The India-UK Excellence Award: The British Council (2017) Awarded to: Makeright Project

The Best Design Initiative Award: Sublime Magazine (2016) Awarded to: Design Against Crime Research Centre

The Environmental Impact Award (shortlisted): UK Research and Innovation (2009) Awarded to: Bikeoff Project
The Sustainable Transport Award: Transport for London (2007)Awarded to: Bikeoff project for ‘Best Cycling Initiative’

The Innovation in Design Education Award: Sir Misha Black (2006)Awarded to: Design Against Crime Research Centre

The Higher Education and Learning Institution Award: The British Female Inventor and Innovator of the Year Awards (2006)Awarded to: Prof Lorraine Gamman (Silver Award)
D&AD Student Award BLABR_stand (2008)

PRESS ︎︎︎


Design Research Society 28 October 2019 Event report: Tricky Design Symposium

The Guardian 29 September 2019Trends for autumn – what’s new in the world of design

InsideTime 1 July 2019Student designs ‘to make life easier for prisoners’

Hunger 21 June 2019Central Saint Martin Students Design Prison Furniture by Phoebe Gardner

Trend Hunter 20 June 2019Central Saint Martins Students Provide Designs for the Inmates' Comfort by Kalina Nedelcheva

Dezeen 19 June 2019Central Saint Martins students design prison cell furniture

ArtRabbit 18 June 2019
MyMural Project

Central Saint Martins Stories 23 May 2019One year on: unblocking conversations in prison by Teleri Lloyd-Jones

British Library 16 January 2019The Story Garden - temporary community garden to open on British Library site


Artification 2018
Aspirational Mural for Acton

Camden Newsroom 26 October 2018Fresh Produce back at Chalton Street Market

Design Week 21 September 2018Design Week - Top picks of exhibitors to see at London Design Fair by Alina Polianskaya

The Essential Journal: Issue 36 22 August 2018Messenger bags made out of canvas van panel

The Living Centre Community Newsletter Summer 2018
Camden Can Innovation Fund


National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance 31 October 2017
Makeright bags – Changing Lives by Design

Love Camden 22 September 2017Makeright: Making Bags to Make Good

Urban Kultur 13 August 2017Street art by democracy – the Market Road Gallery

North Four, 2017
Market Road Gallery


Sublime 6 December 2016 Design in prison

National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance 2 December 2016
Makeright: A Range Of Anti-Theft Bags That Make A Difference To Society

Arts & Humanities Research Council December 2016Makeright exhibition: Design Against Crime in Prison

Abel & Cole December 2016
Bags of character

The Grocer 29 November 2016Abel & Cole tarpaulins turned into anti-theft bags by Daniel Selwood

The Times of India 9 November 2016Project with Sabarmati Jail gets design award by Parth Shastri

Design Observer 5 April 2016Episode 33: Prisons and Paradise by Michael Bierut & Jessica Helfand

New Directions (Novus) Spring 2016Learners make anti-theft bags

Fast Company 28 April 2016The Latest In Prison Education? Design Thinking

Design Week 25 April 2016New scheme launched to teach “design thinking” to prisoners by Tom Banks

Design Indaba 5 April 2016Makeright: Involving prisoners in anti-crime design

The Times Of India 22 March 2016Convicts help design theft-proof bags

Tv9 Ahmedabad 4 March 2016NID goes to Sabarmati jail for empowering prisoners for meaningful living

Tv9 Gujarati 28 February 2016NID goes to Sabarmati jail to teach theft-proof designs to inmates

The Times of India 27 February 2016NID goes to Sabarmati jail for designs against theft

Zurich Municipal February 201610 ways social housing can tackle crime by design

CSM Public Newspaper 14 January 2016 Delivering Design Education for Prisoners


Designorate 11 November 2015Five Product Designs Against Crime

The Guardian 8 November 2015Marcus Barnes: ‘Graffiti art can be a positive force’

BBC Crimewatch 2 July 2015
ATM anti-theft ‘magic mats’


Londonist November 2014   Graffiti Sessions Explore Issues Around Street Art

Esquerda 11 July 2014Hostile architecture: cities against humans

The Guardian 13 June 2014Anti-homeless spikes are part of a wider phenomenon of 'hostile architecture’

The Times of India 7 March 2014National Institute of Design, UK-based faculty plan course for jail inmates by Runa Mukherjee Parikh


BBC The One Show November 2013Lorraine Gamman discussing Shirley Pitts, The Queen of Thieves.

Less by Design 6 September 2013Design Against Crime: putting the conscience back into design


Robert Elms Show, BBC Radio London 94.9 3 August 2012
Lorraine Gamman discussing Gone Shopping and Shirley Pitts

The Guardian 11 January 2012 Shoplifters say they steal because they need love.

