peripherals: 2016 Design MFA Thesis Exhibition

April 15 – May 21, 2016

Operating outside the system of known rules and obvious answers, our work addresses problems that exist in the periphery of our society’s mainstream view. Through designed objects and interventions we engage with issues that are taboo, reimagine methods of teaching and learning, and seek to empower underrepresented communities. Embracing nuance and complexity, we have pursued our research by questioning cultural norms and societal systems in order to expand the sphere of conventional discourse.



Jesse Cline
Come and Take It: resisting heteronormativity through subversive production

Seo Joon Lee
348 Project: disaster shelter system using 3-way zip-tie method

Shrankhla Narya
Su Voz, Su Decisión: data-driven system to support day laborers in making informed decisions

Angelica Sibrian
Cultura Within: empowering young Latinas through community building

Diana Witcher
Chromatic Prīmes: practical solutions for essential color concepts

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