Visual Communication (MA)
Graphic Design is a place of Experimentation, collaboration and activism where students challenge and transform themselves and the worlds they inhabit. A restless, diverse and complex community that continues to evolve beyond traditional boundaries and definitions. Questioning and transforming the ways we interact and communicate, constantly adapting and engaging technology and culture.
Abruptly wrenched from a close studio community to scattered diaspora. Suddenly operating from isolated improvised bedrooms and table-top studios around the globe, our students quickly adapted. The resulting work is political, personal, poetic, polemic, playful and profound. Lockdown culture was swiftly analysed and critiqued as new ways of being, new ways of living, new ways of communicating emerged. The work inhabits and reflects this uncanny new world of poetic Introspection and lock down reveries, time is measured out in strange new ways, meals take on new meanings, closed shops, unsold goods, unobserved adverts selling nothing to no-one. New platforms, new voices, new arguments will it ever be the same? Do we ever want to go back?
This year more than any other Students of the Graphic Design pathway show us that the world is not fixed but a mere contingency. One that needs to be challenged and changed.