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Significant Others – Incomplete by Design investigates the shapeshifting nature of design as a feat of relentless mediation between the individual and the collective spheres.

Crafted at the intersection of multiple needs, interests and desires, incompleteness is here intended as a positive formula of open-endedness, co-action and a promise of mutual fulfilment. It looks at how the syntax and ambitions of design change when we embrace the idea that today’s minimum unit of social measure is no longer the averaged singularity of data-driven usership, but the vulnerable and dispositional plurality of a community. 

Significant Others is the main theme of the 2019 Grad Show of the School of Art & Design at BIFT, and part of the relevant one-year program developed by The Global School (Beijing). 

重要的“另一半 - 不完整的设计”探讨了设计学科的本质的变迁,在个人和集体领域之间建构了一个调节媒介。在多种需求,兴趣和欲望的交叉点上精心设计,不完整性在这里旨在作为开放式,共同行动和相互实现的承诺的积极方式。当我们接受这样的观点时,就会考虑设计的语法和结构如何变化。今天的社会最小计量单位不再是数据驱动的用户的平均单一性,而是社区的多变性和价值倾向的多元化。

 “另一半”是北京服装学院艺术设计学院2019年毕业展的主题,也是世界学院(北京)制定的一年计划的一部分。

 

The program Significant Others is a one-year project sponsored by the School of Art & Design – BIFT (Beijing Institute for Fashion Technology) and curated by Beatrice Leanza of The Global School.

Organized between October 2018 and June 2019, the program featured an integrated set of focused workshops, in-studio lectures and a series of public events that both accompanied the research agendas of students graduating this year, as well as expanded the conversation with practitioners from relevant areas of study to challenge and reroute critical discourse in and out the specificity of given goals. The Significant Others Salons were held monthly as public events that each time put 3 to 4 speakers from diverse backgrounds in dialogue. These session are articulated around six key thematic strands that refer to contradictory stances embedded in the practice of design - unexpected encounters, conceptual dissonances and productive challenges that come involved in the process of developing one’s critical standpoint and approach to practice. 

They are #beautifulfailures #flexibleprinciples #lonelycommunity #thedislocatedmediator #uglyfeelings #selfishengagement. 

另一半– 不完整为设计是2018/2019学年中为期一年的项目,此项目的策划人是世界学院的毕月,主办方是北京服装学院艺术设计学院。

该项目始于2018年10月,止于2019年6月,期间包括一系列集中讨论会、室内讲座和一系列公共活动,所有这些活动都伴随着今年毕业学生的研究议程,以及扩大与相关研究领域的从业者的对话,以挑战和改变对给定目标的特定性的批评话语。另一半沙龙每月举行一次活动,每次都有来自不同背景的3到4名演讲者进行对话。这些会议围绕着六个关键的主题线进行了阐述,这些主题线指的是在设计实践中嵌入的相互矛盾的立场——意想不到的遭遇、概念上的不和谐以及在发展一个人的关键立场和实践方法的过程中涉及的挑战。

沙龙主题分别是美丽的失败,灵活的原则,孤独的社区,被隔离的调节者,丑陋的情感,自私的参与。

 

Social Partners 社会伙伴

As the theme of the 2019 Grad Show, Significant Others poses a quest to students to explore their life environment, their personal, familial and social contexts with the aim to find an inspirational cause to understand and empower. Students are prompted to delve into their own reality, the city, the universe that surrounds them and devise a project that brings positive impact to a community of their choice by suppling a function, service, activity of any nature – this could be based on an economic transaction, a volunteering job, an educational/commercial/academic/cultural offering provided it clearly targets an unattended common need, whose extent can vary from a small group of people to a neighbourhood or an entire city district. With this in mind the project must reflect on this hypothetical perpetrator as a social partner, a significant other complement.  

The goal of the project is that of re-establishing a meaningful connection among people and groups, a simple premise that wishes to probe extant connections and systemic dependencies and reconfigure them into new value creation. 

This weblog is itself part of the program and collects information about the people, discussions and ideas that the public and in-studio programs feature; it also functions as a curatorial journal chronicling the research journeys, interests and topics explored with and by the students of the School of Art & Design in preparation of their final works. Visual and written entries can be explored by tags and topics, and the full list of final graduation projects will be also featured at academic year end.  

 

重要的”另一半”作为毕业展的主题鼓励学生们探索他们的生活环境,个人,家庭和社会,探索过程伴随着找到学生们灵感的来源和动力的目的。学生们深入研究他们自己的生活、城市、甚至整个世界,通过设计一个项目,提供任何性质的功能、服务和活动,并为他们选择的社区带来积极影响。

研究工作可以基于经济交易、志愿工作、教育、商业、学术、文化服务,前提是它明确地针对一种无人参与的共同需求,这种需求的范围可以从一小部分人到一个社区或整个城市地区。考虑到这一点,项目必须反映出这个假设实施者作为一个社会伙伴,一个重要的其他补充。

该项目的目标是在人和群体之间重新建立有意义的联系,这是一个简单的前提,希望探究现存的联系和系统依赖性,并将它们重新配置为新的价值创造。

这个博客本身就是这个项目的一部分,它收集了公众和工作室项目中的人物、讨论和想法的信息;它还可以作为一本策展期刊,记录艺术与设计学院的学生在准备他们的最终工作时所探索的研究历程、兴趣和主题。可以通过标签和主题来浏览视觉和书面条目,并且最终毕业项目的完整列表也将在学年结束时显示出来。

 

To read more about the development of the program and The Global School:: www.bside.design/bift

了解更多关于该计划和世界学院发展的信息

To learn more about BIFT School of Art & Design:: ys.bift.edu.cn

了解更多关于北京服装学院艺术设计学院的信息

 

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Organized by The School of Art & Design – Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology: ys.bift.edu.cn
主办:北京服装学院艺术设计学院

Program co-developed by The Global School 世界学院: www.bside.design 
联合策划:世界学院

Supervisor:Chang Wei, Ding Lei, Peng Lu, Che Fei
统筹:常炜、丁蕾、彭璐、车飞

Curator : Beatrice Leanza
策展人:毕月

Coordinator : Peng Lu, Zhangqian, Feng Longbin, Yang Xi
协调人:彭璐、张倩、冯龙彬、杨茜

Graphic Design : Li Huang, Huang Jia, Liu Zhen
视觉设计:李煌、黄佳、刘圳

Exhibition Design : Zhao Liqun (FIELD) +Pablo Resa, Miguel Esteban Alonso (mono)
毕业展览设计:赵力群(FIELD) + Pablo Resa, Miguel Esteban Alonso (mono)

Web development : Beijing Gpower Software Technology Co., Ltd.
网站开发:北京通元动力软件技术有限责任公司