- AOD 3.0 presents its inspiring new vision to create, design, innovate for Sri Lanka with Reveal 2019. This annual graduate design showcase will be held this year under the theme ‘Listen to the Future’, and present a rare opportunity for businesses to meet and hire tomorrow’s design thinkers
Creating a powerful platform to connect young creativity talent with progressive businesses and companies, AOD will be hosting its annual graduate design showcase – Reveal, this weekend at the Colombo Innovation Tower (CIT). Themed ‘Listen to the Future’, it reflects the importance of understanding tomorrow’s world and giving a platform to the voices of future generations.
The showcase will create a central hub for design and innovation in Colombo, transforming the city’s latest catalyst space – CIT, with AOD’s graduating design talent, alumni and selected young innovators from its island wide student networks. It will be distributed throughout eighteen floors of curated spaces where, in addition to the graduates’, designers’ and innovators’ exhibitions, there will be several creative zones and laboratories that will foster different aspects of design thinking, creativity, innovation and their commercial applications.
All in all, Reveal will present a unique opportunity for businesses to understand the potential of design and creative innovation, connect with young designers who can help in transforming companies to become future-proof entities, and scope out the right talent.
AOD extends all business leaders, HR divisions of companies looking to invest in innovation, entrepreneurs looking for talent and the general public, to walk in freely to the Colombo Innovation Tower during 29 and 30 November, and 1 December, and explore this unique showcase of inspiring work, new opportunities and talent.
Sri Lanka’s largest graduate fashion and design graduate showcase
With over 100 graduating designers, successful designers leading their intrapreneurial or entrepreneurial careers and selected young creators from school level, AOD’s Reveal Graduate Design Showcase is Sri Lanka’s largest fashion and design showcase. It addition to fashion and design, it will also feature work in fashion marketing and management, and animation. The showcase will also extend to a fashion show featuring graduating designers and outstanding alumni talent from AOD. Discovery lab, Makers’ lab, spatial lab, tech lab, ideas laboratory and workshops for all ages Combining many interesting facets of design, AOD has also curated a series of experiential laboratories at Reveal 2019. The Discovery Lab is where the kinds of creative professionals that businesses can connect with at Reveal will be discoverable. Meanwhile, a specially curated Makers’ Lab will demystify the link between ideation and making products or services, and the processes are followed to bring ideas to reality. Another experience worth checking out is the Expression Lab that allows visitors to see how ideas are communicated through creative media like art. A Discussion Lab held parallel to this will allow an interactive conversation on how designers solve problems. The Spatial Laboratory at Reveal 2019 is an area dedicated to the science behind making spaces and built environments that work. Tech Lab will be another fascinating experience where young designers, tech enthusiasts and school students can see where design and technology meet, and how the two dynamics make a powerful combination for the future. The Ideas Lab at Reveal 2019 is where the power of great ideas will be showcased for audiences, drawing attention to how human creativity can build better futures. In addition to these experiential laboratories, Reveal 2019 will also feature a series of workshops suitable for different age groups, looking to facilitate a deeper understanding of the ideas discussed and showcased, through hands-on exploration.
Exposing some of the most powerful future pathways out there
Beyond the fantastic displays of creative talent, future developments between design and tech, and the glamorous fashion shows, Reveal also carries a much more serious undertone. It exposes some of AOD’s strongest industry ties through graduate-industry collaborations, showing the incredible collaborative opportunities that are possible for businesses with design talent. It is a place for p personalised industry match-making and facilitating live projects where young designers work in partnership with businesses to solve problems and elevate the value of products and services through creative innovation.
Reveal 2019 will held on three consecutive days; 29 November, 30 November and 1 December. Walk in free to the Colombo Innovation Tower and experience Sri Lanka’s largest display of employable design talent, inspiring project work, industry-academia collaborations that present new ways to work with talent spread throughout eighteen floors. For more information, reach 011586772 or www.aod.lk.