MA Narrative Environments

Projects

Julie Howell’s ‘PAST PRESENT FUTURE’ design proposal selected for Arts & Heritage Blue Skies Museum Project.

Julie Howell’s proposed design PAST PRESENT FUTURE for the Ripon Workhouse Museum, has been selected for Arts & Heritage Blue Skies Museum Project. Julie’s proposal, a ‘walking meditiation’ through the Ripon streetscape along the route that links three historic sites that comprise the Ripon Museum, explores how the histories that are presented in the Workhouse Museum

MAMA 3.0 : a collaboration with Arup Foresight.

MA Narrative Environments 1st year students worked with Arup Foresight to explore the Future of Factories, using foresight tools and methodologies to imagine different future scenarios. This projects transports us to 2040, where extreme climate changes have forced mankind to be more resourceful. To aid existence in an increasingly polluted, over-populated world short on natural

Brompton City: Brompton Bicycles in 2040.

ARUP Foresight teamed up with MANE 1st year students to explore the manufacturing opportunities and challenges facing the classic British bicycle company ‘Brompton’, as part of a the forecasting series ‘ The Future of the Factory’.   The resulting scenario saw the Brompton Bicycles company benefit from unexpected exponential growth, becoming a powerful influence due

Work in Progress: focus on displays.

Following on from the Work in Progress Show Private View, here are some images focusing on the displays created by the MA Narrative Environments 2nd year students to showcase their major projects. The juxtaposition of the displays in the show highlighted the breadth of themes and stories being developed by the students in their work.

Charles Was Here: An AR Journey for the Dickens Museum.

Addressing issues of social injustice present in our society today as they were in Charles Dickens’ time, first year MA Narrative Environments developed an Augmented Reality journey for the Dickens Museum. In collaboration with Holborn Media Arts club, the students imagined five short stories, each one linked to five different locations chosen from the Dickens topography;

Museum of London: The Food Market.

Creating human connection in the food shopping experience… In preparation for the move from Barbican to Smithfield Market, the Museum of London has set up the Talking Points Gallery. They commissioned MA NE 1st year students, in collaboration with St Lukes Community Centre, to design an experimental, visitor friendly, provocative and participatory installation about food. The team

Smyle: Say Hello!

Smyle is a well established creative agency with offices in Islington. Passionate about fusing technology with creativity, they brief first year MA NE students to imagine a socially engaged holiday installation in the Smyle windows and lobby. The students created an interactive “Wave Chain” installation to counter loneliness in Islington, which is nationally ranked the borough

Living Space exhibition at the European Space Agency

Living Space is an interactive exhibition and immersive tour of the European Space Agency’s core explorations, past, present and future, designed by MA Narrative Environments 2nd Year Students, in collaboration with  from Southbank University and  The Erasmus Centre at the European Space Agency. The refreshed tour moves away from a microgravity-centred narrative in favour of

Showcase at the British Embassy, Berlin

MA Narrative Environments graduates Tom Butler, Lea Nagano, Yewon Shim, Julie Howell and Nele Voss re-united to created a temporary exhibition of work that has resulted from collaborations between British and German universities, at the British Embassy in Berlin. They showcased 11 projects ranging from the latest research in prostate cancer to augmented reality ‘

2040: Future Healthcare Ecosystem – Dispersed and Reactive

ARUP and MA Narrative Environment 1st year students put their heads together to imagine a Healthcare Ecosystem in 2040 through a dispersed and reactive lens, that would function within an environment where automation has changed the world and once complex problems could easily be solved by AI and robots. In order to avoid an economic

2040: The Future Healthcare Ecosystem – Preventative and Dispersed.

