The design industry is facing unprecedented times with the emergence of digital technologies, changes in the social landscape, and the advent of new environmental perspectives. These elements serve as the backdrop for this theme and encourages design groups to explore new narratives in design. The following installations should focus on innovations which renew existing design paradigms and propose an alternate future.
For each theme, there was one group selected to move forward from each of the two categories; 2D Experiential Projection and 3D Experiential Space.
2D Experiential Projection, is a remote installation. This would be executed as a digital graphic narrative to be presented virtually through video, motion graphics, or other digital platforms/methods.
3D Experiential Space, is a potential build that is to be executed by groups as a virtual model experience with supplementary images and scale models as part of their overall documentation.
Installation Night was an opportunity for group contestants to receive feedback, critiques, and ways to improve their projects and ideas for the Year End Show. The three themes for this year's Installations are as follows:
Every successful work in design or the built environment traces itself to a past moment, movement or technique. These installations pay homage to those origins, recalling the authenticity, vibrancy, and urban spirit of past decades such as the 1990s, to create a design that renews our contextual fabric. Design groups are encouraged to highlight the relationship between human and space - urban fabric and design.
Dual Tone refers to interstitial space between past and future, the boundary between structure and organic, or the line between art and philosophy. This theme encapsulates the binary quality of design and its ability to spark both a sensory and cognitive thought. Designers are urged to focus on the colorful history of design and explore its political, social and economic affiliations.
Alchemy: Gabrielle Leighton & Eira Roberts
PassionFruit: Maha Asif, Gabriella D'Emilio, Aarthi Nathan & Ajanthaa Nirmalanantheswaran
ST. and Co.: Mannat Multani, Shirelle Belmont & Victoria Nip
KMA Designs: Kristen Policano, Matthew Bianchi & Alexis Gawlina
A special thanks to our guest panelists: Kaashif Furquan, Ella Gao, & Eric Truong
Flo: Aamenah Ahmed & Zeina Aly
Double A's: Aditi Thakker & Amber Wei
A special thanks to our guest panelists: Sonali Kallianpur, Erica Wolfe & Lukus Toane
for.m.atter: Sabrina Thomason & Georgia Barrington
STUDIO.2: Yihanna Sun & Paul Lee
RE.: Rebecca Lee
MnM: Rita Yushina & Claire Lee
A special thanks to our guest panelists: Swetha Srikanth, Rudra Chauhan & Adam Kolodziej