Restless Futures at London Design Festival




10am - 6pm, Tue to Fr; 12pm - 5pm, Sat & Sun; 10am - 3pm Mon (from 3pm closed for a private event)

Free Event


Restless Futures showcases a global mix of key recent Central Saint Martins graduates who are shaping future design practice. The exhibition is designed around the Restless Futures themes: disruptive technologies, expanded boundaries, no more stuff?, and democratising innovation.

‘Restless Futures’ showcases key recent Central Saint Martins graduates shaping future design practice. The exhibition is designed around the Restless Futures themes: disruptive technologies, expanded boundaries, no more stuff?, and democratising innovation. A global mix of top of the crop graduates, selected from undergraduate and post graduate courses at CSM, demonstrates richly diverse responses and innovations across our wide range of disciplines and research fields. Industrial and Product Design celebrate their Queens Anniversary Prize for Higher Education. A must see.

Restless Futures will feature live installations, performances and interactive exhibits. Alongside the exhibition the participating graduates will give first-hand insight into their work in an exciting programme of talks, demos and workshops.

Central Saint Martins is also delighted to announce a series of 14 talks, demonstrations and Q&A sessions from the Restless Futures exhibitors and guest speakers.
The links below give an insight into the exciting range of events on offer.

All events will be free to attend, however, places are limited, so please book by following the link of your event.

All events will take place adjacent to the Restless Futures exhibition in
Room A002
Central Saint Martins
Granary Building
1 Granary Square, King's Cross,
London N1C 4AA UK

Sarah Da Costa: Material Pharmacy
Saturday 13 September 2014, 12pm

Tony Quinn: Aestheticodes
Saturday 13 September 2014, 2pm until 5pm

Amy Congdon: Haute Bacon
Tuesday 16 September 2014, 12pm

Maylinda Bhakdithanaseth: Organ 33
Tuesday 16 September 2014, 2pm

Kensuke Nakata: Japanese Stoicism
Tuesday 16 September 2014, 4pm

Shu (Spencer) Zhou: Re-Empowerment
Wednesday 17 September 2014, 12pm

Jane Scott: Mutate: Responsive Textiles for Architecture
Wednesday 17 September 2014, 2pm

Zuzana Gombosova: Invisible Resources
Wednesday 17 September 2014, 4pm

Sabrina Kraus Lopez: Made in Patacancha
Friday 19 September 2014, 12pm

Timothy Klofski: The Face of Code
Friday 19 September 2014, 2pm

Josh Worley: Open Tools
Friday 19 September 2014, 4pm

Sarah Gold: The Alternet
Saturday 20 September 2014, 12pm

Amanda Tong Hoi Yan: The Perfect Imbalance
Saturday 20 September 2014, 4pm

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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