MA Fashion at London Fashion Week


Catwalk show    FRIDAY 16 FEBRUARY, 8PM
London Fashion Week takes place this month with half the schedule made up of our alumni including Mary Katrantzou, Christopher Kane, Michael Halpern, Simone Rocha, Molly Goddard and many more. Returning for their annual scheduled show, our final year MA Fashion students are presenting their final collections on Friday 16 February. Be sure to follow MA Fashion on Instagram for updates from the show.

Women’s Art Library and Feminist Review 2018 Bursary

The Women’s Art Library and Feminist Review are pleased to announce the 2018 Bursary offering £1200 for a 3 month research residency in the Women’s Art Library, Special Collections and Archives, Goldsmiths, University of London. This call is open to all students, artists and curators.


Closing date for applications is 16th April


The Value of Social Design – When is it Good Enough?

Thursday 15th Feb 1.00 – 2.00 in D115/7, CSM.

Thomas Markussen, Associate Professor of Social Design

& Eva Knutz, Post Doc Researcher 

Unite for Social Design, Department of Design & Communication, University of Southern Denmark

Duration: 60 min


One central question being scrutinised in current discussions on social design is how to account for the social value achieved through this research practice. Often social design is conflated with related areas such as social innovation and social entrepreneurship. However, in their talk Markussen & Knutz will make the case that social design differs from social innovation and social entrepreneurship on a number of levels. This argument will be substantiated in two ways. To frame the talk, conceptual distinctions and definitions will initially be made based on the review of existing research literature. In addition, Markussen & Knutz will be presenting results from two of their on-going social design research projects within health care and prisons.


Becoming Image: Medicine and the Algorithmic Gaze 

Call For Papers and Artist Submissions 

An interdisciplinary Symposium 23 May 2018 at UCL 


Liz Orton, visual artist, Digital Insides and London College of Communication

Dr Aaron Parkhurst, Department of Anthropology, UCL

Dr Timothy Carroll, British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow, Anthropology, UCL

Professor Steve Halligan, Director of the Centre for Medical Imaging, UCL


The history of medicine can be understood as an ongoing endeavour to comprehensively visualize the body and its diseases. From the eighteenth-century onwards, going into the body has meant going via the image. Contemporary imaging technologies produce bodies as a series of xyz points that can be reconstructed, viewed and analysed from all dimensions on the screen, like fully navigable territories. These bodies can be simultaneously process and object; surface and depth; skin, bone, membrane and meatus.

Computer algorithms can detect the smallest variations in the body’s code, discerning possible abnormalities and aiding diagnosis. And such software is transforming the body and the space of medical thought itself. The ‘Becoming Image’ symposium will bring together visual artists, computer scientists, radiologists, cultural anthropologists and philosophers to consider the impact of new imaging technologies on the body. New imaging technologies are more than new tools for investigation of the body – they make possible new conceptual forms.


The organisers invite papers that may explore – or art submissions related to – the following themes: – the ways in which machines process and remodel the medical body as an informational field – the algorithmic body, and how it is measured, anticipated, understood, managed, and planned for in medical contexts – the effects of computerised vision on patient experiences and outcomes – the potential of imaging techniques, such as VR, in therapy and recovery – the biopolitics of machine learning in healthcare – the body as a spatial field, and the ethics of the computer gaze in medicine – the potential of medical images and medical image archives – the transformative impact of imaging technology on the future of healthcare, and on the body itself.


To submit a proposal to present a paper email an abstract (300 words, plus title) to Liz Orton ( and Timothy Carroll ( To submit a proposal to present an artist’s project email a summary (300 words plus 5 jpegs at 1200 pixels longest side at 72dpi or 2 video links).


Proposals must be submitted by 1 April 2018, and proposal acceptance will be decided by 15 April.


John Miers – Successful PhD Viva

The Doctoral Platform at CSM is delighted to announce that John Miers  has successfully defended his PhD.

John’s PhD is entitled: Structuring Comics: Visual Metaphor and Drawn Narratives

John’s supervisory team is composed of: Professor Roger Sabin (DoS),  and Dr Alison Green.


Foundation Fine Art Sculpture Park at Waterlow Park


Installation    26-28 JANUARY  |  WATERLOW PARK, N6 5HD
Central Saint Martins Foundation Fine Art students have teamed up with Camden Council to make creative responses to one of London’s most beautiful outdoor spaces—Waterlow Park in Highgate Hill. In total, there will be some 140 artworks located throughout the park – find out more.

