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Zannah Cooper

Published date
20 Jun 2018

Zannah's story

Zannah is among hundreds of UAL students realising their creative potential thanks to funding.

MA Material Futures student Zannah Cooper is making the most of the creative freedom her course at Central Saint Martins offers to challenge herself and explore new ventures. Her latest project is designing a contemplative art installation for a hospital waiting room to be a positive distraction for cancer patients. “I’m making a wall of wooden windmills which gently turn according to the wind conditions outside that are picked up by a wind sensor. Using physical computing and coding, my aim is to simulate nature in an artificial environment to help reduce the stress and anxiety of patients in between treatment.”

Zannah is also looking to set up a social enterprise with a fellow classmate called The Experimental House. “It’s about empowering young female innovators with the platform to present their ideas and kick-start creative projects by connecting them with industry leaders through communal networking suppers. Suppers will promote idea sharing, community building, racial diversity and feminism.”

Zannah received a UAL Vice-Chancellor’s Postgraduate Scholarship which covers 50% of tuition fees for a full-time masters course. “The scholarship has been incredible,” Zannah said. “It has given me an opportunity to follow my future career goals which I would not have been able to do otherwise. It’s a gift which has changed my life”

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