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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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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.

Footage | age of the foot

The publication Footage | age of the foot offers an introduction to the world of feet through the contributors’ and my interpretation – which is a limited interpretation that results from choices I’ve made, and discussions I’ve had, and could be supplemented in the future. Serious articles balance absurd and entertaining visual contents. They are ordered through objects feet-related, sorted alphabetically. This experimental magazine uses different visual languages and plays alternatively with posters’ layout and newspapers’ layout. To “jump” in this world of feet, visit the website https://footageageofthefoot.cargo.site/ or order a copy of the magazine by dropping me an email to plev00.pro@gmail.com.

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THE AMAZON IS ON FIRE

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

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.

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

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.

Confronting the veils

Confronting the veils

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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.

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.

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.

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The Human Last Resort

It is an existence for people to think about, it is inclusive and an infinite possibility.

Background: This world seems to become a 'reverse zoo'

During the epidemic, animals took to the streets, while humans became ‘trapping animal’

The COVID-19 outbreak has restricted human freedom while giving other animals the opportunity to move more freely. There is a global debate about who should bear the burden of the pandemic. The truth is outbreak of this pandemic ultimately comes from human, from human overuse of the earth's resources. The current life of human not only destroyed the living environment of other species but now, in turn, poses a massive threat to human survival and life. During the epidemic, humans experienced an environment improvement, and the value of a lot of things by humans to rethink in the slow era of reduced consumption. Keeping the planet's ecology sustainable and suitable is the basis for the continued survival of human as a species on the earth. This means that we should rethink our lifestyle, and human needs an environment-friendly lifestyle for future.

Theories

Consumerism first appeared in the 1600s, and it has spread across most countries in the world in the 21st century. Alongside the modernisation of consumerism, it has produced more waste of resources and damages to the ecological system.

The advantages and disadvantages of consumerism are very obvious. However, the contradictions caused by the emergence of consumer attention have not been well solved in the past several hundred years, but also added many new problems, such as the objectification of people, distortion of values, environmental degradation and extinction of species. And this consumerism seems to be an "unstoppable" pattern. Yuval Noah Harari described in Sapiens that if a modern capitalist economy is to survive, it needs more and more production, like a shark that will suffocate if it doesn't swim. And consumerism is the product of sustainable capitalism. Harari calls consumerism a code of ethics that ensures that humans will continue to buy to prevent capitalism from stagnating. I am not against consumption per se, but I am not in favour of consumption as an end or money as a religion. Consumerism seems to have created a bottomless pit that cannot be filled and has no end.

A tipping point for human future

At present, human beings have approached a tipping point that all our choices will lead to a future which has ‘no return’.

Compare With Original Lifestyle

In the research, I have found out that human living experience may not be as good as it was in agricultural times. We always want to find a pathway to pursue a more relaxing life, but this has, instead, brought more difficulties. Comparing these two periods in human history, I have revisited and enjoyed the more natural and friendly nomadic era. In there, money was not the media in trade but Barter, which was the model of social exchange.

Warning

Daytime

The mysterious path of experiencing the darkest part of our lives and its very first step. Viewers have the opportunity to go towards their traumas caused by abuse through the place history of which was full of violence

Night time

The view of the church at night with the entire space being covered with fog. This is the very beginning of the path of viewers where they decide what they want to do.

Material day

The ball in daytime, illustrates the way we can (can't) see traumas when we think about them

Material night

The ball is illuminated by spotlights and reveals the inside of it - toxic smoke that is a metaphor of traumas and their destructive nature

Spectacles Poster

The Construction of the "Home"

A Cat's Morning 01

A Cat's Morning 02

A Cat's Morning 03

Model development

This picture shows how to get the model based on visual angles

The model

This is the model I developed by visual angle theories. The model is used to verify the effectiveness of communications.

Communication Effectiveness Verification process

This picture shows how to use the model to verify the effectiveness of communication

The photo of the residential project

This is a residential project designed by myself in 2018, Singapore. This is the shared space.

Analysis of the residential project

This picture shows the verification of the communication effectiveness in a residential shared space. The project was designed by myself in 2018, Singapore.

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Menu for audience

Menu for performer

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The corridor connecting the next space is filled with propeller-shaped blades that people need to find their way through, which is more likely to make them feel more engaged. At the same time, it fits in with the theme of vortex, which can be created by propellers.

2

In this space, hemispherical objects on the ground will keep rising with the time, it can create obstacles for people when they are walking, giving them the sensation of stumbling, and this can simulate a feeling of when they learnt how to walk as a child. I believe that we all remember a feeling of when we're learning to walk, there's always somewhere between falling and not falling.

3

This transition reflects the process of people’s growing up, when they come into contact with the outside world, light can gradually pass through the hollow of the top, implying the exploration of the world. In this corridor, the dark corridor itself implies the process of our growth, especially before people were exposed to social circles. When people walk through the corridor, the light will pass through the hollow part at the top, indicating the process when people gradually grow up and start to contact with the outside world and socialize with different people.

