Exploring Entrepreneurship

Industries Management Research Hub: Six creative entrepreneurs talk about their experiences setting up and running their own businesses

The discussion ranged around a variety of issues covering the pain and pleasure of running your own enterprise. They outlined the absurd meetings they have had to attend with investors; each had different approaches to social media; they reinforced how important networking in all sorts of different ways. We examined the level of involvement of investors and the importance of advice. There was also a consideration given to the level of experience they had before they went it alone as well as the particular issues women entrepreneurs can face. However it was clear that while they all have faced challenges, they also enjoy the creativity of their businesses and particularly the fact they are working with great people.

This event required participation from the audience! This zine refects some of the responses of the student audience to each of the entrepreneurs. Students were put into groups and each group was responsible for talking to an entrepreneur in a breakout session between the two panels.

Fantazine: a Grief Encounters collaboration

Fantazine, the fantastic superhero fanzine

Staff from journalism and publishing courses at London College of Communication helped a group of 30 children create a zine, as part of a programme of summer activities organised by Grief Encounter for those children affected by Grenfell Tower in West London. The children each created a page (some even created a complete fanzine) based around superheroes; whether “real” or their own creation. The pages were then scanned and turned into a zine—under supervision from the children—and then printed over at London College of Fashion. By the end of the day each of the children had a printed and bound copy of the zine showing everyone’s work.

ELIA Academy conference at Central Saint Martins

CSM and the Teaching and Learning Exchange at the University of the Arts London are delighted to welcome the ELIA Academy.
The conference offers a platform for new ideas and innovative practices for educating the next generation of artists and creators.

The Make a Mag process was used to document the conference across the three days, culminating with finished printed zines being made available to conference attendees during the final part of the event.

Collaborate Mag

Collaborate Week was launched by LCC’s Academic Support to celebrate collaboration in all its diverse forms and complexities and to emphasise the power of collaboration. The zine was created and produced by MA Publishing students in conjunction with MA Publishing staff.