‘Historically, pandemics have forced humans to break with the past and imagine their world anew. This one is no different. It is a portal, a gateway between one world and the next. We can choose to walk through it, dragging the carcasses of our prejudice and hatred, our avarice, our data banks and dead ideas, our dead rivers and smoky skies behind us. Or we can walk through lightly, with little luggage, ready to imagine another world. And ready to fight for it.’
This year’s show marks a gateway—from one world to another, from now to then, and from us to you. So here we are at the gateway: the single hyperlink that opens a door to new perspectives and possibilities—spaces, practices, world views. Now our lives are online and the screen is the portal into other lives, times and places. Raise your hand to speak, un-mute your audio, share your screen: design is exactly the field that looks to the future (and futures), to ‘imagine otherwise.’ Our GMD graduates have shown that they can face any challenge and proudly share their work with you.