Not Like Any OTHR: Design for Another Time
Monday, Feb. 21, 2022, to Friday, March 4, 2022
Reception: 4-6 p.m. Thursday, March 3
Brooklyn-based designer, entrepreneur, and creative director, Joe Doucet and co-founders Dean di Simone and Evan Clabots, established OTHR as a technology-and-design initiative framed around the creation of a handful of established and emerging designers who were called upon to envision useful, aesthetic, and unique objects that would be created through cutting-edge, digital manufacturing means for the purpose of transforming design, manufacturing, and consumption.
For this exhibition, three faculty in the College of Liberal Arts and College of Art and Design, in coordination with Josh Owen, Director of Vignelli Center for Design Studies, worked together to research, examine, and share this newly-donated collection to the Center. Framed as a project in the museum studies course Visitor Engagement and Museum Technologies, the faculty led teams of students to realize this project and to create an exhibition within a matter of five weeks. Working with Prof. John Monaco, students printed all of the filament-based items in the cases, created the in-gallery atmosphere, and installed the exhibition. Working with Prof. Kate Myers Emery, students designed out-of-gallery digital interactives, including the project website, to lead visitors to the exhibition and to archive our project. Working with Prof. Juilee Decker, students crafted the in-gallery content by preparing label copy, gathering feedback from our RIT community about the objects and the disciplines that they call upon, and curating playlists inspired by the OTHR collection. Join us and see for yourself why OTHR is truly design for another time.
Join us for the closing reception on Thursday, March 3, 2022, with remarks by Dr. Juilee Decker, Museum Studies Program Director, and Prof. Josh Owen, Vignelli Distinguished Professor of Design and Vignelli Center Director, at 4:45 p.m.
When and Where
Open to the Public