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Collaborative Design Yearbook: 2016-17

This yearbook is a collection of undergraduate bachelor of fine arts student portfolio projects by Kendall College of Art and Design’s Collaborative Design program’s graduating class of 2016-2017.
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SOMOS developed a solution focused on helping small coffee farmers operating in Nicaragua’s Miraflor Natural Reserve halt the negative environmental impact of their production process while also taking advantage of the waste byproducts of that process to produce other raw materials which can be exported for additional revenue.
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WikiD Housing

What started as conceptual design idea quickly merged into a maker competition, and ultimately is being continued as a possible solution to a wicked problem. From concept sketches, to technical drawings, to a rather complex model, this team of four students utilized the design process to try and tackle a huge issue: emergency relief housing.

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UNTITLED. Art Fair 2015

In late November of 2015, two of our students were granted the opportunity to travel with Grand Rapids-based non-profit, SiTE:LAB, to the UNTITLED. Art Fair in Miami. While there, these two rockstar students assisted with the installation of artist Julie Schenkelberg’s massive piece, Lemurian Shift.
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Rumsey Street Project

SiTE:LAB has a history of doing big things in Grand Rapids – especially during ArtPrize. In 2015, they collaborated with Habitat for Humanity of Kent County, as well as the Kent County Land Bank, to acquire 5 acres of abandoned buildings and spaces. Taking over an entire block on the southwest side of GR, the all volunteer crew helped to transform the area through site specific art installations.
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