DAE graduation show

Curated by Studio Formafantasma, this year’s Design Academy Eindhoven’s graduation show presents 177 projects that reveal possible futures.

 Irene Stracuzzi, The Legal Status of Ice
Design Academy Eindhoven’s upcoming graduation show presents the outcomes of their fundamental research and reflections. “Mined”, the overall theme for the 2017 show curated by Formafantasma , encompasses the many directions that came out of this approach. From reconstructions to storytelling, from archaeology to investigative reporting, and from a tool that makes body language noticeable for a visually impaired listener to an analysis of how a flush toilet can become a metaphor for political oppression and racial discrimination.
Marie Caye, SAM
Top: Irene Stracuzzi, The Legal Status of Ice . Left: Marie Caye, SAM
Students have been mining their own personal lives as well as data sets and codes of law and material and technological possibilities to address omnipresent concerns. Working as archaeologists they dug up dirt and poetry while creating alternatives for existing models, systems and products. This can be a painful process, and it takes commitment and perseverance to find useful fragments and raw materials to compose possible answers. The result is personal yet universal. The 177 projects in the 2017 graduation show do not pretend to give definitive solutions. However, their lingering does result in fascinating new approaches that reveal possible futures.
Left: Friso Wiersma, by Hand. Right: Nadine Botha, The Politic of Shit
Left: Friso Wiersma, by Hand . Right: Nadine Botha, The Politic of Shit

21 – 29 October 2017
Mined. DAE graduation show 2017
curated by Formafantasma
Design Academy Eindhoven
Emmasingel 14, Eindhoven

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