Life's Rich Tapestry
THE POLYESTER T-SHIRT
How can the design of a craft, that utilises post natural materials, engage a diverse audience with the tribulations of recycling and open a platform for conversation and debate around an industry very hidden from the public eye?
What if we had the power to access the history of our products at our fingertips? What if we had total transparency and tractability that could help to better regulate global brands and support ethical working conditions or sustainable processes.
BlockChain may hold the answer!
We seem to have an inherent tendency, to loyally support fabricated constructs.
Religion, football teams, even political parties. The same thing is happening with brands. At loss of ones sense of self they become part of our perception of identity.
With more data logged about us than ever before algorithms are getting to the stage when they "know us" better than we know ourselves.
What happens when there’s cult followings for tech companies whose products determine our information intake, influencing our decision making , behaviour and beliefs?
In affiliation with UsCreate
A’foldable Housing is a play on words for affordable housing. We are attempting to open people’s minds to the potential housing solutions, that could help lower prices by being able to house more of London’s population.
Concrete flowers are maps, that beautifully and interestingly datafi an area and its culture, whilst simultaneously drawing appreciation and attention to those objects that tell a story but often go unnoticed below our feet.
Like Flowers, brightly coloured blossoms of plastic and aluminium decorate our streets in a concrete jungle.
As designers we are compelled to do something new for it to be deemed interesting . limited by a brief that has been the same for years, we wanted to put the brief (escape) into question. challenging our learning opportunity, course structure and hierarchical management in large business.
we 'escaped' the brief.
The A12 orchestra
Working in situ under the A12 flyover, we became aware of concerns from locals that due to the limited space next to the canal they were at risk from faster modes of transport as they approached a blind corner.
History and Culture can be put into question through the eye of a different perspective. Studying the archaic jade disks that were popular in japan among collectors and the extremely wealthy, 2000 – 1500 BC, because of their scarcity and mentioning in ancient texts such as the Rites of Zhao. I came to understand this as an object of class rather than intrinsic value, based on it’s ornamental properties and being displayed on a stand made specifically to boast it’s ownership.
Let's open our minds to the ‘subjects’ of research, developing a deeper understanding for the emotional retort that is quintessential to a field of research. People are not defined by their hobbies, jobs, or identifying traits. They are defined by the stories attached to those experiences. Empathetically engaging with the groups or individuals in question treating them with dignity, is important to create an informed, sensitive response.