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Alumni Anna Horváth exhibits latest collection with Initio Fine Arts.

MA Narrative Environments alumni and Hungarian designer Anna Horváth (AHA Objects) exhibited her latest collection of objects with Initio Fine Arts at Cromwell Place, in October. Anna’s strictly geometric, yet refreshingly playful works were showcased alongside the French architect and designer, Reda Amalou’s (RAD) elegant and organic creations. Through the exploration of contrasting materials and

‘Let Our Legacy Continue’ – an exhibition by alumni Jean Campbell.

Exhibition Designer and MA Narrative Environments alumni Jean Campbell’s exhibition “Let Our Legacy Continue” is a tapestry of visual art, sound, music and words that captures and celebrates the material of the unique Caribbeaness as reflected in everyday lives, during the COVID-19 pandemic. Designed in collaboration with photographer, exhibition designer and curator Ingrid Pollard, the exhibition is

In Practice: with graduate Anna Lincoln

We catch up with Anna Lincoln in this very first edition of our ‘In Practice’ series, shining the spotlight on MA Narrative Environments alumni trajectories since graduating from the course. Anna Lincoln // annalincoln.co.uk Where are you working now? I work as a designer for the Arts, predominantly with museums and cultural institutions. Currently I lead the 2D team

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

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

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.  

Japanese design magazine Hakoniwa meets alum Sachiko Osawa

Japanese design magazine Hakoniwa met MA Narrative Environments alum Sachiko Osawa to talk about her graduation project Yami-Ichi and her experience studying in London. This interview is in Japanese – read it here. Yami-Ichi has also been featured by Design Indaba (in English) – Read the full article here.  

Alumni Takayuki Ishii interviewed by Be Inspired

Be Inspired met Narrative Environments Graduate Takayuki Ishii, to discuss how he uses narrative theory, in his work with local places in rural and urban Japan. Article in Japanese.  

EXILE

A team of MA Narrative Environments graduates, led by 2016 alum Julie Howell and Tom Butler, have just completed a moving and important exhibition design project working with University of Leicester and the National Trust. Many National Trust places were home to, and shaped by, people who challenged conventional ideas of gender and sexuality. 50

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

Exploring Spaces of Tomorrow

Explore the shared spaces of tomorrow, as graduates of Spatial Practices at CSM share their forward looking projects as part of SPACE10’s upcoming series SPACE10 Pop-up: Exploring Spaces of Tomorrow. The exhibition focused on shared spaces and spaces as enablers for social interactions, and explored topics such as cross-generational co-living, rewilding and affordable housing for urban

Alum Suzanne O’Connell

Current Narrative Environments student Rhiannon Williams interviews landscape architect Suzanne O’Connell on the crucial nature of discussion, and how a ‘Trojan Horse’ can spark conversation. Click the image below to read the full article

Neighbourhood Number 9

What agencies do we need to engage with to ensure we are part of planning decisions rather than living as a consequence of them? Join Micro Museum curator (and CSM Spatial Practices tutor) Ruth Lang in conversation with Finn Williams (Common Office/GLA), Tom Coward (AOC Architecture), Suzanne O’Connell (The Decorators, also MA Narrative Environments alum)

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

Alum Melissa Mongiat featured in “Portraits of Visonaries from Montreal”

Narrative Environments alum Melissa Mongiat is featured with business partner Mouna Andraos in ‘PORTRAITS OF VISIONARIES FROM MONTREAL‘ at McCord Museum. Melissa Mongiat is the co-founder of the design studio Daily tous les jours, an interaction design studio with a focus on participation – empowering people to have a place in the stories that are

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Alum Radha Mistry is speaking at the Future of People launch at MIT Media Lab,  Saturday 3 December in Boston. Book a place to explore how science and technology impact the human body, mind, and society.    

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

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

Science inspires art

Narrative Environments’ alum Pamela Parker has a piece on show at the New York Hall of Science . Read more about the exhibition here. Open September 17th to February 26th 2016.

Fire! Fire!

Fire! Fire! at Museum of London with exhibition design by Narrative Environments tutor Ingrid Hu, event by alum Tom Butler and placement assistance from first years Nozomi and Geet! Discover London before, during and after the Great Fire of 1666 in an interactive exhibition marking the 350th anniversary of this infamous disaster. First years Nozmoi

SEEING at Science Gallery Dublin

Narrative Environments alum and second year tutor Claire Healy is the Exhibition Designer for SEEING at the Science Galley, Dublin, running 24.06.16-25.09.16. SEEING is a temporary exhibition aimed at 15-25 year olds that ran through the Summer of 2016 and welcomed 130,000 visitors to The Science Gallery, Dublin. Visitors to SEEING experience a range of

Spotlight on The Decorators

Fantastic interview with Narrative Environments alumni (and faculty!) The Decorators on starting and running their practice. “Self development is the most important thing in starting up your own business. Developing a can-do and positive mindset is what will get you through the inevitable hard times.” Read the full interview here.