A team of students from the department Product Design ArTEZ Arnhem have been selected as a finalist to present at the Biodesign Challenge Summit at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City. The Biodesign Challenge (BDC) is a university competition that partners college students with scientists to envision new ways to harness living systems and biotechnology. ArtEZ Product Design’s team was chosen as a representative to compete with 22 universities from seven countries around the world.
The team, led by Katja Gruijters and Sander Luske explored different themes. Throughout the spring semester, the students have been developing their projects in conjunction with artists, designers, and scientists across disciplines. The students have been supported by the professors Wigard Kloosterdam and Jeroen de Ridder from the University Medical Centre in Utrecht.
Jeroen van Kempen, Lovisa Mickiwicz and Jasmijn van der Weide will be presenting their project Par-tu-ri-en-ce. The team will showcase its project at MoMA on June 22nd and 23rd to an audience of 200 curators, artists, designers, scientists, and more. They will compete for prizes including the Glass Microbe, an artwork produced by U.K. artist Luke Jerram that
symbolizes the intersection of art, design, and biology.
The projects will be on display at a gallery show at School of Visual Arts in New York City, running until June 25th.