Ten projects of Glasgow School of Art students

Dezeen’s latest school student show at Glasgow Art School includes a space aimed at improving the lives of addicted people and a project designed to improve people’s relationship with their houseplants.


Other projects include a jewelry collection that becomes animated when placed on the body and a residential performance hall designed to transform the lives of young people through music education.


School: Glasgow School of Art
School: Architecture, design and innovation

School statement:

“The Glasgow School of Art (GSA) was founded in 1845 as one of the first Government Schools of Design, as a center of creativity promoting good design for the manufacturing industries in Glasgow.

“Today, as one of the last independent art schools in the UK, it is internationally recognized as one of the world’s leading institutions for visual and creative disciplines at the university. It is a diverse community of over 2,500 students studying in schools of architecture; Design; Fine Arts art; simulation and visualization; and innovation. “


Find your Pauline Barbier plant

“This experiment is about improving your relationship with one of your houseplants. It’s about slowing down and paying attention to your plant.

“I’ve developed three hybrid pots. Lazzy-Pot suggests a new way of looking at plants from below while maintaining comfort. Stool-Pot brings you face to face with the plant and invites you to talk through observation. How plants emit ultrasound and their frequencies increase when under Under drought stress, Phono-Pot becomes a tool for responding to plant water needs by listening to them. “

Student: Pauline barbier
Course: School of Innovation – MEDes: Product design


Glasgow College of Art

Television snacks and tiaras Poppy Brooks

“Created during the difficult circumstances of the global pandemic, the collection is inspired by the collective experience and shared emotions of the British public isolated during the national lock. Its goal is to provide comfort and offer an antidote through fashion.

“My research focused on British heritage, a nation that came together, both in the past and present, seeking reassurance from national figures like the Queen, the NHS and romanticizing ideas about home comfort. The design contrasts oversized clothing and lavish silhouettes, suggestive social parties we used to enjoy and look forward to. “

Student: Poppy Brooks
Course:
School of Design – BA (Hons) Fashion Design


Glasgow College of Art

Harvest Light, Sheep Shelter Camera and Bird Camera, by Tara Drummie

“Harvesting Light is a continuous work motivated by a symbiotic relationship between humans and the earth, inspired by crofters that encourage the thriving and diverse machair ecosystem prevalent on North Uist Island. Sheep shelter camera, bird camera and horse camera reflect collaboration between more than human machaira and manufacturers.

“The works are time-based and site-specific to North East, using only matter found in a particular environment to create an obscure camera, disposing of any harmful debris found at the site after completion of the work.”

Student: Tara Drummie
Course:
School of Design – BA (Hons) Communication Design (Photography)


Glasgow School of Art

Center for Safe Consumption and Addiction Support, by Kirsty Gaunt

“In 2018, the number of drug-related deaths in Scotland was 1,187 – higher than in any other European country. I decided to use this horrible statistic to help improve the lives of people affected by addiction.

“My design is focused on providing an enabling environment to reduce mortality from overdoses, transmit blood-borne viruses, and ultimately encourage people to lead healthier lives.

“I wanted to design a space he loves and make the people who inhabit the space feel valued. All the different details and considerations show visitors that people care about them.”

Student: Kirsty Gaunt
Course:
School of Design – BA (with honors) Interior Design


Glasgow School of Art

Gathering communities by dismantling, Rebecca Hodalova

“This is a speculative design for dismantling infrastructure. Its goal is to respond to unused locations around Glasgow by designing a prefabricated kit, which will be used where communities do not care about any of the existing free cultural institutions, public libraries and community centers.

“Located in the old Bellgrove meat market, at the top of the railway, it is a new factory headquarters – a place of making, education, workshops and community collaboration. The architecture of this factory is reminiscent of the historic industrial sheds that once dominated the area.”

Student: Rebecca Hodalova
Course:
Mackintosh School of Architecture – Dip Arch (ARB / RIBA Part 2), year 5


Glasgow College of Art

Proposal for a music center on the shores of Loch Lomonda, author Abby Hopes

“The Scotland System’s high-noise program transforms young people’s lives through music education, while ‘coping’ with the limitations of the built environment. Creating a residential entertainment / performance hall in my proposal facilitates the System’s culture, guided by the various scales in which they gather.

“Space ownership is paramount to my concept, allowing young people to feel a sense of belonging to Balloch’s public and private empire. To do so means meeting smaller ones, but with climate emergencies we have to use what we already have our advantage.”

Student: Abby Hopes
Course:
Mackintosh School of Architecture – BArch (ARB / RIBA Part 1), 3rd year


Glasgow School of Art

Digital Behaviors, Maria Marinescu-Duca

“Digital pollution is responsible for 4 percent of global CO2 emissions, more than the entire civil aviation sector. People should have the tools and awareness to make more environmentally friendly digital decisions about how they store their data, stream and behave digitally.

“As a speculative design, Digital behaviors Co. provides a holistic and thoughtful digital experience – all in one place for the digital environment. The idea is to create less digital pollution and raise awareness. By collectively disseminating this knowledge and taking the problem into our own hands, we can prevent projected and the constant escalation of digital waste. “

Student: Maria Marinescu-Duca
Course:
School of Innovation – BDes: Product Design


Glasgow School of Art

The kinetic nature of Emperor Smith

“Kinetic Nature is a collection of jewelry that enhances the presence of nature in the wider landscape and its relationship to the human body, through texture, shape, repetition, transformation and movement.

“Jewelry sculptures are meant to be animated once placed on the body – to become bodily extensions. As nature changes, it endows us with transient phenomena. These moments are captured in these activated body ornaments, like the life cycle of a dandelion head changing from yellow to transparent, and then like a movement, like a bird in flight. “

Student: Cara Smith
Course:
School of Design – BA (Hons) Silver and Jewelry


Glasgow School of Art

Alka Ben Sammuta

“The need for clean air in the home is important, but people often ignore it due to a lack of awareness on the subject. Alka is a companion who cleans and processes the air while working from home. It is designed to live and work with houseplants to maintain a healthy indoor environment. .

“In addition to cleaning the air of pollutants using certified natural filters such as hemp and activated carbon (something that typical air purifiers do), Alka uses algae called spirulina to trap CO2 – indoor air pollutants associated with loss of concentration.”

Student: I am Sammut
Course:
School of Design – MEng Product Design Engineering


Glasgow School of Art

Useless machines Kialy Tihngang

“Unexpected combinations of colors, textures and shapes within electronic waste informed Useless Machines. I was inspired by the tasteless and ugly interiors of discarded laptops and phones, which is in stark contrast to the sleek design of their exterior shells.

“As a comment on the growing single use of consumer electronics, which is often thrown to the global south, I have created a collection of items that mimic the aesthetics of e-waste and ridicule the movement of machines.

“The machines are wrapped in materials – fabrics found and industry donations – to differentiate them from mass-produced, impersonal products that currently dispose of garbage.”

Student: Kialy Tihngang
Course:
School of Design – BA (with honors) Textile Design


Content of the partnership

This school play is a partnership between Dezeen and Glasgow School of Art. Learn more about the content of the Dezeen partnership here.

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