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MA Art and Science  | Art Lab | Open Studio

Tuesday 5 December | 4-8pm
Come and see work in progress, experiments and performances from forty interdisciplinary practitioners exploring the interconnections between art and science.
Central Saint Martins 
Archway Campus

Elthorne Studios
9-15 Elthorne Road
London N19 4AJ
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Idit Nathan

The Doctoral Platform at CSM is delighted to announce that Idit Nathan has successfully defended her PhD.
The PhD is entitled: Art of Play in Zones of Conflict – The Case of Israel Palestine
Idit’s supervisory team is composed of: Caterina Albano (DoS),  Pam Skelton, and Anne Tallentire

Joana de Oliveira Casaca Lemos

The Doctoral Platform at CSM is delighted to announce that Joana de Oliveira Casaca Lemos has successfully defended her PhD. 
The project is entitled:
Design for Communication:  a collaborative practice to amplify qualities of sustainability. 
Joana’s supervisory team is composed of: Janet McDonnell (DoS), and Adam Thorpe.   

Imagining CERN: MA Art and Science present a creative journey to the heart of particle physics


Exhibition   7 NOVEMBER 2017 – 3 JANUARY 2018  |  WINDOW GALLERY
Students and physicists collided during a recent collaborative and investigative visit to CERN, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research. In response, the MA Art and Science students have created works to communicate their experiences and insights, which not only celebrate the true diversity of skills they have to offer, but capture the zeitgeist of CERN and its cultural significance in the 21st century.

Find out more

Some Like it Hot


For the first time, staff from across the Jewellery and Textiles Programme are showcasing their research and practice together in exhibition. Some Like It Hot presents new projects through the perspective of temperatures required to fabricate materials: some designers need to operate at 1000 °C, while others work below zero.

Visit the exhibition’s event page to find out more.

Iniva’s Stuart Hall Library


Iniva’s Stuart Hall Library is now looking for proposals for research network presentations to take place February – December 2018, as part of Iniva’s artistic programme, around the theme of self-care.

We are looking for artists, curators, activists, students and researchers to respond to ideas around art, activism and self-care. We welcome critical responses to these provocations. Proposals could address, but are not limited to:

  • Physical, emotional and mental well being
  • Artistic practice as a site of trauma (revisiting past experiences) or of healing
  • Pace of Production: slowness vs. acceleration
  • Process of Production: individual vs. collective practices
  • Responsibility for whom? The self vs. the social good
  • Virtual and IRL (in real life) art communities of self-care and -harm
  • Race, class, gender, neurodiversity or any intersectional thought in relation to the above


For full details and how to apply, please go to Iniva’s website:

The Participatory Design Conference (PDC) 2018

 is looking for student projects!


The 16th biennial Participatory Design Conference (PDC)
Hasselt & Genk, Belgium, 20 – 24 August 2018

“Participatory Design, Democracy and Politics”


The Participatory Design Conference (PDC) 2018 launches a call for student projects.

From August 20 until 24, 2018 the Faculty of Architecture and Arts (UHasselt), LUCA School of Arts, KULeuven, VUB, Imec, Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering (TU Delft), City of
Hasselt and Genk organise the 15th Participatory Design Conference 2018 in Genk and Hasselt . This international, biannual conference has a long history for bringing together
scholars that work on the cross section of art, design and participation. We expect a big international audience and would like to show them what is happening in our schools, art and research institutions. Therefore, the conference includes a track for showing student projects.

The conference theme for 2018 is Participation, Politics and Democracy. More info on this theme can be found on the website: We invite
students or professors/lectors to submit a project within this overall theme.


Submission format

Submissions should include:

  • project title.
  • project image(s) (please send in two images. For the postcards: use minimum 1000
  • pixels for the shortest side of the image. For the poster: minimum 3000 pixels for the
  • shortest size of the image).
  • short abstract describing the project and including the relevance of the project for PD
  • (150 words max).
  • 3 keywords (that tell more about the content of the project (e.g. performance,
  • website, participation, … ).
  • author(s) and institution.
  • url (website, blog, etc.)
  • contact: one of the authors’ email.

Submission deadlines

  • Submission deadline: 14 May 2018
  • Notification of acceptance: 15 June 2018
  • Camera ready: 29 June 2018


We will make a selection based on: clear presentation of the project, relevance to PD and to
the conference theme. Selected projects will be presented via postcards that will be
distributed among the conference attendees and posters in the Conference venue. During
the conference, attendees will be stimulated to provide feedback/comments/ideas on the
displayed projects in the exhibition. This means you will receive something in return.


We hope to collaborate with you in Genk & Hasselt (Belgium) in 2018!

Jessica Schoffelen, Joanna Saad-Sulonen, Maarten van Mechelen
 & Teresa Palmieri
Student volunteers and student projects chairs PDC 2018



12 December (Tuesday), 6 pm

Trauma and Revival Imagining Future Pasts / Handling History
3rd edition of film screenings
Curators: Katarzyna Bojarska (in collaboration with Iwona Kurz)
Location: Bunkier Sztuki Gallery of Contemporary Art
Pl. Szczepański 3a
Conversation: Gabriela Sułkowska

Not only is the past a foreign country where things are being done differently – to paraphrase L.P. Hartley – the same can be said about one’s family history, where feeling at home does not necessarily equal knowing it well and in detail. The artist pursues a multi-media reconstruction of the war history of the members of her family. She is trying to interpret and respond to private and public archives which store fragments of troubled pasts, which she then re-orders as a building material for mnemonic practices, recollections and reconstructions. Harasymowicz will present her multi-stage project and talk about various aspects of her inquiry with Gabriela Sułkowska.

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The Light Postgraduate Reading Group

Session 2

Date: Thur. 30th November at 4 pm

Venue: Pod A – Learning Zone, Library, Central Saint Martins

Techniques of the Observer – Jonathan Crary

Melanie King will lead a reading group, using “Techniques of the Observer” by Jonathan Crary as a starting point, exploring first of all how Goethe made a personal distinction between objective truth and subjective perception after seeing strange colours and forms inside a camera obscura.

Throughout the reading group session there will be a chance to discuss: the camera and objectivity in art and science, the retinal after image, optics and objectivity, perception of colour, the camera obscura, illusions – kalleidoscopes, dioramas, stereoscopes, phantasmagoria.

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