“Confluence”: the second ever MA Design Expanded Practice degree show

The 2019 MA Design Expanded Practice degree show took place on 12-16 December, under the theme “Confluence”. There was a larger graduating class this year, with work spread across several locations on campus: the St James Hatcham church, the MA Studios in the Lockwood Building and 310 New Cross Road.

The projects on display engaged with many current issues such as environmentalism and sustainability, futures and digital worlds, but also with timeless issues around emotions, identities and perspectives. Outcomes presented in the exhibition included artefacts, large and small scale installations and films playing in the show’s cinema room.

four people watch a film in a dark room
The cinema room at the Confluence show

On the opening evening of the show, Post Workers Theatre and Design students performed a play that reinterpreted the old folk custom of Hoodening with contemporary political themes as part of AutoHoodening, four days of collective creativity and co-production hosted by the department (video by The Folklore Society):

Here are a few of the student projects from the exhibition:

More photos and information on projects can be found on the blog following the tag ‘Confluence’.