is proud to highlight graduate projects from around the world, from Germany & Denmark through to Ecuador, Mexico, El Salvador and Georgia, Moldova, the USA and UK, which are focusing on sustainability and green design for XVII Tallinn Design Festival chosen from among the shortlisted for Global Design Graduate Show 2021
in collaboration with Gucci
Projects range from smart materials
such as Phyto printing
by Luis Underitz
, using light projection to control the growth of phytoplankton, to create high-resolution prints to Terracooler
by Ellie Perry
uses the natural properties of terracotta to reduce energy consumption for food that should not be stored in a fridge.Travel
is also an important topic, with a project for Copenhagen Light Rail in which designer Stefan Perriard
shows how a future light rail can connect the districts with more than just transportation, acting to support social inclusion, and be a spine for everyday transportation. The Slootmotor
vehicle by Gijs Schalkx
is powered by local, sustainable and environmentally cooling sources.
In addition, we look at architectural projects
such as the Bacteria denim factory
by Yu Hin Chun
that proposes an alternative denim production process to address water pollution from the fashion industry in China and The Sandwich Forum - A Timber Vertical Farm
by Amber Elliott
, a building that can hold all the necessary functions to grow, harvest, package and sell sandwiches to 1/5 of the city of London’s workers every week!
The first edition of the Global Design Graduate Show was in 2020 and was created as a proactive response to the cancellation of end of year student exhibitions in person worldwide due to covid. We wanted to offer all art and design undergraduate or postgraduate students a chance to be seen and celebrated. Gucci came onboard as a sponsor for 2020 and for 2021 become the exclusive sponsor for the Global Design Graduate Show.
- Text provided by Katie Dominy, co-founder / president of Arts Thread