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Central Saint Martins hosts a wide variety of events over each academic year, each event brings an exciting mix of innovation, collaboration and talent. Below you will find some of the key events we've hosted over the years.

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    A Map of Us, Mabel Chen
    Off-site: Designing at a Distance: 12–20 September 2020

    During lockdown, our graduating students were challenged like never before. In a three-part digital show, we celebrated their ability to adapt in an uncertain, dislocated world and design new ways of living. With three themed online exhibitions for London Design Festival 2020: (De)constructing Space, New Languages of Making and The Social and the Self in Isolation.

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    SALE at Tate Exchange: 14–19 January 2020  

    Our Art programme students returned to Tate Modern for their annual residency at Tate Exchange. SALE set out to consider the complexity and disparity of the art market by staging more than 300 “closing down sales”. Replicating and subverting systems of the commercial art world, students presented a series of artworks, performances and provocations – all available for a fee.

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    OurHaus: 2019 – 2020  

    2019 marked the centenary of the founding of German school of art and design Bauhaus. Across the year, Central Saint Martins and Camberwell College of Arts staff and students explored the legacy of the influential school through a series of projects, events and teaching activity. This culminated in OurHaus, a week-long festival across the two Colleges which critically re-imagined Bauhaus ideologies for our times.

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    Hacking Hearts: 8 November 2019

    Visiting scientists from Tokyo Institute of Technology and Queen Mary University presented their research to a group of artists and designers to be "hacked" in a week-long collaboration. Postgraduate and doctoral students across the College opened up cutting edge scientific research for consideration from cultural political and social perspectives.

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    Constructing the Mezzaniney: 30 September – 4 October 2019  

    International renowned artists, Steven Warwick and Carlos Maria Romero, spent a week with our students developing a new performance to include within their Mezzanine series. The collaboration saw students engaging with the artists’ work, offering up ideas and using their bodies to perform and convey concepts for a whole new space and audience.

  • a girl dances in a costume amongst the fountains outside of csm

    A Unified Work of Art, Art Night: 22 June 2019  

    A Unified Work of Art took place on the final weekend of our Degree Show Two: Design, as part of the year long project Bauhaus to Ourhaus, which marked the centenary of Bauhaus. In response to the German school’s renowned parties, our students from across all disciplines transformed Granary Square into a unified work of art, bringing together performers and the public.

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    Image by Neba Sere
    Fundamentals: 2017 – ongoing

    Fundamentals is a lecture series by our Spatial Practices programme, with a big appetite yet gap in public debate on architecture, Fundamentals aims to provide a forum to debate the forces shaping our cities. Covering the basics of housing, planning, land, industry, public art, landscape and tackling the status quo, asking what could and should come next. Read more in our Fundamentals Archive.


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    Show One: Art (photo: John Sturrock)
  • Central Saint Martins Degree Show Two: Design, Private View, 2018. Photo: Vic Phillips
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    Act | Balance by Tuli Litvak, Degree Show 2017 - BA Fine Art
  • Central Saint Martins 2016 Degree Show Two
    John Sturrock, Central Saint Martins 2016 Degree Show Two