WorldSkills Russia and BHSAD have presented the first contest for students majoring in creative fields. The contest BACKPACK to the FUTURE was dedicated to creating an innovative backpack that would be an example of usability, functionality and design, and that would be aimed at professionals of the future.
Intellectual resources of the programmes, BA (Hons) Product Design, BA (Hons) Fashion and BA (Hons) Graphic Design, joined their efforts to develop and implement a design for a futuristic backpack in a matter of only two days. The specifics of the contest allowed to make use of specialists from various creative areas, therefore Creative Skills Competition has all that it takes to become one of the most important events in creative industry among members of professional community.
The winner of the first contest BACKPACK to the FUTURE was a design by Jul' team, which was named the most ergonomic and functional. The winning prototype will become part of uniform of WorldSkills Russia team that will take part in the WorldSkills International world championship which will be held in Abu-Dhabi in October 2017.
As part of the contest, director general of Young Professionals (WorldSkills Russia) Robert Urazov and director of the British Higher School of Art and Design Anastasia Butrym signed an agreement for future cooperation in planning joint events.
The agreement implies joining efforts on order to implement collective events in the area of creative skills according to WorldSkills Russia standards, as well as sharing experience among partners’ expert communities. During joint projects, students of creative professions will compete to show their best creative skills, developed under the supervision of the British Higher School of Art and Design, while assessment and planning of contest will be done according to WorldSkills Russia standards.