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The students from the BA Graphic Design course at Central Saint Martins have been in touch to ask us to highlight a campaign they're running to save their screen-printing and book-binding facilities.

In September, the entire college is moving from its various existing campuses to a single campus in Kings Cross, which is potentially very exciting, allowing for a lot more cross-course collaboration. As part of that move however, the college administration has decided that print-making and book-binding, which have always been a core part of the course, are no longer integral to a graphic design degree, and it's relocating them to a separate site in Archway.

The students are determined to do all they can to stop that happening, and rightly so. Hands-on printing experience is hugely valuable, as is the fact of having a physical space where students can see each others' work. Making it any more difficult for students to learn the physical side of graphic design is extremely shorts-sighted.

Find out more about the issue on their Off Sight Tumblr blog, and this post on the Eye blog. And while you're at it, you can sign their petition.

posted: 9 May 2011
categories: Events | Print
 
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