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Inspiring CSM Short Course tutor Pascal Anson fronts the BBC Big Painting Challenge!

February 16, 2017 in courses, Meet our tutors

Central Saint Martins Short Course Interior Design tutor Pascal Anson is currently on our screens as a mentor on The Big Painting Challenge!

Pascal will be teaching our Interior Design Portfolio course this coming July.  For more information please visit the CSM Short Courses website.

Catch Pascal on your TV screens at 6pm on Sunday’s on BBC1!

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Exhibition Tate Modern

September 29, 2016 in Uncategorized

Hi guys,

A couple days ago I’ve visit Tate Modern and one of the pieces at the exhibition got my eye.

This sculpture (Unique Forms of Continuity in SpaceUmberto Boccioni, 1913) is one of my favorite and important examples of the futurist movement. Their art is seen as an expression of movement and fluidity. That reminds me about another, more recent example of the futuristic art: Peter Jansen. He makes very interesting work that can relate of the futuristic style of 1909 till 1914. Based on his ideas on transposition and movement this artist uses shapes of the human body to create energetic spaces. (Visit his website: http://humanmotions.com/index-2.html)

Futuristic art inspires me because its a capture of movement of space and time. It is a reproduction of a stagnation in a motion. Futurism is no style rather a mentality or an ideology. It is a feature of the modern world; the movement, rhythm and speed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ReSound: Sustainable Design for Acoustic Treatment

February 16, 2015 in Re-Sound

ReSound is a collaborative project created by Marco Eastwood in response to a problem that both students and staff in The Digital Space are facing; namely: the lack of acoustic treatment within the space. This has caused issues with noise levels, intelligibility and productivity.

Staff in the space have had to resort to monitoring sound levels, encouraging the use of headphones and creating visible signage to deter students from making lots of noise.

Where The Digital Space differs from the Library and Learning Zone at LCC is in the fact that it’s a creative learning environment where students work both individually and collaboratively. We have regular groups of students working together on projects and offer regular technical support to all students using the space.

The collaborative element within the space is something we would like to keep going, while restricting unreasonable noise levels for those who want to work without disruption.

The solution: install acoustic treatment.

This was brought up in a technical team meeting and an acoustics company was brought in to provide an assessment and a quote.

The quote exceeded budgets and was not top priority.

We approached the Spatial Design course leaders with the idea of a collaborative project where we could take this issue into our own hands and involve students and staff in a design project.

The idea was to design and create acoustic panels, tiles and fixtures to install within the space and treat the space for poor acoustics.

The inspiration was to focus on the use of sustainable materials and wood in particular after seeing the large amount of wood being sent for recycling after our Summer Shows.

We applied for funding through the Student Engagement Fund and the project was approved.

We have since then set up a working relationship with staff and students at London South Bank University who are advising us on acoustic testing, material properties and acoustic measurements of the space.

The project has been integrated into a unit for the 1st year BA Spatial Design students and they have now been given the brief for the project.

The aim will be to select a successful group of students’ designs and invite them to take on the implementation stage during the summer with the help of staff.

We’re very excited about the results of this project!

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