About the show:
“Trigger” is a design show about gun violence. Artists and designers tackle the areas of self defense, gun ownership, mental health and more. The more creative minds reflecting on relevant societal issues, the better. The show consists of 18 pieces by artists and designers from ten cities across the United States and four different countries. The work spans a variety of media, including product concepts, 2D prints, and photography.
May 6th – May 14th
CultureFix, a hybrid art gallery & bar in the Lower East Side
Opening reception will be held on May 8th from 6pm to 12am.
You can RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/297016493788709/
About the curator:
Krystal Persaud is an industrial designer who lives and works in New York. She graduated from Georgia Tech in 2010 with a B.S. in industrial design. She is passionate about bridging the worlds of design and public health. After attending many design shows over the past few years, she felt that the current state of design wasn’t represented well. There were always tons of beautifully objects on display, but nothing that really pushed the envelope. Her goal is to provide a platform for designers to tackle and reflect on relevant issues that our society faces. “Trigger” showcases design as a problem solving tool & a way to start productive discussions.
About the theme:
Artists and designers were encouraged to create work around the word “trigger”. A trigger is something that initiates an action or series of events. We experience countless triggers a day that cause us to react and act in certain ways. What might cause someone to trigger a gun? Your submission can be in defense of gun ownership, against gun violence, about bananas, or whatever strikes you about the topic. It can relate to self defense, guns themselves, mental health, etc. Create something that explores what triggers us as human beings. We are no longer accepting new submissions. You can check out the PDF brief + initial submission guidelines here: TriggerShowNYC-Submission