Power to the people
Rentaro Nishimura, who teaches furniture and product design students at The Cass, collaborated with non-profit organisation People of the Sun in Malawi on a project to to empower local artisans via Design.
Inspired by indigenous basket-weaving techniques of Malawi, Rentaro designed CONE, two nesting stools where basket making becomes structural, practical, modern and a means to fight poverty.
CONE is made by rural Malawian artisans using local ilala palm leaves and natural dyes from local trees. It uses a double curvature to derive its strength.
The project is part of the “Being Inspired and Inspirational” series, by People of the Sun, a non-profit organisation in Malawi aiming to improve the livelihoods of rural artisans via Craft & Design. “Being Inspired and Inspirational” is about creative synergies between international designers and local artisans in Malawi.
Recent news from The Cass
Denise Lewis, a recent Textile Design BA graduate, has won a competition to design curtain fabric for the anti-poverty and social action centre, Toynbee Hall.
Richard Wilson OBE, aka Victor Meldrew, was awarded an honorary degree by London Metropolitan University at the 2017 Winter Graduation ceremony.
London Met raises awareness of homelessness in London with a Textile Design project.
An evening of celebration was held in order to launch Just Met 2017, an anthology featuring creative writing work from students at the University.
Thursday, 14 December, 3-8pm
The twelfth annual open studios at Calcutta House features exhibition by Fine Art BA and Photography BA students and a pop up exhibition by first year architects.
Students from The Sir John Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design have started a three-year regeneration collaboration with Belmonte, Italy.
The Cass will be hosting an exhibition of multimedia installations and live performances next week.
Students studying the urban development of cities in the Midlands recently had the opportunity to present their work to the Mayor of Leicester.
A group of Diploma Architecture students are working with the 15th Fulham Scout Group to create a live construction project.
A Jewellery Design graduate is fundraising to help her co-founded organisation, Mother Makers, exhibit at Munich Jewellery Week 2018.
BA Fine Art graduate named as winner of a national award.
Musarc, the architectural choir/research project based at The Cass, has announced details of their 2017 Christmas Concert.
Half of the shortlisted designs in the London Festival of Architecture competition are by practices led by Cass alumni.
Cass Fine art alumna participates in major exhibition exploring role of digital technologies in art.
A London Met academic has written the first in-depth study of Amitabh Bachan’s film career and star persona.