Superimpose partners with London College of Fashion to educate aspiring creatives

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by Charlie Spargo

London-based creative agency Superimpose has announced a new educational programme for aspiring creative talent, in partnership with University of the Arts London: London College of Fashion.

Its Services Unknown platform has partnered with the college to launch a new agenda aimed at enhancing the creative curriculum. It launches with 'The Anti-Fragile Collective', a week-long course from Superimpose, which starts today. Until January 31st, they will take over the Lime Grove Campus, inviting School of Media and Communications students to become "future agents of change".

Founder and Creative Director of Superimpose, Ollie Olanipekun, said: “It is incredibly exciting to be the first agency to be given a whole week’s programme by the LCF. With a sole focus on Year One students, we will be the first to recognise this generation's talent before they graduate. Flipping traditional teaching formats, our aim is to challenge the familiar industry focus on final year Grad Shows by providing a platform for those artists already demonstrating potential or blossoming earlier."

Daniel Caulfield-Sriklad, Knowledge Exchange Leader of the School of Media and Communication at LCF, UAL, said: “I was eager to work on a knowledge exchange project with Superimpose to see the impact and value that could be generated within a co-creative environment. The ethos of Superimpose is all about doing things differently and having worked in higher education, it’s clear that across all sectors we need to promote, encourage and support new systems that celebrate uncertainty, conscious vulnerability, change and collective wellbeing. This is the spirit of the Anti-Fragile Collective.

“Designing the Anti-Fragile curriculum alongside Superimpose has been an ‘anti-fragile’ experience as we are unable to foresee the outcomes of this collaboration. In order to teach anti-fragility we also need to practice it. Working with students, I have seen how they are governed by their anxieties, making events like this hugely important in empowering them to value ‘anti-fragility’ as a hard skill and one of the most important skills at this moment in time.”