Each year, student work in ISSUE is presented with a new perspective. This year, the publication celebrates its tenth anniversary; as such, the perspective is a contemplative one. Sarah Gamble and Kory Bieg introduce the book and set its tone. Gamble, a former student turned adjunct lecturer, opens with a retrospective piece about how she has experienced the UTSOA's evolution over the past decade. Kory Bieg, one of our more recently added faculty members, offers a prospective, or forward-looking statement, about how designers might adapt to technological advancements over the next ten years. The body of the book, comprised primarily of student work is a snapshot of our present condition.
Macro-organization of the book is chronological by semester. Each of these larger sections comprises student work, UTSOA exhibitions, and featured spreads that highlight research and/or development in the areas of global connections, sustainable exploration, public interest design, and digital technology.
A. Felipe Calderon