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
London Met rewilding project wins MIT prize
The project provides a vision of the role London can play as a model for cities worldwide in resetting our relationship with nature.
Film grad showcases work at Film Festival
CUPBOARDS, a poetry film by recent graduate Tamanna Jahan, was shown at the Zebra Poetry Film Festival in Berlin.
Doyenne of Barking: London Met architecture alumna wins Female Frontier Award
The Female Frontier Awards recognise remarkable, talented and visionary women of all ages, at every level across global architecture.
Big Idea Challenge grand champion launches underwear start-up
MERRI Intimates, which took home the top prize at London Met’s enterprise competition last year, is raising funds for unique, beautiful underwear which promotes gynaecological health.
Designing the Cultural Commons
In early May, students and tutors on London Met's Design for the Cultural Commons courses will be delivering a series of exciting workshops at the Design Museum.
Covid testing at London Met: "Quick, easy and important to keep each other safe"
Student Union President Chrystalle Margallo discusses her experience of being tested for Covid at London Met.
London Met alum takes lead in Netflix's 'Dead Places'
Performing Arts BA graduate Anthony Oseyemi plays the starring role of Will Stone in the supernatural Netflix series.
Building the case for equitable spaces
London Met's Dr Anna Marazuela Kim joins stalwarts from the world of engineering and design for a Dezeen x Buro Happold virtual event.
London Met statement on anti-Asian racism
We are outraged at the rise in racially motivated attacks targeted at East-Asian, Southeast Asian and Pacific Island people in the UK and around the world.
Ghabrana Nahin Hai: London Met project featured on Platform Asia
A collaborative film made by Digital Media Associate Lecturer Joel Chernin and Fine Arts MFA alumna Shanzay Subzwari highlights the juxtaposing rhetorics of pandemic politics.
An academic difference: value of London Met Theatre and Performance degrees highlighted by the Stage
A new report looks at how London Met's theatre and performance courses create future leaders, and the value that theatre degrees can offer students over traditional drama schools.
Do temporary interventions bring permanent change?
A talk by London Met’s Sandra Denicke-Polcher questioned what permanent change in architecture looks like.
Designs by London Met Textiles students set to adorn historic Petticoat Lane Market
Vote now for your favourite designs to be installed at the Market.
Gallery founded by alumna wins prestigious award
Anna Ray and House on Mars, founded by London Met grad Vanja Bazdulj, have been awarded the Brookfield Properties Crafts Council Collection Award worth £25,5000.
The nature of cities
Lecturer in Architecture and Sustainability Coordinator Siân Moxon spoke at the Nature of Cities Festival to promote urban rewilding.
Lessons for Cities Worldwide
The London Met Lab's proposed COP26 exhibit will highlight five approaches to the environment: research, teaching, student enterprise, partnerships and management.
Fashion in Multiple Chinas
A book co-edited by London Met Professor Wessie Ling has just been released in paperback.
Recent graduates create striking National Student Survey campaign
Former Visual Communications students hope London Met campaign encourages final year students to give the gift of their experience to other students.
Crafts Council Success
Textiles alumna Majeda Clarke joins board of trustees for the national charity.
Praise for London Met Architecture books
A new edited collection and monograph from Professor Nicholas Temple have been described as 'remarkable,' and 'erudite and persuasive', respectively.
From Muppet to Maverick
Animator and director John Stevenson spoke to students from the School of Art, Architecture and Design about his career, from his start on the Muppets at 19, to directing Kung Fu Panda.
From protest to institutional change - Architecture, Race, Gender and Education
Over 200 attended an online event at which keynote speaker Lesley Lokko engaged with issues raised by MASS: Metropolitan Architecture Students Society. MASS asks, now what?
Double success for Textiles alumna
Jodie Barnacle Best joins the advisory board of Craft Scotland and publishes article about her Textile Society Student Award.
