Pratt Institute Presents Its 2015 Master of Industrial Design Thesis Exhibition-“Fake ID”

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The Pratt Institute will present its 2015 Master of Industrial Design Thesis Exhibition -“Fake ID” ​Wednesday, April 29 and Thursday, April 30, from 1-6pm, with presentations occurring throughout the day. A reception will take place on April 30th from 6-9pm. The exhibition will be held in the Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator.

The exhibition features works by 24 designers graduating this spring from Pratt’s Master of Industrial Design Program.

“Fake ID” will be a dynamic exhibition of work by students entering a vast range of fields. The show embodies the notion that Industrial Design today is moving beyond its established definitions, branching into new fields. Where some might see this as a blurring of the discipline, the MID’15 students see it as an advantage; exploring new territory and adopting cross-disciplinary approaches.

We love the Fake ID Manifesto:

“We are not tethered to the traditional meaning of industrial design. We have ventured further, out into unknown realms, striving to understand relationships between people and objects. It is our privilege and our duty to create our own definition of what it means to be a part of this field. We are not just designers, we are scientists, entrepreneurs, engineers, architects, philosophers, artists, magicians, coders, and above all inspired. Our aim is simple; sneak our way past the old guards, naysayers and doubters, and with one foot in the door have a run of the place. Through these doorways, past the signs that say “Must Be ______ to Enter,” is where we find the reason to move this field forward, further than some ever thought possible.

It’s worth a try anyway. The worst that can happen is that we get found out.”

The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.

Can’t make it in person? Watch online through the live YouTube stream.

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