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INTRODUCTION & RESEARCH OUTLINE

CATALOGUE OF MARKET BUILDING TYPOLOGY

VISIBILITY OF MARKETS

PUBLIC MARKETS AS SOCIALIZING PLATFORM

INTRODUCTION TO PROJECT SITE

Hogan Portfolio


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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.

Yasmine Amani 2020 Degree Show

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

chicken drawing 3

chickens research drawing

research: chicken details

research feather drawing detail

Final Collection 1

Final Collection 2

Final Collection 3

Final Collection 4

Final Collection 5

'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

Project Introduce

Moulding Experiment1

Moulding Experiment2

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

THE AMAZON IS ON FIRE

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

70-80-90

70-90 means 1970s to the 1990s in China. In this project, I chose an organization or individual to represent each decade; in the 1970s I chose the The No Name Painting Association, in the 1980s I chose Xiamen Dada group, and in the 1990s I chose Wang Gongxin and his wife to represent Chinese experimental art. The purpose of this project is to be today's Chinese artists, we need to look back at how the artists of the last century survived in a harsher environment, and how they met their artistic value in the rapidly changing social background.


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Films in 1994

This book contains all the movies released in 1994. The concept of this project is very simple: Turn the virtual information on the Internet into material in physical form to oppose the trend of digitization of books and record the movie history.

Films in 1994-1

Films in 1994-2

street dog in Imsouane, Morocco

Imsouane Village

Ims'one Project Shelter

Fran and her dog Bosco

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.

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.

A Microworld: an Ornamental Filament Contaminates the Surface

Poster and publication realised as the outcome for the last project related to moulds and science. The whole project can be seen as a metaphor for the moulds’ growth. The aim of the project is to make people look at moulds not just as waste, but as the natural and organic form of art they are. The poster is made of satin and there is a central embroidery, hand made. The publication is inspired by laboratory notebook, pieces of record every researcher and scientist write while experimenting. The booklet shows how the fake embroidered moulds grew on satin as if they were real and alive.

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.

Inner City

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Inner City

1200x520MM

Inner City

1200x520MM

INNER CITY

600X400MM

Inner City

1200x520MM

Exploded Axonometric

Translation of Jane Jacobs four methodologies into design

Public Space - Floor 12

Spa Area

Spectacles Poster

The Construction of the "Home"

A Cat's Morning 01

A Cat's Morning 02

A Cat's Morning 03

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.

Technical drawing

Background

Key theories

Methodology

The manifestation of gender discrimination in public space

Case studies

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TELEPORTATION GANTRY

SCANNING PROCESS

TELEPORTATION MOVEMENT

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.

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)

Co-design workshop, 2019

Co-design workshop, 2019

Co-design workshop with household, 2020

Co-design workshop with household, 2020

Co-design workshop at the site, 2020

001-environment and resource

002-seperation

003-bias caused by death

concept

Daniel Blake Minstrel A3 Poster

Minstrel Project Process Journal Summary Contents

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Product Interaction

The device syncs directly with the user's smartphone to provide data and alerts about blood sugar and heart rate throughout the day. The user can open the app to view their trends and see their most recent readings.

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M-charge point

Vehicle is charging with M - Charge Point

components of M-Charge pile

Technology of M-Charge pile

Internal construction of device

Connect APP with QR code/NFC

Scenario

User Journey

Display Detail

Storage Detail

Render (Components)

Render (User)

Render (Charger)

Product Scenario

Left: using a contactless payment facility. Top right: brand. Bottom right: Using white noise feature.

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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DATA BEINGS (in progress)

Our data – organs without bodies are constantly flowing in cyberspace. But this seemingly intangible matter has a very physical form. We are collectively humming in muggy server basements, warehouses, farms. The electrical hum has become the anthem of a new generation of humans – data beings.

The project is a collaboration between artist Letta Shtohryn and curator Kat Zavada. The starting point of exploring the “data beings” phenomenon is the mysterious death of cryptocurrency founder Gerald Cotten. The physical body was not found, but happened to Cotten's digital body? The new speculation about Gerald’s digital afterlife will attempt to tackle issues around the economics of data beings, problematic aspects of digital labour and technology in service of the new modes of production.

The result of the collaboration will be the new chapter of Letta Shtohryn’s artistic speculation about Gerald Cotten’s afterlife titled “Crypto H(e)aven”. The project will have a digital and physical form. The launch of the digital part is planned for the beginning of December 2020. The physical show will happen when the stars will be aligned.

