The projects of the exhibition touch upon a wide range of contemporary issues: from underground culture and underground rivers, to old bus tickets and alternative publishing forms. The students have pursued and given form to their personal investigations of these subjects through a broad range of media and formats: publications, websites, films, software, dance, and more.
The global pandemic and restrictions that followed meant the typical degree show wasn’t an option. The students decided that they could use this situation to look closer at the ways in which Graphic Design is shown and presented in an exhibition context, so as a group they decided to focus on opportunities for display and engagement an online-only format could offer.
Alongside the projects themselves, the exhibition will offer visitors a number of additional ways to explore the work:
- publications documenting the context, process and output of each project will be available in digital form on the site
- a number of “live” events will take place while the show is open.
- a video interview with each student.
Visitors will have a chance to participate in a discussion with students, take part in a survey on sexuality, find out more about subterranean rivers, make a poster, watch a film about tattoos and graphic design. Each event was designed to offer another “way in” into the project and the subjects it explores. A full schedule of events will be available on the site.
The show will be open to the public from Monday, June 15 2020 at: classof2020.online.