DESIGN.S – international biennial of student design is planing to introduce the best of student design. It ideologically and partly practically follows the long tradition of exhibitions of graduate works by students of the Department of Construction VUT in Brno and the Faculty of Multimedia Communications UTB in Zlín regularly organized in Technical Museum in Brno. This event with awards is concentrated on the topic of student design.
DESIGN.S project will mainly focus on industrial and product design, which arises at universities not only in the Czech Republic but also abroad. Appointed expert committee will do a selection based on accepted student works which will be introduced to the public by exhibition in Technical Museum in Brno. The accompanying program of exhibition will consist of conferences and shows Pecha Kucha Night. All students and fresh graduates of design and related fields can sent their applications to design.s competition. Following the tradition of Brno Design Center (1992-2007), we would like to introduce the City of Brno, as the City of Design. In addition to support new generation of professionals another aim is to attract professionals and design lovers. In future the project is supposed to deepen cooperation with universities, companies and businessmen of the field.
The exhibition of student competition works should help students of design before entering the practice. It means (for many of them it may be the first public presentation) students can establish contact with business sector, companies and clients which may use their services in future. Attendance to the competition in Dresden has been pledged. Registered students will have a chance to exhibit abroad. In addition to exhibition of student competition works, the program consists of professional meetings, seminars and workshops. A supporting product is to build a platform for education and dialogue of professionals in the field. The expected outcome of the project will be a catalog introducing the best student works.