Artists, sculptors and innovative designers at the University of Plymouth have been exploring how to solve modern social problems, highlight the use of plastics and predict change through the use of materials and speculative thinking.
The MA Design: Final Show, a free event, allows students and members of the public to view fascinating works created under themes such as; crafting ambitions through heritage, preserving social cohesion in our city centres, delivering imaginative data solutions, densifying suburbia and designing with food for education.
"The scope and complexity of design is changing, our students are trying to meet those challenges, with socially responsive work about resilient sustainability, place and multi-generational living, affordable housing for the homeless and those in transit."Our ethos is that design can be force for change and good, in our design thinking we use cooperation, co-design, material challenge and need, as objectives."Some of the design work on show is also speculative ‘what if design’ that draws attention to difficult data and the communication of that data. Inspiring design, that maps our own ancient trade routes to develop responses and critical design questions about materials."Design that focuses on the virtual while retaining connection to real surfaces and finally design that questions food packaging and educates the consumer on choice.