Making Matters deals with the practices, processes and theories of the creative arts. The Group fosters interdisciplinary exchanges with the purpose of reframing our understanding of the act of making and how this may be viewed both as a methodological vehicle and as the outcome of a rigorous research process. It promotes and supports the creation of new work, seen as embodied research and creative innovation. Making, in this sense, is approached as a broad concept, embracing both material and conceptual practices across all creative disciplines. From exploring how an artwork (object-based, design-based, digital, ephemeral, etc.) may constitute research, to developing innovative systems of making creative work, Making Matters aims to promote research projects and practice-based investigation in this area of inquiry, hosting regular events, exhibitions and seminars.
Latest news from CREATURE
The Public Art Experiment
London Met collaborates with British Council Hong Kong for Spark Festival 2021.
Ecological Dialogues: Sustainable Communities and the Question of Nature
New talks series from the London Met Lab explores some of the biggest environmental challenges facing the world today.
HomeGrownHouse: London Met housing project to be highlighted at COP26
A research project led by London Met’s George Fereday which offers sustainable, low-cost solutions to UK construction, will be showcased at the major climate conference COP26.
Economy for Common Good
The Centre for Creative Arts, Cultures and Engagement is running a series of events on research around cultural commons.
London Met highlighted in COP26 Universities Network
The University has been recognised for the role of its academic research and sustainability strategy in driving a zero-carbon future.
Made in China: What could be more of a cliché?
Professor Wessie Ling will give a keynote to inform curatorial work for the Nationaal Museum van Wereldculturen in the Netherlands.
Milling industry support for sustainable housing research project
Wood-Mizer has partnered with the School of Architecture on HomeGrownHouse.
The Ministry for Common Land
Exhibition co-developed by London Met academic asks whether we could use citizens’ assemblies to develop new strategies for land ownership and use.
Look Listen Make Things
Major artwork and solo exhibition by London Met Associate Professor Bob and Roberta Smith to be shown in the Harris from 4 June - 2 October 2021.
Contesting Global Fashion through China
Professor of Transcultural Arts and Design and Director of CREATURE, Wessie Ling, will give keynotes at a major fashion conference and for the Nationaal Museum van Wereldculturen.
Building the case for equitable spaces
London Met's Dr Anna Marazuela Kim joins stalwarts from the world of engineering and design for a Dezeen x Buro Happold virtual event.
Fashion in Multiple Chinas
A book co-edited by London Met Professor Wessie Ling has just been released in paperback.
Performance/VR art installations from London Met receive accolade two years in a row
The Pecking Order, developed by London Met’s Jacek Ludwig Scarso will feature in the prestigious Aesthetica Prize Future Now Anthology.
The role of festivals in urban life
Festival Cities, a new book by London Met’s Margaret Gold and Oxford Brooks’ John Gold charts the embedding of festivals in city planning and urban culture over time.