On Saturday the students will be posting live to our Instagram account from Waterlow Park, so be sure to follow @csm_news and support their takeover.








Saturday, 9 June, 2018


We invite postgraduate students and research fellows to submit proposals for papers on psychoanalysis or psychoanalytically informed research. Papers may be from any academic discipline, including psychology, sociology, cultural studies, psychosocial studies, history, literature, art, religious studies or philosophy. We also welcome proposals on clinical or theoretical topics from students on psychoanalytic trainings.

This one-day conference is designed to give postgraduate students from all disciplines who are interested in psychoanalysis an opportunity to present and discuss their research in an informal and intellectually stimulating setting.

Abstracts of 300 words (maximum) should include a title, the name of your university or training organisation and a telephone number. Papers should be no more than 20 minutes long. A further 10 minutes will be allowed for discussion. Sessions of 1½ hours will have space for three papers. There will be concurrent panels to accommodate as many papers as possible. The day will end with a plenary.

The conference takes place at the Hendon Campus of Middlesex University (30 minutes from central London) between 9:30 and 5:30 on Saturday, 9 June, 2018. Tea, coffee and a light lunch will be provided. The conference fee is £50 for presenters and attendees. The fee for Middlesex University staff and students is £27.50

The deadline for submission of abstracts is Friday, 4 May, 2018. Early submission and registration is recommended. Abstracts and queries should be sent to: Anne Worthington,



Centre for Psychoanalysis

Middlesex University

The Burroughs, Hendon

London  NW4 4BT

STIP: Residential scholarships at Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice

Application deadline: Mar 10, 2018

The Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice offers residential scholarships
to Italian and international PhDs and post-doc students (who must not be
over 40 years old on 10 March 2018) wishing to further their studies of
Italian culture – especially that of the Veneto –  with an
interdisciplinary approach in one of the following fields: early printed
books, art history, literature, music, drama, Venetian history and
comparative cultures and spiritualities.

Each scholarship is worth 3,100 euros (gross sum) and accommodation free of
charge for 3 months at the Vittore Branca Center Residence in the period
May 2018 – May 2019.

The scholarships are offered with the support of Fondazione di Venezia.


More information:

Candidates  shall  send  their  scholarship  application,  complete  with  the  required  documents  (see below), by registered post or courier to:

Fondazione Giorgio Cini onlus
Secretariat – Vittore Branca Center
for the Study of Italian Culture
Island of San Giorgio Maggiore
30124 Venice

must be sentby March 10, 2018 with the following enclosed documents:

paper application form (download:

-degree certificate(s) with marks for individual exams, or an equivalent or superior
qualification – printed document;
-a  copy  of  a  degree  dissertation (for  PhD  students) or  doctorate  thesis (for  post-
doctorate researchers) and copies of any other relevant academic works – saved on
CD ROM, DVD or USB pen;
-curriculum vitae, including  knowledge  of  languages,  and  authorization  to  handle
private data according to Italian Legislative Decree 196/2003 – printed document;
-research  topic  and  a  description (around 1,500 words) of  the  study  program
that the candidate will follow, specifying aims, time scale, and materials and documents
to be consulted at the Fondazione Giorgio Cini – printed document;
-3  reference  letters from professors and scholars who supervise or have supervised
the candidate (NB the letters shall be originals printed on headed notepaper of the
relevant university or institution).
-In  case  of  need,  reference  letters  could  also  be  shipped  separately  to  the  Vittore

Reference / Quellennachweis:
STIP: Residential scholarships at Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice. In:, Jan 18, 2018. <>.

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Metadata: how we relate to images

Exhibition and event series 10 JANUARY – 3 FEBRUARY | LETHABY GALLERY

Focusing on the role of metadata in art and art history, this exhibition shares contemporary reflections on the status of data, extending beyond the digital. Works range from interventions, such as Nora Al-Badri and Nikolai Nelles’ Nefertiti Hack Project, to the Arts & Crafts movement’s engagement with medieval ornament. Where there is information there is metadata. Visit the event page to find out more.

The Doctoral Platform at CSM offers PhD candidates the space in which to meet, share research, as well as co-ordinate, curate and participate in a variety of events.

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