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‘Dystopian Flight’ is the Spatial Practices Climate Care Award Winner.

MA Narrative Environments graduating student Eunbi Kim has won the Spatial Practices Climate Care Award with her final project ‘Dystopian Flight Experience’. This award is given to projects that advance the climate agenda within the field of spatial practices, tackle climate change in our communities and take a proactive role in embedding sustainability practices. Dystopian

Shrutika Jain wins the Spatial Practices Cultural Equity Award with her final project ‘Motherland to Fatherland’.

‘Motherland to Fatherland’ is the Spatial Practices Cultural Equity Award winning project by MA Narrative Environments graduating student Shrutika Jain. The Spatial Cultural Equity Award is given to student projects that embody values, policies and practices that ensure that all people are represented in the development of spatial practice. Motherland to Fatherland’ is an exhibition

Sara Coppa and Paolo Di Gennaro’s project ‘Rooting Failure’ wins Spatial Practice Prize.

The project takes the form of an interactive installation challenging dominant understandings of failure through an immersive and contemplative route prompting participants to interact with one another by entangling threads, enabling the audience to explore the emotions related to the conditions of failing in different aspects of life in order to share renewed perspectives.  The overall

“Narrative Environments and Experience Design: Space as a Medium of Communication”, a new book by Tricia Austin.

“The design of narrative environments is a collaborative, transdisciplinary practice that challenges deep seated assumptions about hierarchies and boundaries in art and design.” – Tricia Austin MA Narrative Environments course leader Tricia Austin’s much anticipated new book ” Narrative Environments and Experience Design: Space as a Medium of Communication”, published by Routledge, is out now! Tricia’s comprehensive

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

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.

MA Narrative Environments Degree Show 2019 – in pictures

A big thank you to all who came to visit the MA Narrative Environments Degree Show this year. We hope you found some inspiring stories, interesting projects and that you enjoyed the show as much as we liked sharing our work with you. Here is a roundup of some nice images from the displays and

In Practice: with graduate Lea Nagano

For this edition of our In Practice series, we catch up with Digital Media Director and Motion Graphic Artist,  Lea Nagano.   Name: Lea Nagano – Current role:  I am a freelance Digital Media Director and Motion Graphic Artist who merges audio- visual moving image with spatial environments to create engaging museum, exhibition, event and retail

WIP Show 2019 : Experiments & Investigations

A big thank you to all those who joined us on Thursday, January 10th for a preview of the MA Narrative Environments Class of 2019’s work to date. Congratulations to our narrative design superstars for putting on such an engaging show featuring so many original and intriguing ideas! The event was a great opportunity for

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

MA NE Degree Show snapshots

Two weeks ago today our Degree Show opened, showcasing the wide range of incredible work by our graduating MA NE creative superheros! If you didn’t get a chance to visit the show in person, here are some snapshots from some of the students displays for you to enjoy.

Spring Lecture Series: FUNDAMENTALS

We are pleased to announce the return of FUNDAMENTALS for Spatial Practices’ Spring Term Lectures. Fundamentals 2018: The Way We Work, will bring architectural education, labour and procurement into the spotlight! The Thursday evening lectures will be fortnightly and the series will culminate in a Symposium on 2-3 March. Read more and reserve a place

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

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

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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.

Degree Show 2017

The MANE Degree Show is is finally here, and we are ready to celebrate a wide range of talents and creative superpowers. Just come and see for yourself. You’ll find us in The Crossing at the entrance to CSM. Look for the flags! We’re open to the public all week: Wednesday 21 to Friday 24

Work in Progress Show

Work in Progress Show 2017 has been held at CSM and thanks to all who came to visit us! Our show was not just about our work, but also about our visitors’ feedback. A huge thank you to all our visiting critics, and well done second years. Fantastic discussion and debate at the Work In

The International Student Innovation Awards

Last week we saw the launch of London And Partners’ International Innovation Student Awards here at CSM. The flexible and fun exhibition structure was designed and built by recent Narrative Environments alum Tom Butler, Julie Howell, Lea Nagano and Ye Won Shim! London and Partners set up the International Student Innovation Award to shine a spotlight on

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

Brain Waves

CSM Brain Waves is open! Come down to see the work of MA Narrative Environments graduating students Nele Vos, Vilma Luostarinen and Julie Howell. At the heart of the King’s Cross design district, welcoming Design Junction as a neighbour, Brain Waves presents the work of CSM’s leading design graduates, exploring the varieties of design intelligence

Project Gulangya

First and second years have been busy researching on Gulangyu Island this summer! MA Narrative Environments was invited by China Academy of Art to collaborate on a project to research the small island of Gulangyu, a few minutes ferry ride from the coastal city of Xiamen in south east China. Gulangyu was an international settlement

Emoji Milan

Central Saint Martins, UAL have created a web-based interactive installation for la Rinascente at Milan Salone 2016. Ryan Lewis, Simon Banos and Pei-Hsin Chen (students from BA Architecture and MA Narrative Environments at CSM) were commissioned by la Rinascente to design a public interactive piece running 12–18 April during the Milan Salone.   The performative

Google Poetrics

Poetrics is the result of a competition run in partnership between Google and Central Saint Martins to create an “interactive experience for the Kings Cross community”. Poetrics was designed by MA Narrative Environments students Laura Ventura Ricart, Yunqi Cai and Emily Kimura. Poetrics is an interactive art installation that turns random words into poetry that then