The School of Art, Architecture and Design news archive
Your People, Your Places, Your Things 2022 - the winners
Winners have been announced for London Met's national photography competition for school and college students.
Filth and Finery
The 2022 Graduate Fashion Showcase from The School of Art, Architecture and Design at London Metropolitan University will take place on 9 June, 5.30pm.
Ecological Dialogues: Perspectives on Art, Architecture and Design
London Met’s commitment to sustainability in education was reaffirmed with the relaunch of the Art, Architecture and Design Education Declares initiative.
Common Ground for Urban Inclusion
London Met co-hosted a networking event for academics, students and practitioners with an interest in migration, inclusion, and city-making.
Artwork by Graphic Design student Davide Provasi adorns a major Old Street development. In an interview, he discusses how he developed it and what it means to him.
London Met's international excellence highlighted in REF 2021
The impact of London Met's maths research was joint top in the UK, while overall 86% of our research is internationally recognised and 60% is world-leading or internationally excellent.
Shrine of the Goat: new Live/VR performance work from London Met academic
Running from 10-12 June as part of the London Festival of Architecture, this integrated VR performance asks what would happen if goats were to outlive - or replace - humans.
A Festival of Cause and Effect
26 - 28 May 2022
Final year Theatre Arts students will explore human behaviours and belief systems through a world of different landscapes.
Celebrating London Met's Big Ideas
Entrepreneurs and social innovators from across the University were highlighted at the Big Idea Challenge awards ceremony.
London Met graduate named one of House and Garden magazine's Rising Stars
Amechi Mandi, who studied Furniture and Product Design at London Met, is known for his contemporary interpretations of traditional African designs.
Making Matters - The Exhibition
5 - 13 May 2022
First exhibition by the Making Matters research group features work by thirteen members of staff and PhD students from the School of Art, Architecture and Design.
Learning from Athens with ARCSR
Staff and students attended the international professional development residency where they engaged with narratives of Community, Architecture, Participation and Migration (CAMP).
2022 Jhalak Prize: London Met academic's literary prize sees record number of submissions
Co-founded by London Met's Professor Sunny Singh, the award is helping to improve diversity across British publishing and has become one of the industry's most prestigious accolades.
Dates announced for London Met’s 2022 Summer Shows
Students from the School of Art, Architecture and Design will showcase their talent with a season of summer events.
Former student Liz Carr wins Olivier Award
Theatre Arts alumna wins prestigious theatre prize for role at National Theatre.
London Met supports UUK Climate Action campaign
The campaign highlights the vital role universities play in addressing climate concerns, helping students find climate-positive careers, and leading research on environmental change.
Your People, Your Places, Your Things
The winners of London Met's photography competition for school and college students are set to be announced on 28 April.
Major new design projects for London Met academic
Furniture and Product Design Course Leader Simon Hasan designs for David Collins Studio and the Chloé x Alain Ducasse flagship café.
London Met's Fine Art and Painting Spring Exhibition returns
Come along to the Aldgate campus from 7 to 8 April to see amazing art by talented artists and raise money for Ukraine.
The Vanished East End
7 - 28 April 2022
The Brady Arts Centre to host exhibition of photography of London's East End in the 1970s and 1980s including work from London Met's East End Archive.
London Met appoints Chloe Milano as first Executive Director of People
Newly created role will lead on the recruitment, development and retention of academic and professional staff.
London Met academic chooses top books on sustainable design
Architect, academic and rewilding expert Sian Moxon is also the author of Sustainability in Interior Design, which highlights the need for designers to adapt the way they work.
Book launch: Appropriate(d) Interiors
Taking place 23 March at 5pm
A book launch for the latest publication in Pratt Institute’s series Interior Provocations will feature discussion from Dr Harriet McKay from London Met's CREATURE Research Centre.
School of Art, Architecture and Design begins search for new name
All name suggestions will be evaluated by an expert panel, before inviting the community to select their favourite from a shortlist.
Out on an Island
A free event explored the themes behind a new book about the Isle of Wight's Hidden LGBTQ+ History.
Celebrating Green Week with postcards of a greener London
The postcard series is part of an art project to promote urban rewilding and help us all believe that London can once again be a safe haven for wildlife.
Campus status: Aldgate
Status: Aldgate campus open as normal tomorrow (Tuesday 8 March), despite fire in nearby building.
Students collaborate with industry on sustainable construction project
Architecture students worked with Wikihouse, who aim to transform methods of building to produce healthy, high-performance, zero-carbon, zero-waste homes and neighbourhoods.
Latino Life in the Park
London Met alumna Tamanna Jahan will have a film screened as part of celebratory global festival, World in Westminster.
8-31 March 2022
Photography exhibition for Women's History Month 2022 will see work displayed at Aldgate Library and around campus.
Raising the cost of Putin's war: soft power and the fight for Ukraine
It is vital for the international community to raise their voices in universal condemnation of the horrific violation of human rights in Ukraine, writes Dr Anna Marazuela Kim.
Recordings available of new public lecture series by leading architects and postgraduate tutors, presented by London Met student society and The Architecture Foundation.
25 February at 6pm
First Year Fashion Show celebrates the school's location at the heart of London's historic textiles industry
London Met alumni join BBC's Waterloo Road
Jesse Quinones will be Lead Director of the series; while Vincent Jerome will be a new leading cast member; and Jake Yates will work on the production team as a storyboarder.
London Met students awarded Venice Fellowships
The Fellowships are part of an initiative from the British Council, which offer students the opportunity to live and work in Venice during the annual Biennale.
Your People, Your Places, Your Things
Extended deadline: 28 February 2022.
The deadline for The School of Art, Architecture and Design's popular national photography competition for school and college students has been extended.
