The Future of Our Plans



"The Future of Our Plans: Artists, Designers, and Scholars from the SAIC Graduate Class of 2020"

On Wednesday, August 5, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) launched The Future of Our Plans, an online showcase of work from our graduate class of 2020. This website featured current projects, thesis work, and creative reflections on the current moment from more than 150 artists, designers, and scholars.

The Future of Our Plans is not a traditional exhibition. It recognizes that students were working under profoundly different circumstances due to the global pandemic, and invited them to demonstrate how this both influenced their art and shaped how they present their practice. The site included a system of tags for grouping the presented work around themes addressed by the 2020 graduate class, such as identity, materiality, and time. Participants included graduates from our Master of Art, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Design, and Master of Science programs, in an effort to showcase SAIC’s interdisciplinary approach.