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Current Exhibition: Creative Unions

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Creative Unions

15 September - 27 October 2018
Lethaby Gallery and Window Galleries

Creative Unions showcases the work of Central Saint Martins’ graduating students whose practice addresses our current socio-political climate. 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.


Take a look at this year's themes and a selection of works by our exhibiting graduates:

Material Identities

Coded Intimacy

New Histories

Designing Resilience

Shared Territories

Making Public

A black and white architectural illustration

Louis Lupien
Open Croydon

Embroidered details on a piece of a material which is stuffed full of shredded paper

Alice Chamberlain

A photograph of someone playing a brightly coloured board game

Stanya Petkova

Stories, interview and more:


Creative Unions: Annie Mackinnon

With our Creative Unions exhibition now open at Central Saint Martins, we take a closer look at the themes and works which comprise the show. Bringing together six designers and one design […]

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