4

When we were born, we know very little about the world. It can be seen as that everyone is in a cube of their own. As we grow up and begin to experience the outside world, our little cubes are filled with all sorts of things that we experience. In this space, each frame represents a person's story, and as people begin to socialize and make friends, each person's story is exchanged. When the audience moves around in these frameworks, it represents the process of people’s growing up when they meet different people carrying their own stories and experiences.

5

In this space, the partition is a vague transition, people can see the space inside, but people need to push the door to enter the next space. This door is as a divider between dream and reality. Because when people grow up, they have to face the pressure from study and work in life, sometimes people have to put their dreams aside in order to survive. When people push the door to get inside, it implies that they are forced to make a choice, when their life is entering the next stage.

moodboard: natural green illusion

photos of water and photo of polished and not polished green marbles

moodboard: digital aesthetic illusion

metal, foil, screen and water

moodboard: textures illusion

white paint, grey concrete, white plaster, imitation of concretes, bark

materiality illusions - research video

Video present researched materials in the move, the illusion of materiality in the context of nature.

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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

Design Process Journal

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Workflow of design process

Iterations of Feet

With force topology meshes

Load cases of feet

Project Poster

Dsharps bin

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Dsharps Bin

Sealing principle

Desgin for manufacture and assmbly

Technical analysis for meeting the objectives

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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ECO UVmask

In response to Covid-19, this sustainable solution consists of two components. A transparent, breathable, high protection mask made of 100% sustainable materials and a portable case that uses UV-C disinfection technology.

The problem

In 2020 the world was affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. Personal protective equipment has become an essential weapon against the virus. As most countries in the world have made wearing face masks mandatory in indoor spaces and public transports, billions of them are used and discarded on a daily basis. However, most of the masks available contain plastic layers and are for a certain number of uses, while homemade masks are claimed to offer low protection. Therefore, billions of tonnes of non-recyclable mask waste already pollute the environment. There is a high demand for more sustainable solutions in this field, as people should be able to protect both themselves and nature and not have to choose one against the other.

Product overview

An overview with the main components and functions of the product

User journey

A description of how the product is used.

It makes it easy!

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

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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.

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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

Dia-Logue

Cross or Not Cross

Authority & Freedom: Testing the Context

Dear Lithium, - project website (homepage)

Research photograph (Cornwall, July 2020)

Research Photograph (United Downs, July 2020)

Research photographs (Gwennap, July 2020)

From My Bedroom to Yours: Vaginal Davis

Curator Grace Jackson introduces us to the work of Vaginal Davis.

Released: 2020.

From My Bedroom to Yours: Vaginal Davis

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

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Expanded Attitudes - Poster

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Above The Flora

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DIARY UNDER THE SUN

Material: Transparent Film, Mark Pen, Acrylic Box, Ink, Ice and Water, Sunlight-Developed Dye, Canvas. Date: 2020.

DIARY UNDER THE SUN-No.1

Material: Sunlight-Developed Dye, Canvas. Size: 24cmX30cm. Date: 2020.

DIARY UNDER THE SUN-No.2

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whisper

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Who is the good kid

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Self Portrait with Mullet Sheep

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Times of Entanglement

Oil on Canvas 152x92 cm 2020

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Study for Self Portrait with Mullet Sheep

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Study for Times of Entanglement

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Mind and Matter

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Humans

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Other People's Faces

Inkjet on reconstructed paper bag, offered for distribution to the public via social media.

Montage, l-r; bag after printing and reconstruction, bag in use, screen grab of Instagram story being written, bag folded and ready for posting.

Shopping for Gelded Futures (work in progress)

Showing the deconstructed bag, printed and ready for reassembly.

Shopping For Gelded Futures

Showing the two sides of the reconstructed shopping bag, featuring on one side a diagram of a knight's armour and on the other the disorganised slogan 'gelded futures'.

Infinity x Infinity Pool (2020 Inkjet on found imagery)

Semblance (2020 inkjet on found imagery)

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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.

Brown crab, velvet crab and lobster landings in Scotland

Ocean farming

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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

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.

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

Collaborating for a zero-waste fashion community

Data Analysis

Data Analysis

Qualitative Research Method

Doric Town

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

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.

Master project

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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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.

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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Project Process Diagram

Fieldwork - Engagements

The process of Sensory Engagement Design

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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Data Analysis

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Stakeholders Mapping

Insight

Ideation

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.

Dream and emotion steps

Example

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.

Mycelium Coffee Capsules

Service Blueprint-01

My Project was judged Highly Commended

Logic structure - Tips

Logic structure - Anne

XuHAN_stage3_PPJ


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Active Learning for Active Ageing: Brief

Framework

User's ecosystem

The diagram presented places mapping by familiarity level or frequency of visiting and type of place. Mostly of sample user would visit neighbour area and public space but rarely visit institutional space except a hospital.

Walking route design framework

9 design criteria for Wandering walk activity

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Positive Practices GS

P O S I T I V E P R A C T I C E S - EXPLORING POSSIBILITIES THROUGH COLLABORATIVE SOCIAL INNOVATION


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My Project Proposal Journal


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Where they are now?

What are they facing?

Persona

User analysis

Dwelling for flood after sea level rise