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INTRODUCTION & RESEARCH OUTLINE

CATALOGUE OF MARKET BUILDING TYPOLOGY

VISIBILITY OF MARKETS

PUBLIC MARKETS AS SOCIALIZING PLATFORM

INTRODUCTION TO PROJECT SITE

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Microclimate of the semi-enclosed building space

This paper studies the microclimate characteristics of the semi-enclosed space on the ground floor of Guangzhou University Library. After a questionnaire survey and simulation using the Integrated Environmental Solution (IES) software, the existence of microclimate in the semi-enclosed space was confirmed. It is found that the microclimate is characterized by slightly warm, high relative humidity, low radiation and high wind speed. At the same time, the direct and indirect reasons for students' preference for the semi-enclosed space are found.

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Yasmine Amani 2020 Degree Show

Behind the scenes and introduction to textile artist Yasmine Amani and her Masters Project.

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Project Introduce

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'Transient Bodies' - Kieran Flaherty

A brief introduction to 'Transient Bodies', a behind the scenes look at the design process and how Covid-19 was navigated and its effect on the collection.

Transient Bodies

Undermining perception by obscuring pattern through 3D paper manipulation.

Transient Bodies

Inspired by the tradition of Kimono making, in which rectangular pieces of fabric are cut from a larger length called a 'tanmono', initial silhouette experimentations were conducted on the half-scale mannequin using varying lengths and thicknesses of tracing paper. Hand drawn lines were featured to explore moiré-inspired textile designs on transparent materials, being overlayed to create depth and obstruction.

Transient Bodies

Translating my textile work into 3D forms, I took inspiration from the artist Richard Sweeney and his work creating fluid structures from paper. The resulting paper forms will be used to help influence silhouette and possible textile designs

Transient Bodies

Close up details of fluid paper 3D forms for use as 2D textile research

THE AMAZON IS ON FIRE

Publication Size 9.9mm * 21mm ,Using marks left by the fire as a visual language

II. in touch

A found footage film. Composed of videos stored in my phone library of skin-to-skin contact in the time before social distancing and Covid-19 and interviews with people in different places on their lives during the pandemic, talking about touch - or lack thereof. Music by Nicolo Traini and Toby Withers.

III. where the light comes in

Two weeks in four walls, with only light for company.

On return to London just before lockdown, I self-isolated to protect the vulnerable people in my home - down the road from King’s College Hospital. Light became a marker of time: sun streaks punctuated the day, while the blue of ambulances streamed in at night. I made a ritual of photographing where light fell in the morning. This culminated in an A4 publication.

We are all the media: Covid-19 Calendar

The cover and the monthly chapter

Infodemic caused by COVID-19 makes Renyu want to explore the role of individual media in misinformation. In her mind, each of us is a media with signal, and we have the ability and obligation to be responsible for the process of information dissemination. 

Covid-19 Calendar

10.02.2020: Garlic-save-life day

Drawing lessons from the concept that the Chinese traditional calendar records the good and bad luck of every day, Renyu puts the real part and the false part of the news as comparison objects in this calendar. And make them overlap with each other, showing their delicate relationship in the process of communication.

Covid-19 Calendar

09.04.2020: 5G-cause-virus day

The calendar form can harmoniously record every day about the existence of fake news, and at the same time, it combines fake news images produced by collage technique to enlarge the absurd content of fake news for the audience as much as possible.

Covid-19 Calendar

Using irony to restore and record some ridiculous ideas and absurd things people have done during this period.

