Kat McGrath Sian Matthews

November 25th, 2019

A printed publication format that coexists alongside content-free, Visual Communication’s digital “portal into a world of thinking and making”. The publication will be produced twice a year to coincide with the WIP show, and the Final show.


‘Content-Full’ means just that: a publication full of content. Free at the point of demand, and full of expression and opinion. It is a printed portal into a world of thinking and making. It is an editioned archive of reflection and activity. It is the place where the students and staff from the Visual Communication programme at the RCA can freely contribute ‘content’, and where visitors are free to browse and interact with what they find.

In the electronic era, with its limitless landscapes demanding to be filled, 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.

— Adapted from an original text by Adrian Shaughnessy


We are looking for a range of work: images, illustrations, documentation, writing, essays / visual essays, narratives, etc. Works can be in progress, finalised, or have been featured on content-free. Please include a short statement as to why you think your work should be situated in a printed publication. Details can be found on the attached poster. Please email submissions to by 29/11 @ 10 pm

Looking forward to hearing from you!
Content-Full Team

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