margaret: calvert

We had a Court of Governors meeting at CSM the other week so I wore my Margaret Calvert tribute tshirt. Margaret studied at the Chelsea College of Art (now a UAL college) where she was taught by Jock Kinneir who she went on to design the UK’s road signage system with.

creative computing: institute

I really excited about this. A new initiative for UAL  the UAL Creative Computing Institute “Working at the intersection of creativity and computational technologies”. So important for any creative whether you work in graphic design, cordwainers or fine art. Initially offering a BSc in Creative Computing and an MSc in Creative Computing there are also research opportunities and a public platform to… Continue reading creative computing: institute

summer shows: belated post

I thought I’d blogged about this year’s summer shows but I hadn’t, so for posterity here’s some pics: Central Saint Martins London School of Communication Oh yeah, I’ve got a new tshirt.

capital cities: lcc

Great exhibition by LCC students examines the relationship between money + property in London. On until 2 May. More details here

summer: shows

I try to get to as many shows I can. This year I went to LCC, Camberwell, Chelsea and Central Saint Martins. Some brilliant work as always. Interesting. Refreshing. Inspiring. Here are some highlights, there are more pics in my UAL Flickr album if you’re interested. London College of Communication   Camberwell   Chelsea Central Saint Martins… Continue reading summer: shows

fashion: show

On Friday night I went to the Central Saint Martins MA Fashion Show at London Fashion Week. It was packed and I was joined b some of my fellow governors. It was fab. Here are some pictures and a short video.

collect: them all

That visit to Wimbledon means I’ve finally visited all 6 colleges. Here’s a picture from the first time I visited each one. CSM: I think this picture was taken just before coffee with Ed Venning. LCC: to hear Emily Bell give the Cudlipp Lecture. LCF: lots of governors met up for an update from the college.… Continue reading collect: them all

visit: wimbledon

David Crow gave me a tour of Wimbledon yesterday. It’s the first week for many students so there were lots of technical inductions going on. It was great to see the excitement of those first weeks. Took me back… Lots of students I meet ask, “what does a Governor do?”. It’s a good question that… Continue reading visit: wimbledon

black blossoms: exhibtion

Last night I went to the Black Blossoms exhibition at the UAL Holborn site. It was organised by Bee Tajudeen who used to be the UAL Student Governor. The official blurb says, “The Black Blossoms Exhibition celebrates and highlights the voices of Black Women, a group which is often invisible, silenced and oppressed in society. Through… Continue reading black blossoms: exhibtion