On May 7th, 2015, SE2OND: The 2015 Masters Thesis Presentations, took place at the SVA Theatre in New York City. Friends, faculty, colleagues, family and fans took part in the celebration, where 15 students presented their thesis projects. Enjoy some of the photos from the day below!
The students took Engender Exhibition at NYCxDesign to the streets on Saturday night, invited into Flos, Alessi, BlueDot, Blackbody, and SightUnseen. (See the original post with project descriptions here. And more photos here.)
As part of NYCxDesign, the students of the MFA in Products of Design at the School of Visual Arts present Engender, a roving and interactive exhibition that explores the role of design in the construction of gender identities. The exhibition’s eight interventions deconstruct simple artifacts and gestures of our gendered world and invite visitors to play along in a performative game of gender mash up and reconstruction.
The Hands Up Audio Recorder is a small, discreet audio recorder that is hidden in the pocket of convertible gloves, and is triggered by the user raising his hands above his head. Class of 2016 student Souvik Paul created the recorder for his final project in Becky Stern’s Making Studio class in the Products of Design MFA Program. The recorder was designed by Souvik in response to the growing concerns about police brutality and, more broadly, the nature of policing in America after the death of Eric Garner.
Spinute is a mobile app that saves time and money in the laundry process. Designed by Adem Onalan, Tahnee Pantig and Louise-Anne van ‘t Riet. Spinute is specifically for users of laundromats. Some of it’s features include a live schedule, on demand booking and namely, a washer to dryer service.
For Michael Chung's 5-week Video Storytelling class, students pair up to produce short films intended to create provocative narratives and immerse the students in the mechanics of producing a compelling video. Anicca was created by first-year students Isioma Iyamah and Panisa Khunprasert.
We invite you to attend SECOND: The Masters Thesis showcase presentations of the 2015 graduating class of the MFA in Products of Design program.
The day will kick off with opening remarks from Allan Chochinov, chair of the MFA program, followed by presentations from the 15 Masters students, each presenting their year-long thesis work comprised of research, artifacts, services and platforms.
During the upcoming spring semester, the entire student body of the MFA Products of Design program will be working with MoMA—the Museum of Modern Art—to create new products for their wholesale catalog, under the framework of “Gifting Design: MoMA + SVA Products of Design.”