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In the Studio: Janette Chu – BA Interior & Spatial Design

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Photographed by: Nicki Szlovak.,
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15 June 2016

As part of our In the Studio series we caught up with BA Interior & Spatial Design student Janette Chu, to find out more about her final project for the undergraduate summer show, which opens this Friday 17th June.

Describe you experience at Chelsea in 3 words.      

Individual, exploratory, boundary-pushing.

Please tell us about what you are working on for your final show.

The Openscape Project is a spatial scenario where the public could co-construct their versions of the urban landscape. In the final show, I will be setting up a user Interface which allows audiences to experience the transformation of public space. It is a prototype that could potentially be developed into a digital platform.

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Co-created Urban Landscape by Janette Chu

What has been your greatest challenge so far in working towards the degree show?     

Narrowing down the project into an interface which communicates with people.

What do you see yourself doing after you graduate?      

As an innovative designer I am passionate about creating user experiences in both digital and spatial contexts. I see myself participating in multi-disciplinary projects including game production and interaction to digital interface.

Redefining Identity by Janette Chu

Redefining Identity by Janette Chu

What have you enjoyed most about studying at Chelsea.

The freedom of self-exploration. The environment allows me to develop my own design theory and language. I have also enjoyed talking to tutors as they are very supportive and inspirational.

What would you say to someone who is thinking about doing your course?

It is going to be a journey of self-exploration, let yourself get lost as it is a good way to find yourself. Believe in your originality.

Constructing your profile

See more work on Janette’s website.

Find out more about BA Interior & Spatial Design.