Celebration Week 2017: Friday 24 February

Students presenting work-in-progress from Interior Design BA, Interior Architecture and Design BA, Furniture and Product Design BA, Fashion Accessories and Jewellery BA, Textile Design BA and Fashion BA courses, with Fashion Show at end of afternoon.

Critics: Interiors

Jon Tollit

Gensler are an integrated architecture, design and planning firm with professional spread across 46 offices. With more than 2700 active clients, Gensler works across a global economy. A large part of their work includes designing interior spaces for living and working. Gensler designers work collaboratively and strategically to deliver innovation, quality and sustainable performance. Jon Tollit is an award-winning Design Principal for Gensler and delivers oversees projects for their Lifestyle sector. He is a qualified Architect having received a BA Hons and a Diploma in Architecture from DeMontfort University.

Justin Parsons

BDP is a major international practice of architects, designers, engineers and urbanists. Originally established in 1961, they now have studios across the world where they combine local knowledge with the vision, values and infrastructure of a major award winning practice. Justin Parsons leads a team of specialist retail designers and work on large-scale shopping centre developments in the UK and internationally. His projects include the award-winning Le Part Dieu near Paris, Chapelfield Norwich and Forum Istanbul and more recently he has been heavily involved in the retail centre designs for the INTERIkea Centre Group in China, Poland, Portugal and Russia.

Constance Desenfant
Feature Editor, Design Exchange

Constance Desenfant holds a Master degree in architecture and has a strong interest in urban planning. Originally from France, she previously worked on international projects and competitions across Europe before moving to London to challenge and widen her architectural expertise. Constance is fond of cross-disciplinary projects where you get the chance to learn from various individuals – from artists to scientists, designers to urban planners.

Shumi Bose

Shumi Bose is an architectural writer, historian, editor and teacher. She is responsible for coordinating Contextual Studies for BA Architecture: Spaces and Objects. She also teaches history and theory at the Architectural Association and works in an editorial capacity at Blueprint Magazine and Strelka Press. She has previously held editorial positions at Afterall, the Architects Journal and Volume Magazine. Additionally, she has acted as a freelance curator for the British Council and as a curatorial assistant at Storefront for Art and Architecture. In 2012 she was a curatorial collaborator for the 13th International Venice Architecture Biennale, Common Grounds and has co-edited ‘Common Ground: A Critical Reader’ and Jeurgen Teller’s ‘Common Ground in Photographs’.

Critics: 3D and Fashion

Fiona McKay or Xenia Capacete Caballero
Fashion Curators + Exhibition Makers, White Line Projects

White Line Projects specialise in innovative digital and multidisciplinary methods of curation and content creation to produce exciting solutions. Collaborating with a network of creatives on each project, including interior and set designers, digital and graphic designers, photographers and filmmakers, they create unique results for exhibition and display.

Sara Darling
Textile Designer, Jasper Conran Ltd

Sara Darling has worked at Jasper Conran for 16 years as a Textile Designer. She graduated from what was then Brighton Polytechnic in 1990- BA Hons in Fashion/Textiles with Admin - a 4 year course with one year working in the industry. Sara worked for nearly 10 years as a free lance print designer following graduating until working for Jasper. Jasper Conran, OBE, is a British designer, trained at Parson’s School of Design in New York. He produced his first womenswear collection in 1978 and was a founding member of the London Designer Collections – subsequently renamed London Fashion Week – where he continues to show today.

James Shaw
Product and Furniture Designer

James Shaw was born in Newcastle Upon Tyne and raised in Devon to a family of doctors with an artistic leaning. He is a recent graduate of the Royal College of Art's Design Products programme and now runs a studio in South London specialising in the design and manufacture of bespoke and production furniture and products, sculptural objects and material research. James has exhibited internationally including at The Design Museum, The V&A, Boijmans van Beuningen Museum and MOMA. Past awards include being nominated for the Design Museum Designs of the Year Award and winning the Arc Chair Design Award. His work is in the permanent collections of MoMA, The Montreal Museum of Art and the Vitra Design Museum among others.

James McLachlan
Editor at ICON Magazine, ICON Magazine

James McLachlan is an Editor for ICON, one of the world’s leading architecture and design magazines. Every month they interview the most exciting architects and designers in the world, visit the best new buildings, analyse the most interesting new cultural movements and technologies, and review an eclectic range of exhibitions, books, products and films. Beautifully presented and accessible, rigorous and insightful, Icon shows you exactly what’s happening in architecture and design today, and what it means for the future.

RED Catwalk Show

As a finale to Celebration week the first year Fashion BA students will show Project RED, a live catwalk show in the Atrium of the Goulston Street building at 5pm. It features work from the first year students on The Cass BA (Hons) Fashion degree, follwed by a drinks reception with staff and students.

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News details

Date Friday 24 February
Interiors, 10am-1pm
GSB-01 Goulston Street
3D and Fashion, 2-5pm
GSB-01 Goulston Street
RED Catwalk Show, 5pm
Atrium Goulston Street

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