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09 Feb - 16 Feb 2018

Green Week – 12-16 February.

PLURAL FUTURES acknowledges the broad range of approaches to sustainability within the art and design practices of CSM students and staff.  The Green Week programme aims to showcase a snap shot of those approaches, find connections and provoke further discourse and action.

Please note that unless state these events are open to UAL staff and students only. 

Friday 9 February

Edge of Chaos - Green Week Launch
6 - 10pm in Studio Theatre J004 (open to UAL staff, students and members of the public). 
We're at the edge of chaos - what better reason to throw a party? Join us as we celebrate the launch of Green Week (12 - 16 February 2018) with an night of performance, music, dancing and an apocalyptic fashion show. 
Tickets are £5 - visit CSM Ticketing to book. (Entry includes a free drink.)

Monday 12 February

Tips on researching sustainability
12 - 4pm in the Green Hub, The Street
Library staff will help you access information on environmental, economic and social sustainability, by helping you widen your search terms. We will be showcasing some fantastic resources on sustainability and also give you an opportunity to get a sneak peek at GF Smiths most recent environmental innovation.

'Useful or Beautiful' project launch
To celebrate Green Week 2018, UAL is launching the ‘Useful or Beautiful’ challenge to encourage a creative response to the challenge of recycling and reducing waste. Simply salvage some discarded materials from across UAL’s buildings and repurpose them into something useful, beautiful or both! Find out more on

Tuesday 13 February

Insights Project Exhibition ‘Make Shake Take’

3 - 5pm in the Green Hub, The Street
Young people aged 12-16 yrs old with experience of the care system have been invited to discover how to think like an artist or designer by taking part in a series of fast-paced workshops working alongside current students and staff at Central Saint Martins. Outcomes from this two-day project will be exhibited in the Green Hub. ‘Make Shake Take’ is part of a family of pre-16 UAL Insights projects run at Central Saint Martins by the Outreach team, in partnership with Waltham Forest Virtual School.

Greenpeace Talk
1 - 2.30pm in LVMH E002
Bend your creativity towards political intervention, taking Trump's (mythical) visit as a case study in this Greenpeace talk.

The Mayor's Entrepreneur Competition
2.30 - 4pm in LVMH E002

Do you have a sustainable business idea to make London a better place to live and work? The Mayor’s Entrepreneur is an opportunity for students and recent graduates to enter their ideas and stand a chance to win £20,000 and expert advice and help from the Mayor’s office to bring their idea to life. Come along to this event to find out more about the competition and get some help with your applications.

Object Based Learning Workshop
2 - 3.30pm in the Museum Archives
CSM Museum and Study Collection has a collection of thousands of art and design objects and archive material. From contemporary pieces to historic prints, the collection reflects CSM past and present. For Green Week the CSM Museum will showcase objects from the collection that relate to themes of sustainability and renewable materials and introduce visitors to Object Based Learning, a methodology to approach objects from all walks of life.
Email Judy Willcocks to book your place

Wednesday 14 February

Life and Death Toolkit workshops
2 - 4pm in the Green Hub, The Street
This toolkit was developed by Shibboleth Shechter and Tricia Austin in collaboration with MA Narrative Environments students. The Life and Death Toolkit helps design students to reflect on the sustainability of their projects and make informed decisions throughout their design process. The toolkit consists of two sets of prompt cards and a worksheet. The prompt cards suggest topics to consider, while the worksheet is used by students to record their reflections and evaluate the sustainability of their project. The toolkit envisages design projects as part of a complex system or project ecology. It maintains that no project exists in isolation.

These 1:1 workshops will last approximately 15 minutes each. To book, please email Shibboleth Sheather

Willow Weaving Workshop
1 - 2.30pm, Roof Terrace
The Green Roof are hosting a Willow Weaving Workshop in connection with Green Week. In response to safety concerns regarding the barriers on the roof terrace, The Green Roof are keen to experiment with solutions that use natural and sustainable materials. Two local craftsmen have been invited into the university to lead a workshop in how to create willow-woven fence panels. A demonstration will take place first, followed by a practical session of putting our newly learnt skills into action. Sign-up on Eventbrite.

6 - 9pm in LVMH E003
Join us for an architectural charette led by Duncan Baker Brown focussing on the CSM roof terrace! Duncan will be talking about his practice and giving examples from his book Re-Use Atlas. Afterwards, staff and students will have the opportunity to propose solutions and suggestions for using the Roof Terrace more effectively. 

Thursday 15 February

Sustainable Luxury at LVMH: A talk organised by Maison/0
1 - 2.30pm in E002 / E003

Talk programme:

1pm: Alexandre Capelli, LVMH Group Environment Manager: 'The environment LIFE programme at LVMH'
1.30 pm: Sandrine Noel and Delphine Deleau, Environment Managers, Louis Vuitton: 'Eco-design and Material Sourcing at Louis Vuitton'
2pm: Ali Rakib, Forweavers: 'Ethical Sourcing and Rare Textile Materials'
2.30: Q&A

Friday 16 February

Green Week Closing Lunch
11.30am - 2.30pm at Skip Garden
Come and celebrate the end of a successful Green Week with us at the Skip Garden! Explore the creativity of the Skip Garden and what can be done with wasted materials. Design and make your own creation with wasted materials from around King's Cross as part of UAL's 'Useful or Beautiful' competition, and get ready for spring by contributing to the garden and taking your own planted seeds home. We will keep you happy and your bellies full with free home-baked pizzas from the outdoor pizza oven, made by the Skip Garden chefs and local young people. The garden has many cozy heated spaces so don't be put off by the weather if it is cold or rainy!

Deep Listening Workshop
12 - 2pm in LVMH E002
There’s more to listening than meets the ear. Pauline Oliveros describes the practice of Deep Listening as “listening in every possible way to everything possible to hear no matter what one is doing.” Deep Listening, as developed by Oliveros, explores the difference between the involuntary nature of hearing and the voluntary, selective nature of listening. The practice includes bodywork, sonic meditations, interactive performance, listening to the sounds of daily life, nature, one’s own thoughts, imagination and dreams, and listening to listening itself.

Find out more on the Deep Listening website

This workshop will provide a short introduction into the practice of Deep Listening, led by Deep Listening Certificate holder and MA Art and Science student Beckie Leach. Expect to participate in sonic meditations and improvisations. 

RSVP to Becky Leach to attend

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