Somerset House Studios resident

Lucy Sanderson

Multidisciplinary designer, feminist activist and sociologist using design as a tool to shape environments.

Somerset House Studios
New Wing

Studio Lucy Sanderson is a multidisciplinary practice with a provision to design for equality. Lucy’s work manifests materiality, moving image, sculpture, spatial design and photography in response to notions of gender politics and behavioural conditioning constructed through the psyche. This process of working is deeply embedded in the post-digital discourse, curiously observing how the education of tactility through materials can evoke emotion. Conceiving creative projects from initial concept through to production, the studio hopes to inspire for the future of change.

Lucy has worked as part of the creative team that launched Uni Qlo in the UK, and spent two years producing music events and installations for ‘BE STUPID’, a campaign dedicated to taking risks and being brave for Italian denim brand, Diesel. Since 2010 she has worked as a Set Designer creating installations and spaces for COS, Fullers, Moschino, Topman, and Universal Records. She is Visiting Lecturer on the MA Film Making, Goldsmiths, London.

Sanderson coined the term, "(every)body deserves equality", 2016 - referring to the 'body' as a glocalised landscape with the premise to perform in society without stereotyping. This concept was initially related to acknowledging the lack of people of colour within the feminist discourse, '(every)body' is the groundwork ideology hoping to redefine the notion of sexuality, nationality, age, culture, capital-culture and gender through the means of equality.