Correlation. Causation. Coincidence. Designers have the power to change the world, but where they situate their work in time and in place often determines the impact more than the designed artifacts themselves. In Coincident Times, the graduate students of the MFA in Products of Design at the School of Visual Arts explore speculative pasts and futures to produce fifteen product proposals for the present day— each a 3-dimensional manifestation of their year-long thesis, and each attempting to reconcile their points of view with their imagined, preferred states.
The products in the broadsheet below, and in the exhibit, are numbered to correspond with the 15 graduating designers in our Class of 2017. The exhibition was featured in Wanted Design Brooklyn as part of the 2017 NYCxDesign Global Design Celebration.