Brain Waves




11am - 7pm, Sat & Sun, Tue, Thu & Fri 11am - 5pm, Mon 11am - 9.30pm, Wed

Free Event


CSM invites you to meet the minds of design’s next generation. 'Brain Waves', an exhibition and events programme, serves to provoke thought, stimulate action and raise awareness. New futures are considered through ‘empathic imagination’, ‘creative forensics’, ‘haptic thinking’ and ‘sense making’.

As part of the London Design Festival and at the heart of the King’s Cross design district alongside Design Junction, Central Saint Martins invites you to meet the minds of design’s next generation.

Brain Waves showcases the work of our leading design graduates, exploring a variety of design intelligences as they engage with uncertain futures. As an art and design school, we reject an era without expertise. The designers in this exhibition are specialists, but crucially, they work with openness because considered design requires both creativity and collaboration.

Brain Waves maps out four territories: ‘Creative Forensics’, ‘Empathic Invention’, ‘Haptic Thinking’ and ‘Shifting Reality’.

Private View Monday, 19 September 2016, 6-9pm

Meet our graduates through a series of Brain Waves events throughout London Design Festival:

We would like to thank the following for their generous support of Brain Waves:

Supported by King’s Cross

Sponsored by The Montcalm Luxury Hotels London

Vinyl Graphics Sponsor: Onward Display Ltd
Fabric Sponsor: Sensitive® Fabrics by Eurojersey
Paint Sponsor: Farrow & Ball

For further information and images please contact Jo Ortmans
Media Relations, Central Saint Martins
University of the Arts London
T: 020 7514 8098 E:

Central Saint Martins

Central Saint Martins is one of the world’s leading centres for art and design education, a reputation based around the achievements of its graduates and the creative energy of its current staff and students.

The College brings a broad range of art and design activities together in an extraordinary new building, voted the world’s best higher education building in 2012. The building allows the exchange of ideas and techniques across disciplines, acting as a huge workshop of thinking and making, underpinned by a strong research base and exceptional technical resources. Central Saint Martins is centred around nine programme areas:

Ceramic, Product and Industrial Design
Culture and Enterprise
Drama and Performance
Graphic Communication Design
Spatial Practices
Textiles and Jewellery
Foundation Studies and Access to HE

These programmes share an approach of exploring the boundaries of their discipline; our students and staff are continually curious and always restless in developing beyond the accepted norms of their subject, so the work emerging from Central Saint Martins is at the forefront of its area. Central Saint Martins inspires its students and staff to be alert to new approaches and ideas; the resulting journey can be challenging but is never dull.

This forward-looking approach places Central Saint Martins at the heart of London’s dynamic creative scene. All of our courses have strong links with practice and industry through visiting lectures, live projects and tutors who are leading practitioners. In any one-month numerous people, events and exhibitions pass through Central Saint Martins, enriching the core curriculum in multiple ways and making it a major force in the art and design world. Students from all over the world come to join us in this exciting adventure. You could be the next. Be brave and do what you love.

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