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EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING

Getting Grounded CREATING A MIGRATION-THEMED ART INSTALLATION IS A MOVING EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE FOR AN INTERDISCIPLINARY GROUP OF STUDENTS By Allie Gregory

FOR THE FIFTH ANNUAL WINTER STATIONS, a competitive installation art exhibit held at Toronto’s Woodbine Beach, an interdisciplinary group of Humber students worked together to create something both deceptively simple and surprising beautiful. The theme of this year’s competition was “Migration,” and so, with the help of professor Marcin Kędzior, students from Architecture, Industrial Design and Interior Design programs dreamed up and built Ground2, an interactive series of hot pink acrylic platforms surrounding and affixed to a lifeguard tower. The platforms allowed visitors to walk down the beach toward Lake Ontario without touching the ground. For months in advance of the installation, students worked on material experiments and explorations, model building, renderings and concept designs, before voting on a final concept and moving the winning idea forward. Construction of Ground2 began mid-November of last year. The installation was revealed in February, and stayed in

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Architecture students are great with the structural element, interior design students have all of the representational stuff and arrangement of space, and industrial design students are brilliant with materials, making models and any kind of human connection to the design.

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Humber NEXT, Issue 12  

The Spring 2019 issue of NEXT magazine is all about collaboration: professors partnering up to do research and record podcasts, faculties wo...

Humber NEXT, Issue 12  

The Spring 2019 issue of NEXT magazine is all about collaboration: professors partnering up to do research and record podcasts, faculties wo...