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Ripples of Æffect

Ripple into innovation.

The graduating researchers of MA Innovation Management 2020 at Central Saint Martins have explored the collective theme of Ripples. In nature ripples are a series of small waves on a surface; and in the innovation management context, we see them as the journey of ideas, knowledge, movements and actions which continuously shape our practises and our whole being, while we shape and move these ripples in return.


The year 2020 highlights that the world is full of complexity and we are compelled to notice ripples in many directions: those ideas and changes that ripple out whether they are intentional or unintentional. This knowledge brings forth a new global consciousness and calls forth a question of how can we innovate with purpose, care and intention towards a prosperous shared future.  


Through the Æffect journal, we have gathered insights from some of the world’s most exciting innovators, artists and provocateurs.  We hope you will enjoy rippling into new ways of thinking as we explore ripples.