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WE ARE...WE WON’T, The Cass Summer Show 2010


News and Events Archive: July / August 2010

Cass Alumna in Management Today high-flyer list

Amanda Rose, an Alumna of the MA Communications Management Course at The Cass (The Sir John Cass Department of Art, Media and Design) has been listed by Management Today as one of their top ‘35 women under 35’ in business.

Canadian-born Amanda was behind Twestival, which used social media to raise $1.2m for charity. She also co-ordinated London Fashion Week and the Brit Awards before founding strategy consultancy Connect the Dots. In March, CNN named her one of the year's Most Intriguing People.

The launch of the tenth 35 under 35 list was celebrated at a lavish event at the Haymarket Hotel in Central London. The Guest speaker was Martha Lane Fox, internet entrepreneur and government Digital Champion, who also appeared on the inaugural ’35 Women Under 35’ list back in 2001. She spoke of the necessity of being bold in business and of the need to be confident in your own abilities. She cited the German philosopher Goethe as an inspiration: ‘Boldness has genius and power and magic in it.’

See the full list and read more about the award here

July 13, 2010

Cass students exhibit at London Festival of Architecture

BA (Hons) Interior Design and Technology students from The Cass (The Sir John Cass Department of Art, media and Design) have collaborated with peers at Kyung Won and Dong Yang Universities in Korea for an exhibition called Living Bridges, as part of the London Festival of Architecture 2010.

The idea of Living Bridges goes back centuries- in some cities they were an integral part of their infrastructure. The students have looked at sites both in London and Seoul and have generated ideas where a living bridge would enhance and give more value to the community. The exhibition, in the atrium at London Metropolitan University’s Goulston Street building includes large format architectural layouts, 3D visuals, motion graphics and scaled models of the work undertaken by the students. A limited edition book chronicling the projects at all three institutions will also be available at the exhibition.

The London Festival of Architecture is a city-wide celebration of architecture in the capital. As London gears up for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games it looks at ways that planners, architects and local communities play their part in the development of 'The Welcoming City'.

For more information about the project please contact Kaye Newman, Course Leader for BA (Hons) Interior Design and Technology.

See the Interior Design and Technology Course website: www.spaceblossom.co.uk

June 25, 2010

Cass MA Students show at London Jewellery Week

Design students from the Cass (The Sir John Cass Department of Art, Media and Design) will be showcasing their work at TREASURE, one of the centrepiece exhibitions at London Jewellery Week, from the 7-13 June. The interior, jewellery and product students have worked on a live ethical design project curated by CRED, the ethical jewellery specialists which will be displayed at ESSENCE, an Ethical Jewellery Pavilion – the very first international collective show of the best designers in the emerging ethical movement.

ESSENCE has been created as a space for a group of designers who share the vision that sustainable products do not have to sacrifice design or quality and are committed to sourcing all their materials and managing their business in a way that is socially, environmentally and culturally responsible.

The students join a prestigious line -up at the exhibition which will also showcase leading ethical jewellery designers including Cred, Fifi Bijoux, Leblas and also showing collections from Oria, Made and Ute Decker. Alongside designer showcases there will also be a series of seminars and debates highlighting the issues faced by the industry and consumers.

London Jewellery Week has established an Ethical Jewellery Foundation to champion ethical and Fair Trade jewellery that makes a real and lasting difference to the industry and this will become a key feature of London Jewellery Week beyond this year’s event. The Ethical Jewellery Foundation is being launched with support from the Fairtrade Foundation, the Responsible Jewellery Council, GIA and London Jewellery Week.

The exhibiting students are Christina Poerzgen, Elizabeth Mead, Diana Kaganova, Chrystanthi Chrysanthou, Kuda Mandishona, Dan Convey, Carole Myers, Hong-Ju Chung, Yahsin Huang, Vicky Saragouda and Melanie Codarin. Internationally recognised designer Mah Rana, the Pathway leader for MA Jewellery who has worked with CRED and the students will also be exhibiting her own work during London Jewellery week at an exhibition called ‘Meanings and Attachments which explores and illustrates the concept, the decisions that leads us to chose and wear particular jewellery items, is not solely attributed to the design aesthetic and monetary value of the materials in the object.

Michael Upton Academic Leader at The Cass said, “ This is the third year we have supported London Jewellery Week and our most significant project to date. As London’s largest unitary university we are committed to shaping London as a world city. Creative industries such as Jewellery have a key role to play in the city’s continued economic growth and we are proud to offer the courses that are producing the designer-maker stars of the future in Jewellery and Silversmithing."

See MA students blog: MA Design Suite

June 4, 2010

Cass students show at New Designers

The University’s stands at the New Designers can be seen on the following dates:

  • Textiles / Jewellery / Silversmithing: 1st - 4th July
  • Furniture / Product: 7th - 11th July

Students from The Cass (The Sir John Cass Department of Art, Media and Design) will be exhibiting their work as part of New Designers, the UK’s largest graduate Design show, from the 1st July. Selected students from the Textiles, Silversmithing and Jewellery and Furniture and Product courses will display their best work alongside 3500 students from across the Country, as part of the two week celebration of UK design talent. The Cass has previously enjoyed a number of successes at the show. Most recently in 2009 Louise Beck won the Selvedge Textile Award.

There is also a chance to catch up on the careers of successful students from recent years- several Cass alumni have been selected to take part in the ‘One Year On’ section of the show. They include Jewellery Designers Peter Kumarasinhe, Imogen Belfield and Soft Furnishing specialist Tamsin De Lara.

Michael Upton, Academic Leader at The Cass said ,” We’re delighted to be taking part in New Designers again, and with our strong representation in the One Year exhibition. It’s always a really exciting show and an important opportunity for students to showcase their work to the design industry. I can’t wait to see our stands- and fingers crossed we continue or winning streak at the awards.”

For full details of New Designers or to register to visit, click here.

The Cass Summer Show 2010

The Cass (The Sir John Cass Department of Art, Media and Design) is pleased to announce their annual summer show.

Private View : 15th June 6pm-8pm, by invitation only.
(Contact Michael Upton)

Dates and Opening Times

Wednesday 16 June
10am - 8pm
Thursday 17 June
10am - 8pm
Friday 18 June
10am - 8pm
Saturday 19 June
10am - 5pm
Sunday 20 June
10am - 4pm


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