The exhibition Window of Opportunity is about looking into the multifaceted world of design. It is a way of seeing ideas and concepts from a new perspective and showing how we can plant seeds of change in the windows of our isolated quarters. When the world outside our window is in a state of disarray, we believe that critical design works that deal with social, environmental and structural issues are of utmost importance. We open the blinds into our individual projects, our inner worlds as design students and change makers. Through design we have the opportunity to explore, critique and open up for conversation and participation in and about topics that are not always easy to discuss.
A window can have many connotations. It can allow you to look out at the outside world, or peer inwards. It is an operating system, an opening towards the wide web and metaphorically our eyes are the windows into our souls. A Window of Opportunity is a limited period of time in which to act in order to achieve a desired outcome, something that reflects the current state of the world and the climate. If we don’t act while the window is open the opportunity will be lost and the window closed.
Under these unusual circumstances in which we had to work has led us to explore a new way of exhibiting. In each window you get to delve into a project, with its own rules and characteristics, all from the comfort of your own window. Windows are bridges between that which is concrete and physical and that which can not be materialised easily. This is where we invite you in through our open windows and into our intimate worlds, to look onwards in the face of adversity during this current global crisis where we need sustainable and resilient outlooks. Climb in to take a more intimate look at the array of individual subjects we feel an urgency to highlight and bring about change.