Tag: design and education

"An art college should be a blank canvas"
- Paul Williams on Central Saint Martins

"An art college should be a blank canvas" - Paul Williams on Central Saint Martins

World Architecture Festival 2012: architect Paul Williams of Stanton Williams tells Dezeen editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs why his team designed the new campus for London art and design college Central Saint Martins as "a blank canvas" where different disciplines could "take form and ownership", in this movie we filmed at the World Architecture Festival last month. More »

The UK can "learn lessons from school-building
in Brazil" - Aberrant Architecture

Animating Education by Aberrant Architecture

News: following this week's news that the UK government is restricting curved and glass walls on new school buildings, Aberrant Architecture's Kevin Haley and David Chambers are urging the Department of Education to look to the standardised schools designed by Oscar Niemeyer for Brazil in the 1980s, which the architects are presenting in the British Pavilion for the Venice Architecture Biennale. More »

Design Academy Eindhoven "gives in to
demands" of departed masters heads

Design Academy Eindhoven by Radio Nederland Wereldomroep

Dezeen Wire: three senior Design Academy Eindhoven teachers have agreed to return to their posts after claiming victory in their dispute with the school.

Jan Boelen, Joost Grootens and Louise Schouwenberg, the heads of Social Design, Information Design and Contextual Design respectively, resigned two weeks ago but will now return to the school in the new academic year. More »

Central Saint Martins appoints Jeremy Till
as head of college


Dezen Wire:
London art and design college Central Saint Martins has appointed Jeremy Till as head of college. Till will leave his role as dean of the school of architecture at the University of Westminster to take up his new position, which includes joining the executive board of the University of the Arts London.

Central Saint Martins moved to a new campus in Kings Cross, designed by Stanton Williams, in October 2012. See photos and our story about the campus here. More »