9 March – 20 April

Victorian Vitrine


In response to the 5th anniversary of Great Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan, an exhibition entitled “Rikuzentakata” – the name of a city that was swept away by the tsunami – features the young emerging Japanese artist duo Natsumi Seo and Haruka Komori and Naoya Hatakeyama, an international high-profile Japanese photographer.


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The Lady From the Sea


14 – 17 March | Platform Theatre


The Lady From the Sea: the annual BA Acting Spring Term Shows return with this interpretation of Henrik Ibsen’s dramatic play by dramatist David Eldridge, with set and costume by our final year BA PDP students.


Tickets are still available, visit the event page for more details and to book.

Research Fortnight

Presentations | Discussion | Workshops

7 – 18 March

Various Locations


The annual UAL Research Fortnight returns for a two-week exploration of the richness of the University’s research activities, with events taking place across the University. Open to all UAL staff and students, Research Fortnight highlights the diversity of research taking place across UAL and offers opportunities to learn more about what is happening in different subject areas.




MA Communication Design Symposium  

15 – 17 March, 10am – 4pm | LVMH Lecture Theatre


The MA Communication Design Symposium is a three-day annual conference highlighting post-graduate research. Speakers include: Nick BellBillie MurabenPolly O’Flynn and James Langdon.

In addition to student presenters, each day will begin with keynotes delivered by speakers from industry and academia, followed by three panel presentation and discussion sessions.

Visit the event page for more information.

Art and Action

Exhibition | Screening | Performance

Thursday 17 March | The Street


Art and Action is the culmination of Foundation Fine Art students’ engagement with energy usage, housing, waste and disaster. The project collaborates with Art Action UK, an arts organisation founded by CSM Foundation tutor Kaori Homma in response to the Fukushima nuclear disaster.

This event will showcase two and three-dimensional works, films, performances, and a postcard fundraiser. The audience can also participate in debates and workshops, beginning at 1pm with Jessica Holtaway’s ‘Art and Social Change’ lecture.

Head to the event page for more details.

Our Laughter Will Drown Your Sorrows

MA Interim Show

18 – 20 March, 11am – 5pm | The Laundry, E8 3FN


Our Laughter will Drown Your Sorrows showcases the work of over 70 CSM postgraduate art students, all in the first year of their Postgraduate courses, MA Art & Science, MA Fine Art, and MA Photography. 

Exhibiting work from across the full scope of media available to artists today, including, painting, sculpture, video, performance, and interactive works, Our Laughter Will Drown Your Sorrows showcases work that needs to be made and needs to be shown.

Head to the event page for the full details.

Gender Without Borders – Noreen O’Connor

 All welcome

16 March, 6.30 – 8pm | Room C202


In the last of the series Dr. Noreen O’Connor, relational psychoanalytic psychotherapist and author of Questioning Identities; Philosophy in Psychoanalytic Practice, will speak on: “Self-identity? Listen and Hear Exiles Speaking”.

Visit the event page to book your free ticket.

Tracing the Future, Naoya Hatakeyama


All welcome

17 March, 6 – 8pm | LVMH E003


In response to the 5th anniversary of Great Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan, “Tracing the Future, Naoya Hatakeyama” directed by Yohei Hatakeyama in 2015 will be screened in conjunction with an exhibition at the Victorian Vitrine entitled “Rikuzentakata”, the name of a city that was swept away by the tsunami on 11 March 2011.

Visit the event page for more details.

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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