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MANE Degree Show 2018 is here!

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 13:45

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 Sunday 12-5pm

Last Entry: 30 minutes before closing time





Café Odyssey at the London Festival of Architecture

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 12:58

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 the experience is to counter the alienating effects of gentrification by encouraging visitors to explore their area, discover local places and celebrate it’s richness and diversity.

The project is a collaboration with a Peckham-based initiative, Pempeople.


You can grab a free coffee at Café ODYSSEY on 29, 30 June from 12-3pm and start your bespoke journey in Southwark co-designed among trusted locals.

Head on over to: TenPoint5ive Gallery, Floor 5, Peckham Levels 95A Rye Ln Peckham SE15 4TG


Café ODYSSEY at London Festival of Architecture

June 29, 2018 – June 30, 2018

12:00 – 15:00

Admission: FREE

More Info:


For the London Festival of Architecture website:

Cruz Maria Vallespir is part of Artnight Outreach London on July 7th.

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 14:24

The MI CASA exhibition by 2nd year MA NE student and artist Cruz Maria Vallespir comprises a one ‘Story-House’ structure in which visitors discover a migrant’s story told through recorded audio and intricate thread drawings of treasured places, people and objects.


Come see Cruz’s exhibition, hear poetry read by Sonia Quinteros and participate in a drawing and embroidery drop-in session at the Workshop in Lambeth on the evening of July 7th.


Installation / Workshop /  Poetry reading

Saturday 7th July


The Workshop, 26 Lambeth High St, Lambeth, London SE1 7AG

6:00pm – 6:30pm MI CASA poetry reading by Sonia Quinteros
6:30pm – 9:00pm Memories of home drawing and embroidery workshop on a drop-in basis.

For more information about Artnight Outreach go to


Macedonia Field Trip: New Narratives for Skopje

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 17:00

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.

PDF Group 2 Women of Skopje

Macedonia is consolidating its identity, having gained independence from former Yugoslavia in 1991. The country is engaged in a long term dispute with Greece over the use of the historic name “Macedonia”, that also belongs to a Northern Greek province.

In an effort to establish a distinctive national character in the capital, the current government introduced the “Skopje 2014” development project.

PDF Group 2 Women of Skopje

This resulted in the addition of  “historical Macedonian” facades to buildings along the Skopje’s central river, the renaming of squares and airports after Alexandre the Great and the creation of a constructed national narrative shared by museums and government institutions.

It is an opportune time for Year 1 students to spend the week in Skopje developing city narrative strategies, place-making projects and urban interventions across different sectors including education, art, history, health and wellbeing and biodiversity.

The students created some insightful and witty proposals such as “DySkopje” – a dystopian future in which the inhabitants of Skopje are evacuated due to toxic pollution and the city has become a commemorative heritage site in warning to future generations.


Another concept, for the education sector, introduced the “Academic Efficiency” strategy where universities are provided with the “tools” to improve students performance whilst indoctrinating them with the “correct” way of thinking and devotion to the motherland.









London 2038: how will technological convergence change the places we live in?

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 17:33

A collaboration between MA Narrative Environments, Central Saint Martins, UAL and ARUP Foresight and Innovation.

MA Narrative Environments joined up with Arup Foresight, who specialise in identifying trends shaping the future of the built environment, to imagine how technological convergence could change London.

Arup’s contribution to the London cityscape over the past 70 years can be seen in some of it’s most acclaimed buildings, including the London Aquatics Centre, the Millennium Bridge, Smithfield Market and the Design Museum.


In this series of projects, Arup Foresight and MA NE 1st Year students celebrate the unique relationship between Arup and London.

Imagining the world in 2038, the students used foresight techniques to reconsider the design, operation and experience of the iconic buildings designed by Arup, which you can read about here

London Aquatic Centre NHS 3rd Wave

Smithfield Market Smithfield Market

Design Museum The Design Museum

Millennium Bridge Millenium Bridge