This year’s Design Degree Show, “The Milk Has Turned Against Us”, opens to the public on 14 June at Copeland Park in Peckham. In the weeks leading to the show, we’re giving you a peek at the work that will be on display. Today, we’re highlighting the graduation project of Jamie Antin:
“My project aims to highlight how the biggest battles in sport are not the ones on the pitch, court or ring. The work investigates and celebrates the ‘People’s Game’. I aim to expose the idea of how this lowest level of sport has taken influence on city space and how the city space has affected sport.
Grassroot sports have always been important within the cultural and sustainable development of urban spaces. However, in a current crisis of lack of funding and support from both organisations within the private and public sector, its impotence and lack of growth has now left clubs concealed within the walls and spaces they operate within.
In using these subgroups, I aim to enhance how we can expose and understand the larger cultural narratives of society detained within their diverse communities, placing the sports within a new realm of education for the public. This aims to show a body of work that makes connections between elements of sport, art and design to enrich the voices and messages, placing them within a more contemporary context.”