Developed by RIT associate professor Josh Owen in 2010 as an industrial design course with an industry partnership placing student output into a global venue, “Metaproject” is now running in its third generation. This year, the partnership is with world-renowned avant-garde accessories manufacturer, Areaware. The course results will be juried and then shown during design week in New York City in May of 2013. RIT will publish a case study book which chronicles the methodology and output from the course, shedding light on the design process. The “Design is One” philosophy exposed by the Vignelli Center for Design Studies will be overlaid into the conversation, linking the work thematically to the Vignelli Center.
Photography: David Strauss