L1 Social Capital – Pockets

Students in the first year of our BA (Hons) Graphic Design course have been exploring ideas around Capital.

In this brief they were considering Social Capital, co-operation and networks of trust. Here they were tasked in a half day workshop to sew the buttons back onto their shirts using only 1 hand each (in a pair), then create a pocket on their shirt that could hold a ‘design tool’. Here are a selection of the students photographed wearing their finished outcomes.

Photography / Editing by Kate Rogers
Music By Autechre

L1 – Intro to Images

Level 1 students, as part of their first module, Introduction to Words and Images – (Images strand) – have been working on a 2-part project looking at Capital, Production and Work.

The students were tasked to find and document examples of workers, images of people engaged in their work activities to be used as content for a collective A4 Riso publication, produced in one day.

Links to more images can be found here:

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Level 1 – Intro to Images

Level One have been looking at aspects of Social Capital, examining ideas around co-operation and trust while considering their own networks and the opportunities they offer them.

In the Introduction to Images strand of their studio module, students were tasked to sew a pocket onto their shirt that could hold a design tool/ tools. The sewing process was used as a form of physical image-making, helping develop a personal definition of image-making practices. Images will go on to be used on screen and in print and the shirts will form part of their upcoming exhibition in late November at Bower Ashton Campus. Here are a selection of outcomes.

Level 1 – Intro to Images

Level 1 have been undertaking three image-making rotations, looking at the subject of Cultural Capital, Class and Taste.

In the ‘Digital’ strand, students have been tasked to look at the language of money from their weekly observational location visit. The students then were asked to make text based animated Gifs to express the way language is used and documented in the location.

Here are a selection of the gifs.

Level 1 – Intro to Images

Level 1 have been undertaking three image-making rotations, looking at the subject of Cultural Capital, Class and Taste.

In the ‘Making’ strand, using a very democratic material, (cardboard) students have been tasked to recreate buildings from their weekly observational location visit. The buildings form part of a collective representation of the location. Students visited 3 locations, East Street, Gloucester Road and Clifton Village.

Here are a selection of the models made rapidly in one studio day.

Level 1 – Intro to Images

Level 1 have been undertaking three image-making rotations, looking at the subject of Cultural Capital, Class and Taste.

In the photographic rotation, students were asked to bring an example of ~ drinking vessel / cutlery / plate / fruit / vegetable / decorative object, to work with to form a photographic composition after their location-based observation visit to an area of the city.

The photographs reference 16/17th century Vanitas paintings “A still life artwork which includes various symbolic objects designed to remind the viewer of their mortality and of the worthlessness of worldly goods and pleasures”.

Here are a few examples, these come from Clifton village.

Level 1: Intro to Images

Level 1 students, as part of their first module, Introduction to Words and Images – (Images strand) – have been working on a 2-part project looking at Capital, Production and Work.

The students were tasked to find and document examples of workers, images of people engaged in their work activities to be used as content for a collective A4 Riso publication.

Links to more images can be found here:

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