The Cass news archive: November 2017
All news from The Cass during November 2017
London Met lecturer delivers keynote at Nobel Peace Center
Dr Anna Marazuela Kim addresses the theme of Culture as a Human Right to open Oslo World 2022, an international festival dedicated to showcasing global artistic and cultural expressions
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cass staff and students continue collaboration in Calabria
Staff and students return from latest trip to Calabria.
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.
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
2017/18 Academic Excellence Award winners announced
Congratulations to our 2017/18 Academic Excellence Award winners. We are proud of your achievements and wish you all the best for the future.
Frame Awards 2019
A project by Aberrant Architecture, a practice co-led by Cass interiors lecturer Kevin Haley, is on the longlist for two categories of the international Interior design awards
Former Cass student stages immersive opera based on his experiences with homelessness
Immersive opera to be performed at the Mayfield Depot at 3pm on 18 November
Cass lecturer starts a nature revolution upon the streets of London
Siân Moxon encourages Londoners to adapt their gardens to encourage wildlife.
EVENT: It’s Going to be Good
19 April 2018
Cass to host International event for young change makers to coincide with Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting – and you can help.
EXHIBITION: Everything out the door
Exhibition at The Cass reveals results of CAMPO research project exploring the idea of ‘Dream Beds’
Musarc Winter Konzert
Musarc, the architectural choir/research project based at The Cass, has announced details of their 2017 Christmas Concert.
Big Blanket for Crisis
London Met raises awareness of homelessness in London with a Textile Design project.
Collaboration between The Cass and Comune di Belmonte Calabro, Italy
Students from The Sir John Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design have started a three-year regeneration collaboration with Belmonte, Italy.
The Cass to host multimedia and live performance event
The Cass will be hosting an exhibition of multimedia installations and live performances next week.
Architecture students present their work to the Mayor of Leicester
Students studying the urban development of cities in the Midlands recently had the opportunity to present their work to the Mayor of Leicester.
Applied Technology in Architecture and the Fulham Scouts
A group of Diploma Architecture students are working with the 15th Fulham Scout Group to create a live construction project.
Design graduate launches exhibition fundraising campaign
A Jewellery Design graduate is fundraising to help her co-founded organisation, Mother Makers, exhibit at Munich Jewellery Week 2018.
A Modern Maypole for London’s Northbank
Half of the shortlisted designs in the London Festival of Architecture competition are by practices led by Cass alumni.
Humans Being Digital
Cass Fine art alumna participates in major exhibition exploring role of digital technologies in art.
Dr Sunny Singh explores the life and times of Bollywood’s Amitabh Bachchan
A London Met academic has written the first in-depth study of Amitabh Bachchan’s film career and star persona.
Furniture and Product Design Students head to Holland
Furniture and Product Design students went on a cultural trip to Eindhoven, featuring visits to museums and creative spaces.
The Cass’s Head of Visual Communications to imagine Southampton in the future
Susanna Edwards has been asked to use her expertise to visualise what Southampton will be like in 2117.
Notes On My Family
A London Metropolitan University graduate’s debut novel is due for publication in November 2017.
Kickstarting careers at The Cass
Kickstarter for creatives: Leading Designers and Makers discuss the power of the crowd – 28 November 2017
The Cass architectural practice win design competition
Fergus Feilden and Edmund Fowles, who lead undergraduate Architecture Studio 11 on The Cass’s BA Architecture, have won a prestigious design competition.
Between the Sword and the Wall
An intimate group art exhibition featuring the work of three alumni of The Cass will open on 10 November.