If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that while we humans are adaptable, our societies and systems have major flaws. By acknowledging this issue, Staach challenged the students to design objects which in their own unique ways, deploy educational content through their function, demanding justice, empathy, sustainability, equity, and inclusion.
The goal of this project is to generate a collection of objects that make us think and inspire positive and meaningful change towards the better world we all seek.
Informed by community and thought leaders’ knowledgeable insights paired with the RIT Vignelli ‘Design is One’ ethos and Staach’s design expertise, the investigation behind each object explores what intentional design really is. The Vignellis taught us that design is a systematic framework for solving the world’s most intractable problems. In this course students enter the dialogue and move it forward with their works.