5 Material Futures Graduates from 2020

Curated by Kieren Jones

Chicken feather

Chicken feather

Scoby leather

Scoby leather

Chicken waste

Chicken waste

Banana fibre

Banana fibre

River Coin

River Coin

About this collection

Material Futures is an MA course at Central St Martins in London, where science, technology and design collide. The course invite practitioners from all fields of the creative industries to create alternative narratives to what will become the defining issues of our times. United in our belief that our planet is at breaking point and our current methods of managing and dealing with these systems are ineffective and outdated, they encourage students to look beyond existing disciplines to anticipate our future needs, desires and challenges for the 21st century. Whilst the students come from entirely different disciplines, from science, politics, design, engineering, fashion and architecture, they are all united in their hunger to become real-world agents of social, ecological and political change through expert collaboration and trans-disciplinary practice. For this Collection Course Leader Kieren Jones selected 5 Materials Futures graduates from 2020 to showcase their graduation projects.

Kieren Jones

Kieren is head of the department Material Futures