Issues shape student creations

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 22 January, 2002, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 22 January, 2002, 12:00am

An exhibition by a group of Polytechnic University students provides an interesting glimpse into their views and opinions on different issues.

Learning by Doing - Tangible/Intangible features work by students studying for the diploma in Design Studies and higher diploma in Multimedia Design and Technology.

The exhibition includes 'tangible' pieces such as sculptures and installations and 'intangible' creations like Web pages and animations.

Drawing heavily on local youth culture, year one student Emily Wong Kit-shan expressed her feelings on the popularity of rave parties - and their reputation for drug abuse - through her piece Ravers, Promoters, Cops and Sheep.

After investigating the topic and talking to 'ravers', she concluded: 'People see rave parties as being trendy and follow them blindly. They don't seem to know what the most enjoyable part of going to rave parties is supposed to be - enjoying the music.'

Other exhibits touched on subjects such as prostitution and communication.

Lecturer Francis Fung Kwok-wah at the university's School of Design said the exhibition was a good opportunity for students from different design programmes to share their ideas and to increase their exposure.

The exhibition will run until January 29 at the university's SD Gallery, room AG 101.