Sustainability—it’s a word we hear a lot. We casually refer to sustainable choices, products, and lifestyles, but what exactly is this idea of sustainability? In order to unravel this buzzword, nineteen Graphic Design seniors from Virginia Commonwealth University’s campus in Doha, Qatar (VCUQ) and Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in Rochester, NY USA collaborated across the globe to make meaningful connections between the concept of sustainability and our day-to-day lives.
The name of the exhibit–REstart–comes from the idea that we need to restart or reset our thinking. It’s an action word and gives rise to all the different ways we can rethink our current trajectory as a people on this planet. The “re” aspect also provides a way to frame and unify a diverse collection of complex, interrelated topics and projects.
REcreate • REdesign • REjuvenate • REdefine • REveal • REcycle • REthink • REstart!