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INTRODUCTION & RESEARCH OUTLINE

CATALOGUE OF MARKET BUILDING TYPOLOGY

VISIBILITY OF MARKETS

PUBLIC MARKETS AS SOCIALIZING PLATFORM

INTRODUCTION TO PROJECT SITE

TRADESTON SQUARE VIEW

LAURIESTON SQUARE VIEW

LANE SHARED SPACE

METHODOLOGY WORKFLOW & CHRONOLOGY

GLASGOW'S BLOCK ANALYSIS & RELATED DESIGN STUDIES

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Maiden Lane Estate_ phase 1 and phase 3

Phase 1_ single storey stair access flats

Phase 1_ stacked maisonettes

Phase 2_ single storey level access flats

Phase 2_ two storey maisonettes and single storey level access flats

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.

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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

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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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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.

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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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.

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.

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

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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.

Turn unfinished buildings into bridges and connections between urban and rural areas

The process of rural and urban people came into contact

Experiments about how distance effect the image

The growing process of pumpkins and luffa

The growing process of peanut and potato

Extension Structure Typology

The expanded structural typology was derived from the architectural concept of space expansion: Parasitic Architecture. Through the case study, spatial expansion methods were classified by type. Among the types, folding, modular and sliding are usually attached to the facade using wood or concrete, expanding the space in a rigid and robust way/manner, but it was difficult to meet the definition of 'Flexibility'. This conclusion led the way to explore the inflatable structure.

Conceptual Collage

The collage abstractly shows design idea about space expansion during a pandemic. The concept of the expansion proposes sets of direction with what architectural elements to use and how to expand them presented an important direction for conclusions. In response to this, a flexible housing by expanding the space through an inflatable structure using an architectural element called a window by synthesizing previous studies. There are many architectural elements such as chimneys, pipes, and windows, but considering that there are differences in architectural elements according to various cultures and lifestyles, expansion through the largest common elements was pursued regardless of these differences. The window is another door that connects the outside and the inside and is an essential element that exists in the residential space. The inflatable structure was also decided in that it could be used in a variety of residential spaces and situations regardless of this.

Exploded Axonometric

Exploded axonometric is an representation of how the structure is attached to a building through a window. Inflatable bubbles require several steps to attach to the building. First, the Window Frames Holder can be secured to the window frame using a screw and a screwdriver to put the pole on the holder. These fixed structures are connected with the inflatable structure through the string. The support is connected to a pole fixed to the window frame to minimize movement of the bubble. The bubble is made for 1-2 people and the maximum weight is 90kg. Furthermore, for use in various situations and groups, the windows have zippers to connect with other structures.

System Diagram

The system describes how Inflatable Structure receives power to build the space. Helium is lighter than oxygen, so it can give more power to support the weight more than oxygen. Also, using the principle of an electric air pump, helium pump in the room transmits energy to the structure outside through the tube. The bubble has a double structure that prevents helium from entering the occupied space.

Helium Circulation System Diagram

A system of helium circulation is applied to prevent releasing helium from the structure over time. Applying the same principle of an air pump, it is a system that continues to circulate as helium inflating from one tube and helium deflating from the other.

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Model development

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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.

Beijing landmark

Translate Beijing landmarks in future language

Beijing landmark

Translate Beijing landmarks in future language

Interactive game

Users can add items, use symbols and emoticons to translate, and the software automatically forms stories.

New language

The language of the future will be more descriptive and intuitive.The project creates a language that reflects the culture of Beijing.

Transformation of architectural elements

A new perception is created by replacing architectural elements with new languages.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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

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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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

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Research Photograph (United Downs, July 2020)

Research photographs (Gwennap, July 2020)

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

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’.

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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.

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

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Meet Yourself in Darknight

I come from Tianjin located in the north of China, very nearby Beijing. In the last year, I came to Glasgow, it shocks me that the daylight in winter such short. I feel really uncomfortable first, and then, I try to live in dark, stay with myself. I found that when people lookout in the dark night through the window, they only can see themselves. In the dark night, the very long dark night, I think that it is a good chance to meet yourself.

Mapping#1

All of us can only perceive the world through our senses (experience). Regardless what exactly the philoso- phers argue about “reality” is, it definitely has a mapping relationship with our empirical world.

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AWARDS: 2020 Carmarthen Bay Film Festival Best Experimental for ‘I?’ (BAFTA Cymru Qualifying) 2020 Dumbo Film Festival Official Selection for ‘I?’ 2020 Gorst Underground Film Festival Official Selection for ‘I?’

paper marbling

Material: Painting. Watercolour paper. Marbling ink. Size: 30cmX40cm. Date: 2020

Day by Day

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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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Circuit

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

Chronotropic effects or real time engines

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Portobello, patch of blue sky

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Sundial …Swiss made, Live for Greatness!

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Conversation with an Armenian for The Creation II

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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)

VESSEL NO.3

DRIP TRIPTYCH

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

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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

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Relic/Remnant of Process

Contact Abstract (Vermilion).

Painting. Oil and graphite on linen. 60cm x 80cm x 2.5cm. Unique Work.

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Yugao-tei, The Tea House at Kenroku-en.

Collage. Gelatin silver print with Japanese Washi. 36cm x 48cm (Framed). Unique work.

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Japanese Suite.

Painting. Triptych. Arches paper, Japanese gohun and graphite. Each work 61cm x 46cm (Unframed) 71cm x 55.5cm (Framed). Unique work. A note on the illustrations. At the edge of photographic reproduction, this work is challenging to accurately reproduce and display digitally. I accord primacy to the viewing of the work in person.

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THINGS JAPANESE (IV).

Collage. Chromogenic prints. Variable dimensions.

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Vermilion Suite/Vermilion Shoji.

Painting. Watercolour paper, gouache and graphite. 70cm x 54.5cm (Framed). Unique work.

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Brown crab, velvet crab and lobster landings in Scotland

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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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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.

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

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.

To my dear furniture

Innovation design and collaborative creativity

By Jiahui Zou (Garffee)


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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

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.

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.

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.

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

Process and visualisations


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Activity Pack

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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