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January 14, 2016 - No Comments!

Your Future in Curation: With Eimear Martin (Hayward Gallery)

Eimear Martin, curator at the Hayward Gallery, came in to meet Culture, Criticism and Curation students to discuss how the role of the curator is evolving and what a curator's career may entail in the future.

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The talk was part of an ongoing series of Professional Development organised by SUARTS, the Students' Union of UAL and funded by UAL Commonplace. Eimear Martin, a curator with over ten years’ experience in the contemporary arts sector, has worked on and contributed to a number of group exhibitions at the Hayward Gallery.

The ensuing roundtable discussion saw UAL students quiz Eimear on her career to date and the practical ‘ins and outs’ of curation as a profession as well as the relationships necessary to balance the demands of the art and logistical demands from institutions and audience expectations and needs.

The students discussed their possible futures as curators, the future of curation as it evolves, the use and misuse of the term, its western determinacy and how our current understanding of curation of art and culture is a relatively new development.

For more information on SUARTS Industry Talks and roundtable discussions and opportunities for UAL students please visit:

January 14, 2016 - No Comments!

Future Libraries

Are books becoming secondary in the library of the future? Ten Newham Council Community Neighbourhood Managers  met at the Futuro House to discuss how the integrity of the library can be preserved  alongside the demand for flexible spaces that accommodate technology and community meeting places.

January 14, 2016 - No Comments!

Short Course Innovation Accelerator

What would it be like to go back to a world with no internet, no laptops, no mobile phones, no facebook, twitter and emails?

Juliana Goga-Cooke and the CSM students Innovation Accelerator students used The Futuro House as a space to discuss how our lives have changed over these 40 years, the innovations we have seen, how technology has transformed the way we live and work, how family structures have changed, how cities have become bigger, how most of us have moved from different places, how we stay in touch and connect with one another, and, more importantly, what matters to each of us….

And what the next 40 years might bring!


January 14, 2016 - No Comments!

Made in Arts London – Metro Imaging Mentorship Selection

Back in December, the Futuro House was used to hold interviews for UAL students shortlisted for the MiAL and Metro Mentorship.

This bespoke mentorship, which will run from January – December 2016, offers​  tailored support and advice during the final crucial few months study, degree show and then the vitally important first few months as a graduate. The mentorship aims to provide funding and guidance for emerging artists at the beginning of their future creative careers.

"We are delighted to be collaborating with MiAL and its inaugral mentorship winner Giulia Cacciuttolo – what is very exciting is that Giulia is not directly linked to photography, which reflects the diverse nature of clients that we now work with. Also for the first time we get the opportunity to mentor someone whilst they are still in the education stream and trust that the experience will provide Giulia with the best resource possible to further her career prospects.”  -  Steve MacLeod, Director of Metro Imaging

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December 14, 2015 - No Comments!

British Council Away Day

The Architecture, Design and Fashion department of the British Council held their annual away day at the Futuro House. The house provided an inspirational space for brainstorming strategies and long term plans.

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September 25, 2015 - No Comments!

British Council Design Connections visits the Futuro at CSM


The British Council Design Connections programme visited Futuro House at CSM on Friday 25th September.  Seventeen international design curators are visiting the UK as part of the British Council programme to connect design professionals from around the globe to UK curators, galleries, museums and institutions.  The delegates visited Central Saint Martins Intelligent Optimist exhibition, as part of London Design Festival, were given presetnations by CSM Programme Directors and had a tour of the building, culminating at Futuro House.