Student shortlisted in the 2018 Creative Conscience Awards

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.”

 

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