‘Mask-Auf’ Showcase Exhibits Creativity of Women Industrial Designers
A group of women Industrial Design students has created an imaginative series of masks and their work is now viewable at the Schumann Library.
When mask wearing became a necessity over the last year, Wentworth Institute of Technology students in the Frauhaus Women’s Mentoring Society hosted a design contest, urging participants to step away from the television during lockdown and put their skills to use.
The “Mask-Auf Challenge” asked that upcycled materials be used to create masks that are either functional or just for fun. The results were varied and included everything from reused denim and socks to mittens and even pasta.
The Frauhaus mission is to connect women Industrial Design students with professionals for networking and skill development opportunities. They also encourage communication and interaction between students to “share experiences, encourage academic growth, and provide a fun, inclusive environment.”
The Mask-Auf exhibit will be on display in the library until the summer months. Some examples can be found below.