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INDIA-UK Excellence Award - 2017

Makeright project attracted a British Council INDIA-UK Excellence Award for Collaborations in Higher Education under the ‘Innovative Partnerships’ category.

Best Design Initiative – Sublime Magazine - 2016

This award was given by Sublime Magazine to Central Saint Martins' Design Against Crime Research Centre, for the Makeright project, a ground-breaking course that brings design education and making outside the university confines. Its positive social impact on prison inmates, and the design collection of anti-theft bags are outstanding.

The Impact Awards - 2009

Design Against Crime's Bikeoff Research Initiative led by Adam Thorpe, Creative Director of DACRC, was shortlisted in Environmental Impact category of the UK Research Impact Awards, 2009. The Environmental Impact Award recognises projects that have made an outstanding environmental impact, through successful knowledge transfer.

TfL Sustainable Transport Awards - 2007

Design Against Crime's Bikeoff Research Initiative won the Transport for London (TfL) Sustainable Transport Award for Best Cycling Initiative, 2007. The Sustainable Transport Awards recognised outstanding achievements of the people and initiatives that support travel behaviour change and promote sustainable, healthier ways of travelling around London.

Sir Misha Award for Innovation in Design Education - 2006

DACRC was awarded Sir Misha Black Award for Innovation in Design Education. The Award was inaugurated in 1999 in order to provide recognition for those who, by contributing to the theory and/or practice of Design Education in the UK, have made an innovative leap whereby the education of designers has been measurably improved and the profile of design education raised.

British Female Inventor and Innovator of the Year Awards - 2006

Professor Lorraine Gamman, DACRC Director, won a silver award in the Higher Education and Learning Institution category at the British Female Inventor and Innovator of the Year Awards (BFIIN) 2006. The scheme is run by Global Women Inventors & Innovators Network (GWIIN), the global network which aims to increase the number of innovative women embracing enterprise.

Audi Sustain Our Nation Competition - 2009

Sustain Our Nation was a major national competition run by the Audi Design Foundation in 2009 to challenge young designers to create sustainable, design led social enterprises that will benefit their local community. The themes to the competition were: Ageing Population, Health, Finance, Crime & Energy and Climate Change. Lorraine Gamman and Adam Thorpe from the Design Against Crime Research Centre were on the expert panel for crime and tutored Central Saint Martins’ MA Innovation Management students, working with them to help develop their proposals. Urban Green Line went on to become runners up in national finals and won £10K, and will receive additional support and advice to help turn their design ideas into a sustainable social enterprise.

D&AD Student Awards - 2008

Magnus Pettersen (MA Industrial Design, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design) won the first prize in the D&AD Student Awards ‘Social Design’ component. Brief was set by the Design Council that asked students to create a product, service or communication piece designed to specifically reduce crime. BLABR_stand acts as both bike rack and meeting point, so that people gathering there also keep an eye on the bikes, thus deterring thieves. The BLABR_ stand was also a result of the Holborn Unlocked brief set by Design Against Crime Research Centre to MA Industrial Design course.

Design Innovation in Plastics Award - 2007

Sara Bellini (MA Industrial Design, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design) was awarded first prize by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining and the Worshipful Company of Horners for ‘Keepsafe Personal Bag Security Accessory’. Product and engineering students were challenged to create an inspiring design for a safety or security product, using predominantly polymers and high performance plastics from the Bayer Material Science portfolio. In addition to cash prize, the award included placement with Bayer Material Science. Prof. Lorraine Gamman (DACRC Director) tutored Sara during the development of the product. Sara worked for DACRC in 2007 between her studies and her winning entry.

Reinventing the Bike Shed Competition - 2006

Bikeoff has informed and catalysed several design responses and competition entrants, amongst them the Barlett School of Architecture graduate, Anthony Lau's Cyclehoop, which won the Reinventing the Bike Shed competition 2006. The design also made it to semi-finals in the 2008 HSBC UniPreneurs Awards, and shortlisted for New Product of the Year by the Growing Business Awards. Cyclehoop designs are now in production and have been installed in London boroughs including Camden and Southwark.

Audi Young Designer of the Year Award - 2004

Liberty Fearns (BA Product Design, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design) was the first prize winner of Audi Young Designer of the Year 2004. The Audi Young Designer of the Year competition, open to young people aged between 16-20yrs, provided a chance to highlight the brightest and best designers of this age group with the hope of spotting the design talent of the future. Liberty spent the summer 2005 working for DAC and developing her Audi Design Foundation product. Liberty took a year out of her studies to take work placement in the Audi Design Centre in Germany after winning the award.

Anti-stalking Initiative, Design Challenge Competition - 2002

Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design and Tracey Morgan, Director of the Network for Surviving Stalking have collaborated on a number of events. In November 2000 Central Saint Martins hosted a day of talks about the role design might play in helping to deter stalkers. The project run following this event, with a brief set by the Design Against Crime Research Centre, stimulated many design responses. Christina Bilsland's (BA (Hons) Product Design, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design) response was developed for the Design Challenge Competition 2002, where she was second prize winner.

Design as System: Home Security, Design Challenge Competition - 2001

A project run with MA Industrial Design students and Design Against Crime Research Centre in 2001, was concerned with exploring innovative approaches to home security. Work completed included ‘Security Blind’ (an alternative to window bars and 'crime mesh') entry by Yeuyu Ren (MA Industrial Design, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design) who was Design Challenge Competition 2001 first prize winner.

Secured by Design/ RIBA Poster Competition - 2000

In December 2000, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design were asked by Secured by Design (SBD) Initiative and RIBA to take part in an exclusive competition to design a poster aimed at the Metropolitan Police. SBD aims to encourage architects to think about abusers as well as users of buildings, objects and spaces in the design process. The winning poster was by Sibylle Hutter, MA Communication Design student.