the second Climate Emergency Assembly at which urgent and inspiring proposals were presented to the College and University.
"All voices are valid"
This week saw Central Saint Martins' first Climate Emergency Assembly. Speakers came from across UAL and included current students. Here, we share their speech in full.
A series of co-design workshops questioning existing practices and imagine future possibilities
Sustainability at UAL
Head of Central Saint Martins Jeremy Till appointed lead of the University's response to the climate emergency