One Year On: Joseph Standing
Joseph Standing’s 2020 project, ‘Aqua No More’, offers a speculative view of how England would look if freshwater supplies no longer existed. It’s is a critical public engagement project made up of a series of voicemails overlaid with graphics.
With the 2021 MullenLowe NOVA Awards underway, we caught up with Joseph to find out what he’s been up to since being named a Runner Up in 2020.
What have you been up to since winning a MullenLowe NOVA Award? Any exhibitions, collaborations or new career plans?
Since winning, I have undertaken online exhibitions which have been based in New York. I am yet to find employment within the sector but hope to do so soon.
How has winning help further your work?
It has helped in the sense that it has enabled me to connect with others and take part in online exhibitions. This has pushed my work to new audiences.
Have you done anything exciting with the prize money yet?
The prize money was a great help funding my studies – unfortunately postgraduate art school is not cheap!
What are your plans for the future?
Future plans are to pursue design. It’s a funny time at the moment and finding employment has been hard. Saying this, I am an open book and thus have been viewing my options on what industries I can get into.