MA Narrative Environments students collaborated with ARUP to imagine a healthcare ecosystem, after the NHS has been privatised, that is preventative and dispersed. In this scenario, the privatisation of the NHS has caused people to become increasingly aware of preventative healthcare as a way to reduce their healthcare costs. In large cities like London, investment

Super/Power Market at the British Museum

The exhibition ‘Food as a Weapon: the Hunger for Power’ at the British Museum in London explores how food production and distribution are related to power, exploitation and control of natural resources. Today, hunger and malnutrition are still major health risks in some parts of the world, with social inequalities acting as a major barrier to

Maiden Lane Estate: Dancing in Gold!

Tackling social issues partly caused by the isolated location of the Maiden Lane Estate, Year 1 Narrative Environments students worked with local residents to create a proposal that activates empty public spaces around the estate to encourage interaction, promote cultural exchange and create platform for creative expression. The students staged an interview on the rooftop

Re-design for UCLH Children’s and Young Adults A & E

The University College Hospital London Childrens and Young Adults A+E department is seeking to make their services truly patient-focused and to create an age-appropriate environment that provides a welcoming, uplifting atmosphere that alleviates the anxieties of patients and their carers when visiting the A+E. In response, the MA Narrative Environments students developed a proposal to

Find Oliver! An interactive trail for the Dickens Museum.

Find Oliver! Is a 30 minute trail using street lamp posts to disseminate visual and audio clues that incrementally share Oliver Twist’s story, imagined by first year MA Narrative Environment students for the Dickens Museum. The trail covers commercial and residential hotspots, engaging residents, students, workers and local shoppers. The lamp post installations bring awareness

Graduate Lea Nagano’s work with Squintopera for the new Endeavour Galleries at the National Maritime Museum

Graduate Lea Nagano worked with Squintopera over the last year to direct five audio-visual media installations for the new permanent ‘Endeavour Galleries’ at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, London. “It was a very exciting and rich project that is now brilliantly staged within the beautiful exhibition design done by Casson Mann. I feel honoured to be part of

Graduates Rhiannon Williams, Cruz Maria Vallespir and Erica Jensen featured in Creative Unions Show at the Lethaby Gallery

Three of our recent graduates are showing work in the Creative Unions exhibition at the Lethaby Gallery in King’s Cross from 25 September – 27 October 2018. Showcasing the work of Central Saint Martins graduating students whose practice addresses our current socio-political climate, Creative Unions explores how design can further public debate and become an active

Daily tous les jours create a public lab for the future of urban life.

MANE alumni Melissa Mongiat’s studio, Daily Tous Les Jours, has collaborated with Sidewalk Labs recently to create a public lab for the future of urban life. The design transformed the ground floor of 307, Sidewalk Lab’s first experimental  workspace in Toronto, into an interactive space that engages local inhabitants in conversation through games, a generative

Campus of the Future – with ARUP Foresight

Rising automation, digital learning and changing student expectations coupled with demand for life long education are shaping how, where and what we learn.  – Arup Foresight.   Following a collaboration with MA NE students to visualise the future of higher education learning environments, Arup Foresight have published a Future Campus Report exploring the major trends shaping

Knowledge Forest / Chi No Mori by MA NE graduate Yuka Kawamoto

Tokyo based MA NE graduate Yuka Kawamoto created an 8 m tall Knowledge Forest / Chi No Mori installation inspired by books and knowledge maps, in Toyama Library. The Knowledge Forest [知の森 – chi no mori] is an interactive design installation which acts as a metaphorical Tree of Knowledge, allowing participants to share their favourite

Knight Frank Award Winner 2018

Big congratulations to Rhiannon Williams who won 2018 Spatial Practices Prizes sponsored by Knight Frank for her MA NE final project Fracture Edit. The other prize winners included  MA Architecture students Louis Lupien, Billy Adams and Freddie Wiltshire. We are also proud of Spatial Practices prize nominees MA NE students Erica Corina Jensen and Ankita

Café Odyssey at the London Festival of Architecture

Café Odyssey is a pop-up coffee shop with a difference set up by 2nd Year MA NE student Ronnie Chou. The Peckham based pop-up café offers free coffee with a specially designed receipt – a map showing local shops and organisations that contribute to the contested narrative of gentrification in and around Southwark. The aim of

Macedonia Field Trip: New Narratives for Skopje

In early May, MA NE 1st years took a field trip to Macedonia for a week to research and envision new narratives for the capital city Skopje. Macedonia is consolidating its identity, having gained independence from former Yugoslavia in 1991. In an effort to establish a distinctive national character in the capital, the current government introduced

London 2038: how will technological convergence change the places we live in?

