Camberwell students are notorious for producing work that does not always fit into the expected parameters of their subject. The very nature of the work produced can ask questions of their discipline and the purpose it serves in society. The body of work on display this year is no exception, yet it is to this graduating year’s credit that they have preserved this ethos.
For this will be the first cohort to graduate with most students having borrowed £27,000 to pursue their degree. For this reason alone you could forgive them for wishing to be conventional. In spite of this, these students were driven to preserve this three-year experience as a space to make, to experiment and to be driven by a thirst for knowledge. They have defined themselves, through the title of this show, as designers who celebrate the tools they work with and the sources that inspire them. It is their definition of the tools that build a sustainable practice not just a portfolio.
Tracey Waller, Course Leader