Graduation 2020 Design Academy Eindhoven
Published by the Design Academy Eindhoven on the occasion of its 2020 graduation show, this catalogue is an example of what has been referred to as the extreme present. At once intimidating and intoxicating, it is built around a reality that was in a state of accelerated flux. The catalog's relevance was dependent on the ability to uninterruptedly interpret this evolving reality.
The graduation projects in this volume were largely conceived in a past that seemed very distant at the time of publication, in the midst of a global pandemic. However, in many ways this body of work is also anticipatory, looking forward to the future that promises a return to embodied practice.
A series of hypothetical news headlines were generated by an open-source tool that was fed with written descriptions of all 185 graduate projects. The works became a dataset, and the generated headlines reveal the collective (sub)consciousness of the graduating class. The assorted headlines unveil surprising trends, methodologies, biases, and desires, allowing for new connections to be made between the projects.
Designed by Ward Goes with Mia Tamme
Published by Design Academy Eindhoven, 2020
Softcover, 506 pages, 6.69 × 9.45 inches