Covid-19 Calendar

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Confronting the veils

Due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, my whole world was turned upside down and like most people, I have had to work remotely and live largely in isolation for several months. For photographers stuck inside, especially for photographers interested in fashion, like me, this was a big problem in that, I would have to completely reframe my practice. Initially, I was very anxious and nervous, I was so confused and I couldn’t imagine how I could create something related to fashion within my tiny room. I was overwhelmed by the situation and it seemed impossible for me to make work without a studio and photography equipment like a tripod and lighting. I did not have anyone to collaborate with, no models, makeup artists or stylists. I needed to find a way to make work and find a way to use myself as a model and the subject of my photographs. Whilst I am not a shy person, I’m not an extrovert either - my preference is to be behind the camera not in front of it. I needed to overcome my fears and put my insecurities to one side and find a way forward. As I made my first tentative steps towards self-portraiture, I began to slowly find an effective way of working. My room became my stage and my studio and I became a performer. I adopted a persona that explored different characters that in turn became the subject of my photographs. I found a way to embrace my fears, anxiety and loneliness and absorb the psychological pressure and position it within my image making. I used my body with domestic objects as props, appendages and decoration to express my inner struggle with self-isolation, social distancing and the wider world of lockdown. I played with themes associated with, barriers, distance separation and behind the masks and veils, I found a way to make work and in my own way confront the challenges of this global pandemic.

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Don't Forget There's More

A countries development and welfare are being evaluated with only one indicator - the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). The only way for a company to be successful and rewarded is following one goal - Profit. The purpose of the economy to serve people‘s welfare is being overshadowed by growth. The chase after this has in fact helped society to overcome many challenges but it has also resulted in the climate crisis, the largest gap between rich and poor that ever existed, and other impasses; and is now more than obsolete. Redefining success and specifying indicators that reflect the real welfare of our system is crucial for shifting the economy away from the chase that fuels the climate crisis and is not serving a long-term vision. That requires zooming out, turning around, and internalising that, where now is only one way, there lie many other and better possibilities. “Don’t Forget, There’s More” aims to create a sense of these turnarounds, using metaphors in order to help the growth of attachment towards the greatness of change and possibilities.

Selected works

"Unsexing" edition

This booklet was made during stage 3, on female artistes who were pushed aside or erased from art history for many years. This booklet ask also the questions on how should we give these artists justice without marginalises, pigeon holes and isolates them from movements and influences. As for the title, it's a word from a quote from an art critic on women artistes, saying that becoming an artist would unsex women. The wire'O binding was chosen to highlight that the booklet isn't finished because the conversation and these issus are not.

Untitled collection

This collection of zine is on the theme “censorship”. It's called the “Untitled collection”, reflecting on erased content. The first publication would tackles censorship in Hollywood cinema, the Hays code, which were rules on what to show in movies that studios had to follow and what were its effects on cinema.

PLEASE START WORKING

Procrastination has a significant impact on everyone's life. The comic book shows what procrastinator's life looks like, and use an ironic, humorous, and surreal way to present. Hoping people who read this comic book laugh and think not just themselves faced this problem and have a strong sense of identity instead of struggling in this situation.

street dog in Imsouane, Morocco

Imsouane Village

Ims'one Project Shelter

Fran and her dog Bosco

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About Pause pod

The starting point of my project is an analysis of isolation and how that can be divided into the perception of isolation and into social isolation. The focus of the thesis will be on the latter aspect and how this affects the mind and body. My interest in this topic started after a few weeks spent in isolation from other people due to the Covid-19 pandemic affecting the world in 2020. Now we find ourselves isolated from our groups of friends, colleagues and family, but thanks to the development of technology, even if we are far apart, we can keep in touch, through calls, messages and video calls. What would happen if all our connections stopped and we found ourselves completely alone ? My research question is: As human beings, can we detach from people, disconnect from our things and stop interacting with our devices just to avoid being by ourselves and our thoughts ? The thesis will have as its main focus a few cases of extreme isolation, whether the subjects were isolated as a lifestyle choice, voluntarily for experimental studies or through enforced isolation. I want to create a new type of space where it is possible to spend a long or short period of time based on the individual being willing to spend time alone, in a space without sunlight but with artificial light, which will eliminate the individual's perception of time.

When I started my research into isolation, my main goal was to look for a positive aspect of solitude, and I came across the research performed by Long and Averill in their article Solitude: An Exploration of Benefits of Being Alone, which examined the advantages of intentional solitude. The article emphasises the fact that reducing interaction between people and their environment and limiting the use of devices and other stimulation can have major benefits, but only when the time spent in solitude is deliberately chosen by the individual. The four benefits listed are: freedom, creativity, intimacy and spirituality. The title of my project is 'About Pause'. The Pause Pod itself was created through the concept of reducing interaction between people and their environment, and reducing stimulation from the outside world. The idea is to take the negative association that we have with solitude and integrate this state of complete isolation into our lives. My intention is to create a place where an individual can unplug from the busy and frenetic time that we are living in, whenever they feel the need to do so. I want to be able to put together all the positive aspects of being isolated and bored and take ad-vantage of them, and maybe even benefit from them.

