Unknown Quantities is an annual serial project from MA Culture, Criticism and Curation and MA Graphic Communication Design. The potential of Unknown Quantities as a creative experiment lies in its non-hierarchical approach to the relationship between design and intellectually driven approaches to publication. The content is a productive crossover between art and design, cultural criticism and politics. Unknown Quantities aims to be rigorously eclectic but not antiquarian; visually experimental while practically communicative; politically urgent though not expedient.
Unknown Quantities is print-led with an awareness of the potential of other platforms. The website draws on Unknown Quantities’ publication history, drawing connections between print issues while also highlighting their experimental nature.
Unknown Quantities is a collaboration between students on the MA Culture, Criticism and Curation and MA Graphic Communication Design courses at Central Saint Martins. The student teams responsible for the editing and design of the publication are listed on each issue page.
They have been supported by the following staff and tutors:
Stephen Barrett — Associate Lecturer, MA Graphic Communication Design
Andrew Brash — Senior Lecturer, MA Graphic Communication Design
Matthew Chrislip — Course Leader, MA Graphic Communication Design
Isabel Albiol Estrada — Specialist Technician, CSM Publications
Alison Green — Course Leader, MA Culture, Criticism and Curation
Nick Kimberley — Associate Lecturer, MA Culture, Criticism and Curation
Lucy Maria — Visiting Practitioner, MA Graphic Communication Design
Rebecca Ross — Programme Director, Graphic Communication Design
Mike Stevens — Visiting Practitioner, MA Graphic Communication Design
Lee Weinberg — Acting Course Leader, MA Culture, Criticism and Curation
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Unknown Quantities is funded by the programmes in Graphic Communication Design and Culture & Enterprise, Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London.