The Society of British Theatre Designers

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Staging Places: We Are The Storytellers Now - open until March 13, 2020 at V&A London

Student Curators:

Our student curators have truly explored what it is to collaborate with other designers to reach a consensus on what a national exhibition should be.

When we reconvened at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama for a day in February after our intense workshopping of ideas in Nottingham, we felt we were on the cusp of finalizing our concept.

At that point, as is their right on a student led project, our selected team chose to throw out almost all of the ideas they had come up with previously and start again.

With a group of 13 students then spread out across the UK working over Facebook, we have come unstuck from time to time.

However, the constraints of three initial political themes that were important to everyone in Nottingham have remained – diversity, immigration and cuts to the arts.

These are, of course, broad concerns gripping the nation right now ( well, the first two anyway!) but the decisions made about all three by whoever comes into power next will have a very direct impact on these students who will predominantly be entering their third final year of study when they return from Prague.

We are immensely proud of the combination of determination and humour their work on the exhibit encompasses.

For the majority of the team, it will be their first encounter with PQ.

If you are coming to Prague, please join in and contribute.

We will be in the Lapidarium at Bethlehem Chapel.