Students who had the chance to experience industrial design, crafts and theory during their education, shaped themselves distinct design ideas throughout the years, which ultimately made them work on varied yet matching projects. Each student working independently, defined a space or undertook an issue for themselves to work with. Those spaces and issues mixed with various scales, contents and approaches begin to communicate with each other and gave us an idea on their common concern regarding design. This communication in between defined the name of the exhibit, ‘hemzemin’.
Designers tried to develop a perspective that manages to see design both as a context and function. Their different views assisted them in designing their projects whether it is specialized as contextual or functional. Projects are shaped by various themes, contents and measures, and approached each other under the categories; reflective, local, re-interpretive, together and adaptive.
Students who considered design at the widest scale identified different regions of the city and their faculty as their ‘local’ and offered suggestions through the practice of intervening, repairing, recycling and reusing. Those who focus on the ‘next’ life of the objects and the balance between the user and the object, aimed to convey the data that they gathered as a design input. Projects that deal with the relationship between daily use objects and the user with a speculative attitude have offered new experiences. While focusing from city to local, local to privacy, the more it focuses, the narrower it gets; some seeked for unity and cooperation inside the domestic space. Other projects involve action and function rather than space, rethought the tools of specific tasks and aimed to bring a more efficient process to the users.