The School of Art, Architecture and Design news archive
News from the School of Art, Architecture and Design
The School of Art, Architecture and Design news archive
Welcome to our new students
Congratulations to all new students joining London Met this year. We are still accepting applications through clearing - give us a call today on 0800 032 4441.
Think Make Play
The creative technology work by the School of Computing and Digital Media's Class of 2020 is presented in an online showcase.
Gog Magog: a new dance film
Inspired by ancient legends, this pioneering new film was developed through lockdown, and features a cast of dancers from around the world.
The visual history of London's street signs
A new photography book by London Met's Alistair Hall documents the most beautiful and curious nameplates of the capital.
Colorama: London Met grad designs one-of-a-kind skatepark
Furniture and Product Design alum Yinka Illori has used his signature style to transform the park.
Theatre at London Met number one for student satisfaction
For the second year running, 100% of Theatre and Performance students agreed that they were satisfied with their course.
School of Art, Architecture and Design shows high levels of student satisfaction
The quality of teaching and learning opportunities available were among the positives highlighted by in the latest NSS results.
Success through a lens
End of year exhibitions, international recognition and more for photography class of 2020.
London Met student makes it to semi-final of Mayor’s competition
We hear from Architecture graduate Simon Mélizan about his experience of entering The Mayor's Entrepreneur Competition.
Final Cuts Festival: the show goes on, triumphantly
The University’s annual film and media student screenings makes a successful leap online.
LIVENESS: The Summer Show 2020
29 June - 10 July 2020
Annual celebration of student work will see launch of ambitious new online portal and event project.
A message about our School of Art, Architecture and Design
We have taken the decision to remove the name of Sir John Cass from our Art, Architecture and Design School.
Final Cuts 2020
23-25 June 2020
Online festival will showcase outstanding film and media work from students of the school of Computing and Digital Media.
Rewild My Street makes London Wildlife Trust pledge
Siân Moxon, founder of Rewild My Street, will issue a new image every day in June to help the public transform their urban environments.
Taboo: A Festival of Faux Pas
28-30 May 2020
Live stream theatre arts festival will tackle unspoken and challenging themes.
Golden Trezzini Awards
Andy Stone, Head of The Cass joins international jury for prestigious international prize.
Cass alumna debuts first picture book to critical acclaim
Momoko Abe’s ‘Avocado Asks’ has been named as one of the Guardian’s best new children’s books and her work has been shortlisted for the World Illustration Awards.
Cass tutor promoted to Professor of Creative Writing and Inclusion in the Arts
Sunny Singh, award-winning writer and senior lecturer in Creative Writing and English Literature at The Cass, has been promoted to the title of Professor.
The Jhalak Prize 2020
Shortlist announced for prize for UK writers of colour co-founded by Cass academic Sunny Singh.
Katherine Araniello Bursary Award
Deadline 30 April
Bursaries honour memory of leading artist, disability activist and Cass Fine Art alumna.
AJ Small Projects Win
Students on Cass Diploma Unit 7 win sustainable project prize in prestigious national award.
Rewilding the streets of London
Using design research methods, Senior Lecturer in Architecture and Interior Design Siân Moxon reimagines London’s streets for the benefits of wildlife and people.
Campaign for connectedness and mental health during COVID-19
Jo Garner, Artist in Residence at The Cass, has launched a project focused on gaining a sense of community through badges during the pandemic.
Two performances from London Met theatre artist among 'best of the year'
Senior lecturer Rishi Trikha worked on ‘Everything I See I Swallow’ and ‘The Chosen Haram’, which the Stage newspaper named among the best shows of 2019.
Home-working during the COVID-19 pandemic
Trying to replicate the office isn't the best strategy while working from home, says Emeritus Reader in Architecture, Frances Holliss, but there are many ways to adapt and thrive.
London Met launches Centre for Life Writing and Oral History
Dr Anne Karpf talks about the launch, which took place at the Writing Black Lives event.
AJ Small Projects Award success
Students on Cass Diploma Unit 7 shortlisted for prestigious national prize, with three practices led by Cass alumni also in the running.
Stay Home, Make Art
Artist and Cass Professor Bob and Roberta Smith is setting a creative project a day for his students – and the world.
COVID-19: London Met sew hundreds of masks for NHS
London Met staff have sewn and donated hundreds of face masks primarily to maternity wards in London, where staff are lacking protective gear as a result of the pandemic.
Cass students raise the bar
Furniture students design and build a new pop-up bar working in collaboration with industry ready for school social events in our post-social distancing future.
Textile Society Success
Cass student wins national bursary for project responding to her grandmother’s relocation to a nursing home.
ONLINE: Pandemic architecture: Adapting to the architecture of home-based work
26 and 30 March 2020, 6.30pm to 8pm
Cass Research present two online seminars led by Dr Frances Holliss, Emeritus Reader in Architecture.
Field of dreams
Architecture students explore materials and technology at Mudchute Farm workshop sponsored by BSW Timber in association with Grown in Britain.
EVENT: Her Story
11 to 29 March 2020
Exhibition at Aldgate library as part of Women’s History Month 2020 features photography by students, alumni and staff of The Cass.
3 to 8 March 2020
Photography alumna raising funds for Islington Mind as part of new exhibition.
EXHIBITION: Fine Art Year 1 Pop-Up series
A series of pop-up exhibitions curated by first year Fine Art students.
EVENT: John Meunier and Patrick Lynch come to The Cass
Monday 9 March 2020, 6pm to 8pm
Cass Research are delighted to announce the first in the Cass Research Book Events.
