Leading design festival showcases London Met talent

Work from students at London Metropolitan University will be included in this year’s Clerkenwell Design Week, a festival of creativity expected to attract over 20,000 visitors.

Date: 18/05/2012

Work from students at London Metropolitan University will be included in this year’s Clerkenwell Design Week, a festival of creativity expected to attract over 20,000 visitors. 

Students from the Sir John Cass Faculty of Art, Media and Design and the Faculty of Architecture and Spatial Design will feature in the three-day festival, which runs 22-24 May accross Clerkenwell.

Selected work from the University’s award-winning Aldgate Project will be displayed at The Gallery, Great Sutton Street, and Humanscale, in Northburgh Street.

It's the third year that London Met has supported the festival, one of the most important for the design industry.  

Michael Upton, Academic Leader at The Cass said: “We’re delighted to be supporting this event again – it’s important to our students that they are involved with the great annual cycle of festivals in the city. 

“London Metropolitan University prides itself in helping students build careers, and Clerkenwell Design Week is an excellent opportunity to exhibit and network. It's also a chance for them to gain an insight into what’s happening in the design industry.” 

Highlights from London Met include student work from a project led by leading silversmiths and jewellers Marianne Forrest and Heidi Yeo, which explored design and urban intervention. 

Films from Foundation Architecture and Interior Design students, part of Aleks Catina’s and Hector Arkomanis' ‘Shelter For Everyday Events’ project, will also be screened during the festival.  

At 1pm on 22 May, The Gallery will host a lunchtime presentation by artist and designer Paul St George, Programme Leader in Media at The Cass (pictured), on why creativity in the public realm matters more than ever.  

He will draw on his experiences with the Telectroscope, one of the most significant pieces of public art in London in recent years, and from an animated street art project ran during the Aldgate Project.

The festival celebrates design's creative richness, social relevance and technological advancements through an exciting programme of workshops, presentations, product launches and debates. 

The week also features all the elements synonymous with a festival, including exhibitions, installations, street entertainment, music, food, parties and receptions. 

It is the ideal opportunity for the creative design community to meet new and existing clients in a relaxed yet inspiring environment.

The inclusion of work from London Met students is testament to the quality and talent in the University, and is another example of the opportunities on offer to students.

Find out more about the Sir John Cass Faculty of Art, Media and Design and the Faculty of Architecture and Spatial Design.