Design [By/For/Like] People


Design [By/For/Like) People
April 4 – 7, 2018
Gallery Hours: Wed-Fri 2-7pm, Sat 12-5pm
Opening Reception: Wednesday, April 4, 5-7pm
Satellite Project Space, 121 Dundas St, London

“Design [By/For/Like] People” is an academic exhibition that brings together concepts and ideologies from 23 books about design. Each display in this exhibition explores how humans encounter design in their daily lives, whether through the process of designing, using designs, or critiquing them. “Design” has no universal definition, yet determines each of our interactions with and within the world. What can we learn from principles and aesthetics that will help us launch successful designs?

The students of Dr. John Hatch’s “Lessons by Design” class have spent the Winter 2018 term investigating the different avenues of design. These include tips to help designers, ways to make designs more appealing to diverse audiences, and critical commentary of the ethics of design. Visitors will learn about graphics, marketing, and empathy as they interact with the dynamic installations at the exhibition. The student creators encourage questions and collaboration, which will mirror the design process as core to the human experience.

“I’m excited for people to start thinking differently about design, and all the ways it is part of our lives. We’ve worked hard to put together an exhibition that addresses design from a variety of perspectives and we can’t wait to share it with everyone!”

–Madeleine Ghesquiere, co-curator