"Cultural Spaces and Design" was a project run by the University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW). It focused on the impact of globalization on design and examined their consequences for design education. My university collaborated with FHNW in order to develop, test, and evaluate a new educational model for this project. My class was asked to create an experimental and exploratory project that considered water as a cultural space within New Zealand.
At the end of the semester I helped our professor produce a book of all the student work. The book was titled Ko Au Ko Wai, Ko Wai Ko Au (I am the water, the water is me). In this capacity I designed layouts, assisted with editing, wrote a foreword to introduce the student work, and designed the map. This book was printed in Basel, Switzerland and distributed at the Cultural Spaces and Design Colloquium in June 2017. I was given the opportunity to present my own project at the Colloquium. FHNW will be publishing a book at the end of 2019 which will cover the entire project including my work.