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141 graduates will present 153 projects during Design Academy Eindhoven’s annual ‘Graduation Show’.
 

Over the past few years there has been a lot of discussion in the design industry about big changes and paradigm shifts. This year, more than ever before, we are really seeing the results.

Our graduates are showing themselves to be bold and unwavering in their quest to reposition design and its connection to industry, people and culture. Many of their projects are an exploration of how design can be fundamental to the creation of a more social and fairer world.  To get there, they have been dealing with some of the most serious issues confronting society – racial tensions, refugees, social disconnect, healthcare, media, politics, and environmental disasters.

Also, from all 10 participating Design Academy Eindhoven departments in the 2015 Graduation Show we will see an extensive pursuit of form, colour and function as well as projects immersed in research about how to design in a dematerialized environment, for a population that naturally craves tactility and a more human connection with technology.

In ‘Holy Crap' Pim van Baarsen went to Nepal to study domestic waste disposal. There he discovered that waste is generally burnt or dumped and only a fraction is recycled, which leads to disease, a polluted environment and a huge loss of valuable materials. ‘Holy Crap’ is an incentive scheme in Kathmandu to promote waste separation, awareness and recycling. Families can separate their garbage based on a colour-coded system to earn bonus points that can be used to buy incentives like phone credit.


Olivier van Herpt is fascinated with manufacturing. He started by researching the differences between the man-made and the machine-made and then designed and programmed a printer/extruder to bridge this gap. By fine-tuning the settings on his machine, he can vary the textures, surfaces, shapes and sizes of the finished products.
 
Hello World’ is a visual alphabet by Jaap Knevel who has a pathological need for order.  He designed a universal writing system that works for any language – a unique set of characters that captures the meaning of words and ultimately controls the chaos of multilingualism.
 

The ancient Greeks had two words for time: chromos - the ‘exact’ time, and kairos - ‘human’ time, which passes by imperceptibly. Today, we are addicted to the former: every minute counts especially in the digital world. In response Wout Wolf Stroucken imagined a new, more fluid way of perceiving time with a clock that uses rings that grow from the center outwards, similarly to how the rings in the cross section of a tree trunk reveal its age. Each ring is a different colour, representing a different hour and by displaying only one hour at a time, people can focus on the present, accepting the now without being distracted by moments from the past or future.
Jeroen van der Gruiter is interested in how the perception of colour has everything to do with the way a surface catches the light, which changes throughout the day. In ‘The Passage of light’ he uses colour gradients to suggest architectonic structures, and fillings to emphasize shape. The series of semi-transparent glass vessels shift in hue, revealing their inner secrets as time goes by.
 

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Saturday 17th - Sunday 25th October

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Saturday 17 October
13:00 – 18:00
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Passe-partout tickets are your entrance to Klokgebouw, Dutch Design Awards exhibition,
Design Academy Eindhoven and Van Abbemuseum

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Published: 30-Sep-2015 12:50
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