MA Sustainable Design student Sally Sutherland has been shortlisted as ‘outstanding’ for work challenging the acceptance of different milks in UK culture.
Sally says that the work has a feminist agenda and challenges the acceptance of different milks in UK culture.
The Creative Conscious Awards are a platform for new ideas that encompass world-changing creativity with the aim of inspiring designers to apply their talents to socially-valuable projects, promoting sustainability, freedom, social health and wellbeing.
Sally came up with a series of artefacts as a way to re-imagine and explore the complex territory of milk. The body of work sits together as a collection of responses ranging from practical interventions to critical and speculative reflections and propositions. These include a collaboration with local zero waste Brighton restaurant Silo to create a sustainable milk for use in their drinks and deserts.
She said: “I’m thrilled at being shortlisted for this award. This course has given me a unique opportunity to engage with critical and complex issues like this relating to human and planetary health and equality. The awards are fantastic, giving a platform to design work that seeks the radical and urgent changes needed in our world.”
MA Sustainable Design Course leader Dr Tom Ainsworth said: “This is a great achievement for Sally – this is an excellent project with huge potential. The work is a great demonstration of the value of design research. It questions the ways we use milk in our society, and presents a non-dairy alternative that is delicious, locally sourced, and perfect for use in the food industry.”