10th Floor

CSM. Charing Cross Road. London. 2009-2011

The 10th Floor was a radical educational initiative embedded within Central St Martins College of Art and Design in London between 2009-2011. Its methods of enquiry have come to inform MayDay Rooms: collaborative working, presentations, discussions and, crucially, a mode of learning based around direct access to un-sorted and neglected historical material that often falls into the general category of ‘pre-archival’. This process reached a point of articulation at In Exchange, a five week programme of events, discussion, student-led meetings and film screenings linked to mapping and presenting institutional and personal collections of historical material.

10th Floor. November 2009 – June 2011
In Exchange. February – March 2011

10th Floor Office at Central Saint Martins former Charing Cross Road site.


(Conditions in the Central Saint Martins painting archive.)
See: http://10thflr.wordpress.com/

10th Floor Talks Programme October 2010 – February 2011

§ Talk: 15-2-2011 | Gesa Helms. Whatever Happened to the… Future?

§ Talk 31-1-11: Alex Sainsbury on Raven Row

§ Talk: 24-11-2011 | Marina Vishmidt. For Education.

§ Talk 8-12-2010 | William Dixon. The Window Curve: Economy, Crisis, Struggle and Restructuring

(William Dixon /10th Floor: IPS edit.)

§ Talk 30-11-2010 | Sabeth Buchmann. As Institutional Critique disappears, the University Plan arrives.

§ Talk 22-11-2010 | Iain Boal. “We are not the least afraid of ruins”. Commons, Enclosures, Utopia

§ Discussion 15-11-2010 | Deirdre McArdle on the ‘A’ Course and Manydeed Group (1969-1973)

§ Talk 28-10-2010 | Rozsa Farkas: Collaborative Space

§ Seminar 25-10-2010 | Students & Workers. Rosa Kerosene

§ Seminar 20-10-2010 | Self Publishing. Mute Magazine and 56A Infoshop


In Exchange, Lethaby Gallery (2011)

In Exchange Talks Schedule. Monday 14th February – Friday 18th February 2011.

See the project archive here

The Reading Room, IPS Birmingham (2012)

In 2012 10th Floor was briefly hosted in the The Reading Room by the International Project Space in Birmingham.

See: http://internationalprojectspace.org/projects/reading-room-10floor/