Design Programs at the University of the Arts Present 'Active Territory'

Year-end exhibit brings together graduating students from Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Master of Industrial Design, Multimedia and Museum Studies

April 28, 2011

The Design programs at the University of the Arts proudly present "Active Territory," a year-end exhibit showcasing the work of graduating students from Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Master of Industrial Design, Multimedia and Museum Studies. 

The exhibition will be on display May 6 – 22 at the Gallery at Market East on the 2nd and 3rd floors of the mall, located at 9th and Market Streets in Center City Philadelphia. An opening reception is scheduled for Friday, May 6 from 6 to 9 p.m.


"Helvetica" by David Deliard (Graphic Design).

"Active Territory" includes over 90 projects – images, proposals, objects, interactive installations, posters, stories – from more than 100 undergraduate and graduate students and explores "design as a practice for reenergizing and repurposing material, space and message."


"What Can Interactivity Do In the Crosswalk?" by Michael Barakat and Woody MacDuffie (MID).

"We are activated by ideas, which determine the paths and the forms our work take, not our discipline. So the forms may shift, but the knowledge, energy and creativity are insatiable," says Katherine Bennett, assistant professor in Multimedia and co-coordinator of the exhibition.

Sponsored by PREIT (Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust), "Active Territory" refers not only to a physical territory, but also an area of knowledge, activity and experience, one that is dynamic and constantly evolving.


"Conversations Across the Last Frontier" by Sara Asper-Smith (Museum Studies).

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