The Guardian Shortcuts 11 January 2012 Why is cheese the most shoplifted food item in the world

BBC 5 Live 11 January 2012 Lorraine Gamman discussing shoplifting

BBC Radio Leicester 11 January 2012 Lorraine Gamman discussing shoplifting

BBC Radio London 11 January 2012Lorraine Gamman discussing shoplifting

BBC Radio Somerset 11 January 2012Lorraine Gamman discussing shoplifting

BBC Radio Tees 11 January 2012Lorraine Gamman discussing shoplifting

BBC Radio Wales 11 January 2012Lorraine Gamman discussing shoplifting

BBC1 Breakfast TV January 2012Prof. Lorraine Gamman discusses Shoplifting

Ham and High 2 August 2012 The Story of Shirley, The Queen of Thieves

The Guardian 21 December 2011Public art: is there any way to beat the thieves?

BBC News 4 July 2011Who, What, Why: How do you graffiti-proof public art?

BBC News 28 June 2011 Cash-machine fraud: foiling the tricksters

PC World Good Gear Guide 17 June 2011As fraud abounds, design students craft safer ATMs

CIO 16 June 2011 As fraud abounds, design students craft safer ATMs

Mad 16 June 2011 Central St Martins project series seeks to tackle cash machine crime

Design Week 15 June 2011Student designs aim to tackle cashpoint crime

ATM Marketplace 15 June 2011London school exhibits designs to deter ATM crime

FS Tech 15 June 2011ATM crime exhibition shows the way

Finextra 14 June 2011
Designers unite to fight ATM fraud

LINK 14 June 2011LINK sponsors a new exhibition at Central Saint Martins College

More Inspiration 11 January 2010
Stop Thief Chair


WIRED 12 November 2009Stop Thief Chair Keeps Valuables Where Nature Intended

PechaKucha 9 November 2009Design Against Crime (Video 6:40)

BBC 1. 28 July 2009 (Video. 1:38)Imagine…Art in Troubled Times: The Home Front

Battle of Ideas 1 November 2009 Shaping Social Policy: Designers and Crime

Design21 Social Design Network Lorraine Gamman Answers Your Questions

HALO  Issue 7 2009Street art or social menace? The debate right now is what actually constitutes graffiti

BBC Scotland July 2009
Designed World

Design Week Hot 50 5 February 2009


Evening Standard 17 December 2008London bike park ‘one of the safest in world’

Inside Housing 17th October 2008
Security Forces

BBC4 Material World (mp3) 2 October 2008

BBC Radio London Breakfast Show 29 September 2008Prof. Paul Ekblom describes Grippa clips in item on bag theft

Rzeczpospolita (Poland) 17 Sept 2008
Urban vandal proof furniture

ABC Radio National (mp3) (Australia) 17 Sept 2008
By Design (10-minute interview by Prof. Paul Ekblom)

Designer (Israel) 2008

MADE July 2008Designing out chances for crime has proved its value many times over

Blueprint July 2008Designers Bikeoff rethink traditional bike storage

Design Week 12 June 2008
Means to an end

BD Online 20 June 2008 Can architects be trusted to design bus shelters?

The Enfield Gazette 05 June 2008The woman with designs on life as a petty thief

New Statesman June 2008
We have designs on thieves

ΖΩΗet2 May 2008

Treehugger May 20087 Ways Cities Can Make Your Bike More Secure

Core 77 Design Blog May 2008Designing out crime: abuser-centered design

The Evening Standard 20 May 2008Thieves can’t stand new bicycle parking spaces

One India 19 May 2008Bike thefts just got tougher courtesy the M-shaped cycle stand

Insure and Smile/Gadget Talk 19 May 2008
Designing the solution to crime

Robert Elms (mp3) May 2008 If Looks Could Kill Interview

BBC Radio London Breakfast Show (mp3) 15 May 2008 caMden Bike Stands

BBC Radio 4 Today Show (mp3) 15 May 2008
Mobile Phone Theft

Design Week  May 2008
Call for Action on Phone Theft

Camden New Journal May 2008Prof. Lorraine Gamman interviewed about DAC

Design Council (video) May 2008
Designing Out Crime: Hot Products

Guardian May 15 2008A fifth of London teenagers have been a victim of gadget theft

BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat (mp3) 15 May 2008Drive to ‘design out’ gadget crime

BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat 15 May 2008Drive to ‘design out’ gadget crime

ePolitix.xom 15 May 2008 Camden puts the brakes on bicycle theft

Design Studies/Dundee 15 May 2008
Call for action on phone theft

Planetizen 14 May 2008
New Bike Racks Thwart Theft

BBC News May 2008
Designing the Solution to Crime


Design Week January 2007Design Council backing anti-mobile theft range

Design Week February 2007 Parking docks Camden Council

London Paper February 2007
Thieves told: On your bike

The Guardian Guide to Cycling March 2007
Style riders

The Observer March 2007 Ethical living

Cycling Weekly March 2007New bike parking in bid to stop thieves

City Cycling April 2007
Reinventing the bike stand

London Cyclist April/May 2007 Stand and deliver

Design Week May 2007 Bikeoff cycling show now on

Design Week July 2007Designers ally with Home Office in crime fight

Design Week August 2007Support for anti-crime alliance grows

BBC News 24 August 2007Designs for taking on criminals

BBC News 10 August 2007Bid to cut crime with new design

Steer Davies Gleave December 2007TfL’s 2007 Sustainable Transport Awards winners

Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) June 2007Prof. Lorraine Gamman featured in a film about the Jill Dando Institute of Crime Science made by ITN Consulting

