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It's All in the Plasm

Graphic Design: Mediums Misuse, VCU Richmond

Faculty leader

Nicole Killian, Designer In Residence

Free of project briefs, students use this class to test out new materials, mediums and programs. Students come to understand that “everything is everything” — hence, the project name “It’s All in the Plasm.” Thinking through making is key, allowing the last action to inform the next action.

Mediums MisUse becomes not just one over-arching project, but also a new way for students to create work and understand how to make sense of chaos. We must be brave! And crazy! And have fun! And question! We question context and delve into the way design can change and manipulate our perceptions, while shaping the world around us.