central saint martins

Normal to Dissent



One hundred years after the Representation of the People Act 1918, which extended voting rights to some women, issues of gender, race, access and inclusivity are back at the centre of public debate and turbulent global politics have reinvigorated engagement, fuelled participation and normalised dissent.

Taking the ideas of representation – and misrepresentation – as a starting point, this exhibition brings together creative practitioners who challenge established norms, offer alternative perspectives and seek to bring about change.  

When the School 21 Sisters were invited to submit a piece to exhibit at the ‘Normal to Dissent’ exhibition they decided to write and design a manifesto of beauty hacks which enforces the message that beauty and confidence comes from within.