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2015: Year In Review

It's been another remarkable year for Central Saint Martins, with a broad range of events, awards, and other accomplishments to report. Anchored at the heart of one Europe's most dynamic new urban centres, Central Saint Martins is increasingly important to London's cultural life. It is easy to get overwhelmed on an almost daily basis by the sheer amount of activity that CSM hosts, so putting together highlights of the past year has been a difficult task. What is really striking is how many of these are making a significant public impact, indicative of our general desire to open up CSM to as broad an audience as possible.

College highlights

A large purple and blue multi-sided shape is placed in the middle of Granary Square, in front of Central Saint Martins

Unannounced Acts Of Publicness

In May ten artworks appeared unannounced in Granary Square...

Jeremy Till

Restless Futures

A year-long programme of seminars, workshops, and exhibitions which culminated in a major conference in June.

A flat lay of different pastel coloured bottles, tweezers and capsules.

The Intelligent Optimist

The exhibition and event series exploring futures for design opened in September as part of the London Design Festival.

Futuro House on the terrace of Central Saint Martins

Futuro House

In October a 1970s spaceship landed on our terrace and has since hosted performances, screenings and talks.

An outdoor area with a play shed and seating

CSM Public

Autumn saw this college-wide initiative begin to highlight our engagement with societal issues.

Research highlights

A man wearing a judges wig walking through an estate

Estate, A Reverie

A film by Dr. Andrea Zimmerman, lecturer and tutor on Performance Design and Practice.

A large black billboard with white writing on it above a busy road

London's Changing

This high-profile project asked people living in the capital about their views on recent developments.

A pair of hands holding a book open

Books and The Human Touch

A debate held as part of the AHRC 10th anniversary celebration series.

Programme highlights

A group of students stood with Gustaz Metzger

Art

Fine Art students collaborated with artist Gustav Metzger on ‘Remember Nature’, his latest project on climate change, here at CSM.

A woman being filmed on a tube carriage

Culture and Enterprise

The programme launched a new course, MA Arts and Cultural Enterprise, in collaboration with Hong Kong University.

A group of actors on stage in a mob formation, the lighting over them is red.

Drama and Performance

BA Acting staged an original production of 'when the terror has ended the victims will dance'.

Grace Bonner

Fashion

Alumni including Thomas Tait, Grace Wales Bonner and Mary Katrantzou won at the prestigious British Fashion Awards held in November.

A man wearing a brightly coloured green and yellow jacket stood next to the Minions logo

Foundation

130 students were involved in a design collaboration alongside Universal Pictures’ Minions.

David Pearson

Graphic Communication Design

Alumnus David Pearson was awarded the RSA Royal Distinction for Design.

A woman wearing a piece of jewellery which stretches over the mouth and has jewels where the mouth would be

Jewllery and Textiles

Alexander McQueen and Swarovski at the V&A: ten students selected to design pieces the Savage Beauty exhibition.

Four 3D digital models of a metal leg

Product Ceramic and Industrial Design

Two people sat next to each other mid discussion

Spatial Practices

Contested Space: a forum to explore the complexity of current approaches to the production of space in the city.