MA Narrative Environments

CriticalDesign

Designing Narrative Environments for Critical Heritage event.

MA Narrative Environments recently hosted a ‘Designing Narrative Environments for Critical Heritage’ event in collaboration with UCL Institute of Archaeology, devised and produced by MANE Course Leader Tricia Austin and Colin Sterling, AHRC Leadership Fellow at UCL. Cross disciplinary speakers and guests cast a critical eye on the important role of museums, heritage sites and

Urban Toys

How can play areas in cities open up new ways to interact with and experience space? Narrative Environments’ alum Leticia Lozano works at Laboratory para la Ciudad in Mexico City and leads the playful city research area. Here, they explore the scope of play as a tool for urban development, placemaking, underused public space activation and social cohesion, and

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

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

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The doors have opened to Creative Unions at the Lethaby Gallery, on until 21 October. Come celebrate the power of creativity to cross borders! The contemporary world must be defined not by boundary or binary but connection. Sharing the work of this year’s graduating Central Saint Martins students, Creative Unions celebrates the power of designers to challenge isolationism.

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

A Manifesto for Spatial Practices

We are launching our Spatial Practices Programme Manifesto this year, a mission statement which shares principles that we think are urgent and need to be made public. In producing a Manifesto, we want to provoke questions and challenges in our courses, our staff and our students – and the world of spatial and architectural education at

Degree Show 2016 Events

Join us for our daily programme of student-led events! Free, public, all welcome!