IAM WEEKEND 19: VIRTUAL GAP YEAR
MOST PURSUITS ARE PARADOXICAL!
MEET VIRTUAL GAP YEAR.
Virtual Gap Year is a collaboration with Pitch Studios and IAM exploring IAM Weekend’s theme: The Quantumness of Archipelagos.
We collaborated with a global group of digital artists who ideated the weekend's key topics — Decolonising Learning, Decelerating Ecosystems, Debriefing Imagination, Reloading the Futures of the internet, Browsing the ethics of design, foresight and AI — in the form of islands.
This was the seed for the video's meta-narrative, and we built on this by subverting Gap Year culture, framing IAM Weekend as the ultimate destination for a truth-seeking sabbatical.
We chose to use the idea of a ‘virtual gap year’ as a meta-narrative for the project, presenting IAM Weekend’s key themes through the lens of an island-hopping, sun-chasing sabbatical. Although gap years are often viewed (by those fortunate enough) as a tool to reimagine our individual futures, they originated in the 1960s as a way of fostering cultural understanding. We thought this was an interesting idea to play with.
Thinking, Concept + Creative Direction * Pitch Studios x Pitch Portal
3D Artists * Twomuch Studio, Lorna Pittaway, Smiskoackerman + Polinza Zinziver Video Editor * Marina Maekawa Sound Design * Jennifer Loveless Project Management * Nirmala Shome
PRESSIt’s Nice That, March 2019
LS:N Global, March 2019