10am to 3pm
Monday 8 – Friday 12 January 2018, 10am-3pm
Closing event: Friday 12 January 2018, 5-7pm
1st Floor Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre
Free and open to all
Belonging displays the work of students and staff from London College of Communication. By working in collaboration to explore the themes of belonging and community, participants attempt to unearth multiple responses to the themes through their individual practice. Through the work, they consider what belonging means to them as both members of the local community and beyond.
The question of what it means to belong has been central to debates around a range of social, cultural and political upheavals in recent years. The Brexit referendum result, Trump’s rise to presidency in the US, and the ongoing migrant crisis could be seen to bear witness to twentieth century forms of nationalism, citizenship and the effects of globalisation by bringing the complex issues of home and identity sharply into focus.
This exhibition is the outcome of a project that has explored relational pedagogies and collective approaches to knowledge production. It attempts to blur the boundaries between learning, teaching and curation by working with students from a range of disciplines at different stages of their undergraduate degree.
Image: Wojciech Synak