Your People, Your Places, Your Things
Deadline 31 March
The School of Art, Architecture and Design launches a national photography competition for school and college students.
Top designer meets Textiles students
Edward Crutchley spoke to a group of students about careers in design and the power of a good portfolio.
Performance/VR art installations from London Met receive accolade two years in a row
The Pecking Order, developed by London Met’s Jacek Ludwig Scarso will feature in the prestigious Aesthetica Prize Future Now Anthology.
Success for East End Archive
Books featuring work by renowned photographers move quickly to second edition, and project to feature on BBC Radio London.
Making a greener city through the civic inclusion of migrants
London Met research, which explores the opportunities for urban agriculture on the Bagmati riverbanks in Kathmandu, was named Frontiers of Architectural Research's best paper of 2020.
The role of festivals in urban life
Festival Cities, a new book by London Met’s Margaret Gold and Oxford Brooks’ John Gold charts the embedding of festivals in city planning and urban culture over time.
Staging and Re-cycling
A new book by John Keefe and Knut Ove Arntzen suggests a new form of dialogue between work, authors and readers, and draws out threads that extend both into the past and future.
Professor Lesley Lokko announced as recipient of 2020 RIBA Annie Spink Prize
The former London Met academic was nominated for the award by Dr Matthew Barac, in recognition of her "rigorous and innovative" approach to architectural education.
London Met's Architecture community shine on 40 under 40 list
Alumni from London Met's Architecture programmes have been honoured in the prestigious list from the Architects' Journal.
A new monument for Aldgate
Students from a range of artistic disciplines shared their ideas for a new monument for Aldgate, exploring important questions about what we commemorate, why, and who gets to decide.
I'm dreaming of a green Christmas
After a challenging year, we all deserve a break this Christmas, argues Siân Moxon, but let's make sure we give the planet one too.
Event: 2020 Envision
16 - 17 December 2020
BA Fine Art student collective organise winter group exhibition combining digital showcases and site-specific event.
Students plant 420 trees to promote sustainable building
The event gave future architects and designers the opportunity to reflect on their practices as part of the Department's commitment to developing sustainable building and construction.
Makers in the media
A hat trick of recent media stories reveal the impact of graduates of 3D design courses at London Metropolitan University.
"University has allowed me to thrive in a creative and supportive environment"
While he has achieved a huge amount throughout his studies, for Nigel-Albert Garcia, it is the friendships he's made at London Met that have made his university experience so joyful.
"What was particularly good about my course was the ability to work across disciplines"
With a background in finance and mathematics, studying Textile Design was a way for Loraine to balance a logical way of thinking with a creative, organic and experimental approach.
The living memory of cities
Nicholas Temple discusses London Met's new collaboration with industry to offer a series of events, launched with a lecture from eminent architectural scholar, Prof David Leatherbarrow.
The future of craft
Two Textile Design grads feature in the Craft Council’s ‘Future Edit,’ which introduces the next generation of makers, selected for their creative flair and thoughtful design.
"We need the arts now more than ever"
Rishi Trikha says we must decide what kind of a world we want to live in when the current crisis recedes - and we should fight to ensure art, and artists, are part of it.
London Met alum shortlisted for Architecture Drawing Prize
The drawings comprising Josh Bristow’s nominated entry were made as part of his Master’s thesis during his architectural studies at the University.
London Met PhD candidate announced as new General Director of National Gallery in Prague
Alicja Knast will take on the top job at one of the Czech Republic’s most important cultural institutions.
'When I was at Art School in the 90s'
26 November, 7pm, online
London Met will host a talk and Q&A to launch the latest book by photographer and alumnus Marc Vallée, focused on his days as a student.
The Eagle's Nest: London Met grad releases feature film to critical acclaim
Shot on a shoestring budget of £5,000, the film explores the plight of African migrants and has received numerous accolades from international film festivals.
