Students from the ‘Last Minute Treasures’ studio will be presenting gifts for volunteer Hillingdon Play Ambassadors at the official opening of the Cass MADE IN HAYES 'Shop'.
Date: 11 March 2013
Staff and Students from The Cass (The Sir John Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design) have been developing projects with communities in Hayes since Autumn 2012.
Students from the BA Jewellery and Silversmithing studio ‘Last Minute Treasures’ will be presenting gifts they have made for volunteer Hillingdon Play Ambassadors on Friday 15 March at 4.30pm.
The event heralds the opening of The Cass MADE IN HAYES Shop on Station Road, and will also include the launch of an exhibition by MA Photography students of work done at the EMI Records site, as well as marking the start of a community consultation by MA Spatial Planning and Urban Design, and the Urban Research Projects/London office.
The Cass School of Design’s Jewellery and Silversmithing students experienced Play Ambassador training in January, delivered by Hillingdon Play Association (HPA), to get a true insight into the experience of Play Ambassadors in Hayes.
The Design studio then ran a competition amongst the students to propose a ‘Treasure’ to be made up in the Silversmithing workshops, which will be gifted to the Play Ambassadors. The winning design was chosen by HPA trustees, and 20 versions of the chosen design have been made up in silver, to be presented to Play Ambassadors with the Cass School of Design and John McDonnell MP on Friday.
The ‘gift giving’ has been supported by Cass Projects, School of Art, Architecture and Design (LondonMetropolitanUniversity), along with Hillingdon Play Association, Brendon’s Estate Agents, Cathedral Developers.
A pop-up Photobooth organised by Cass MA Photography students will enable visitors to have their portrait done - and even reinvent themselves for their social media profile pictures.
The event heralds the ongoing MADE IN HAYES programme, a series of public art, architecture and design projects initiated by Cass students that will take place in Hayes over the coming years. All projects will consider what great things have been, are being and will be made in Hayes, and generate ideas about how the town can continue to flourish.
The projects co-ordinated by Cass Projects at the School of Art, Architecture and Design are a response to a request made by John McDonnell MP: “to explore the potential for launching over the next few years a series of public arts projects in Hayes that could create a focal point for community activity.”
Other projects include: MA Photography students exploring the ex EMI Records factory, MA Fine Art students producing a Record Player Orchestra, architecture students testing ‘Conversation Kits’ for community gardening at the Austin Estate.
4.30pm Friday 15th March 2013, Made in Hayes Shop, 49 Station Road, Hayes
|Projects office||Cass Projects|
News from The Cass
London Met alumnus shortlisted for RIBA President’s research award
Dr Paulo Moreira has been shortlisted for his study on urban development in Angola and how architects can work in complex urban environments
Project led by London Met alumna wins RIBA Stirling Award
Annalie Riches, who studied on the RIBA Part 2 and Part 3 at The Cass, and practice partner David Mikhail claim RIBA's building of the year award for the Goldsmith Street project.
Professor Peter St John and Moe Reddish named among London's most influential people
Cass lecturer and rising star alumnus join London Met Vice-Chancellor Professor Lynn Dobbs on the Progress 1000 list.
Architects, designers, artisans and artists - Belmonte Calabro needs you!
Applications open for a unique international summer workshop in Italy, co-organised by lecturers from The Cass.
Thursday 13 December at 6.30pm
Special Cass Research Seminar with Peter St John, Marcus Taylor, Venice Fellows and the British Council reflects on Island, the British Pavilion at this year's La Biennale De Venezia.
Principal lecturer from The Cass, Architecture, amongst the best higher education teachers in the UK
Sandra Denicke-Polcher, Acting Head of the School of Architecture, has been made a National Teaching Fellow in honour of her outstanding impact on student outcomes and higher education.
Cass Architecture Lecturer is selected for groundbreaking scheme pacing new generation of planners in local government