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DESIGN/shift embarks upon a series of external activities, events and developments to re-imagine the role of the contemporary Design School, here in London. Working across the School with staff and students, the Project Team propose initiatives, develop opportunities and raise knowledge of The Cass, nationally and internationally.
Amongst the many exciting plans for the near-future, the Project Team will lead on live events (including Cass Design @designjunction, London Design Festival), research talks and activities, building improvements (such as above), studio/ workshop facility re-design, short course expansion and School-wide developments (including Fashion launch 13/14).
Working closely with existing and new partners & stakeholders, the Project Team will assist with re-imagining the contemporary design school, here at The Cass. The Project Team is based in the Commercial Road, Ground Floor Gallery. To contact the Project Team, please email Project Assistant, Vanja Bazdulj.
Head of Cass Works
Worked at number of management levels in the development and production of bespoke products and the delivery of services and training centered on the creative industries.
Professor Mark Brearley
Associate Professor and Head of Cass Cities
Architect who has concentrated for twenty-six years on urban projects and nurturing the evolution of places.
Teaches BA (Hons) Photography and MA Photography
Ania Dabrowska is an award-winning artist working in photography, moving image, installation, text and sound.
Deputy Head of the School of Architecture
Sandra Denicke-Polcher has been Deputy Head of the School of Architecture since 2013 and has been teaching the Live Projects Studio 3 at London Metropolitan University since 2000.
Peter is a senior lecturer for the Fine Art BA with The Sir John Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design.
Teaches on the Art and Design Extended Degree
David Hobson trained in fine art painting, print-making and photography at Hornsey College of Art and in many ways these disciplines have supported his activity since then.
Emeritus Reader in Architecture
Architect Dr Frances Holliss has been a member of staff at the School of Architecture at London Metropolitan University since 1988.
Director of Cass Projects
Anne Markey has over twenty years experience of working as an architect at senior level.
Senior Lecturer and Course Leader for BA (Hons) Fine Art
Rosemarie McGoldrick is a London-based sculptor and installation artist who has shown nationally and internationally.
Jacek Ludwig Scarso
Senior lecturer in Theatre and Performance Practice BA, and course leader for Theatre and Film BA
Head of School of Architecture
Signy Svalastoga was educated in Norway and at the Architectural Association, London and worked in practices in Oslo and London.
Academic Leader, Head of Recruitment, Marketing and Events. Chair of the Events Committee. Teaches on the BA (Hons) Film and Broadcast Production
Michael has a degree in Drama and Theatre Studies from The University of London, an MA in Film and Video Production from Middlesex University and Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing from London Guildhall University.
Students/Alumni working with us
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