School of Design
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.
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.
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.
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.