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Background

My initial motivation is from the multicultural phenomenon driven by immigration. Although many communities are diverse in their population components, the space of the community still retains the independence of a certain cultural phenomenon, rather than the integration of various cultures. This gives me more expectation about the multicultural community space. Specifically, I chose the multicultural community in Guangzhou as my research background, the target group are mainly the local Cantonese and Nigerian.

Collage of buildings in Lagos (Nigeria) and Guangzhou (China)

Egyptian Halls/ Ground floor floorplan

The project aims to turn back the Egyptian Halls into a place for people to work, learn and make by transforming the building into workspaces for makers engaged in redefining their creative practices from the perspective of sustainability. The active ground floor will house a ceramicist studio and shop, a cafe and a sustainable fabric shop. The workshops and open studios will be located on the upper floors of the building.

Material bank

The interiors of the building, which had had layers of alterations over time, were deconstructed in order to provide a material bank to inform and generate the new interiors. The positive deconstruction process redefines waste construction materials as valuable material resources. The drawing expresses the elements that were dismantled and reused within the new layout.

Section

Ground floor: Ceramicist in residence workshop and studio/ Cafe/Sustainable fabric shop. 1st floor: Textile workshops. 2nd floor: Printmaking workshops. 3rd: Ceramics

Axonometric view of the ground floor

Axonometric view of the ground floor shops. From left to right: Ceramicist's shop and studio/ Cafe/ Sustainable fabric shop. All shops have access to the back lane to make it into an active lane and allow spaces for community workshops within the different shops.

Café

Perspective view of the ground floor café.

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The Theory: Bio-politics

The illustration created by the author shows the historical development of bio-politics.

The Concept Collage

The concept combines the visual elements collected amid the pandemic and reinvents a new spatial language.

The Graphical Pattern

The graphics are decomposed and reorganised as a new parttern.

The Site Reference

The design has taken four locations in Glasgow as references for the creation of the four ministries.

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The Big Bang

Animation showing the OS MHPMV "Hephaestus" exploding. Music Credit: Elliott Cookson

Exploded Diagram

Part List with Drawings

Detailed Views

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MSc. PDE Final Project

User Journey Map

Product Overview

Product features and technology

Final Prototype

Opened side view - artifacts can be placed within the display case.

Final Prototype

Lower side view - electrical and lighting compartment design.

Poster

"Protector" is a pair of smart rings aim to remind people about their unconscious face-touching behavior and help them to account to 20s for hand washing. It would vibrate for 0.5s to remind you when it detectes that you have the tendency to touch your face. And It also would vibrate for 2s when you wash hands for 20s.

"Protector" rings

Smart rings charging

Three lights would be all lighted when rings fully charged. Once fully charged can be used for 5 days.

Use scenario

When it detect that you have the tendency to touch your face it vibrate for 0.5s to remind you.

Detail of the left ring

Cormac cunningham bell - poster final

Cormac Cunningham Bell - Project Poster

Cormac Cunningham Bell - 10 page summary_Page_01

10 page summary of project (page 1)

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10 page summary of project (page 2)

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MSc PDE_A0 Poster_Template_example 1

The poster of the final project introduces the use scenarios and details of the product

User journey

Describes the user's using process and the interaction with the product

Detail explosion

Internal exploded view of product assembly position of parts

Contact_Board

Contact_Description

Envisioned usage

Concept Generation

Generation and reduction of initial concepts ultimately leading to the main themes and concepts explored through prototyping and material testing

Grow-it-Yourself Consideration

The possibility of grow it yourself shoes was tested as a means of reducing manufacturing waste. A range of grow-it-yourself concepts were discarded due to inconsistent results and material limitations.

Material Selection

The concept selected after material testing was a biodegradable bouldering shoe.

Beyond providing necessary technical specifications, each material selected for the bouldering shoe is biodegradable. Additionally, the fish leather upper is a bi-product of the existing fishing industry and both the cork midsole and natural rubber sole come from renewable plant based sources.

