The curatorial approach for this year’s exhibition emerged out of a workshop at which we (a team of students and staff) generated thematic tags for the assembled projects and ended up with eight leading questions. The questions might seem big and ambitious, but this, we think, reflects the current state of affairs in graphic design discourse, which lends itself not to closed categories but to open questions, loose affinities, and perplexing issues.
Graphic design is increasingly about developing processes and methods for tackling complex problems, diagnosing and improving systems (or hacking them), bringing user-friendliness or a sense of humanity to an otherwise alienating (user) experience.
BA Graphic Design at Central Saint Martins takes into account this picture of expanded practice, through a course culture that encourages thinking-through-making, research and reflection on processes and outcomes. Hopefully the work and questions will stimulate more questions among visitors to the exhibition. Let us know.
Dr Peter Hall, Course Leader
22–26 June 2016
Sat to Sun: 12–6pm
Last entry: 30 minutes before closing
Studios F & K, Floor 2
Central Saint Martins
1 Granary Square, King's Cross
London, N1C 4AA
‘The obstacles that are faced in the three year degree are bigger than just being able to get through crits and convince tutors that your work is valid and has a place in this world. It’s a journey towards being able to answer critical questions that come from all sides, and creatively solve problems.’
Contact: Harry Ashbee