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‘Content free’ means just that: the content on this site is free. Free at the point of demand, and free in expression and opinion. It is a portal into a world of thinking and making. It is a living archive of reflection and activity. It is the place where the students and staff from the Visual Communication programme at the RCA can freely place ‘content’, and where visitors are free to browse and interact with what they find.

In the electronic era, with its always-on, limitless landscape to fill, content has become a weasel word – a generic flavourless noun that relegates words, images, sound and film as placeholder material. Our use of the word is of course, ironic. We take the view that content has to have meaning and offer engagement. Without meaning and engagement, it is just that … content.

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‘Content free’ means just that: the content on this site is free. Free at the point of demand, and free in expression and opinion. It is a portal into a world of thinking and making. It is a living archive of reflection and activity. It is the place where the students and staff from the Visual Communication programme at the RCA can freely place ‘content’, and where visitors are free to browse and interact with what they find.

In the electronic era, with its always-on, limitless landscape to fill, content has become a weasel word – a generic flavourless noun that relegates words, images, sound and film as placeholder material. Our use of the word is of course, ironic. We take the view that content has to have meaning and offer engagement. Without meaning and engagement, it is just that … content.

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A mix of very Brazilian, notorious & fresh flavours that are busting now. Mostly Black female (trans/cis) artists. DJ Working Class feels hopeful, represented, agitated and refreshed by their excellence and strong existences. Their motion and cause of friction - that’s the energy we need to go forward! Listen to bpm 6 x dj working cl...

#WithForAbout2020 – A statement on a slow conference for a fast evolving crisis, by Cecilia Wee and the vacuum cleaner

Image above: The Hologram, Cassie Thornton. bell hooks: ‘I want to talk about what it means to maintain that marginality even as one works, produces, lives if you will at the centre’. Edgar Villenueva: ‘Everyone has a role in the process of healing….All our suffering is mutual. All our healing is mutual. All our thriving is mutua...

A Journey of Differences

Welcome to our journey of differences. Over the past couple of months, most of us have been displaced, confused and uncertain of our existence as human beings. Some of us have got completely cut off from friends and family, while others have the luxury of being in the company of our loved ones. That being said, ...

Report on the state of grey affairs. Monday 25 May 2020

There is a poster not too far from my flat. It is displayed on the side of a bus stop, behind a layer of plexiglass. An ad for the latest Burger King sandwiches: Only £4,99 for a double melt, fries, a side and a drink. In the centre of the poster, three impossibly rotund and shiny burgers t...

The Business of Design

Welcome to the second edition of the Vice Chancellor’s lectures. The raising-your-hand feature will not be used on this occasion, and the Chatham House rule still applies1. Tonight’s speaker Gerry McGovern is to Land Rover what Tom Ford is to Gucci and Jony Ive was to Apple. McGovern begins his lecture by recalling his visi...

Report on the state of grey affairs. Sunday 10 May 2020

The swallows are back. I noticed it last week. Before I could see them, their calls gave them away. The emblematic high-pitched chirps, coming in series of two or three. Then I looked up, and there they were. Small dark grey shapes darting in the sky. Every year, they come back. And since my early teens ...

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