The result of the collaboration will be the new chapter of Letta Shtohryn’s artistic speculation about Gerald Cotten’s afterlife titled “Crypto H(e)aven”. The project will have a digital and physical form. The launch of the digital part is planned for the beginning of December 2020. When the stars align, a physical show will happen. /////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// More information about Data Beings research https://katzavada.com/data-beings // More information about Crypto H(e)aven https://www.isthisitisthisit.com/crypto-heaven More information about the artist: Letta Shtohryn https://lettashtohryn.xyz/

WORKS ON WORKS (ongoing)

Works On Work is a platform for transdisciplinary collaboration, discussion and knowledge exchange; a digital environment to look into work-related dilemmas in modern society. The project aims to examine the future of work, post-work, power relations between employees and employers, technological opportunities and threats, work performance and its aesthetics. Through essays, podcasts, interviews, and design & art projects, it seeks to explore, analyse and comment on the rhizome of work and its ethics. The project was founded by Kat Zavada, Tillman Kratzer and Jeremiasz Rzenno. // To participate contact us via email: contact@worksonwork.com

HYPER HYPER podcast (ongoing)

There are some radical ideas too bold to be accepted now. Some of them will end up in the theory junkyard. Some of these ideas will become common sense. Hyper Hyper takes those fringe, but complex concepts and speculates on their of their possible impact on art and the artists’ situation. Each episode is a thought experiment in the form of ‘what if’.

Dia-Logue

Cross or Not Cross

Authority & Freedom: Testing the Context

Name: Interview with Lingmei Huang Photo: Kehan Liu

Name: Interview with Hu Liu Photo: Kehan Liu

Name: “Taihe Art Space”1 Photo: Kehan Liu

Name: “Taihe Art Space”2 Edit: Kehan Liu

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.

Dear Lithium, - project website (homepage)

Research photograph (Cornwall, July 2020)

Research Photograph (United Downs, July 2020)

Research photographs (Gwennap, July 2020)

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.

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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

The show

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Above The Flora

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VESSEL NO.3

DRIP TRIPTYCH

Drawing for pattern. Graphite on Canvas. 28cm x 40cm

VESSEL No.3

DRIPPING TRIPTYCH

Object during process. Video Still

VESSEL No.3

DRIPPING TRIPTYCH

Object during process. Video Still

VESSEL No.3

Durational process video for the ruining and staining of VESSEL No. 3 2020 Canvas, Thread, Wine, Turmeric, Rust, Charcoal, Grass Ink, Beetroot Ink, Nails. Niamh McGuinness

VESSEL No.3

DRIPPING TRIPTYCH

Relic/Remnant of Process

Inorganic Growth

by Yu Xing

Digital installation, Variable size, 2020

Inorganic Growth

Digital installation,Variable size,2020

Inorganic Growth

by Yu Xing

Digital installation, Variable size, 2020

Inorganic Growth

by Yu Xing

Digital installation, Variable size, 2020

Inorganic Growth

by Yu Xing

Digital installation, Variable size, 2020

Reconnection

Ephemeral Senses - Reconnection 25cm x25cm Digital painting

Everyone needs art. Art is a bridge between the conscious mind and the unconscious mind, it can bring our unconscious to the surface, to the conscious mind to express ourselves; Art connects our spiritual self and our physical self, even connects to the deeper part of us. This series of paintings are completed by my guided Imagery, which is a method of using your imagination to help you cope better with stress and the anxiety of life. Making art with no plan feel like freeing my imaginations which I am at peace with it. It provides me a feeling of flow, allows me for the true self-expression. I am recreating my sensory perception of sights so that it is reconnecting my inner stillness when I visually look back my piece of painting.

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Reconnection

Ephemeral Senses - Reconnection 25cm x25cm

Everyone needs art. Art is a bridge between the conscious mind and the unconscious mind, it can bring our unconscious to the surface, to the conscious mind to express ourselves; Art connects our spiritual self and our physical self, even connects to the deeper part of us. This series of paintings are completed by my guided Imagery, which is a method of using your imagination to help you cope better with stress and the anxiety of life. Making art with no plan feel like freeing my imaginations which I am at peace with it. It provides me a feeling of flow, allows me for the true self-expression. I am recreating my sensory perception of sights so that it is reconnecting my inner stillness when I visually look back my piece of painting.

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Reconnection

Ephemeral Senses - Reconnection 25cm x25cm

Everyone needs art. Art is a bridge between the conscious mind and the unconscious mind, it can bring our unconscious to the surface, to the conscious mind to express ourselves; Art connects our spiritual self and our physical self, even connects to the deeper part of us. This series of paintings are completed by my guided Imagery, which is a method of using your imagination to help you cope better with stress and the anxiety of life. Making art with no plan feel like freeing my imaginations which I am at peace with it. It provides me a feeling of flow, allows me for the true self-expression. I am recreating my sensory perception of sights so that it is reconnecting my inner stillness when I visually look back my piece of painting.

