The Cass 2017-18 cross-school project with writer Rachel Lichtenstein
For 2017-18’s Cass cross-school project, Interior Design BA and Creative Writing and English Literature BA worked with the renowned artist and writer Rachel Lichtenstein and Sandy’s Row Synagogue, a 160-year-old synagogue in Spitalfields.
BA Interior Design students provided proposals for a new cultural and heritage centre in the currently unused basement space. Their brief was to provide “a unique flexible space through which rich oral histories can be told to impart cultural significance to the wider community”. Student proposals were exhibited at the synagogue for European Day of Jewish Culture in November 2018.
BA Creative Writing and English Literature students studied Rachel Lichtenstein's Spitalfields writing and worked with her to understand the history of the synagogue and its community. As part of their work-related learning module, the students were trained in digital and paper archive skills at the Bishopsgate Institute. They worked over several months transferring fragile and uncatalogued archival documents into digital and catalogued form. The records are now accessible at both Bishopsgate Institute and the National Library of Israel.
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Winner of London Met’s Big Writing Challenge announced
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London Met graduate's debut film released on all major streaming platforms
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“London Running Wild” sustainable design expert featured in Time Out magazine
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An Instagram-based exhibition by Spring entry foundation students at the School of Art, Architecture and Design will run from 25-30 July 2022.
London Met lecturer’s project featured in Designer Magazine
Siân Moxon’s Rewild My Street campaign profiled in prestigious design magazine.
London Met research project named finalist in prestigious timber industry awards
George Fereday's HomeGrownCabin project is a finalist in the 2022 Structural Timber Awards in the 'Pioneer' category.
London Met hosts Oral History Society's annual conference
The conference brought together an impressive and diverse range of speakers to discuss the theme of ‘Home’.
How London Met is working to support refugees
Vice Chancellor Professor Lynn Dobbs discusses a new initiative that sees London Met twinned with a Ukrainian university, and our other impactful work to support refugee communities.
London Met scores highly in latest National Student Survey
The high quality of London Met's teaching, student community and student voice was showcased in the 2022 NSS.
London Met student named finalist of EIZO Photography awards
Karoly Rucska, a second year photography student has been listed in the final 15 shortlist of the EIZO Student Photography Awards.
London Met comes out for Pride
London Met joined the London Pride Parade for the first time in its 50-year history this weekend. Wendy Sloane, Associate Professor of Journalism reports from the celebrations.
Textiles graduate wins major design prize
Nanci Byrne-Lynch has won the Sanderson Design Group Award, and will now take up a 12-month paid internship in one of the Sanderson Design Group studios.
Art, Architecture and Design Summer Show celebrates work of graduating students
The exhibition runs from 22 June – 2 July.
London Met's Photography BA named Association of Photographers 'Course of the Year'
Course leader James Cant was also voted AOP Lecturer of the Year, while students Kasia Kowalska and Giulia Ballarin were nominated for their photography.