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London College of Communication explores the power of transitional spaces at LCC Shows 2023

Image with the words 'Degree Shows 2023' in the style of a map.
  • Written byChloe Murphy
  • Published date 25 May 2023
Image with the words 'Degree Shows 2023' in the style of a map.

LCC Shows provide an opportunity to explore the growth of emerging practitioners as they develop their own perspectives and begin to chart future possibilities through their own distinct cartographies.

Our graduating students have developed work that navigates challenging spaces on both literal and metaphorical levels – not only reflecting the unique opportunities posed by non-linear exhibition spaces, but also the transitional space between graduation and the next stage of their creative journeys.

Reflecting on issues ranging from identity to social justice and sustainability, featured projects combine established approaches and cutting-edge technologies across Design, Media and Screen to chart the development of creative practice in ways that engage and inspire.

Visual identity

This year, the LCC Shows identity has been developed by Kaam Kaaj – a multidisciplinary design collective specialising in branding and typography.

Following a competitive selection process, founder and BA (Hons) Graphic Media and Design graduate Mohammed Samad collaborated with fellow GMD grad, Joanna Domagalska, and independent typographer, Bouk Ra, to develop a bold and impactful design language that could primarily guide exhibition visitors through the labyrinthine nature of the LCC Building.

Underpinned with considerations around clarity and sustainability, Kaam Kaaj were tasked with creating an identity that would enable students’ work to shine while emphasising the overarching theme of ‘navigating challenging spaces’.

Just as we may use maps to both find and travel towards physical locations, the identity reflects the ways in which graduating students often find themselves questioning their future journeys as they decide on their path and map out their next steps.

Influenced by cartographic elements ranging from grids to typography, the final design enables flexible adaptation across different assets while bringing a sense of playfulness and joy to a key College celebration.


Select courses will be taking part in the LCC Shows 2023 onsite exhibitions, which will be split into 2 shows across May and June:

Each show is free and open to everyone, although all guests will need to book their place in advance.

All students will also have the opportunity to digitally present their work to a global audience on the UAL Graduate Showcase platform, which will relaunch in late May.

Events and activities

LCC Shows 2023 will also be accompanied by an exciting programme of events in which staff, students and industry guests explore some of the core questions, challenges and opportunities within contemporary creative practice.

Ranging from screenings and performances to panel discussions, our events aim to initiate collaboration, encourage knowledge-sharing, and inspire discussion.

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