Made in BC | Home-Grown Design
Diverse functional two and three-dimensional objects represented in this travelling exhibition reflect phases of design, creativity and innovation in BC, from the earliest to most recent residents.
The working definition of BC Design for this project is “created by any person born or residing in BC”. Included are designs produced and manufactured outside of BC, designed/styled by BC born, or residents of BC. Both vernacular (popular-folk designs) and works created by professional graphic and industrial designers are included in the exhibition.
Designs created and made by BC farmers, tinkerers, engineers, architects, printers, clothiers, jewelers, glass makers, potters, guild-craftspeople and other makers, including design professionals of recent decades illustrate Made in BC: Home-Grown Design.
From the origins of Vancouver School of Decorative and Applied Arts in 1925, today’s Emily Carr University of Art and Design’s students, faculty, staff and administrators have contributed greatly to the history of BC design.
Co-curated by Professor Emeritus Sam Carter and alumnus Patrick Gunn, this teaching collection is inspired by the University's online course, BC Design History. Visit the BC150 Applied Arts for additional information.
August 5 - 25, 2012