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Reconnection

Ephemeral Senses - Reconnection 25cm x25cm Digital painting

Everyone needs art. Art is a bridge between the conscious mind and the unconscious mind, it can bring our unconscious to the surface, to the conscious mind to express ourselves; Art connects our spiritual self and our physical self, even connects to the deeper part of us. This series of paintings are completed by my guided Imagery, which is a method of using your imagination to help you cope better with stress and the anxiety of life. Making art with no plan feel like freeing my imaginations which I am at peace with it. It provides me a feeling of flow, allows me for the true self-expression. I am recreating my sensory perception of sights so that it is reconnecting my inner stillness when I visually look back my piece of painting.

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Reconnection

Ephemeral Senses - Reconnection 25cm x25cm Digital painting

Everyone needs art. Art is a bridge between the conscious mind and the unconscious mind, it can bring our unconscious to the surface, to the conscious mind to express ourselves; Art connects our spiritual self and our physical self, even connects to the deeper part of us. This series of paintings are completed by my guided Imagery, which is a method of using your imagination to help you cope better with stress and the anxiety of life. Making art with no plan feel like freeing my imaginations which I am at peace with it. It provides me a feeling of flow, allows me for the true self-expression. I am recreating my sensory perception of sights so that it is reconnecting my inner stillness when I visually look back my piece of painting.

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64°48.00' N 23°44.19' W

Acrylic & oil on canvas - 150 x 170 cm

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66°13.42' N 22°21.15’W

Acrylic & oil on canvas - 130 x 195 cm

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63°47.19' N 19°31.28' W

Acrylic & oil on canvas - 150 x 170 cm

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64°49.54' N 23°46.96' W

Acrylic & oil on canvas - 130 x 195 cm

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66°12.35' N 22°23.75’ W

Acrylic & oil on canvas - 195 x 130 cm

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Circuit

Mixed media on wooden board, optic glass 70/200 cm

Chronotropic effects or real time engines

Mixed media on canvas 165/120 cm

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Portobello, patch of blue sky

Mixed media on cardboard 70/50 cm

Sundial …Swiss made, Live for Greatness!

Mixed media on cardboard 70/50 cm

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Conversation with an Armenian for The Creation II

Mixed media on cardboard 70/50 cm

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Grabber

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Time Is Money (Clocks)

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Full Silver Chair

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Smart Machine Mirror

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Tree of Life

Laser cut mirror perspex, ready mades on rotating plinth

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Brown crab, velvet crab and lobster landings in Scotland

Ocean farming

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.

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

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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.

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

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.

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Process

The project proposed a freely accessible publication to inspire and empower citizens to form new relationships with their surroundings.

Why design for serendipity?

In the modern city, chunks of space are meticulously allocated to individual functions: retail parks, office districts, residential suburbs. This reinforces the habit of allocating our time strictly between these activities, jetting between them in our cars. The lifestyle this propagates can be isolating and alienating, with little opportunity for participating in public life. The principle of homophily means we are more likely to form social bonds with those who are similar to ourselves, not only that, we are also more likely to be surrounded by these people physically in our neighbourhoods. Similarly to our online existence, this can form political and ideological echo chambers, leading to ignorance, bigotry and political polarization. It also feels like a missed opportunity, given the “melting pot” analogy of the city, and the density and diversity it provides.

What role could serendipity play in creating better cities?

I see a direct opportunity here for serendipity to help us close the gap between what is and what could be. Serendipity can help us tap into the resource of density and diversity, and through unexpected encounters help us rediscover a more sociable and exciting city.

How do we create serendipitous spaces?

Through my reading, I identified 4 key areas to consider when designing for serendipity in the public realm.

Citydweller

The project proposed citydweller zine as a platform for citizens to connect over the one thing they all have in common: the city where they live. Filled with a range of contributions, local news, events and stories, its aims are to empower and inspire citizens to engage and connect with the public spaces around them. By spending more time outside, participating in outdoor activities and exploring our surroundings, we create more opportunities for new encounters, serendipitous or not.

Project Process Journey

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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Overview

Motivations

Data Analysis

Data Synthesis

Narural Light in Learning Environments

Foreword

Introduction

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

Process and visualisations


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Activity Pack

What could be the preferable future of death? How might we create a system that provides an accessible, dignified, personalized, and therapeutic experience to the users while aiding nature preservation and climate mitigation efforts?

What is it?

