Spatial Design at AUT

School of Art + Design, AUT University, Auckland, NZ


The theme for Spatial Design Studio in semester 1 is RETROFIT. As designers, we never work on a tabula rasa. Everything we do takes place in an existing context, working with conditions and effects not of our choosing. Design is concerned with intervening, inserting, interrupting, or interceding. Each studio project will address this theme in its own way.

In Week 2, every student will be producing a postcard expressing a spatial concept or thought regarding this theme, which we will use to retrofit the Porte-Cochère space. On Friday of Week 2 we will be voting for the best cards, with prizes and drinks at 4pm.