Central Saint Martins

Usborne Collection Copy Project models

Project tests for recording artists’ books and objects from the materials library

CSM Photosculpture Project: Model from the Usborne collection captured by Naomi Dines as part of Annihilation Event / Prototype at Tate Exchange, Tate Modern, London January 11th 2017

The photosculpture group ran public workshops at Annihilation Event/ Prototype. Participants modelled objects they had seen at Tate, captured and processed them. The 3D files are here.


Photogrammetry Workshops at UCA Rochester Valentine's Day 2017

We were invited to come and talk to students at UCA Rochester about the Photosculpture project. Current MAFA student Jack Marder and graduate Nicola Lorini ran two workshops. Students learned the basics of capture and processing and produced some great work like this photogrammetric scan by Jodi.


Dead Book Project - a project to record maltreated books from CSM Library.


Learning through Objects:
Transformative Pedagogies in Practice  

Objects have been used to support teaching and learning since the earliest days of art and design education, but it was not until 2002 that Paris coined the phrase ‘object-centred’ or ‘object-based’ learning. This term is now widely used to describe the process of learning through and from objects.

Within participatory learning environments, objects can stimulate curiosity and ongoing interest. The transaction between the object and the viewer enables meaning construction, while decoding objects develops transferable skills such as critical thinking and communication and can help to develop deeper understanding of one’s own assumptions and beliefs.

This event is part of a series hosted by University of the Arts London, exploring key issues in art and design teaching and learning in higher education. Each event includes leading speakers sharing current thinking in creative education and is designed to be interactive.

We ran a session demonstrating reflectance transformation imaging and photogrammetry and talking about the research led teaching project we have been running at CSM. We took the opportunity to record some moulds from the Unsworth Collection housed at LCC. Tom Allison demonstrated RTI and Harry Moss Badrick made some photogrammetry models.


Digital Materialities in the Archive  

We visited our collaborators at Camberwell: Bernd Behr, Athanasios Velios and Students from the CCW Digital Derive Group. Students recorded objects from the ILEA Collection based at Camberwell using a variety of capture devices and software.

3D capture of the 2016 Degree Show