EVENT: Karen Knorr: Transcultural Migrations
Thursday 27 February 2020 at 6.30pm
Talk by leading photographer as part of series in collaboration with London Independent Photographers.
Writing Black Lives
A free, open event at London Met will explore the Black British experience through creative writing and oral history.
Book Launch: The East End Archive at The Cass
26 March 2020, 6pm to 8.30pm
New Café Royal Box-set features work by renowned photographers Diane Bush, Brian Griffin, Tom Hunter and Mike Seaborne.
RE-PRACTICE, RE-VISIT, RE-TURN
21 February - 14 June 2020
Postgraduate Architecture students exhibit in Antwerp as part of international project.
Symposium: The Animal Gaze Constructed
International symposium and exhibition announced at The Cass for March 2020.
Loewe Foundation Craft Prize success
Cass alumna is shortlisted for prestigious international award.
Things Fall Apart by IYANU
Friday 14 February 2020, at 11pm
Cass alumna debuts new collection at London Fashion Week.
EVENT: Architecture and the Culture of Understanding
Thursday 20 February 2020 at 6.30pm
Professorial lecture by Cass Head of Architecture, Professor Christian Frost.
BA Fashion students prepare for PROJECT RED 2020
21st February, 5.45pm
Students at the Cass have been gearing up for the 6th annual first year catwalk show.
Architecture grad named ‘emerging star’ with new award nomination
Stefanie Rhodes has been shortlisted for the 2020 Moira Gemhill Prize, a global award for women in architecture.
The Forest is the Museum
25 January to 30 March 2020
Arts organisation run by Cass foundation lecturer presents new exhibition by Abigail Lane and Lala Meredith-Vula.
EXHIBITION: Queering Space
30 January to 12 February 2020
New exhibition by artist and Cass Textiles course leader James Hunting.
Fine Art lecturer’s paintings the subject of new exhibition
Michael Stubbs: Small Scale Works will be exhibited at the Glasgow School of Arts from 10 Jan 2020 - 2 Feb 2020.
EVENT: Dafna Talmor and Lucy Levene
Thursday 23 January 2020 at 6.30pm
Latest lecture in series organised by London Independent Photography in partnership with The Cass.
Caruso St John wins international competition to convert Royale Belge building in Brussels
Award-winning practice led by Professor Peter St John wins £34 million project
Double success for photography Alumna
Two exhibitions in the capital for recent Photography graduate Angela Blažanović.
Crossing cultures and building community
Sandra Denicke-Polcher, Deputy Head of Architecture at The Cass, explores how architecture can foster community between students, locals and migrants in a depopulated village in Italy.
Work of Cass lecturer selected for inclusion in prestigious Aesthetica Future Now Anthology
The exhibition, In Limbo, was designed by Jacek Ludwig Scarso and reflected on the meaning of waiting.
Careers focused courses strengthen London Met’s postgraduate offer
Ten new postgraduate programmes will provide the necessary preparation for a variety of different career paths.
Aldgate Winter Fair and Lantern Parade
Cass Students and Staff celebrated at the annual Aldgate Winter Parade.
Cass staff and students continue collaboration in Calabria
Staff and students return from latest trip to Calabria.
The Cass hosts Creative Careers Day for schools in Tower Hamlets
GCSE and A level students had the opportunity to hear from practitioners about a career in the Arts and Creative Industries
EVENT: White, Reveal the Colour
Friday 13 December 2019
Student-led winter fashion event at The Cass.
EVENT: The Cass Cracker 2019
Thursday 12 December 2019, 5pm to 8pm
Festive fine art open studio at Aldgate Bauhaus promises a feast of student creativity- and charity fundraiser auction.
EVENT: Aldgate Winter Fair and Lantern Parade
Friday 6 December 2019
Cass design students sell their work at annual winter fair.
Cass lecturer stages a performative intervention at the Tate Modern
Jacek Scarso's new multimedia installation 'The Pecking Order' is a ‘playful and absurdist’ multimedia experience.
EVENT: The Orrery - Musarc Winter Konsert at LCMF
Saturday 7 December 2019
Annual performance by architectural choir/ research group based at The Cass will form part of the London Contemporary Music Festival.
Architects with Cass connections wins competition to remasterplan one of Russia’s oldest cities.
The Novaya Zemlya consortium saw off competition from around the globe thanks to their ‘human-centred’ plans to create a compact city.
EVENT: Making a Living Week returns to the Cass
25-29 November 2019
Festival of employment brings students and creative industry professionals together.
Destiny Ekharaga finds success at the end of the f***ing world
Director and Cass alumna directs the second half of series two of the acclaimed drama.
EVENT: Cass to host Janet Hall Memorial Lecture
Thursday 21 November 6.30pm
Leading photographer Laura Pannack will speak about her personal projects at an event organised with London Independent Photographers.
Cass tutor publishes book about housing for ‘people out of the picture in the current market’
Pierre d’Avoine, an Architecture tutor, is launching his new book in the Netherlands during Dutch Design Week 2019
EVENT: Documenting Transforming Structures: Newly Carved Churches of Ethiopia
Cass architecture alumnus Tarn Philipp will be sharing his insights at a special event organised by The Anglo-Ethiopian Society on Tuesday 12 November.
Cass alumna creates new work for publication exploring public life through art
MArch alumna Jess Philips a piece exploring the Becontree Estate for ‘We’ve Got This: ethics, public service and art’
News from the School
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