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New Generation

exhibition

New Generation

opening hours

3–11th of July

place

PPNT Gdynia
Gdynia, al. Zwycięstwa 96/98
Building 4

entrance

free entrance

PPNT Budynek 4

About:

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.

 

Partners: 

Academy of fine arts in Gdańsk


School of Form:

Koszalin University of Technology:

curators

Justyna Matysiak

Justyna Matysiak

Designer in the field of product and utility graphics.Master's degree and doctorate at the Faculty of Industrial Design of the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow.Lecturer at the Faculty of Architecture and Design at the Koszalin University of Technology. Participant of competitions and team exhibitions in Poland and abroad, and a speaker at scientific conferences. Research and teaching at the Faculty ...

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Daria Bolewicka

Daria Bolewicka

Designer, interior architect and lecturer at the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk. He professionally designs interiors, things and places, and realizes his energy to act in many fields.Since 2012, together with Daria Skoczylas-Woźniak, he has been co-creating the BO / SKO duo – an interior design studio, whose main motto is: "we create original and unique projects that fit into the context of the pl...

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Agnieszka Jacobson-Cielecka

Agnieszka Jacobson-Cielecka

Exhibition curator and design theoretician. The programme director of the School of Form at SWPS University. Juror in numerous competitions. Member of the programme and consulting councils of design festivals in Gdynia, Łódź and Prague (Designblok). In the years 2008-2012 artistic director of Łódź Design Festival. In 2000, she introduced the Polish edition of Elle Decoration and unti...

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Dorota Kabała

Dorota Kabała

Dorota is a designer. She helps entrepreneurs to develop and implement products that are good for the growth of their company, for their users and is for the environment. She runs the “We design for physical culture” studio. She is a practitioner of sustainable development and accessibility. She also solves problems and suggests the entrepreneurs and designers how to act in these areas...

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Arkadiusz Szwed

Arkadiusz Szwed

Designer, curator. The representative of a generation of ceramists for whom the technological process in ceramics is deliberately and consciously disrupted by the designer in order to achieve a form displaying a relationship between process and performance. He concerns himself with an utilitarian design, conceptual work, education in the field of industrial design as well as curatorial work. ...

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