MA Narrative Environments

Stories

“Marvellous and Mischievous: Literature’s Young Rebels” exhibition at the British Library designed by graduate Simon Banos, for Simon Leach Design.

MA Narrative Environments graduate Simon Banos, working for Simon Leach Design, has created a family friendly exhibition at the British Library called “Marvellous and Mischievous: Literature’s Young Rebels”. The exhibition explores how characters from favourite children’s books, from Matilda to Pippi Longstockings, break conventions and bend rules to change the world around them for the

PHD Graduate Silvia Grimaldi on Design For Narrative Experience in Product Interactions

Congratulations to Silvia Grimaldi, who’s director of studies is MA NE course leader Patricia Austin, on gaining her PHD for her work on Design for Narrative Experience in Product Interactions. Her research investigates the potential of narrative in product design to enhance sustainability. Engaging people emotionally with an object, for example through having that object

The Design Museum x MA Narrative Environments explore Storytelling through Design.

The Design Museum and MA Narrative Environments came together on  Wednesday 20th February 2019 to host an all day Industry Insights event exploring the relationship between space and stories. A diverse panel of designers and architects shared examples of their work and captivating insights into how to harness storytelling as a tool to narrate and

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

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

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.  

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

We Raise Our Hands In The Sanctuary

Designer and Narrative Environments tutor Ingrid Hu talks to Inky Cloak about her approach to designing the set and costumes for We Raise Our Hands in The Sanctuary. Read the full interview with Ingrid Hu here. Dazed and Confused Magazine on Inky Cloak’s new play ‘We Raise Our Hands In The Sanctuary’ :

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

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