BA (Hons) Design Management and Cultures at London College of Communication applies design thinking, interdisciplinary research methods and strategies to a range of projects and collaborations that address human, social, environmental and business needs in the context of a rapidly changing world.
This year's exhibition as part of LCC Degree Shows 2019 will feature a diversity of socially-engaged projects from our students, exploring creative collaboration, branding and communication, identity, well-being, sustainability, education and learning .
Explore a handful of the projects on show...
Vagina-nomics is a feminist platform de-stigmatising pleasure through art and design. We produce a biannual magazine, organise events and bring together like-minded artists from a variety of disciplines. We attempt to normalise the conversation around taboo subjects such as sex life, sexual health, body positivity, female empowerment and gender equality.
Through a variety of thought-provoking articles created by leading feminist authors and collaborating with a variety of creatives, we give voice to those who feel ashamed of discussing pleasure in public, yet are eager to communicate their opinions about sex, sexual health, gender, identity etc. We bridge the gap between biology and public perception and show that sex is private, but nothing to be ashamed of. Vagina-Nomics inspires women, men, everyone that identify as such and non-binary people to strive for equality and a change in the perception of sexuality.
Health at first swipe
Health at First Swipe is a mobile app that taps into the convergence of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and the millennial market which aims to manifest new ways of well-being through technology. Growing up in with a family that works in modern Chinese Medicine consultancy, Alfie has been deeply influenced by the power of Chinese Medicine of healing oneself by his or her own. Taking into consideration the Tinder culture among millennials, gamification and cultural aspects, she designed an app that millennials can be aware of and enhance their wellbeing in the appearance of swiping. As a product of human-centred research, prototyping and testing, users can swipe through TCM remedies, personalise a wellness schedule and do tests to know their body types and foods to avoid.
The artificial identity collective
The artificial identity collective is the only digital collective that invites the user to become a part of the blurring between reality and identity. In this collective, humans and avatars write about reality and identity coming together from two sides; the human, ethically charged perspective or the more digitally focused- artificial identity.
Ordinary Goods is a research initiative that uses everyday items as design probes to positively critique the state of our neighbourhoods. It is a locally-driven approach to place-making in light of our increasingly homogenous cities, often resulting in displaced communities. Through these series of self-run workshops, we hope to inspire and provoke you to subvert the ordinary, activating your individual agency to make meaning and build new worlds through social dreaming.
After all, it’s people that makes the place! In this upcoming show, we invite you to join one of our five workshops titled ‘The Corner Shop’ as a critique on the global-local discourse in our neighbourhoods. Here, we challenge socio-economical norms by asking ‘What if the goods in corner shops were chosen by locals instead?’. With this provocation, workshop participants embark on a series of activities to make this a reality. Come and see what an alternative corner shop could look like, and bring a piece of it back home with you!
The New Age of Marketing: Social Media Activists for a Sustainable Future
There are many challenges humanity will face in the close future - climate change is one of them. Based on a recent report by the United Nations in as little more than a decade, the environmental damages humans have done to the Earth will become irreversible. Understanding this threat, the challenge of climate change has to be treated as a crisis where everyone holds responsibility and needs to take action to ensure a sustainable future for generations to come.
Since climate change has become more apparent, there is a growing number of non-profit service provider that are focusing on tackling an aspect of climate change. The business world is also slowly becoming more conscious since many people are demanding a shift towards sustainability.
Especially Generation Z is well represented in the fight against climate change with the 16 years old Greta Thunberg as the face of the #FridaysforFuture global school strike. This increasing public interest in the preservation of the planet has lead me to explore innovative ways to spread awareness around environmental sustainability in a positive, empowering and collaborative manner.
Nathalie Gabrielle Anita Combes
In Memoriam is a visual and metaphorical journey through personal memory. The aim of this project was to collect pictures and the stories behind them, to create a collective memory as a way to explore emotional connections to pictures and nostalgia. In memory of all the important moments in life, seen through a camera lens.
LCC Degree Shows 2019: Show 2 takes place from 19–22 June 2019.