Celebration Week 2018: Tuesday 20 February

Cass Visual Communication

Students presenting work-in-progress from Design for Publishing BA, Graphic Design BA and Illustration and Animation BA courses.


Emily Gosling

Emily Gosling is freelance London-based writer, editor and copywriter. Currently a senior editor at AIGA Eye on Design, and editor of Type Notes magazine. She has written about art, design, music and other things across publications including: Broadly (Vice), Creative Review, AnOther, Crack, Thump (Vice), The Huffington Post, The Fly, Creative Boom, Polyester zine and many others. Formerly deputy editor at It’s Nice That and reporter & what’s on editor at Design Week.

Rose Blake

Rose Blake is an illustrator and artist making drawings and pictures from a railway arch by a canal in London. She studied at Kingston University and the RCA, and has worked for clients including The New York Times, BBC, The Sunday Times, TFL and Disney. She also shows with the Rebecca Hossack Gallery. She likes swimming, singing and strong liquorice.

Tom Sharp

Tom Sharp is the founder and Creative Director of The Beautiful Meme. He is a copywriter, a poet and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. Just over four years ago he decided to launch a creative agency. He’s been making it up as he goes along ever since.

Cass Interiors

Students presenting work-in-progress from Interior Architecture and Design BA, Interior Design BA, Interior Design and Decoration BA, and Theatre and Film Production Design BA courses.


Tamsin Green

Tamsin Green is currently Project Leader on Coal Drops Yard, a new retail quarter and public space in King’s Cross, London. Since joining Heatherwick Studio, Tamsin has contributed to two major projects in Shanghai; Moganshan and the Bund Financial Centre. Prior to working at the studio Tamsin was based at Fosters + Partners on the More London Development in London Bridge.

Julia Rowntree

Julia Rowntree is Co-Director of arts organisation, Clayground Collective, which combines public art, education and research. Julia specialises in projects connecting people across artforms, cultures, generations and professional expertise to pass on hand skills. For 20 years prior to Clayground, she worked in local and international contexts as Development Director of the London International Festival of Theatre (LIFT). Whilst at LIFT she led projects combining fundraising with exploration of the role of the arts in wider social and environmental change. Her book, Changing the Performance: A Companion Guide to Arts, Business and Civic Engagement was published by Routledge in 2006 in association with the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA). She is an awardee of NESTA and the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust. Clayground's book Clay in Common is due for publication in late spring 2018.

Graeme Brooker

Professor Graeme Brooker is Head of Interior Design at the Royal College of Art. He has taught in the UK, Europe and the Far East and is currently a visiting Professor at the Politecnico di Milan. He was a National Teaching Fellow in 2015-16. He has published extensively on many aspects of the interior, and his research interests are focused in particular on the the cultural, historical and philosophical implications of re-using existing buildings. Graeme is also the founder and director of the trustees for the charity Interior Educators (IE), the national subject association for all interior courses in the UK.

Public talk

Contemporary Design Studios in London

6.30pm, Tuesday 20 February, The Wash Houses.

Raw Edges, Glithero, and Gareth Neal. "Three world-renowned design studios, all based in London. Each has a highly idiosyncratic approach to the broad nature of the design and making process, which in turn reflects the positive effect of London as a breeding ground for imagination."

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Date Tuesday 20 February 2018
Visual Communication, 10am-1pm
The Wash Houses
Interiors, 2-5pm
The Wash Houses
Public talk Contemporary Design Studios in London, 6.30pm
The Wash Houses
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