Emerging designers from four graduate design programs at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) will showcase their final projects in SET OFF, a design exploration off the beaten path.
The result of an in-depth development process that began in April with more than 40 individual meetings with participants, the exhibition will start in the north entrance of the SAIC Sullivan Galleries and open into a long, narrow hallway before emerging into wider space.
Three sections further organize the presentation: Echoes Down the Corridor, comprising proposals for public spaces; Marks of Indifference, a section on political and social statements unified by removed perspectives; and Rare Bird Sightings, a modern "curiosity cabinet" where featured graduates address topics of structure and form.
The curators reviewed essays and more than 15 different exhibitions and presentations together with participating designers prior to assigning design standards and developing the floor plan.
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