A collaboration between MA Narrative Environments, Central Saint Martins, UAL and ARUP Foresight and Innovation. MA Narrative Environments joined up with Arup Foresight, who specialise in identifying trends shaping the future of the built environment, to imagine how technological convergence could change London. Arup’s contribution to the London cityscape over the past 70 years can

MANE student Rhiannon Williams and Feminist Internet featured in Trebuchet Magazine

Feminist Internet is a future-focused collective made up of  16 multi-disciplinary artists and designers, including MANE 2nd Year student Rhiannon Williams, who aim to create an equal and just internet for all. A UAL project, the Feminist Internet originated from a 10 day intensive studio session to re-imagine the internet in a way that does

Story shapes – Parklife with the Furtherfield Gallery

MANE 1st Year Team members  Layan Al Saud – Architecture and Urban Planning, Project Managment Mateusz Gidaszewski – Art, Design, Project Managment Yiyao Lai – Spatial Design Yu Sun – Product Design Homepage …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………   The four Storyshapes projects partner Year 1 MANE students with clients to explore the process and possibilities of ‘narrative environments’. The

Work in Progress Show 2018 – in pictures

A big thank you to everyone who came to visit us at CSM for the 2018 Work in Progress Show. It was a vibrant evening where guests had the opportunity to engage with the students, discuss their work and leave valuable feedback.  A huge thank you to all our visiting critics who lead engaging and

Unequal journeys

Interview with MA Narrative Environments alumni Nele Vos and Alexander Goller on their latest project developing an interactive, e-learning module to explore some of the inequalities inherent in access to citizenship and freedom of movement. Read the article here.  

The Life and Death Toolkit

This toolkit was developed by Shibboleth Shechter and Tricia Austin in collaboration with MA Narrative Environments students. The Life and Death Toolkit helps design students to reflect on the sustainability of their projects and make informed decisions throughout their design process. The toolkit consists of two sets of prompt cards and a worksheet. The prompt

Liquid Histories in Shanghai

Narrative Environments tutor David Chambers and second year students Ronnie Chou & Tonya Guan have been working with Head of College Jeremy Till on Liquid Histories, the London Pavilion at the Shanghai Urban Space Art Season! The team from Central Saint Martins has focused on the River Thames as a vessel of stories, both real

diverCity Matchmaking

MA Narrative Environments’ 2017 grad Aga Anastazja Szypicyn presented her final project diverCity – a powerful design critique of the limitations of placemaking through visualisation – to Urbanistas last night. Read more about the project in this book designed by Aga diverCity Matchmaking And check out the next Urbanistas events here

LVMH Future Life Celebration

To celebrate 25 years since the official establishment of its Environment Department, LVMH presented two evenings of talks and presentations in September in Paris called Future LIFE (standing for LVMH Initiatives for the Environment). CSM was the only design school invited to collaborate and as part of a live project, students from MA Narrative Environments and BA

The Learning Project in Ahmedabad, India.

A collaboration between MA Narrative Environments, MA Architecture, and the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, India. Over two weeks, CSM and NID students worked together to design, fabricate and install interventions for the Prabhat Foundation, an educational charity supporting differently-abled children.   Team One focused on improving home life for 9 year-old Saniya, who has

Citizenshop at Tate

2016 alum Nele Vos was invited to show her graduation project Citizenshop at Tate as part of the Tate Exchange’s ‘Who Are We?’ project. Citizenshop is an interactive travelling installation that opposes the neoliberal concept of the acquisition of citizenship by investment, as is offered by an increasing number of governments across the world today. Instead, it asserts