Friday 11 March, 7 – 11pm | The Street


Art schools have long been the breeding ground for the bands of the future and Metaphonica considers the relationship between contemporary art and musical excess. Following the tremendous success of last year’s experimental music event, Metaphonica II returns this week for a night of musical experimentation, noise, music, sound and silence.

Artists include: Russell Haswell | Circle Sky | Kero Kero Bonito | Amnesia Scanner

 Head to CSM News to read the interview with curator Dan White and visit the event page for the full line-up and to book your ticket.

Rockery – Dunhill and O’Brien




19th March – 30th April 2016

Private View 19th March 4 – 8pm



White Conduit Projects

1 White Conduit Street

London N1 9EL

44 (0) 775 448 6068




•   Thursday 14th April:  Talk on the history and context of ‘Fujizuka’, Tamiko O’Brien and Yoko Arisaka (to be confirmed)

•   Thursday 21st:  Artists’ Talk, Mark Dunhill and Tamiko O’Brien

•   Thursday 28th:  Closing Party with Rock Cakes and Drinks on the Rock

Press release available here


Opening Hours

Wed/ Thu 11am – 7pm

Fri 12pm – 8pm (Basement 7pm – 11pm)

Sat 12pm – 7pm

Sun 11am – 5pm


Find Us

1 White Conduit Street Islington London N1 9EL

+44 (0)20 7833 2591 +44 (0)775 448 6068


White Conduit Projects opened in November 2014 showcasing Japanese artists and designers alongside British and International artists in a programme of innovative exhibitions across a variety of media.




A+: 100 yrs of visual communication by women at CSM


16 February – 23 March

Window Galleries


Celebrate a century of graphic design by female CSM staff and alumni at the Window Gallery’s latest exhibition curated by Ruth Sykes, GCD Associate Lecturer.  Featuring work from over 50 practitioners this is an exhibition aims to be part of the growing movement redressing gender representation in graphic design.



Final Year PhD students and Early Career Researchers

The Leapfrog Team invite Early Career Researchers (ECRs) from across the Arts and Humanities to participate in a Summer School from the 5th – 7th July 2016 at The Institute of Design Innovation’s Highland Studio in Forres – a beautiful town in the North of Scotland.

Leapfrog is a 3 year research project funded by the AHRC as part of their Connected Communities programme. Led by ImaginationLancaster, in partnership with the Institute of Design Innovation at the Glasgow School of Art, Leapfrog is a close collaboration with public sector and communities partners in Lancashire and the Highlands and Islands to explore how we can design and evaluate more effective, inclusive and creative tools to engage with communities.

For more information on Leapfrog please see:

The Unspeakable Freedom of Device

Screenings and Talks

2 March 2016, 6pm-8pm, at Chelsea College of Arts

An experimental narrative film set in a primitive-future world of collapsing signs and imploding meanings, characters in the film become entangled in a Thatcher cargo-cult where the difference between technology and magic has become incomprehensible. The screening will be followed by talks from Esther Leslie and Sally O’Reilly. Find out more…

Into the Fold

1 March – 15 April 2016 at Camberwell College of Arts.

Exhibition Private View on 17 March 2016, 5pm – 8pm, all welcome.

Exhibition continues until 15 April 2016.

A multi-disciplinary project comprising live events, an exhibition and publication by Camberwell Press. This ongoing project questions the ideology of the studio and gallery space, materialising in the form of an exhibition and publication through a temporary and spontaneous community of practice.

Research Fortnight

7 to 18 March 2016

“We know we all work in an exciting research environment but it is sometimes hard to find out what our colleagues are working on in different parts of the university. Research fortnight offers the chance to participate with, and learn from, each other and share research expertise across our subject areas”

Professor Oriana Baddeley, UAL Dean of Research.

Read all about what is taking place during Research Fortnight.

If the Internet of Thins is the Future, what is design doing?

When Monday 14th of March 14.00 – 16.00pm
Where Futuro House
What A roundtable discussion about the future of the Internet of Things and interaction design broadly taking inspiration from the following material.

1. (in press) Marenko, B. and Van Allen, P. (2016) Animistic Design: How to Reimagine Digital Interaction between the Human and the Nonhuman. Digital Creativity. Special issue on Post-Anthropocentric Creativity. Stanislav Roudavski and Jon McCormack (eds.). London, Routledge
2.Meese, R., Ali, S., Thorne, E., Benford, S., Quinn, A., Mortier, R., Koleva, B., Pridmore, T. and Baurley, S. (2013). From codes to patterns: designing interactive decoration for tableware In: CHI ’13: Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. 931-940
3.Steve Benford’s talk on Uncomfortable Interactions


The long awaited promise of the Internet of Things is still far from mainstream reality. Debates about smart devices seem highjacked by either technophilia (the machines will save us) or techno-dystopia (the machines will take over), by the banality of a fridge talking to a phone, or the anxiety about privacy and control. It seems clear that if the Internet of Things wants to grow it needs a robust design-led vision, able to stay clear of technodeterminism.

What is design’s role in shaping the new hybrid landscape of the physical and the digital? Can design lead in the search for a critical-practical framework that articulates the new relationships between the human and the nonhuman?

How Round table discussion

Who The event will bring together interested CSM staff across different Programmes, and special guests.

Special guests
Steve Benford Professor of Collaborative Computing in the Mixed Reality Laboratory. University of Nottingham.
Matt Webb Technologist ex-Berg
Organized by
Tony Quinn Course Leader BA Ceramic Design
Betti Marenko Research Leader PCID programme


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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