11 Middlesex students, who are all studying Product Design and Engineering (PDE) were chosen for the final symposium of a nationwide design competition. The competition, run by Design Museum invited students to find new ways to engage with the everyday to communicate their messages about the world, as a designer and as a citizen.
Over 360 design students from all over the country entered the competition, so having such a high number of Middlesex students chosen for the final was a fantastic achievement.
Debbie Jedwab PDE lecturer said, "It was a real coup getting 11 of our PDE students from Middlesex University into the final of the Design Museum symposium, out of the 40 students chosen. I’m delighted at just how creative the outcomes were.”
The 11 students chosen submitted their entries in two groups. One of the groups created an overhead projection onto a wall of a church in King's Cross to represent homelessness. The church serves soup to the homeless, so this environment really allowed the students to deliver a strong and compelling message about homelessness.
Second year PDE student Maxim Dewald said, "Based on the issue of homelessness we put together powerful abstract images that represented the topic and projected them on a church in Kings Cross. The feedback from the Design Museum was really positive and it felt great getting through to the symposium as we worked hard on the project."
You can see a video of the students project on youtube.