empowering creative individuals through design
a platform for interdisciplinary design at Cornell University
To build an interdisciplinary collective of individuals, as a platform for engaging in dialogue and collaboration about design.
an agency or means to do something
Medium was founded in 2015 by 3 AAP students who decided to transform a design publication into a live event. Together, they created RAW EXPO, a design exhibition in which students from all across campus showcased their work. The event was a huge hit - 500+ attendees proved that there was an incredible amount of interest and need for an interdisciplinary design group. From RAW, Medium Design Collective spawned, to become a community of designers who collaborate on innovative projects and serve as a platform and resource for design dialogue.
As individuals in the early 21st century, we exist in a time of unprecedented transformation. An era that bore witness to tectonic cultural shifts, colossal technological innovations, and revolutionary social movements. But as designers, we hold a particular responsibility-- to create, reimagine, and record through our hands, eyes, and minds the milieu of our time.
As we spend more time plugged in, more and more questions, both ethical and philosophical arise as to the effects of such a way of living. What is a painting when it's in pixels? What is precious when everything can be replicated? What is authentic when we can change who we are?