• Who are the SAVS?, Arcade East, September 2018, Photo by Katy Davies

Design and Politics Season 2019

Student Call-Out |


LCF Students with a background in disciplines such as fashion, textiles, footwear and jewellery, with a strong interest in cross-college collaboration, multi-disciplinary and experimental practice, are invited to apply. Fashion Space Gallery will select a student or a student collective and help them produce, present and promote the proposed project over a two month development process (May, June 2019).

The selected student (and his/her collaborator/s) or student collective will have access to a project production budget and resources to develop the project, including access to design and fabrication studios at the London College of Fashion. The chosen proposal will be shown during our summer season themed around Design and Politics at Arcade East.



We are looking for students to respond to the umbrella theme of Design and Politics, focusing their ideas around Brexit and the EU. In a time when global and local politics impact particularly noticeably on people’s everyday lives, we invite students to propose ideas that embody design’s ability to affect and influence politics and policies.

The project could take a form of an exhibition, performance, series of debates or workshops. We would like to encourage experimental ideas. Please consult Arcade East’s website for the programming approach for the space and past programme and projects to give you a sense of what we are looking for.

The selected candidates should work collaboratively – across colleges and/or courses – assembling their own team, bringing together the expertise of designers, technologists and scientists to produce visionary and impactful project.


Arcade East, London College of Fashion, 182 Mare St, E8 3RE



Submission deadline: EXTENDED Monday 1 April 2019, 10am

Selection process/interviews: early April 2019

Development process: May, June 2019

Presentation dates: 1-10 July 2019



Applications are only accepted via google forms on this link. Applications received after the deadline of Monday 1 April 2019, 10:00am, will not be accepted. We will be holding interviews early April. Complete applications must include the following information:

  1. Contact information (one lead if applying as a group)
  2. A short project proposal and how it relates to the brief and who you intend to collaborate with (200 words max)
  3. Please include any supporting material that illustrates your idea/concept in the form of a PDF (max 3 pages, please make sure files are not bigger than 3MB)
  4. Samples of your work in the form of a PDF (3 pages max, please make sure files are not bigger than 3MB) including a project description that explains individual roles in the project and contributions (both from the group or other if work is sourced or commissioned in other ways)