Beckmans - Exhibition of The Year
A year has passed since the last exhibition. A year filled with all of that which makes a year at Beckmans so unique. The result is natural: this year’s exhibition is unique, as are this year’s students.
In the Design Program, we work with all aspects of the design process. Our core subjects are product and spatial design. During their three years, students learn to analyze and interpret the world around them, communicate through three-dimensional form, as well as develop their own distinct design vocabulary.
We do not attempt to cast all of our students in the same mould. Rather, our goal is to provide them with the necessary tools so that they can proceed on their own, continuing their studies on a Masters level or entering the professional world. Designing environments and products that are both needed and sustainable is a great responsibility.
Each year, we must deepen our understanding of how we can shape our environment and our products from a perspective of sustainability – a great responsibility, but also a necessary challenge. And it is precisely the students’ ability to think in new ways with new approaches that constantly amazes us on the faculty.
What is unique about the graduation project as a form is that students are given the opportunity to independently come up with the project, as well as define its goal and purpose.
This year’s crop of students in the Product Design Program displays a broad range of creations. All of the projects have a shape, a surface, and an expression all their own. This year’s graduation projects ask questions that give rise to discussion and reflection.
Design students! We, your teachers, wish you the best of luck in the future. We look forward to meeting you as colleagues within various fields, wherever in the world you may find yourselves.
Program Director, Product Design