BUILT 2017 SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW OPEN!

Hello! The Student Design Association is pleased to announce that we will be hosting our 4th annual Built shop this December! This year Built will be held in Kingsway Mall from December 1st until the 17th and is as always open to submissions from UAlberta students and UAlberta Alumni. This is your go-to guide from submitting work to the shop – it includes all preliminary information about the event, as well as the information you need to submit so we can get you set up. Please read this document carefully as it contains some significant information which vary from our usual submission form.

As a design retail space, we are seeking work that is produced from a plan, is repeatable in assembly, and is consistent from item to item, and we will also be accepting furniture pieces in this shop. We intend to continue to differentiate ourselves from maker-fairs such as Royal Bison by utilizing our skills as Art and Design students to create seamless, professional products. As a general rule, handicraft and shop made items are still welcome, but we are heavily promoting third party production and designing for manufacture.
For VCD students, think along the lines of professionally printed books, posters or other material. For ID students, consider having your components made by external shops or through automated methods.

 

 

Please note: Everyone who submits a product will be required to work one shift at the shop (or more if you’d like!) during the setup or retail period. The SDA will be providing lunches to set-up and take-down volunteers, and let’s be honest, hanging out with other designers and selling your stuff to real people is going to be a blast.

Important Resources: 
We have links to some helpful resources available here: http://www.thesda.ca/resources-2/
The ID shop can be used for prototyping and one-offs, however for mass manufacturing or duplicates you will need to outsource your production.

If you would like to meet up with a representative from the SDA to discuss Built further, contact us at info@thesda.ca and we would be happy to help!

3rd annual built shop Comes to a Close!

Another successful year completed!

On December 21st, 2016, the talented students from the U of A design program closed the third annual “pop up” shop, called Built. The shop included over 70 items designed, branded and manufactured by students, ranging from jewelry and housewares, to prints and furniture. This event took place at Kingsway Mall. 

We would like to thank everyone who came out and supported Built. Our opening night was a huge success, and it continued on throughout the next ten days.

If you have any questions about submissions, please e-mail submissions@thesda.ca

 

Check out our final sales report from the 2015 built Shop. It was a Massive success all thanks to every party involved!

Photos courtesy of Alyssa Lau


BUILT ARCHIVE

Take a look at how built has changeD over the years 

 

BUILT 2015

The Student Design Association set up Pop Pop as a temporary design shop to sell University of Alberta student design work, and was located on Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, AB. Pop Pop is an annual event that typically runs in December as an opportunity for students to develop and sell work to the public. We place emphasis on quality and creativity, carrying a range of products from furniture and clothing, to jewelry and housewares. Both years have been quite financially successful, with 75% of profits going directly back to participating students. This is a time-lapse of Pop Pop's set up and reception, created by Rebecca Cormier and Colton Lockridge.

 


Students and participants:

Questions about built?

 

If you're a design student at the University of Alberta and you are interested in participating in Built, feel free to let us know and give us feedback. The more interest we receive, the easier it is for us to begin working on another pop up shop in Edmonton.

 

Check out our newest addition to the Built series, Built x Vignettes! 

Questions? please contact:
info@thesda.ca

Media, please contact:
external@thesda.ca