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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 Show 2020 – in pictures.

This time last week we welcomed our friends, affiliates and industry partners to the Private View of the MA Narrative Environments Work in Progress Show 2020, designed and built by our amazing second year students to present their work to date. Congratulations to the students on producing such an inspiring and vibrant event! Here it

Uncovering narratives at Stowe House and Gardens

Stowe House and Gardens, owned by National Trust, offers a vision of 18th century England fashioned after classical ideals. It was commissioned by the influential Lord Cobham as a meeting place and inspiration for his powerful circle of friends including political cronies and other leading figures of the day. Stories of vice and virtue, sea faring

The MA Narrative Environments Degree Show 2019 is here!

Congratulations to our MA Narrative Environments Class of 2019 creative superstars on producing a sensational show this year! Come on over to Central Saint Martins to this week to meet the graduating students and find out about the engaging and imaginative MA final projects that have been keeping them so busy this year. The MA

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 ‘

MA NE Year 1 Field Trip: New Narratives for Sarajevo.

First Year MA NE students returned from their field trip to Sarajevo last week with compelling research and concepts targeting seven areas of unique physical, economic, cultural and social assets of the city. They were tasked with developing new narratives or identities for the Sarajevo, enabling it to carve a more significant place on the world

2040: The Future Healthcare System – Centralised and Reactive

How can the future healthcare system tackle issues such as pollution, mental health and stress, from a centralised and reactive viewpoint? In collaboration with ARUP,  first year MA Narrative Environments students used research and foresight techniques to imagine a healthcare system in 2040 functioning in a monitored co-living and working facility such as their proposed prototype “Flora”, forecasting

In Practice: with graduate Luca Ponticelli

For the second edition of our monthly In Practice series, featuring an MA Narrative Environments alumni, we talk with Luca Ponticelli, Designer at IDEO London. Luca Ponticelli  lucaponticelli.com I am Visual Communication Designer with a background in Psychology. I worked across industries for the past few years at the intersection of brand, exhibition design and

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

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

Design for Healthcare: Mateusz Gidaszewski at the Healthcare Leadership Academy.

A focus of MA NE Student Mateusz Gidaszewski’s work at Medics.Academy as a Head of Design and User Experience is the progression of the role of design in healthcare. He recently delivered a successful lecture and workshop about Design Thinking, Experience Design, and Human Centered Design in the context of medicine, for the Healthcare Leadership Academy. 26

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

Design Museum Industry Insights Event: Storytelling Through Design

New Year, new diary! Save the date before you diary fills up for this Design Museum Industry Insights talk exploring the role of storytelling in design, developed in collaboration with MA Narrative Environments students. Head over to the Design Museum for this day event especially for students on Wednesday, February 20, 2019, from 14:30 to 17:00,

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

Nike Shanghai 001 store designed by MANE alumni Rosa Hua Huang & team

MANE alumni Rosa Hua Huang is part of the team behind the core design for the recently opened Nike 001 concept store in Shanghai, which the brand highlights as “one of it’s biggest innovation moments”. Located in the city’s iconic Nanjing East Road shopping district, the 41,150 square ft store reveals the story of Nike’s

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.

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

MANE Degree Show 2018 is here!

The MANE Degree Show 2018 is here, showcasing a wide range of creative talent and imaginative narrative designs. You can find us in The Crossing at the entrance to CSM. Look up and head toward the flock of white shapes! Degree Show 2: Design 20-24 June 2018 Opening Times: Wednesday to Friday: 12-8pm Saturday and

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