A new death service run by nature preservation charities that offers human composting. The service comprises of a series of steps, all of them optional, but profit from each of them contributes to habitat and wildlife protection. For this speculation, I’ve looked at the possibilities that human composting or "recomposition" could unlock. Recomposition produces a large amount of rich soil which can be divided into many parts and used in a variety of ways. One can choose to donate it, take it home, ship it to relatives, scatter it in one or multiple locations, or even buy a tree or potted plant planted in the recomposed soil. As well as a new system, the concept also proposes spatial and material guidelines for facilitating this new praxis.

The memorial grounds

The memorial grounds are where memorial markers are placed. Although it is all optional, some might still need a monument to memorialize their name. We also need a space to express gestures towards the dead. Physical acts of remembering like touching a name on a headstone are tangible ways we let ourselves know that we are taking real action to remember someone, a sort of small personal ritual. While there is not yet a finished design for the space, I created a sketch of what these spaces might feel like. The grounds must be planned in a way that’s not disruptive to the environment. It should be visually distinguished from nature to signify an added layer of meaning, without imposing on the landscape. As existing nature charities already form a wide network around the UK, the service could be easily available wherever there is demand for it.

memorial markers

When it comes to the markers themselves, the shape should allow for a variety of actions. Emphasis should be on the sensation of touch, so material and surface texture must be taken into consideration. They also need to be durable and fit to stay outside virtually forever. The material might also be reactive to light, heat, or moisture to give a visual response when touched.

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.

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.

My Project Proposal Journal


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Where they are now?

What are they facing?

Persona

User analysis

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

Chinese Street Vendor Economy

Chinese street vendor economy

During the period of COVID-19, the Chinese government proposed that street vendors economy can solve the unemployment problem economically. What is the life of street vendors after the introduction of the policy?


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social media activities

Why we should care

If a museum is closed, it will cause less or harder access to collections & heritage to public, less educational opportunities for local communities, mass unemployment of relevant staff and others within museum ecosystem and damage to local tourism & economic development.

Insight 1 - The impacts during lockdown period

During lockdown period, museums had no income. They took the Job Retention Scheme provided by government to get financial support.

Insight 2 - Different impacts between independent museums and governmental museums

Independent museums are impacted more in the short term because they rely on visitors revenues too much. On the contrary, government museums are impacted in the long term due to the cutbacks of funding provided by government which will be transferred to key sectors.

Insight 3 - Challenges during post-crisis period

After reopening, the cost increases, but the visits number remains low. Due to the social distancing policy, it’s hard to hold family activities, accept school tours and rent out their spaces.

Insight 4 - Challenges for digital engagement

For local traditional audiences, they don't have the ability and the technology to access the digital contents produced by museums. For some small museums or the museums in the developing area, it is hard for them to produce the contents due to the limitation of resources, talents and devices.

Generative Knitting Motif Software

This software aimed to challenge the origin of knitting motifs routed in family and place by providing an obvious contradiction to traditional methods.

Interactive Fair Isle Swatches

These interactive Fair Isle swatches were part of a digital knitting experiences and embodied insights from the research participants in Shetland. This was part of a display that enabled me to engage with participants and playfully share research insights.

Image of Local Knitters found in the Tangwick Haa Museum, Shetland.

Fair Isle knitting is a highly skilful and specialised craft which was traditionally practiced by women on Shetland. The technique with three needles and a knitting belt allows knitters to 'knit on the go' and to quickly drop the needles to do other forms of work in between.

Provotypes

The three provotypes consisted from left to right of interactive Fair Isle swatches which were based on traditional motifs, a generative motif software which allowed to alter and manipulate the traditional designs, and a set of digital knitting needles which assisted in navigating the new pattern by counting the row and stitches.

SELF-MANAGEMENT BEYOND THE SELF

Relational Map Outcome

SELF-MANAGEMENT BEYOND THE SELF

Participatory Workshop Plan

Persona Opening Sequence – Re-imagined

Re-imagining of the opening sequence to Bergman's Persona. Sound design, foley and production; music composition and production; by Simon Lowdon.

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Some other Time

A short film about time. Actors: George Lester Tom Campe Animation by Denis Armasaru Location sound: Enrico Elson (first sequence) Cinematography: Andrei Kosoros (first sequence) Sound design/Mix: Christian-Alexandru Popa Tim-Martin Ciubotaru Sam Welch Piano played by Jacob Reid. Violin played by Javier Claudio Martinez Edited,created by Christian-Alexandru Popa

Protest

Audio-visual documentation and reimagination of the BLM protest in Glasgow Green Sound design/Mix Christian-Alexandru Popa Tim-Martin Ciubotaru