Celebrating the voices and local community of Thamesmead
27 January- 2 October 2022
Work by artist and London Met Fine Art Professor Bob and Roberta Smith celebrates the voices and local community of Thamesmead.
Portrait of Britain success
Fashion Photography lecturer Lee Brodhurst-Hooper has been shortlisted for the major national award.
House on Mars at COLLECT
Award winning gallery established by London Met Design alumna will exhibit at leading craft and design fair from 24 - 27 February 2022.
Alumna wins prestigious national award
Ella Merriman, Furniture and Product Design BA grad and previous winner of London Met's Big Idea Challenge, has won the Young Innovators Award for 2021/22.
London Met supports development of new anti-Apartheid artworks
Professor Wessie Ling will work with the Liliesleaf Trust UK to commission six new artworks which explore the contemporary resonance of the heritage of the struggle against apartheid.
CLiOH joins exciting project charting the history of the anti-apartheid movement in the UK
Following a major grant to the Liliesleaf Trust UK, the Centre for Life Writing and Oral History will contribute to creating the Anti-Apartheid Legacy: Centre of Memory and Learning.
London Met students design new Pavilion for the National Forest
The winning design will be built next month by students from a local construction college, and used as an exhibition space about climate change.
Congratulations to our new graduates
We caught up with a few of our newest alumni following their graduation ceremonies at the Barbican last week.
London Met's HomeGrownHouse project highlighted by Forestry Commission
The project is one of 17 projects nationwide to receive Woods into Management Forestry Innovation funding from the government, and one of only two highlighted as a regional case study.
Wish you were here: A hopeful vision of London from the future
Through postcards addressed to today's Londoners, new visions of the city are explored from a visitor 20 years in the future, highlighting the possibilities of urban rewilding.
28 January 2022 to 16 April 2022
An exhibition of new work by alumnus David Tovey is set to open at Rochester Art Gallery.
Iron Reef: lecturer's public art project shortlisted for Norfolk Art Trail
The project celebrates the historical and ecological heritage of Reedham Ferry inn and the Norfolk landscape.
London Met artist receives Fellowship for youth engagement
Rachal Bradley will work with young people on a year-long project, which will be presented as a new commission at Bristol-based international centre for contemporary art, Spike Island.
Your People, Your Places, Your Things
The deadline for applications is 14 February 2022.
The School of Art, Architecture and Design's popular national photography competition for school and college students is set to return.
London Met academic awarded Design for Planet Fellowship
Torange Khonsari is one of nine experts selected by the Design Council in recognition of their track records in making multi-disciplinary, cross-sector and community connections.
Showcasing the Fine Art Winter exhibition
16 and 17 December
First and second year Fine Art BA and Painting BA will present a showcase of their work.
17 December, 4.30pm
Second year students at the School of Art, Architecture and Design will present their end-of-year fashion show.
London Met welcomes Vice Chancellor's PhD scholars
These scholarships form part of London Met's commitment to improving the experiences, opportunities and outcomes of students and colleagues from black and minority ethnic backgrounds.
London Met architecture students receive Commendations at the 2021 RIBA President's Medals
Ian Davide Bugarin was recognised in the category of architecture dissertation, and Conor Lawless in the architectural design category (RIBA Bronze Medal).
London Met expert joins Islington Inequality Taskforce
Torange Knonsari will be on the Taskforce for the Borough's 'Let’s Talk Islington' initiative; while Donna Jones will contribute to the running of the project's workshops.
London Met ranks ninth for social mobility
New research found the University to be one of the best in England for social mobility.
Citizen participation in planning
London Met's Dr Beatrice De Carli will reflect on the needs and challenges of citizen participation in the planning and development of informal settlements in a virtual debate.
Designing and learning in the context of migration
An experimental course will centre on the lived experiences of migration to understand how urban spaces can produce or challenge exclusion.
Oliver Morgan, second-year Journalism BA student, interviews course leader for Textiles at London Met, James Hunting, about the success of the course and the industry.
London Met academics among the most cited in the world
Five researchers from the University feature in the top 2% most impactful academics globally, according to a study by Stanford University.
Acts of Resistance
London Met lecturer and artist Marianne Forrest will lead a community drawing initiative at the launch of the Portsoken Community Centre.
Dwelling on the Future
Hannah Parr reports on a celebration event for a new book by architect and academic Pierre D'Avoine, which explores the design of dwelling environments.
Siân Moxon, senior lecturer, sustainability coordinator, and environment lead for London Met Lab, offers her advice on feeling positive about the future of the planet.
Postgraduate architecture student wins top prize in prestigious competition
Francesca Tattersall was the postgraduate winner of this year’s Architect’s Journal Part 2 Student Prize.
Ecological Dialogues: Sustainable Communities and the Question of Nature
New talks series from the London Met Lab explores some of the biggest environmental challenges facing the world today.
Remembering Gabriele Oropallo
Dr Gabriele Oropallo will be remembered for his intellectual curiosity, his passion for research, his commitment to his students, and his sense of humour.
London Met professor hosting gender equality and climate change event at COP26
Dr Anne Karpf, Professor of Life Writing and Culture in the School of Art, Architecture and Design, will be chairing a major COP26 fringe event in Glasgow.
Hundreds of trees to be planted by London Met community
Students and staff will plant a range of tree species as part of the annual event at Mudchute City Farm to promote sustainability and biodiversity.
The Vanished East End: Special Event
6 November 2021
Additional guided tour announced of photography exhibition at Tower Hamlets Local History Library and Archives- with curator Susan Andrews and three of the exhibiting artists
Photography alumni feature in new group exhibition at Espacio Gallery, running from 26-31 October.
Yinka Ilori named as one of 12 artists shaping the world
The London Met design alumnus adds another accolade to an already successful year.