Designed to account for typical wear points of bouldering shoes, Cobble is ideal for beginner boulderers who need a bit of additional durability in their footwear. With an extended natural rubber rand, 5 mm natural rubber sole, and a fish leather upper providing improved strength; Cobble is a shoe designed to support beginner boulderer’s needs. It is comfortable, stylish, and easy to use. With a heel loop and easy lacing system supporting application and removal of the bouldering shoe, a soft chamois inner lining, and cork midsole providing some additional support - Cobble provides comfort and ease of use to beginners along with performance.

Healing in a broken world

Healing in a broken world is a 23-minute short film of the year 2020 and the process of healing from the trauma that this year may have caused. The video has been filmed by Scottish videographer Stewart Campbell. Using his camera as a third person as he weaves in and around his subject matter, Artists Barrie James O’neill and Penny Anderson. He asks the questions and dissolves the relationship between art and healing and using art as a form of therapy. The work emerges as an interwoven meditation on healing and therapy through art and music.

Healing in a broken world promo poster

Expanded Attitudes

Front cover of 60 page publication, 2020

Publication developed collaboratively between curator Hannah Benassi and artists Sean Ellcombe, Naomi McClure and Masaki Ishikawa.

Expanded Attitudes Publication 2020

Image: Sean Ellcombe, Surface and Light Exaggeration, 2020 Reworked by Hannah Benassi

Expanded Attitudes

Back page of publication, 2020

https://www.seanellcombe.com/ https://www.naomimcclureart.com/ https://www.masakiishikawa.tokyo/

Expanded Attitudes - Poster

Image: Sean Ellcombe, Light and Surface Exaggeration, 2020 Reworked by Hannah Benassi

NOWYOUSEEUS project poster

NOWYOUSEEUS is a progressive online research led activist project about Identity as seen through the lived experiences of womxn of colour with afro-caribbean textured hair.

The Hunterian Collaborative Project

Curators: Carol Dunn, Claude Chan, Hannah Braithwaite, Shalmali Shetty

Creative Connect Talk

Guest speaker talking to Creative Connect about being a Social Justice Curator in 2020.

Collaborative Project: Reclamation

Reclamation Poster

Pause or Pay campaign

emerging commons

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emerging commons community map

emerging commons walking exercises

Emerging Commons Walk George Sq to Pollokshields East, Glasgow

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Authority and Freedom: Testing the Context

In this Semester 1 project, five students from the MLitt Curatorial Practice (Contemporary Art) programme collaborated with two Master of Fine Art artists to explore concepts of authority and freedom in the public space.

Control Alter Delete

Semester 2 showcase of the overlapping subversive responses of 5 artists to surrounding structures of power, authority and influence on society.

Mask On

Poster intervention by Siguel, SWG3, Glasgow, 2020, Courtesy of Michael Cameron Hunter

Throne

Poster intervention by KMG, SWG3, Glasgow, 2020, Courtesy of Marianne Vosloo

Virus with shoes

Poster intervention by Dr. D, SWG3, Glasgow, Courtesy of Michael Cameron Hunter

ÚNA Fest

ÚNA Fest is a non-for-profit festival aiming to enhance cross-cultural exchanges between Latin America and Scotland, blur boundaries and build stronger ties between peoples, nations and landscapes through symbolic means of dialogue, music, film and art

Seen in the Dusk

A project by Jina Song and Martha Panagiotopoulou. SEEN IN THE DUSK transforms Gallery One into a place in-between day and night, and invites the audience to a performance in three acts. The event is a culmination of the research that the two artists are sharing, where they have been exploring intersections between Greek and Korean Mythologies, through the concept of ecofeminism. The artists aim to promote intercultural connections and myths as a form of knowledge while bringing elements of nature worship and its strong relationship with womanhood. This collaboration celebrates respect, changes, and cycles. Throughout the three acts, the artists perform offerings as appreciation for nature's interventions and prosperity, and as recognition for guidance in their journey of self-awareness. Curated by Beatriz Lobo -------- The performance was performed at GoMA on the 7th of March 2020.

