Celebration week 2017

Students, staff and studios across The Cass celebrate and share their work in progress with panels of invited critics.

Celebration Week 2017, which begins on the 20 February, is an opportunity for students from across The Cass to present their studio work to panels of external critics. The week provides a daily programme of studio based 'crits', screenings, events and pop-up shows.

The critics taking part in this year’s Celebration Week include journalist and writer Owen Hatherley, Catherine Slessor, writer, critic and former Editor of the Architectural Review, Shumi Bose, curator of the 2016 British pavilion at the Venice Bienale, Structural Engineer, Jane Wernick CBE, Dave Hoyland, Founder Director of the Seventeen Gallery in London, ICON magazine editor, James McLachlan, and Hana Loftus, Co-director of HAT Projects.

Andy Stone, Head of The Cass, said, “We are mid-year, the momentum is building toward the end of year, so this is a moment to capture and share the energy and ideas across the School.

“Events like Celebration Week are our way of not just celebrating the extraordinary work produced by our students but also ensuring this is presented to and critiqued by key figures in their field and that the range and depth of our students’ output is presented for professional review.”

A reception celebrating the launch of ‘Conversation Pieces’ will be held on Thursday 23 February at 6pm in the Boulevard, 4th floor, Central House. The catalogue reflects on Unit 5's, led by tutors Pierre d’Avoine and Daniel Serafimovski and supported by Cass Projects, participation in the City Dressing project during the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games. The book will be available to buy from the London Met eShop.

Celebration Week 2017 ends in spectacular style with PROJECT RED, an annual live catwalk show from students on the BA (Hons) Fashion course at The Cass.

A full list of critics taking part in Celebration Week 2017 is available here.

The programme

Monday 20 February Fine Art and Photography, Music
Tuesday 21 February Visual Communications, Animation, BA Architecture
Thursday 23 February Theatre and Performance, Professional Diploma in Architecture (RIBA 2)
Friday 24 February Interiors, 3D and Fashion

Prospective postgraduate students can also visit The Cass and meet staff on the evening of the 23rd February from 5pm - places can be booked via Eventbrite.