Creative Unions showcases the work of Central Saint Martins’ graduating students whose practice addresses our current socio-political climate.
The 53 works in the exhibition are split across six curatorial themes: Material Identities, Making Public, Shared Territories, New Histories, Designing Resilience and Coded Intimacy. Each encompassing a wide range of disciplines, these categories bring to the fore recurrent themes in the work of our recent graduates. Some crystallise personal investigations into family and geographical histories, while others turn outwards — to the political, economic and bureaucratic systems which shape our daily experiences.
Charmain work "Pusaka" is part of Shared Territories, Exploring Human connections to place and communities.
Visit the exhibition in the heart of King’s Cross to see how design can further public debate and become an active agent in the dissolution of boundaries. Creative Unions was launched in Spring 2017, informed by, and in response to, a very particular political, social and cultural landscape. Sharing the work of Central Saint Martins’ graduating students, last year’s exhibition during the 2017 London Design Festival set out to celebrate the power of designers to challenge isolationism. Now, as factions become ever more polarised, the second iteration of Creative Unions will showcase the way in which our students are continuing to address our current socio-political climate with urgency and ingenuity.