Reclining StickMan

Stelarc, Reclining StickMan, 2020, installation view, photographed by Saul Steed, AGSA

Gaitkeeper

John Butler, Gaitkeeper, 2020, video still, courtesy: John Bulter

Gaitkeeper

John Butler, Gaitkeeper, 2020, video still, courtesy: John Butler

The Creation

Xiaolei Tian, The Creation, 2015, video still, courtesy: Xiaolei Tian

Slow Glass Publication logo

Design by Bianca Winberg

Slow Glass Edition One: Some Triangular Thoughts by Lauren Gault

Cover design by Bianca Winberg

Some Triangular Thoughts launches 31 August 2020

Slow Glass Edition One: Some Triangular Thoughts by Lauren Gault

Images Reworked by Bianca Winberg // Image one: Lauren Gault, Centre of a Vortex, Northern Ireland, 2020 // Image two: Lauren Gault, Auroch, Northern Ireland, 2020 // Background: Lauren Gault, Lanthorn, photographed by Bianca Winberg, 2020

Slow Glass Edition One: Some Triangular Thoughts by Lauren Gault

Image: Some Triangular Thoughts, by Lauren Gault // Inner image: Lauren Gault, Corvus, Northern Ireland, 2019

Introductory Poster

'this cloud may burst'

A publication presenting visuals and writings around the loss and preservation of memory with contributions from Debi Banerjee, Jenny Brownrigg, Sean Patrick Campbell and Katri Heinämäki.

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‘Curcuma longa II’, 2020

fabric stretched on canvas, 61 x 76 cm

from 'Birds of Paradise’ series, 2020

photographic print on 310 gsm German Etching 24.7 x 33 cm

'Untitled', 2020

wax sculpture, 20 x 23 x 10 cm

‘Curcuma longa II’, 2020 (back side)

fabric stretched on canvas, 61 x 76 cm

from ‘Birds of Paradise’ series, 2020

photographic print on 310 gsm German Etching 16.3 x 23.5 cm

i think i lost my bed

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Tribute

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Fun in the Streets

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Autonomous

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Disperse

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Social Housing

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'Ghost Mushrooms' 2020

outdoor installation of plaster sculptures

'Disturbed Forest' 2020

digital collage

'Remnant' 2020

digital sculpture, metal dish rack and plaster

whisper

pottery with oil painting

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Who is the good kid

pottery with oil painting

Who is the good kid

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Mind and Matter

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Humans

30x20 cm oil painting

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Charcoal Claw

Experimental drawing video

BiroFists

Experimental drawing in action.

BiroHalo

Biro-based body extension

Meteorite on a stick

This experimental tool is made out of a 10,000 year old meteorite. Brilliant for scraping paint over drawing surfaces.

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Dissent,too, is a way to engage with those in power.

Civic participation is what drive democracies. But our system of governance values quiet, dutiful civic actions such as voting, volunteering, lobbying much more than critical actions such as dissent or protest. The later are often met with ire and force while the other is hailed as a sacred duty. Alexis de Tocqueville once said that the health of a democratic society may be measured by the quality of functions performed by private citizens. That is the central theme of this project.

Expressions of Dissent

Dissent to me is the public manifestation & exhibition of collective distrust in traditional institutions.

Dissent can take on various forms. From trolling politicians on social media, boycotts & non cooperation with authorities to marches and hunger strikes in some cases.

Dissent as public claims-making

Dissent is a disruption to ‘life as normal’, It presents ‘an alternative to promised utopia’. Public dissent usually becomes a time when people take over the public policy debate.

The Taxonomy of Dissent

While no social movement is the same, I decided to classify them into these categories for easier understanding.

The anatomy of dissent

Through this project, I sought to create a taxonomy and anatomy of dissent. If the taxonomy familiarizes us to the different types of structures of a protest movement, the anatomy tells us about the people that populate it.

Not Fit to Print: Exploring Democracy within Public Media Systems

This project looked at who owns the media, the issues with this and sought to address the problems with the current media model driven by capitalism. Alternatives do exist though and a citizen-owned media that is more reflective of their needs is certainly possible and attainable.

