Gdynia, al. Zwycięstwa 96/98
Each year, hundreds of young, talented designers leave the walls of design schools. During their studies, they acquire the necessary components which will allow them to practice their professions. However, it depends on them how they react to the reality surrounding them. Will they be ready to propose design solutions to the current problems of our planet and its inhabitants?
The exhibition presents projects by students of three Polish universities – the School of Form in Warsaw, the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk and the Koszalin University of Technology – responding to the slogan Solidary. For the first time at Gdynia Design Days the concepts of graduates from different schools will be presented together at one exhibition, which will allow us to get to know different ways of thinking and designing of young artists.
Everyday, independent actions and decisions of each of us have a huge potential and influence what our world will look like in the future. The sum of individual gestures adds up to a great change. Even more powerful are the designers, who create products and solutions that will be used by others. And that's what the Solidary slogan is all about. About responsibility, empathy, engagement, attentiveness and respect for the world.
This year, we invited Dorota Kabila to work with us. She analysed and make a selection among projects submitted by colleges – Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk, School of Form of the SWPS University and WAiW of the Koszalin University of Technology. The selected solutions were to create a consistent presentation of the directions raised by the new generation of designers.
The exhibition presents students' projects that touch on problems related to the processing of materials, attempts to develop production processes, and address the issue of waste. Several works are proposals of accessible products, dedicated to people with e.g. People with mobility constraints.
In the curator's opinion, worthy of note are those solutions in which the above themes are creatively addressed, as they are consistent with key trends of the future, such as Implementing Sustainability, or Circular Economy. In her opinion, they are also an area that offers great scope for practical solutions as well as for critical design.
The exhibition is located in PPNT Gdynia (building IV), counting from the pedestrian crossing in Stryjska Street. The entrance is the thirteenth door on the straight, glass façade stretching along Zwycięstwa Avenue.
The exhibition generates no waste and its carbon footprint has been kept to a minimum. The exhibition descriptions are printed on certified paper, which uses less water than other papers, and after the exhibition the paper will be used as material for design work.
In addition, the exhibition will feature the winning projects of the ASP Diplomas: Architecture and Design 2020/2021 competition.
Academy of fine arts in Gdańsk
School of Form:
Koszalin University of Technology: