As the name implies, Final Projects is the culmination of students’ 4-year journey in their interior design studies from two department’s streaming, Commercial and Hospitality Design, and Furniture and Accessories Design. Thirty-three students’ works are chosen, and each addresses various design issues in commercial, social, or health spaces. The outcome of the designs should be able to solve problems that exist in societies while applying local wisdom, sustainable design, or technological approaches onto the spaces.
This year, students raised a significant emphasis on social themes, ranging from issues such as mental health, post-traumatic syndrome, drug abuse, and inclusivity. This shows students’ empathy and concern for the matters that were previously considered taboo to discuss. The exhibition theme, Unfolded, was chosen to express students’ intention to help wider society. By opening the folds that were once considered banned and embarrassed to open, these works boldly explore, play with ideas, and provide creative solutions to various social problems through their interior designs.
Apart from raising awareness of social problems in our surroundings, this exhibition is also held as a form of appreciation for the efforts and hard work of all final projects’ students, as well as introducing their work to the broader community.