Citizen-owned media

Instead of a media that’s divisive it could create connections and foster a better sense of community. Instead of invoking outrage and pessimism it could promote and celebrate the everyday good whilst also being mindful of the importance of reporting the truth. Instead of voicing narrow-minded, singular views, it could be better at providing a platform for diverse voices more representative of the people it serves. Instead of an agenda set on pushing profits, it could put people first and offer more support for independent businesses to boost local economies.

Media Reform Proposals

Here I've highlighted some of the proposals put forward by the Media Reform Coalition and Caincross Review. Although there were some points I disagreed with, there were others that had credibility. For the ones highlighted here, there's a strong focus on the importance of public interest news, being independent of government and the need to redefine funding structures.

Article Review / Research Activity

In order to gain better insight into the current state of media I reviewed articles from the 'main' papers and highlighted uses of language, tone and the type of information being told/not told. I also opened up this activity to the general public to gain their thoughts and opinions too. Above, are a few of their responses. What I found was a media that's a mouthpiece for the elite, not for the people; a media that is singular and narrow-minded; and instead of holding those in power to account, they are instead given more space to voice their opinions.

Workshop / Imagining a Fairer Media in a 'Fictional' Town

I facilitated a workshop to collaborate on ideas for what a fairer media might look like. Above are some of the slides from the workshop (it had to be done virtually). To enable the discussion, I created a fictional town with characters that my particpants could discuss ideas through the lens of. I walked them through a number of different scenarios to come up with ideas on: how to fund a locally-owned media, how to report on stories, and how to publish these stories. We also discussed what some of the future impacts these decisions might have. The town, characters and scenarios were all created based on the research I'd done so far, so although fictional they're also probable. This workshop enabled me to include more voices than just my own and to come up with ideas outside of my own biases.

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Brown crab, velvet crab and lobster landings in Scotland

Ocean farming

From The Multitude To The People

"Election Is Not Democracy"

From The Multitude To The People

"Election Is Not Democracy" — Master's Thesis

Research Process

Representation

Building A Research Framework

Representation In Principle And In Practice

"We Blame Democracy When We Should Be Blaming Representation"

I looked at representation in the lens of democracy and showed how and why the concept in practice was problematic and why representative democracy is not representative. I concluded that being represented as we are today is a loss of power for citizens as they have very little control over the actions of their representatives. More over being represented through the vote of the majority interpreted as the general will, is also problematic as it lacks actual representativeness. How majority is formed, calculated and how it operates influence the results of the process and potentially increases inequalities. We end up "blaming democracy when we should we blaming the instability of representation."* Jacques Rancière

To my dear furniture

Innovation design and collaborative creativity

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Solution

Furniture History Booklet

This booklet is printed by the furniture company and delivered to customers along with the new furniture. The booklet could record stories about furniture (E.g. The pet cat at home was in a bad mood one day, so he scratching the armrest of the chair and leaving paw prints.) also it could record the condition of the furniture and how customers feel about the furniture. Three views and perspective views could simply mark the parts that need to be described. The significance of this booklet is that when the furniture has been used for many years and people want to throw it away, by reading the stories, they might recall many of the times it has accompanied them. At this point, one of five sustainable design strategies 'Reduce' is used: Designed for longer life (e.g. emotionally durable design). This booklet is through emotion to maintain the life of the furniture. When the furniture needs to be resold, this booklet might attract the next customer to understand the time experienced by the furniture, know that this is a piece of furniture with stories. Also, they could understand the previous owner’s mood and the conditions of the furniture, instead of just the old and new appearances to determine whether to buy.

Solution

Service blueprint

The entire process is based on a website named 'xxx of Furniture'. The site should collaborate with furniture companies, which provide the furniture history booklet to the customers. I improved the booklet: add a QR code for customers to scan it. It will bring them to the website and record the data online. Once people finished stories, the site can collect the data and pass to the furniture company after-sale department or designers which can help them improve their products. When customers go back to the main page, they can try to share their opinions about old furniture and discuss with other furniture lovers. The site team including designers and furniture experts who might help them solve the problems, and if they need components or tools, furniture company can provide secondary service as profits that could stimulate companies to cooperate with the website. The event as part of the website is a future plan. It is the website offline activity, people who chat online and share stories could meet together in the activity. This can enrich the communication that originally had no sense of reality. Participants might enlarge their socialization and build up their confidence.

