Gerrit Rietveld Academie Augmented x Virtual Reality Graphic Design Graduation Show. Online + Offline. 7 - 11 July 2021. Gerrit Rietveld Academie; Fred. Roeskestraat 9, 1076 ED Amsterdam 

What is the GRAARGD?

The GRAARGD is a several-layer platform for the graduation show of the graphic design department. It incorporates virtual reality and interactive online exhibitions accessible to people outside of the exhibition space, making the experience of the graduation show more diverse. My project makes possible interaction with the new elements of the graduate's work on the platform. The non-physical nature of the platform follows the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment guidelines, keeping the interaction safe.

How to find the GRAARGD?

The GRAARGD is located in the space of the graphic design department on the second floor of the main Rietveld building, in room 108. To see the project you will need to put on the VR headset. Note that we are taking hygiene and safety during the pandemic very seriously. All the equipment is disinfected before and after use. We also use disposable hygiene covers for the virtual reality headsets to keep the experience pleasant. If putting on a VR headset doesn’t interest you, you can also follow a livestream of the virtual space experience on the beamer in the corridor.

How to interact with the exhibition?

You can use the "W, A, S, D" buttons on your keyboard to walk. To jump you can click on the "SPACE" bar. Press "Q" to open the menu with the description menu to read about the works. If you want to teleport yourself to a location of a specific person, you can click the "E" button on your keyboard. You can use the scroll bar to scroll the menu – either by scrolling with your mouse/touchpad or by manually clicking on the scroll panel and dragging the bar up and down. If you get stuck in one of the rooms, you can always teleport to one of the works by opening the teleport menu ("E"). 

Want to support the project?

The GRAARGD has merch – tote bags and t-shirts! You can buy it in the graphic design bookshop.