Every year I go through the rather stressful phase of helping and supporting final year undergraduate students to put up their degree shows. Only this year have I realised that I don’t ever write about the work. So I’m going to. Primarily for three reasons, firstly, to reflect on their work to see how the course is developing – to examine how the educational programme that we put in place is reflected in the final designed outcomes. Secondly, to highlight interesting ideas, whether the student knows it or not, that comes from the work – larger themes that I believe are either interesting or important to design. And thirdly, to promote people who I believe are some of the countries best design graduates.
DISCLAIMER: Although I have been involved in the marking of these projects, my writing here is on a personal basis, and my interest in the projects doesn’t reflect the marks of these student’s degrees. For any student that reads this and thinks ‘why hasn’t he included my work?’ - my selection is based on some of my primary interests – to name a few: technology, drawing, the construction of urban space and design as research.