Solution

Process

Doric Town

A board game aims to protect dialect heritage by sharing vocabulary and stories.

Collaborating for a zero-waste fashion community

Data Analysis

Data Analysis

Qualitative Research Method

Instilling pro-environmental behaviours among citizens to create sustainable neighbourhoods.

Can design use these biases to nudge people ? Many scientist and psychologists are now seeing the importance of understanding behaviour and nudging towards climate action. Through the research process it became evident that I did not intend to focus on one specific behaviour , as sustainability was a journey with one success action resulting us to take the next action which was uncovered through various interviews.

SITE

The site I chose was White City Estate which is a ward in the Hammersmith and Fulham borough here in London. It has one of the most diverse neighbourhoods with people coming from various class structures with 52 percent of the people here living in social housing. Unfortunately it is also identified as one of the most deprived and least affluent area in the borough.

Why I chose a social housing estate?

It's important for us to get diverse voices heard in these conversations. A saying from the environmentalist Sunita Narain inspired this thought with a provoking question - Is it accessible, is it inclusive, is it diverse, is it reciprocal? This thinking stayed with me throughout my design process. I was also inspired by Bristol taking the same course of action during Lockdown to make environmental sustainability more inclusive to people from all class structures. With this in mind and initial desk research, my design challenge moulded to questions around design interventions instilling pro environmental behaviours among individuals

Various Research methods used

A brief summary of the engagement tools I used to understand behaviours of those living in White City are : 1. Using optimism as a nudge to spark conversations followed by printed questionnaires to fulfil social distancing rules. 2. Tags on a gate tool to understand values and wants of residents. 3. I then sent out 2 sets of digital questionnaires via various platforms to understand residents their behaviour and interaction with space and the term sustainability. This was also to understand their sustainability journey and the barriers a few heroes faced on their paths. Alongside this, I held a workshop, few other one on one interviews via whatsapp, or face to face and a walking tour.

Testing the role of optimism as an engagement tool

One of the engagement tools that worked best with residents to talk about sustainability was the optimism nudge card I designed. Working as a volunteer distributing food during COVID allowed me to have conversations with people from within the community. However, this was a very delicate moment where people cued waiting for food after receiving a token. The food distribution charities would save food that would otherwise go into landfill from various vendors and measured success based on how much food wastage they saved. Using this same method of celebration and optimism, I designed a tool to play ‘the role of optimism’ and change otherwise uncomfortable moments in moments of deep reflection. As the lockdown started easing I used this tool at charity sales leading to them requesting more for ongoing and future rail sales.

A workbook and visual aid employed in interviews

Interviews with residents were carried out with a workbook-type engagement tool to help them self-reflect their waste disposal routine. Design for Intent toolkit (Dan Lockton, 2010) was also employed to see which environmental/cognitive factor can affect their change.

FIGURING OUT TARGET BEHAVIOURS

Through the workbook, found that the environmental crisis story sounds too broad for residents so they needed some closer story to encourage their intrinsic drive. Also, they needed easier environmental setting for better recycling.

Deeper story between residents and refuse collectors

Through further in-depth interviews, found that the lack of interaction was making a vicious cycle. Yet opportunities were discovered - some residents cared about workers' working condition and refuse collectors were encouraged by them. Also, they needed a platform where residents can ask some questions to refuse collectors and refuse collectors help the general public do better recycling.

Storyboard of the service

The empathy-derived recycling model consists of three pillars: 1) Environmental setting (easy-sorting-out bags), 1) Caring & responsibility (an introduction card of refuse collectors with their essential messages to residents and an ID card for residents' self-check) and 3) Recycling practice (deposit return scheme), to achieve change most effectively.

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Narural Light in Learning Environments

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The sustainable use of household products in the young transient group.