London Met expert takes part in Cambridge Union debate
Professor Sunny Singh joined other activists and researchers to discuss ways the national conversation on racism can be expanded and made more fruitful.
Alumna and student collaborate on exhibition of participatory photography by female survivors of modern slavery.
A photographic series by London Met alumna Fiona Yaron-Field explores the stories of victims of modern slavery through objects.
Super Space: Visual Communication students transform Central House
Students worked with architecture firm AHHM to produce eye-catching designs for the hoardings at London Met’s former Aldgate campus.
Architecture grad set to transform Finsbury Circus Gardens and Pavilion
Studio Weave, an architecture practice co-founded by London Met alum Je Ahn, together with firm Architecture00 won a competition to deliver the £2.8 million restoration.
London Met grad programmes ambitious new exhibition
Visions in the Nunnery, Bow Arts, explores the often-hidden impact of new technologies.
Textiles student shortlisted for major design award
Nanci Byrne-Lynch is in the running for the Best Emerging Designer category at the Carpet Design Awards.
Platform #24: new exhibition showcases Photography alumna's work
28 October - 7 November
Jenny Nash's work features in a showcase for emerging talent at Leyden Gallery’s new venue.
Photography grad shortlisted for major award
Angela Blažanović, who creates compositions of found objects from the bed of the River Thames, was shortlisted for the Emerging Photographer of the Year award.
Creating conscious cities
A festival hosted by London Met alumna Natasha Reid explored how city architecture and design can facilitate positive communities and experiences.
New film documents the struggles of homeless veterans
'Unknown Soldier' by London Met alum David Tovey highlights the shocking lack of resettlement and support for those leaving the armed forces.
From Mars with Love
A new gallery launched by London Met grad Vanja Bazdulj showcases wearable art, jewellery and objects for extraordinary times.
Architecture department to plant hundreds of trees to promote sustainable design
The project will create 100 metres of hedge for the important tasks of providing food and shelter for wildlife, addressing carbon emissions, air quality and biodiversity loss.
Grace Jones: a short story
As part of Black History 365, we share an extract of an award-winning story by London Met alumna Irenosen Okojie which explores the experience of being Black and African in London.
EXHIBITION: Interesting Times in Venice
12 October - 11 December 2020
The exhibition shows creative responses from Fellows of the British Council, following their month in Venice during the Biennale Arte 2019.
London Met grad wins prestigious international Young Talent Architecture Award
Monika Marinova’s project was one of four winners of the award.
London Met grad recognised as screen star of tomorrow
Matilda Ibini, who studied Creative Writing and English Literature at London Met, received the accolade from British film magazine Screen International.
London Met grads announced as Young Talents in Architecture
Oliver Carter and Monika Marinova have been shortlisted for the 2020 Young Talent Architecture Award for their innovative design projects.
Paris Photography Prize Success
Fashion Photography lecturer’s photograph wins bronze in international award.
London Met alum shortlisted for BBC National Short Story Award
Jack Houston, who graduated from the University’s Creative Writing and English Literature programme, is among an illustrious group of nominees for the prestigious fiction prize.
Greening London: celebrating the capital's first anniversary as National Park City
Rewild My Street, the design-led campaign led by London Met’s Siân Moxon, was showcased in the celebrations.
Peter Marigold and Graduates
12-20 September 2020
Leading designer invites graduates of BA Furniture and Product Design to exhibit with him during the capital’s biggest annual celebration of design.
Yinka Ilori recognised for impact on design scene
London Met Furniture and Product Design alumnus has been awarded the Emerging Design Medal by London Design Festival.
Artists for Flood Relief: student raises funds for Pakistan disaster
Through an online exhibition of artworks donated from around the world, Shanzay Subzwari is part of a group selling prints to provide support for the recently flooded city of Karachi.
Shapeshifting the creative
Dr Jane Turner discusses the process of creating Gog Magog, a new dance film, and how global events shifted its form and structure.
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.