Poster advertising the CurioCity Collective

Poster advertising the CurioCity Collective

Design elements are taken from buildings of note around Bristol

Design elements are taken from buildings of note around Bristol

Colours used are taken from Bristol's brightly coloured homes

Colours used are taken from Bristol's brightly coloured homes

Callum Stewart


Project Question

What can be done to minimise the wasted educational potential of young adults living in Bristol?

Aim and Objective

My project has been primarily focused around finding new ways to support university graduates and other young adults to continue pursuing their academic interests and developing their skillsets post-education.

Final Outcome

For my final outcome I ended up designing an autonomous, democratically organised collective focused around group learning in a relaxed, social environment.

The group is a way for people to pool resources together in order to pay for learning and enrichment opportunities. In a nutshell everybody pays into a group pot each month which gives them access to vote on the group’s activities.

Once they’ve paid their monthly contribution, members are able to:

1. Suggest group activities for next month &
2. Vote for their favourite items on last month’s list.

The most popular events as voted for are then organised by core members for the rest of the group to do.

The actual direction of the group is entirely led by its members, one month might see a lecture on geopolitics and the next a woodworking workshop. Broadly our aim each month is to provide activities in three categories – Learning, Support and Enrichment but within those categories the possibilities are essentially endless.

I plan to launch a limited trial version of this project in Bristol shortly after graduation to gauge interest and to try it out in practice.

How has your practice developed while studying the MA in Graphic Design with a global cohort?

Both my confidence and skill as a designer have grown immeasurably since I started on this course.

I have found my voice as a creative that is focused on finding ways to enact social good through my practice.

I would like to thank my many fantastic module tutors for their hard work, dedication and support.

I’d also like to thank my MAGD cohort for making this a fun and memorable two years.

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