This project focuses on the sustainable use of household products in the young transient group in Glasgow. Young Transient Group means People are leaving for college and exploring the world post-graduation (Eric Klinenberg, 2012). With the process of globalization, short-term migration has become convenient. In the Migration and Its Impact on Cities published by the World Economic Forum in 2017, it mentioned that adults planning and preparing to migrate are more likely to be young, single, and living in urban areas. As the youngest place in Scotland (David Ottewell, 2018), Glasgow has a large amount of YTG. Under this trend, cities also provide a wide client base for YTG to market their products and services. However, In a current economic model, a household product is manufactured and sold to a customer (Thomas Wastling, 2018). YTG is an excellent customer for enterprises because their movability means their continuous consumption of household products. Such short-term consumption did stimulate the growth of the local economy, but it also caused a massive waste of household products. According to the Scottish Household waste – summary data 2018 from the Scottish Government, Glasgow generated 245,318 tons of household waste in 2018 the whole year, 69% of which were buried. Young people have a great responsibility for it, because they do not have sufficient knowledge about waste segregation in their own area, neither about the waste processing machines (Monika Stępień, 2013). This colossal waste of household products from YTG poses a challenge to the sustainable development of the city. Therefore, this project will focus on researching how to make YTG obtain and process household products more sustainably.


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Sensory Approach for Diversity in Land Engagement - MDes Thesis


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Sensing the City Zine

The Zine was designed to facilitate non-language based communication during the Sensory Mapping Engagements, to make sure that the process is well understood, and participants are aware of their rights and what they are consenting to. The design of the consent and information form became a critical element of the research in this regard.


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Fieldwork - Engagements

The process of Sensory Engagement Design

Mapping the NEIC - parks which remained open during Covid-19

Process and visualisations


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Wellbeing and the Urban Environment in Mestre.

I explored Mestre - Venice's suburb - known for issues linked to criminality, marginalisation and socio-economic-health disparities. After a deep research, I was able to find a "custom-made" solution for Mestre's citizens.


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Helping people keep away from insomnia


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Product

The final product looks like a clock, this device can remind people to establish good sleep habits.

In this wearable, I want to focus on self-expression in this concept. The form took reference from wings, transferring exercise in the output to a flying experience. The idea behind this is to find something people cannot do regardless of arthritis. I want people to feel the extension of their possibilities when interacting with this output. The big device covers the users with the music and lights, combing tactile, visual and auditory sense in a more immersive experience. The main body of the device is made of Tyvek, there are stretching bands on both edges of the wings. This is prototype is realised with Arduino, it's pretty rough, but present effectively! Hope you enjoy it.

Redefining and rethinking the furniture' s meaning to people.

Second-hand furniture co-design system

About the Project

In the UK, more than 350,000 people are registered homeless. Looking at the definition of Homelessness, there are other types of homelessness that this number does not represent. According to sources, the data will be doubled if hidden homeless people were to be included in this count. My project is about understanding the challenges that people face while experiencing Hidden Homelessness and how can we provide adequate support so that they do not end up sleeping rough on streets.

Glimpse of the Research

The research was conducted using multiple mediums to facilitate the conversation and gather insights into the current situation around homelessness. Digital Ethnography, Interviews, Workshops and Journey Mapping exercises were some methods brought into play during the research process. The diverse stakeholder group represented policymaking, frontline workers and personal experience to have a holistic perspective about the challenge.

How Might We statements

After the research and synthesis, there were two questions that became the northstar for the project and directed it

HOME ON TAP: Strengthening the sense of community belonging through a pub

This project aims to explore the role of a community pub in creating a sense of community belonging and enhancing social well-being to help reverse the shutdown of a community pub. The proposal is a pub service currently to help the non-regular drinkers who are new to a community build the "Public House" mindset through a community pub. It includes assisting non-regular drinkers aware that a community pub could be an entrance to understand the community, feel welcomed by the regulars, and helping the pub landlords attract more non-regulars, even non-drinkers in the future, increasing their business.

LINKERS

community resilience

Video: Linkers Talk to me

Linkers -Talk to me: An Invisible relationship sign for tourists in Japan to use. This is an invisible volunteer system. Everyone can become part of it, change your role as a volunteer or tourist. People who arrived in Japan will receive a signed badge. If you want to know the local culture or get help from local people, you could put the “talk to me” badge on your clothes/bags. The local volunteer who has “ask me” badge may see this. It’s a signal to visualize ‘communication’.

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