DESIGN LIFE - HANGZHOU

 

Over a decade the Design Life event evolved and travelled across Asia to be hosted in: Bangkok, Thailand (2012); Seoul, South Korea (2013), Penang, Malaysia (2015) and Hangzhou, China(2017). With each Design Life the event grew and diversified. The original core of alumni from the RMIT School of Architecture and Design expanded to include graduates from the Schools of Art, Media and Communication, and Fashion. Over this time RMIT graduates have joined the Design Life family through social media forums, by submitting work and attending the events, and have remained dedicated and enthusiastic advocates of the importance of the event. With each Design Life the community of alumni grows as each gathering attracts graduates from the cities and countries in which the event takes place.

The exhibition celebrates the diversity of approaches to design that the pedagogy of RMIT promotes and includes work from graduates at all stages of their career, from young graduates displaying their first independent works as designers to directors of large design firms who are operating across the globe, shaping large scale architectural and urban infrastructure projects that meet the needs of the world’s population in the twenty first century.

As we prepare to meet the challenges of the new millennium it is heartening to see the breadth and depth of the work being produced by RMIT Architecture, Design and Art Alumni. The work of the graduates is infused with both optimism and sensitivity. It is characterised by a refined appreciation of the role and responsibilities that designers have in the contemporary world. As the graduates tackle the demands of new technologies and modes of living it is gratifying to see them map a course of practice that prioritises the value of human experience.

 

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