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steven follen commemorative cross Steven Follen's Commemorative Cross

giles wilson copp winner of 100% design Giles Wilson-Copp, winner of the 100% Design Award. Photo by Ed Reeve

Jackie Brown's chair for the Royal Albert Hall Jackie Brown's chair, designed for the Royal Albert Hall
Catherine Peel with one of her speaking signs Catherine Peel with one of her "speaking" signs
knight's move logo Knight's Move Journal launch at David Risley


Archived News and Events - July 2007

Cross commemorates victims of 7/7

Steven Follen, a Senior Lecturer at Sir John Cass Department of Art, Media and Design was commissioned to design and make a processional cross to commemorate the lives of the seven people who died in the Aldgate bombing on July 7th 2005.

The work was commissioned for St Botolph’s Church, Aldgate, London. The Church is situated next to Aldgate Underground station and was used as a triage centre for victims of the bombings as well as both a base for subsequent forensic work and centre for calmness and contemplation in the aftermath of the event... read more

19 July 2007

JCAMD student wins major award

A student from Sir John Cass Department of Art, Media and Design has won a major Design Award. Giles Wilson-Copp, a final year student on the Furniture Design and Realisation HND, won the prestigious 100% Design Award with the ‘Smart Cabinet’ he designed and made.

The prize was announced before an audience of students, professional designers and journalists at New Designers, the national graduate design exhibition. Giles’ winning piece was exhibited on a stand alongside the best work by other students from the department at the Business Design Centre in Islington. The ‘smart cabinet’ will also go on to be showcased at 100% Design, an international exhibition at Earls Court this September... read more

19 July 2007


Working in Partnership with Royal Albert Hall, MA Design Research for Disability student from London Metropolitan University, Jackie Brown had developed an inclusive auditorium seat that addresses the needs of the widest possible population, regardless of age and ability. The seat is one of several successful collaborations between MA design students and business partners which resulted in actual manufacturing of products.

This story has recently been featured in Design Week

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OT's working with Designers

Recent graduates from the Design Research for Disability MA at the London Metropolitan University included two OT's: Catherine Peel and Susie Scorer. A unique aspect of the course is the combination of designers and healthcare professionals amongst the students. It has been a popular and obvious choice for occupational therapists, who are familiar with the limited choices available to disabled people both in the usability of mainstream products and the consequences of under use of specialist equipment that proves to be both undesirable and stigmatising. The integration of designers from areas as diverse as furniture and fashion with occupational therapists has provided an inspirational exchange of ideas and produced a range of inclusive design that respond to the day to day practicalities faced by disabled people... read more

Student documentary screened on Sky

A film project by two brothers on the MA Audio Visual Production (AVP) course about cage fighting, the world’s fastest growing sport, was screened on Sky Sports channel 427 (The Wrestling Channel) on 7 June after catching the attention of management at the station.

Jesse and Daniel Quinones’ first documentary, ‘Cage Fighter’, tells the story of ‘Dynamite’ Dean Bray (pictured right) who dreams of stardom through this no-holds-barred mix of boxing, wrestling and martial arts... read more

Knight's Move Journal Launch

We would like to invite you to join us for the launch of the second issue of Knight's Move, a quarterly journal of artists' writing, entitled 'Writing as Drawing'.
Including Mary Yacoob, Daniel Spoerri, Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, Franz Kafka, Raymond Roussel, El Lissitsky...
The launch will take place at David Risley Gallery, 45 Vyner Street, London, E2 9DQ
on Thurday 5th of July, from 6.30 - 8.30pm.
David Risley Gallery will simultaneously be hosting a second private view for their current exhibition: Citadel 1. Front Room/Killing Room.

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