London College of Communication alumna Cat Drew has been co-presenting a new show for BBC Radio 4 – aiming to gather the country’s brightest young minds to solve difficult social problems.
The Fix challenges three teams made up of 12 bright young minds to battle it out and create solutions to difficult social problems using policy design planning – with Cat, a graduate from LCC’s part-time Postgraduate Certificate in Design for Visual Communication before undertaking the MA Graphic Media Design course, handpicked as one of those bright minds.
Over 10 years Cat has developed her expertise, working across Government at the Home Office, No.10 and the Cabinet Office. Before re-entering higher education with LCC, she worked on a number of policy challenges around immigration, crime and policing, as well as projects from data visualisations of British emigrants to collaborating with think tank IPPR.
Following this, Cat lived in Berlin to develop her artistic practice, making cartographic screen prints. Feeling a void in applying creative talents to social problems, Cat chose to train in a more applied practice at LCC, whilst working for the UK Government Policy Lab as a founding member.
We reached out to Cat to learn more about The Fix…