This month Fabricate features LUCID’12: A special exhibition by the DAAP Senior Industrial Design class known as “UCID’12.”

UCID’12 is comprised of forty-nine people who have spent five long years designing together. They are now coming upon their final presentation of work for the DAAPWorks Senior Industrial Design Exhibition in June, and are aiming to put on the BEST Industrial Design show that DAAP has seen. To do that, however, they need money. They have all taken some time away from their capstones to design awesome handmade items to raise funds.

This show at Fabricate will display and sell these ‘design-made’ items, whose profits will benefit the group’s forthcoming exhibition.

“Five years is a long time to spend with the same 49 people. Five years of critiques, project briefs, co-ops, and competition. Five years of 48-hour design marathons. Five years of moving every three months, of living out of suitcases, of not knowing where you’re going to live next week. It’s been five years of blood, sweat and tears, but most of all, a lot of laughter. We’ve had five years of crowding around each other’s laptops to watch YouTube videos. Five years of vending machine dinner parties. Five years of hyperbolic exclamations on the glories of one design or another. We are all very different people, but something happens when you spend so much time with the same group of people. One could say that we’ve become a family. We’re not just a family in the hokey, cheesy, gather-round-the-table way; we’re a family in the messy sense of the word too.”

We are excited to support these talented designers and aid in funding to bolster their creative capabilities/industrial design show domination! Please join us in helping UCID’12 reach their goal, whilst enjoying complimentary booze-like beverages and all the fun that the May edition of Northside Second Saturdays has to offer.

For more information on UCID’12, it’s designers and the upcoming Senior Industrial Design Exhibition at the University of Cincinnati in June, visit their website at:


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