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This week the tenth Design Graduates’ Days will open at the Art Academy of Latvia. Everyone interested in design is welcome to attend the presentations of Bachelors’ and Master’s projects and exhibition, as well as the Afternoon of Design Communication and a fashion show.

Stories Fold May 30, 2017

The first Design Graduates’ Days took place at the Art Academy of Latvia (AAL) in 2007 and they are still organised by its Faculty of Design, founded in 1962. In the Faculty of Design, students are trained in functional design, environmental art, metal design and fashion design, with 40 of them graduating this year. As in previous years, the programme of Design Graduates’ Days features a range of events, taking place from May 31 to July 8.

Events of Design graduates’ days 2017

Presentations of Bachelors’ projects

May 31 at 9.30, ground floor hall of AAL.

Exhibition «DDD2017»

The annual exhibition, showcasing diploma works of the students from the Functional Design, Environmental Art, Metal Design and Fashion Design departments.

Exhibition opening in AAL ground floor hall on June 1 at 17.00. Opening times: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 11.00–18.00, Thursday 11.00–19.00, break every day 14.30–15.00. Entrance is free of charge.

AAL Fashion show 2017

At the fashion show the work of the students of the Fashion Design Department, selected by the committee of AAL Fashion Design Department, will be presented. According to the tradition, the catwalk will be designed by students of Stage Design Department, led by stage designer Viktors Jansons.

The fashion show will take place on June 2 at 20.00 at the Ķīpsala Swimming Pool, Ķīpsalas iela 5. Tickets can be purchased online.

Public seminar «Fashion Processes»

The seminar will feature both Latvian and foreign speakers, including architect, professor of Westerdals Oslo School of Arts, Communication and Technology Vēsma Kontere McQuillan, who will give a lecture on predicting the social trends of fashion design and Lene Pedersen from VIA University College (Denmark) who will focus on design research methods as tools for developing a design idea.

The public seminar will take place on June 3 at 13.00, AAL building No. 2. Entrance is free of charge, but registration is obligatory due to the limited availability of seats. From 19.00 a showroom with collections created by BA and MA fashion students during their studies will also take place at the Academy.

Presentations of Masters’ projects

June 7 at 9.30, AAL ground floor hall.

Afternoon of Design Communication

In the framework of designers’ graduation show, an Afternoon of Design Communication is organised. This event will bring together those who study or are planning to study design, as well as design professionals, and businessman, representatives of state and self–government and others who are interested in designing and improving design in interdisciplinary collaboration.

June 15 at 12.00–18.00, AAL building No. 2.

Graduation of Bachelors and Masters

June 22 at 15.00 and 18.00, AAL assembly hall.