WUD students shine at ‘Expressions’ art competition at FOAID 2018

A team of students from the World University of Design, mentored by a faculty member won the ‘Expressions’ art installation competition at Festival of Architecture and Interior Designing (FOAID) as silver winners. Maintaining its reputation of bringing creative minds from across the country, FOAID provided a common platform for stalwarts and future designers to interact on newer facets of the design fraternity. The theme of the competition was to celebrate five years of FOAID by using five elements in the installation.

The installation made by WUD team was a tribute to the tree which is a symbol of knowledge and growth. “The tree of emergence” represents five stages of emergence and process of design through different textures of stainless steel. The five stages of development were crafted to serve in the following way:

V Stage 1- Idea which is made of past experiences and scattered thoughts are represented by reflective stainless steel.

V Stage 2- Stage of Realization is represented through brushed stainless steel.

V Stage 3- Tools are represented by hammered stainless steel.

V Stage 4- Execution, where idea has started taking shape, is represented by embossed stainless steel.

V Stage 5- Fruition- the outcome of the design process is described by laser-cut stainless steel.

Mani Singh, 2nd-year student at WUD and team leader for the group said, “We worked hard on this installation from purchasing material to working with stainless steel, trying out different textures to making every joinery detail. The full-fledged workshops of WUD provided us with all the tools and machines that were needed. Our mentor Mrs Aditi Parikh helped us a lot. It was teamwork and dedication of everyone that we have achieved this”.

Speaking about the installation, Dr Sanjay Gupta, Vice Chancellor, World University of Design said, “It was astonishing to see the dedication and commitment shown by these budding designers for this competition. Starting from concept generation, material sourcing, working with various tools and techniques, fixing till finishing, everything was done by them with their hands. With access t,o outstanding workshops equipped with all the state-of-the-art machines at our campus students were able to bring this beautiful concept a reality.”

 About World University of Design

World University of Design (WUD), located in the education hub of Rajiv Gandhi Education City in Sonipat, Haryana, boasts of highly qualified faculty members who have been educated and trained at prestigious institutes such as NIFT, NID, LCF -London, FIT – New York, SPA and Delhi College of Art among others. WUD has consistently focussed on student-learning experience. The university is being shaped and mentored by an illustrious Advisory Board comprising of stalwarts from the field of design such as Mr AG Krishna Menon, Ms Payal Jain, Mr Peter D’ascoli, Mr Amardeep Behl and Ms Neha Kirpal. WUD is also a full member of Cumulus, the international association of universities & colleges of art, design & media that has over 160 member universities in 60 countries. This provides the broadest possible access to WUD students to interact and engage with international students on a global scale.

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