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School of Design

Textiles (MA)

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Each year we showcase emerging talent, looking for clues as to what lies ahead and how they will shape the discipline in the coming years. Often encountered, defined and understood through materiality, Textiles faces a unique challenge posed by the lockdown. Graduates have responded in varied ways, rising to this challenge with incredible resourcefulness and ingenuity, demonstrating impressive agility and flexibility. Set against the context of this global pandemic it is reassuring and exciting to see how the discipline will forge new ground in a post Covid-19 world.

Students have identified themselves within three themes; The Constructors, The Preservers and The Responders. We are tremendously proud to present the class of 2020.

The Constructors

Builders of narratives, spaces and objects, they translate worlds that encounter new territories with intended purpose, interweaving construction methods that are contrasting yet form harmonious environments.

The Preservers

Breathing new life into forms, substances and stories, they reflect on past rituals to drive change toward fostering, sustaining and protecting the ecosystem that surrounds it.

The Responders

Responders have a playful approach to their practice, environment and bodies.  An interaction with the senses that inform alternative behaviours towards futures that are responsive, sensitive and conscious.

Instagram: @rcatextiles
RCA Textiles 2020 Press Kit
Textiles Graduates 2020
Printed Show Catalogue: Preview here and purchase here
Study Textiles at the RCA: www.rca.ac.uk

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School of Design
Textiles (MA)

Textiles Presents: The Preservers

A Textiles 2020 Theme
School of Design
Textiles (MA)

Textiles Presents: The Constructors

A Textiles 2020 Theme
Cross-College

Light Heavy Things

Curated by Peter Russell-Clarke
School of Design
Textiles (MA)

Textiles Presents: The Responders

A Textiles 2020 Theme
Cross-College

Feasting and Weeding

Curated by Sue Timney
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