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an air stream with students milling around
  • Written byInternal Communications
  • Published date 13 October 2022
an air stream with students milling around
Photography by Jamie Johnson

The SWAP SHOP is now open at Central Saint Martins!

Technicians and students have worked in collaboration with the UAL Climate Emergency Network to create a space dedicated to unwanted materials that can be re-used, re-purposed or repaired.

All UAL students and staff are welcome to use the SWAP SHOP. The scheme helps our community to save money and the environment, and reinforces an important message about the difference between “end-of-use" and “end-of-life".

What can I donate to the SWAP SHOP?

We welcome donations of wood, plastic, wax, clay, tape, paper, cables, screws, acrylic, cardboard, fabric, blue tack, electronics, needles, sequins, trimmings, fixings, foam, pins, clips, string, vinyl, lino, paint, ink, rope, thread, screws, ribbon and more! Please don't drop off flammables, sharp objects, poisons, corrosives, drugs or pressurised containers.

When is the SWAP SHOP open?

The SWAP SHOP will be open in the airstream in The Street at our King's Cross site throughout the Spring term at the following times:

Tuesdays, 11am–3:30pm
Wednesdays, 11am–3:30pm
Thursdays, 10am–1pm

Users are welcome to take an item from the SWAP SHOP with a view to donating an item in exchange on another day.

Someone’s scrap is another person's treasure!

Meet the SWAP SHOP team

Meet the students who are staffing the SWAP SHOP, Vassi Deij and Frieda Bischoff. The team are studying MA Design for Social Innovation and Sustainable Futures at LCC, and are the duo behind Renee Materials, matching companies and their reusable material with students, creatives and makers that need it for their projects.