Some exciting news from this week is the opening of the Heterotopia exhibit! Heterotopia is an art exhibition showcasing the final research projects of three Master of Design graduates. In this exhibition the featured artists explore how designers can interact with the intricate conflicts and complications existing in today’s society.
Here are some pictures of the exhibition, featuring the talented artists who created these thought provoking pieces.
Influenced by her experience in China with commercial design, Siyi Xie has focused on improving the sustainability of products and the humanization of user experience. Her thesis work showcases concepts for an innovative bike share system within the city of Edmonton.
With his art, Bahaa Harmouche hopes to give a voice to gay youth in Lebanon living with HIV, a group that has historically been stigmatized and marginalized within their own culture. Through a combination of workshops, theatre and video narratives, Bahaa’s work has resulted in the empowerment of youth and significant steps towards his pursuit of social cohesion in Lebanon.
Edmonton-born fashion designer and member of the Whitefish First Nation, Derek Jagodzinsky, is the founder of the LUXX ready-to-wear clothing company which has headlined the Western Canada Fashion Week and produced several successful collections. Derek’s focus on modern native design can be seen in his fashion art and lifestyle products being showcased at Heterotopia.
If you’d like to know more about the exhibition you can check out their event page!