Central Saint Martins appoints their new Dean of M-School

Hywel Davies has been appointed as Dean of M-School at Central Saint Martins.

Central Saint Martins (CSM) has an international reputation as a world-leading art school producing generations of extraordinary creative practitioners who have had significant impact in the creative industries shaping how we see the world. To build on the College’s core spirit of interdisciplinarity and thematic integrity as an art school, CSM is embarking on an exciting College-wide transformation to create three Schools of Thought: CSchool, S-School and M-School. M-SCHOOL is immersed in the material cultures, sciences and ecologies of our world. It builds on the practices on, with, about, and through materials and the invention and experience of materials to address world challenges, specifically environmental sustainability, and planetary health. 

Society was retained by CSM for this key appointment to conduct a search for a dynamic, strategic and highly experienced academic to play a vital role in the academic culture, organisation, and profile of CSM, overseeing a vibrant, inclusive, and high-quality student experience. The incoming Dean of M-School will provide dynamic and delivery-focused academic leadership and operational management for the School and contribute to the strategic development of the College and University. They will be involved in the development of strategy, policy and operations at College and University level through membership of committees and working groups.

Prior to recently taking up the role of Acting Dean of M-School, Hywel was Programme Director for Fashion at Central Saint Martins. He is the author of Modern Menswear, 100 New Fashion Designers, British Fashion Designers and Fashion Designers' Sketchbooks, all published by Laurence King. He is also director of Writers’ Bloc Ltd, a digital agency connecting brands with fashion writers. After studying BA Fashion Communication and Promotion at Central Saint Martins, he worked for an international mix of magazines and newspapers. He was fashion editor at Sleazenation and has written for GQ Style, Vogue, ELLE, Wallpaper, Nylon, Dazed & Confused, Grafik, Time Out, Tank, The Guardian, The Sunday Telegraph, The Financial Times, The Observer, The Independent and SHOWstudio.

Society would like to wish Hywel all the best in his new role.

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