SIGNIFICANT OTHERS:

INCOMPLETE BY DESIGN 

另一半 | 不完整为设计

2019 GRADUATION SHOW

tHE SCHOOL OF ART&DESIGN AT BIFT (BEIJING)

The program Significant Others is a one-year experiment developed at the School of Art & Design – BIFT (Beijing Institute for Fashion Technology) during the 2018/2019 academic year, by The Global School.

You can read more about the program here

The exhibition is divided in 6 main thematic areas which assemble 152 students’ projects around core explorative environments, wherein works are distributed not according to departmental classification but with relevance to affinities among the subjects and methodologies of research they employ.

Each area is subdivided in different sections that further unveil narrative webs relevant to the given topic, and thus disclose resonances among the various works and their connection to the exhibition overall theme.

Social Partners

As the theme of the 2019 Grad Show, Significant Others poses a quest to students to explore their life environment, their personal, familial and social contexts with the aim to find an inspirational cause to understand and empower. Students are prompted to delve into their own reality, the city, the universe that surrounds them and devise a project that brings positive impact to a community of their choice by supplying a function, service, activity of any nature – this could be based on an economic transaction, a volunteering job, an educational/commercial/academic/cultural offering provided it clearly targets an unattended common need, whose extent can vary from a small group of people to a neighbourhood or an entire city district. With this in mind the project must reflect on this hypothetical perpetrator as a social partner, a significant other complement. 

The goal of the project is that of re-establishing a meaningful connection among people and groups, a simple premise that wishes to probe extant connections and systemic dependencies and reconfigure them into new value creation.

 

另一半 – 不完整为设计是 2018/2019 学年为期一年的实验项目,此项目由北京服装学院艺术设计学院主办,策展人是来自世界学院的毕月。

“另一半 – 不完整为设计”是 2018/2019 学年为期一年的实验项目,此项目由北京服装学院艺术设计学院主办,策展人是来自世界学院的毕月。'

社会伙伴

重要的“另一半”作为毕业展的主题鼓励学生们探索他们的生活环境,个人,家庭和社会,探索过程伴随着找到学生们灵感的来源和动力的目的。学生们深入研究他们自己的生活、城市、甚至整个世界,通过设计一个项目,提供任何性质的功能、服务和活动,并为他们选择的社区带来积极影响。

研究工作可以基于经济交易、志愿工作、教育、商业、学术、文化服务,前提是它明确地针对一种无人参与的共同需求,这种需求的范围可以从一小部分人到一个社区或整个城市地区。考虑到这一点,项目必须反映出这个假设实施者作为一个社会伙伴,一个重要的其他补充。

该项目的目标是在人和群体之间重新建立有意义的联系,这是一个简单的前提,希望探究现存的联系和系统依赖性,并将它们重新配置为新的价值创造。

 

策展人 Curator:: Beatrice Leanza 毕月

视觉设计 Website and Graphic Design:: Li Huang 李煌, Day Yisha 代依莎 (BIFT)

毕业展览设计 Exhibition Design:: Zhao Liqun 赵力群 (FIELD) + mono (Pablo Resa, Miguel Esteban Alonso)

WEBSITE: www.creativelab.bift.edu.cn

展览板块 EXHIBITION SECTIONS

 

OUR FOOD – The Psychology and Systems of Everyday Consumption 

我们的食物——日常消费的心理和系统

  •  Tools & Knowledge Making

  •  Rituals of Sharing

 

A SENSE OF PLACE – From the ‘The Third City’’ to Novel Urban and Rural Paradigms

地方感——从“第三城市”到新颖的城乡范例

  • Urban Campaigns from the Bottom-Up

  • Rediscovering ‘’Place’’ in History

  • Making Community

 

THE RESILIENT POWER OF LANGUAGE – Communication Across Cultural and Digital Divides

语言的弹性力量——跨文化和数字鸿沟的交流

  • Reinventing Language in the Digital Age

  • Language as Craft

 

FUTURESCAPES: Social Narratives and Storytelling between Facts & Fiction

未来逃亡:事实与虚构之间的社会叙事与故事讲述

  • Strange Attractors: Society and Identity in Flux

  • A Social Diary

  • Designing the Self

 

WE CARE: Health, Environment and the Making of Social Trust

我们关心:健康、环境和建立社会信任

  • Games for Learning

  • Urban Malaise

  • The Urban Family and the New Kids

 

THE ‘’PLACE’’ OF LEARNING - Redrawing Paths of Knowledge

学习的“场所”— 重新规划知识的路径

  • The School as Cultural and Public Forum

  • Sensing the World

ALL PHOTOS AND IMAGES COURTESY: mono office 2019

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