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In Design Practice, Exhibitions, Links, Self-Reflection, Thesis Work on June 15, 2011 at 10:25 am

The opening for our thesis show was last Monday afternoon/evening, and it was quite a day! In brief:

My final critique went as well as could be expected. The jury was up out of their seats, poking at things and asking lots of questions, which is always nice. Energy in a critique is a joy. There were some very cogent critical points brought up at all levels of the design, from the mechanics level to presentation to marketing/distribution, but overall the response was positive and I walked out feeling pretty good about it.

My department head invited me to be one of two student panelists on a round-table discussion centering around the central question/statement of the show (Where Is Where, indeed) and the relationship between art and design. The format was pretty odd to me, and I felt like the time alloted (an hour) was a little long, but it was a very interesting experience. My classmates told me afterwards that I was making the most sense, which means that I either succeeded at trying to state my opinions clearly and simply, or failed at speaking on the same level as the professionals and academics on the panel; either way, I’m glad that I had the chance to participate.

Oh, and then I got an award! My department gives out merit awards for “exemplary work,” thanks to one of our long-time and generous patrons Betsy Karp, and I was one of the three recipients in my cohort. So I am now an award-winning designer. Fear me, world!

Then the reception was loud, crowded and fun. Lots of congratulations and champagne, and the school’s news magazine interviewed me, which was weird but kind of fun in it’s own way.

Overall, a successful day, I think.

Much like the Milan project I’ll be keeping a list of press outlets that cover the SAIC AIADO+Fashion thesis show Where is Where.

(last updated 6/30/11)

Where Is Where

In Chicago, Exhibitions, Promo, Thesis Work on June 7, 2011 at 10:03 am

If you can read this, you’re invited. Both my thesis work Play With Your Food (link to info sheet) and my Milan work More Than It’s Worth (link to gallery) will be there!

Where Is Where

June 11– June 25

Departments of Architecture, Interior Architecture, Designed Objects (AIADO) and Fashion

Public Reception Monday, June 13, 6:00–8:00 p.m. Sullivan Galleries, 33 South State St., 7th floor

Exhibition Hours 11:00am–6:00 p.m. Tuesday–Saturday

Free and Open to the Public

Showcasing design from the Departments of Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Designed Objects (AIADO) and Fashion, this exhibition brings together work by more than fifty graduate students. Through their individual approaches, they present new design solutions, situating their works within the inter-spaces of cultural and built systems. The works explore the unseen aspects of our society—many of which have been forgotten or overlooked—by re-inhabiting space, challenging perceptions of interiority, and redefining values. The show is curated to highlight the individual works as separate entities through thematic and disciplinary juxtaposition.