Some of the most exciting work during NYCxDesign can be found at student exhibitions, but where are they? The short answer: all over the place. Some are hidden in larger shows like ICFF, and others are standalone shows. To make the search for great student work a little easier, we've put together a list of student exhibitions we're looking forward to and where to find them:
Walker Nosworthy 18 FD and Siena Smith 18 TX — Patterns for Making
Schools exhibit for free this year at ICFF, meaning there will be an abundance of student work at this year's show. Among many exciting student exhibitions are:
For Design for the Mind, a collaboration between Pratt Institute, the Cooper Hewitt Museum and CaringKind, students developed furniture and products for people diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, their families, and caregivers.
RISD's Patterns for Making is an exhibition of current RISD student work from the collaborations of the departments of Furniture Design and Textiles.
WantedDesign Manhattan and Brooklyn always open up a fascinating design dialogue, showcasing work from both students and professionals. This year, student exhibitions at the show seem to be in future-gazing mode:
In Coincident Times, the graduate students of the MFA in Products of Design at the School of Visual Arts explore speculative pasts and futures to produce fifteen product proposals for the present day.
A collaboration between Pratt Institute and Caesarstone, Future Kitchen encourages students to explore all aspects of designing the kitchen of the future.
For HyperHybrid, a group of students from various design schools were asked to explore the theme "HyperHybrid," where they envisioned objects with multiple functions and merged production processes.
Looking to hire students instead of critique their work? You might catch some at Wanted Career Day.
Standalone Student Shows
Parsons Festival is an annual series of exhibitions, workshops, events and critiques that highlight cutting-edge student work.
Models, drawings, digital media, as well as full-scale outdoor installations will be on display to represent the best work of GSAPP's diverse and international student body during Columbia GSAPP's End of Year Show.
Cooper Union's Annual Student Exhibition transforms the classrooms, hallways and studios of The Cooper Union into galleries showcasing work from the schools of architecture, art and engineering.
Pratt Shows: Design is the School of Architecture, Art, and Design's annual exhibition of work by exceptional seniors and postgraduates that provides an opportunity to see a diverse range of what's next in industrial design, interactive design, package design and more.
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