THE FUTURE’S SO BRIGHT I GOTTA WEAR SHADES





THE FUTURE’S SO BRIGHT I GOTTA WEAR SHADES
Graduation show of the Masters of Design students at the Sandberg Instituut

Seven final-year students and six first-year students in the design department of the Sandberg Institute present their projects. They are experts when it comes to sensing overlooked links and creating meaningful relationships between things. The designers combine multiple talents, manifests themselves in networks, develop new communities, and consciously place the designer’s position in a social context. With a critical eye on current events, they speculate about the future, and forge links between apparently unconnected phenomena.

A traditional exhibition would not be a suitable medium for their research- and interaction-based projects. Therefore, visitors to the graduation show will not see static presentations but a dynamic collection of performances, workshops and interactive installations staged by the designers. They’ll take you to a Chinese massage parlour, tell you about the future of the book, introduce you to the president of the new Chinese-American union, and alert you to the existence of an invisible activist group. And with any luck, they’ll reveal the link between an air raid shelter in the Vondelpark, an ’80s hit song, and their graduation projects.

Master students: Michèle Champagne*, Noor van Eekelen, Lauren Grusenmeyer*, Guido Giglio, Anja Groten*, Brigiet van den Berg*, Simona Kicurovska*, Seungyong Moon, Ruben Pater, Janneke de Rooij*, Stefan Schäfer*, Maartje Smits*, Yuri Veerman (* graduates)

July 7-10, 2011
Vondelbunker, Vondelpark, Amsterdam

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