FRESH EYES CUBA
PHOTOGRAPHY / EXHIBITIONFALL 2016ADVISERS: TRACEY SHIFFMANNIK HAFERMAASFresh Eyes Cuba was a Designmatters / Graphic Design Trans-disciplinary Studio and Study Away collaboration.This project was made possible in part by support from the Designmatters Educational Program Grant from the Autodesk Foundation.
The Fresh Eyes Cuba project was a 14-week intensive studio course which was coordinated around a 10-day immersive trip to Havana, Cuba. The cross-cultural experience informed the design brief and outcomes for the program. 14 ArtCenter students collaborated with 21 Instituto de Diseño (ISDI) students in a 4-day workshop resulting in a pop-up installation held at the ISDI campus. ArtCenter students were paired with ISDI students in 7 groups of 5-6 members with each group having unique concepts and way of execution. The result was an interactive and dynamic experience that garnered over 200 active participants.Faculty encouraged students to document the experience in Havana via a number of media type. I decided to photograph exclusively on a Canon AE1 35MM film camera in both color and black and white rolls. By using film instead of a digital camera, it captured people, landscape, and moments that was captured in a way that cannot be fully replicated with digital cameras.
TEAM: RÉBELATEDiane BelmonteLuisa BetancurKarlo FranciscoEric PerezJuly Sanchez
Rébelate created a safe and familiar space to encourage a sense of freedom to express people's most intimate and explicit thoughts without any fear or apprehensions. The installation is enclosed with sheets of hanging white fabric with it's own loo placed in the middle of the space. It provided a private and intimate area for expression and rebellion.