Renuka Ramanujam

Renuka Ramanujam

Sustainable Material/Textile Developer + Writer + ArtistOban, UK
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Renuka Ramanujam

Renuka Ramanujam

Sustainable Material/Textile Developer + Writer + ArtistOban, UK
About me
Renuka graduated in 2016 from the BA(Hons) Textile Design with First Class Honours at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design. Trained in a print specialism, her wide range of interests span through sculpture, material science and anthropology. Renuka enjoys taking a cross-disciplinary approach to her work, in order to create a holistic framework to merge aesthetic, narrative and process. Much of her work tries to grapple with culture; exploring our connection to landscape and time, with a nostalgic yet modern touch.
  • Balans Christmas x Renuka Ramanujam
    Balans Christmas x Renuka RamanujamAn illustration commissioned by Balans London for their Christmas season. As part of a brief, I created a Balans -inspired spin upon a Winter Wonderland and a classic Christmas comfort meal. “Inspired by Salvador Dali’s Les Diners De Gaia, Cinderella’s ever helpful mice, and of course, the storied history of Balans, comes ‘Crimbo Spice Jam’. It explores the role of community in making one of our favourite holidays as special as it is. Picture a world made of our favourite Christmas comfort
  • M'A See-Through Issue 1 - LFW 2020
    M'A See-Through Issue 1 - LFW 2020"SEE THROUGH is a community at practice. At M'A we are constantly shaped and lifted by the people who surround us: artists, makers, industry professionals, journalists, models. We think this side is too often overlooked in fashion. We love people. On SEE-THROUGH Issue 1 we put together side by side members of the M'A community that have been inspiring us since the early days. To the question "Who are you and what is important to you right now" our contributors answered with creative pieces a
  • OUR PLASTIC OCEANS - Crùbag x Renuka Ramanujam x Taynuilt Primary x Scottish Association for Marine Science
    OUR PLASTIC OCEANS - Crùbag x Renuka Ramanujam x Taynuilt Primary x Scottish Association for Marine Science“We, the children of primary 6/7 at Taynuilt Primary School in Scotland, wanted to communicate a message about what people are doing to the environment in relation to plastic pollution in our oceans.” Our Plastic Oceans is a collective effort of art, science education, and action that aims to bring awareness to the imminent issue of microplastic pollution. The pupils of primary 6 and 7 of Taynuilt Primary collaborated with Crùbag and scientists at SAMS. The notebook collection developed by Crù
  • SS 20 Print Designs
    SS 20 Print DesignsArtworks and print designed for various fashion print studios for the SS 20 cycle.
  • JODI - A Seat At The Table
    JODI - A Seat At The TableI designed a block print for the A Seat At The Table collection in collaboration with JODI, an artisan brand celebrating a contemporary take on the traditional craft of kalamkari, or wood-block printing. They make every garment to order, meaning no deadstock and that each piece is indeed custom. This collection celebrated women trailblazers throughout history, and all the garments are named after incredible women suc as Serena Williams and Miriam Makeba. The print was inspired by fossils and
  • NOM: Culinary Threads -Tales of the Diaspora
    NOM: Culinary Threads -Tales of the DiasporaNOM was a group exhibition presented at AMP Gallery in Peckham, London between October 20th and November 4th 2018. It was curated and facilitated by The Laundry Arts, an arts collective championing a platform and space for female and BAME artists. As one of five artists in residence, I was invited to explore our relationship with food. With the piece Culinary Threads: A tale of the Diaspora, I aimed to delve into identity and racial politics involved in food and immigrant culture, and the im
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Projects credited in
  • Climate Justice & Biodiversity - B Arts Impact Commission
    Climate Justice & Biodiversity - B Arts Impact CommissionA design made for B-Arts. The latter is a participatory arts organization that helps produce arts activities and experiences for those that face barriers or would not have the chance to engage with the arts. This illustration was made for a set of impact cards with questions focusing on climate justice and biodiversity. These are to be used as part of evaluation sessions with participants to measure the impact of B-arts on the community. The illustration was also used to front promotion for B
  • JOURNEY - A visual poetic collaboration with Floresta Mag
    JOURNEY - A visual poetic collaboration with Floresta Magjourney / the act of travelling from one place to another; a trip over a long period or great distance Remembering, documenting and mapping a journey. Connecting perspectives and experiences from refugees, diaspora and migrants. A one month collaboration between poets and visual designers, fusing mediums to create emotive visual posters embodying the poetry. I responded to a poem 'Shorn' by RB Simon. Speaking about the trauma that is collected and held by those in the diaspora or asylum, I col
  • Breakpoint 2.0
    Breakpoint 2.0Breakpoint 2.0 is a summative follow on from the Fungal Revolution series. Our goal is to respect all organisms no matter how small as they all play a critical role in maintaining our ecosystem. We often relegate fungi to something insentient, invasive and unwanted. Yet it is so resilient and nurturing - one of the first organisms to spring in the wake of the Chernobyl disaster. It can digest plastics, and has incredible properties that designers are manipulating to create biodegradable alternat
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Work history
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    Founder/Creative DirectorMUDRA
    Oban, UKFull Time
    An art-led multidisciplinary design studio with a nature and community first approach.
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    Freelance WriterColèchi
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    Content writer for Colèchi's blog platform, The Conversation. Writing about topics relevant to the Colèchi space, from business ethics in fashion, sustainability, to regeneration and self care.
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  • Print Design
  • Textile Design
  • Photoshop
  • Illustration
  • Painting
  • Abobe Illustrator
  • Indesign
    BA First Class Honours Textile DesignCentral Saint Martin’s School of Art
     - London, United Kingdom