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
Remembering Robert (Bob) Harbison
The former Professor of Architecture at London Met is remembered for the innovative approach he took to to his subject, and for the sense of wonder with which he approached the world.
The first five years after graduation
Theodora Alfredsdottir, Associate Lecturer in Interior Design, will be giving a talk in collaboration with Creative Skills Network.
Art workshop with students from Tower Hamlets
The School of Art, Architecture and Design organised a workshop for students from Stepney All Saints.
London Met photography student selected as Carte Blanche student laureate
Mina Boromond, who is in her final year of London Met’s Photography BA, was one of only four students in Europe whose work will be shown at a major Paris exhibition.
Economy for Common Good
The Centre for Creative Arts, Cultures and Engagement is running a series of events on research around cultural commons.
London Met photography students shortlisted for industry award
The work of Photography BA students Mina Boromand and Kasia Kowalska were recognised in the Association of Photographers Student Awards.
London Met highlighted in COP26 Universities Network
The University has been recognised for the role of its academic research and sustainability strategy in driving a zero-carbon future.
Debut poetry collection to be published from celebrated alumna
Warsan Shire’s new work, Bless the Daughter Raised by a Voice in Her Head, will be published 3 March 2022.
Learning from Nubia Way
A creative team from The Architecture Foundation is crowdfunding to deliver a short documentary about the Black-led self-build housing scheme.
Made in China: What could be more of a cliché?
Professor Wessie Ling will give a keynote to inform curatorial work for the Nationaal Museum van Wereldculturen in the Netherlands.
Milling industry support for sustainable housing research project
Wood-Mizer has partnered with the School of Architecture on HomeGrownHouse.
Yinka Ilori on Platinum Jubilee design panel
Yinka will be judging the designs for The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee emblem.
Abundant Green Networks: Reimagining our Urban Space
London Met rewilding expert to take part in panel to help cities go greener and healthier, by going pesticide-free.
London Met artist recognised in Queen's Birthday Honours List
Dr Andrew Hewish has been awarded a British Empire Medal for services to the Arts, in recognition of his role as founder and Executive Director of the Centre for Recent Drawing.
30 Days Wild
Urban rewilding project run by London Met's Siân Moxon will offer a new tip every weekday to transform cities for the benefit of wildlife.
London Met students redesign early years teaching rooms
As part of a second-year internship, London Met’s Interior Design course students redesigned the rooms to support modern teaching methods.
The Ministry for Common Land
Exhibition co-developed by London Met academic asks whether we could use citizens’ assemblies to develop new strategies for land ownership and use.
Ecology as Public and Mental Health
A discussion as part of London Met’s new interdisciplinary research initiative, Finding Ecologies, explores how we create environments in which we and others can flourish.
The climate crisis and gender inequality: an intimate relationship
'How Women Can Save the Planet', a new book from London Met’s Professor Anne Karpf, will be launched at an event on June 10.
Look Listen Make Things
Major artwork and solo exhibition by London Met Associate Professor Bob and Roberta Smith to be shown in the Harris from 4 June - 2 October 2021.
Contesting Global Fashion through China
Professor of Transcultural Arts and Design and Director of CREATURE, Wessie Ling, will give keynotes at a major fashion conference and for the Nationaal Museum van Wereldculturen.
London Met joins Tower Hamlets' Cultural Consortium
London Met is one member of the new initiative, which will transform the public spaces of Tower Hamlets through community-led initiatives.
How We Live Now: designing feminist cities
A new installation at the Barbican explores a series of important questions about our public spaces and designed environments, and who they serve.
Deej Fabyc has curated and will be performing in ‘Operation Edna’, a live, multimedia art event exploring shelter and ageing proudly.
Carpet design success for second-year student
Nanci Byrne-Lynch, a textiles student, has been shortlisted for the COVER Carpet Design Awards 2021.
London Met Theatre grad Simon Phillips is the star and co-screenwriter of major new film.
London Met students give back to the city
Clinics offering legal advice, sports injury assessment and rehabilitation, and community art projects are on offer for all Londoners, under the supervision of qualified experts.
Echoes in time
London Met's graduating Theatre Arts students will deliver an online theatre festival on 13, 14 and 15 May 2021, streaming live from Shoreditch Town Hall.
Yinka Ilori designs winner's trophies for the Brit Awards 2021
The lockdown during the ongoing pandemic inspired this year’s designs.
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.