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.
More recent projects
London Festival of Architecture
Cass events in response to 2018’s theme of Identity
Cass Extended Degree and Undergraduate Architecture hosted popular events for the London Festival of Architecture 2018.
News from Cass Projects
EVENT: Making a Living Week returns to the Cass
25-29 November 2019
Festival of employment brings students and creative industry professionals together.
The Cass Session 4 is published
Latest yearbook celebrates student work and achievements in 2017-18 academic year.
28 Brick Lane - Street art competition opens for student submissions
Entry deadline: Midnight on Monday 2 July 2018
Cass Projects and Tower Hamlets Council are delighted to announce the launch of a artwork competition.
Brady Clubs at The Loom
25 May- 5 July
A selection of photographs and memorabilia from the Brady Clubs Archive exhibited at Aldgate gallery
Cass Foundation course shows to open on 22 May
Senior lecturer Chi Roberts shares some exciting news about this year's Cass Foundation course shows.
Irish Writers in London Summer School
7 June - 13 July 2018
Dates announced for 23rd annual summer programme where students work with leading authors.
Celebrating the Olympic legacy with ‘Conversation Pieces’
Students from The Cass’s Unit 5 launch book to highlight design pieces from the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games.
New Student Work at The Loom
Textiles BA and Fashion BA students celebrate another exhibition changeover at The Loom.
New approaches to animation explored by London Met lecturer
The practical guide hopes to encourage a more versatile approach to animation practice and features a cover image by Cass alumna, April Slocombe.
I wanna be adored
Cass jewellery students Valentine’s offerings on show at Contemporary Applied Arts
The Cass Session 14-15
The first annual Cass yearbook, embodying the life, culture and achievements of the School has arrived.
The Cass Session 2014-15, a celebratory yearbook
A new yearbook celebrates the first cohort of students graduating from The Cass, newly created three years ago.
Toynbee Hall: Cass Students to Help Reinvigorate Hub for Community in East End
Cass students were invited to join discussions
Cass students were invited to join discussions and exhibit designs on the theme ‘Victorian Philanthropic Architecture in the East End’.