BBC Radio Five Live Breakfast April 2007Prof. Lorraine Gamman responds to a survey about increasing bike theft crime in 2007 

Design Week January 2006

Misha Black award

Fast Company October 2006
The catalyst


Delo May 2005Torbica, v katero dolgi prsti ne morejo seci, nam vrne veselje do zivljenja
Museums New York Autumn 2005
Fear Factor

Array Autumn 2005
Risky Business

The Oprah Magazine September 2005
Safe Bets

Step September 2005
Playing it Safe

Metropolis Magazine 20 September 2005
MOMA’s Safety Check

La Vanguardia 18 October 2005
Disenos para la era del miedo

Step October 2005
Playing It Safe

The Globe and Mail October 2005 How to stay safe and eat fondue – in an earthquake

Welt Am Sonntag 26 October 2005 Lachen als Gegner der Angst

Modernism Magazine November 2005 Safe: Design Takes On Risk

New York Times November 2005 The Haute Design Approach To Foiling Urban Thieves

Time Out 10 – 16 November 2005 Safe keeping : MoMA finds beauty – and humour – in objects designed to protect us

Il Giornale del Archuitettura December 2005 La sicurezza prima di tutto

Il Giornale del Design December 2005 Progetti reali per situazioni estreme

Slovenian National TV 2005  Prof. Lorraine Gamman discusses paper given at Magdalena (7th International festival of creative communication) on Design Against Crime

Buten und Binnen, German TV 2005Prof. Lorraine Gamman discusses paper given at EAD 06 Conference on Design Against Crime


Belfast Telegraph 6 January 2003 ‘Stealth belt’ keeps money under wraps

Burton Mail January 2003 Anti-crime clothes range launched

Express and Star Kidderminster 20 January 2003 Lingerie line to combat thieves

Western Mail Cardiff January 2003 Fashion aims to catch up with street thieves

Blueline March 2003
Public hanging at Victoria

The Observer April 2003 Future Shock: The Coming Ideas in Crime Prevention Clothes

Hackney Gazette May 2003 Bags of fun: Crime fighting is a scream with these

Icon Magazine May 2003 Dipping, slashing, lifting and grabbing

Ufficio Stile May – June 2003Central Saint Martin: accessori anti-scippo

Ergonomics in Design Winter 2003 Designing Against Dysfunction – Product Design


Numerous TV and Radio appearances; Design for Life, Channel 4 2002 – 2004  Prof. Lorraine Gamman discusses Karrysafe Launch and Design Against Crime

The London Institute Review February 2002
Design on Crime

Design Week July 2002
Karrysafe news

Evening Gazette Middlesborough July 2002
Safer by design

Medway Today July 2002
Fashion that can fight back

Rugby Evening Telegraph July 2002 Anti-mugger bags and belts launched

Shropshire Star July 2002 Handbags and belt join the crime fight

The Guardian July 2002 Designer security: War on street crime gets fashionable

Evening Standard August 2002
Don’t be a fashion victim

Hackney Gazette August 2002 Do not get it knicked : Designers have crime in the bag with their ideas

Mobile August 2002 Fonehouse launches new security products

Sunday Post 18 August 2002 There’s a shock in store for bag-snatchers

Etapes September 2002 De haut vol (Karrysafe)

Le Nouvel Observateur 4 September 2002
Un style haute securite

Blueline November 2002
Designing out street crime


Home 2001
Design Against Crime

Design Focus April 2001
Crime fighters

Diseno Interior April 2001 Combatir el crimen con audacia

Fuorisalone April 2001Design contro il criminie

Leisure and Hospitality April 2001Anti-crime show goes to Barcelona

Briefing May 2001
Crime In Milan

Neo2 July / August 2001 Diseno Anti-robo > Policias y Disenadores

Telegraph Review October 2001 Shed your preconceptions : What happens when architects reinvent the bike shed?

The Times December 2001 Cambridge academics top table for research

I Magazine Winter 2001
Anti-crime design on show


Design Council  May 2000
Light Fingered

Space May 2000
Stealing Beauty

The Independent May 2000 Theft: today’s built-in obsolescence

Briefing July 2000
Design Against Crime

FX November 2000
Stealing Beauty

Evening Standard December 2000 The bags that are designed not to be snatched

Capital Radio 2000 Prof. Lorraine Gamman invited to discuss (with colleague Jackie Piper) Design Against Crime – Stop Thief chairs and In the bag research

Lunchtime News, ITV and BBC1 TV, Crimewatch BBC1, Channel 4 News 2000  Prof. Lorraine Gamman discusses Design Against Crime

Features at the Design Museum/Covent Garden 2000  Prof. Lorraine Gamman talking about Design Against Crime - In the Bag research  

London Life, GLR Radio with Paul Ross 2000  Prof. Lorraine Gamman talking live about Design Against Crime – In the Bag research 

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