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KPU Richmond design students showcase creative solutions for society

The annual Wilson School of Design graduation show will take place on April 25.
Community members are invited to check out innovative student projects at KPU Wilson School of Design's 2024 graduation show.

A recovery centre for women and children escaping domestic violence and bean bags to alleviate loneliness are some of many innovative student projects being showcased next week in an exhibition.

The annual graduation show for KPU's Wilson School of Design students, titled Creatures of Curiosity, will be held in Richmond on April 25. 

The exhibition will feature more than 100 projects and portfolios by students graduating from fashion and technology, fashion marketing, foundations in design, graphic design for marketing, interior design, product design and technical apparel design programs.

The projects and portfolios share one goal — to make meaningful change. 

Other notable projects include a specialized school providing sensory education for deaf students, wearable mosquito net garments designed to combat malaria and specialized technical apparel to prevent musculoskeletal disorders in female retail workers.

"Curiosity is an incredible tool that drives every single person who enters through the doors of Wilson,” said Cherlin Eggenfellner, a graduating student who inspired the concept of this year’s theme.

“Throughout my four years, whether by closely observing the work of my peers, peeking into other classrooms, or browsing the works in the display cases, the endless creations of wonder by students have never failed to fill me with awe.”

The theme was chosen by fourth-year students of the graphic design for marketing program, who created campaign assets for the exhibition including branding, social media content and promotional materials.

The Creatures of Curiosity exhibition will be held at the Wilson School of Design at 5600 Kwantlen Street on April 25 from 4 to 6 p.m. for family and friends and 6 to 8 p.m. for industry professionals and community members. Admission is free but guests are asked to register online in advance.

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