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KE Staff Awards 2022 The Knowledge Exchange Team Champion: Maison/0

People gathered around a wooden table assessing artwork
  • Written byYana Kasa
  • Published date 14 April 2023
People gathered around a wooden table assessing artwork
Image Credit: Maison/0 Green Trail jury, including Alexandre Capelli (LVMH Environment Deputy Director), reviewing work by Aramantou Toure (BA Textile Design) at the Lethaby Gallery | Photography by Paul Cochrane, 2022.

Knowledge Exchange is how we work with external partners to create positive change in our society, economy and environment. The KE Staff Awards 2022 celebrated and made visible the diverse range of Knowledge Exchange practices at UAL.

The Knowledge Exchange Team Champion award recognises a group or a team who have exceeded expectations to deliver innovation, creativity and value to colleagues and the institution. Last year the award was presented to Maison/0: The Central Saint Martins - LVMH Creative Platform for Regenerative Luxury.

The new phase of CSM’s partnership with LVMH launched in April 2021, aiming to respond to the environmental emergency through the power of creative collaboration. Maison/0 delivers collaborative student projects, curriculum development, R&D, financial support and opportunities for students to research and develop projects that boost regenerative luxury through design. These are offered through scholarships, funding, curriculum design and direct opportunities for students, such as work experience placements and events that platform cutting edge environmental knowledge.

In 2021, LVMH provided 400 students from 8 courses with portfolio reviews, a uniquely valuable experience for both parties. Maison/0 have successfully delivered two events at CSM on solutions to the global climate emergency. Students and graduates were able to present examples from their Maison/0 projects to CSM and LVMH.

Between January 2021 and June 2022, 269 students took part in Maison/0 in-curriculum projects across 4 programmes. These projects provided the students with professional experience and access to industry experts. Training on sustainable and regenerative design, and Intellectual Property was at the core of these programmes.

Maison/0 provides development opportunities for the current generation of students as well as rewarding graduates who are pioneering new ways to creatively value climate biodiversity and respond to social emergencies. Awards are offered across a range of disciplines and programmes.

Since 2018, the Maison/0 Green Trail has highlighted the best nature-positive graduate projects across the college’s various design disciplines. Since 2021, ‘This Earth Awards’ celebrated the power of artistic practice to advocate for nature.

Find out more about the winners of the KE Staff Awards 2022 (PDF 3.8MB).