Thursday, 4 June 2015

Cass Hothouse: Dialogue between Design Education and Industry

I am excited to be an educator and industry practitioner working on The Cass Hothouse at The Sir John Cass Faculty of Art, Architecture and Design, London Metropolitan University. The Cass Hothouse is part of the Visual Communication Cluster and CASS//Shift.

The Cass Hothouse enables dialogue between design education and industry. It is a space that sits outside of the curriculum, yet feeds into it. A place for students, staff, alumni and industry to explore the multifaceted areas of graphic design and illustration through partnered research and practice. It informs and evolves teaching and learning practice through ongoing dialogue, publishing and events. 
As part of the Hothouse I am running a Drawing Workshop with Nous VousBook tickets here to join us in our free collaborative drawing workshop 'Live mural: Creative London' in response to the question:

'Can we create a visual dialogue about industry and education?'

Hothouse at the Summer Show 2015 12-20th June
We’re exploring four big questions:
What’s it like working in the design industry?
What enables you to make your best work?
What makes your studio different?
What does success mean?

Students from BA Illustration and BA Graphic Design visited four leading design studios in London (Colophon Foundry/The EntenteKinNous Vous and SomeOne) as a springboard for thinking, talking about and making design. We are sharing our experiences here on our blog, and within the Hothouse space at the Summer Show 12-20th June. Throughout the show Hothouse is running live workshops with industry experts and practitioners. Please explore and join in.
Visit Hothouse at the Summer Show 12-20th June:
59-63 Whitechapel High Street
London E1 7PF

Book workshops here 
Chloe's workshop here

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