April 2 to April 7, 2017
5th Flr Gateway Tower, Cubao, Quezon City
The opening will be on April 2 at 4:30PM
Miriam College Applied Arts Students Feature Advocacies In Design Exhibit
Graduating Applied Arts students of Miriam College use visual design to shine light on various advocacies in a week-long exhibit entitled Emergence: Where Design Meets Advocacy.
“One of the things that I love about teaching is seeing my students grow in leaps and bounds; taking on advocacies that inspire them; using their talent to push for issues that they believe in; pushing their limits to realize and achieve what they thought was impossible; and growing up to be mature, sensitive and responsible designers.” (Rebecca P. Ramoso, Chief Product Designer of Quarkus)
Emergence showcases the work of several project teams tasked to use different design aesthetics to promote their chosen advocacy via real-world products. Some of the featured advocacies include women empowerment, promotion of local culture, environmental awareness, animal welfare, awareness on mental health and illnesses, body positivity, and general public service. The exhibit aims to celebrate and highlight the importance of visual design to society; while also giving voice to causes that usually get lost in the saturated space of commercial marketing.
“I assure you – their products are amazing! They’ve tackled a wide range of advocacies, such as mental health, women empowerment, indigenous culture, and environmental protection, with much maturity and creativity.” (Rebecca P. Ramoso, Chief Product Designer of Quarkus)
Emergence: Where Design Meets Advocacy is organized by the graduating students of Miriam College under the Bachelor of Applied Arts Major in Visual Design. It opens on April 2, 2017, 4:30 PM and ends on April 7, 2017. The exhibit will be on display at The Gateway Gallery, 5th floor Gateway Tower, Cubao, Quezon City.
The Bachelor of Applied Arts Major in Visual Design is a degree program that makes sure that its students grow to become well-rounded, dignified, and dynamic women artists who are empowered to become creative and experimental innovators in service to the community, the nation, and the world. Such is achieved by providing students with avenues and opportunities to explore, tinker, and expand their capabilities, networks, and competencies as artists and designers of today’s continuously- advancing world.
Miriam (formerly Maryknoll) College is a non-profit, non-stock Catholic educational institution that has offered programs for young women at the basic, tertiary, post-graduate and adult education levels for more than 90 years. The institution also supports specialized centers engaged in curriculum development, research, community outreach and advocacy in the fields of social development, peace education, environmental studies and women’s empowerment.
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