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INTRODUCTION & RESEARCH OUTLINE

CATALOGUE OF MARKET BUILDING TYPOLOGY

VISIBILITY OF MARKETS

PUBLIC MARKETS AS SOCIALIZING PLATFORM

INTRODUCTION TO PROJECT SITE

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

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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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'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

Yasmine Amani 2020 Degree Show

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

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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

Inner City

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Inner City

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Inner City

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INNER CITY

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Inner City

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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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Films in 1994-2

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

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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Don't Forget There's More

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

THE AMAZON IS ON FIRE

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

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.

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.

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.

WechatIMG1014

part3 and part4

Window extension 1

The prototype design of the window extension can be adjusted according to different Windows and space size, to achieve a more flexible external space for the residences.

View through the frame

From the opening of the device itself and the hollow form of the external bridge space, zoom out visual sense is formed, which represent the concept of ‘aperture’, but it could also be a ‘Pause button’ for people to get access or not

Extension for working leisure

This space expresses the concept of a ‘security blanket ’, and the picture shows the leisure time during work. From this point of view, the translucent glass acts as a vague protective barrier.

Elevation_2 Night

Functional changes can provide new entertainment for surrounding residents at night

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TELEPORTATION GANTRY

SCANNING PROCESS

TELEPORTATION MOVEMENT

Present in several places at the same time.

Chronophotography helped revealing the actual path of the body movement and the invisible lines between the body and space.

Project Site - Guest Space.

One Minute sculpture

Engaging the body with the guest space against in unconventional ways to enhance the user's spatial awareness.

Finger Extensions

Reconstructing the body through movement techniques, technology and costumes

Egyptian Halls/ Ground floor floorplan

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

Material bank

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

Section

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

Axonometric view of the ground floor

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

Café

Perspective view of the ground floor café.

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The 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.

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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.

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.

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Background

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

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

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CONCEPT.

How to make essential oil dishwashing detergent.

How to make orange peel dishwashing tool.

SCENT TIMER

This product is a scent timer that uses smell to express time and gradually reduces students' procrastination. The Pomodoro clock and time setting function can help users manage time. It can also create environments that belong to different modes so that users can be more focused when studying and more relaxed when resting. Switching between different smells can remind users to change states at the right time, thereby preventing them from delaying their original plan. The product is composed of scent bottle, diffuser and wireless charging board

PROCRASTINATOR BEHAVIOR MAPPING

Procrastination is very common among students. 80%-95% of students say they procrastinate to some extent (Piers, 2007). So my target group is the students aged from 19-25. People have a high demand for reducing procrastination (from kwfinder.com) because procrastination has adverse effects on students' body and mind (Fuschia, 2002), such as getting bad grades (Ronald, 2016), lack of sleep (Katharina, 2019 ). Also, students with procrastination will feel pressure, distress, and guilt, which can lead to psychological problems (Fuschia, 2006)

SCENT TIMER

This product is mainly used at home. When procrastinator study, the Pomodoro Clock can make him more focused and take a break after 25 mins work. When the procrastinator has a rest, the time setting can prevent him from forgetting time flies and plans because he is addicted to the Internet. There is a video to show how it works (link).

Daniel Blake Minstrel A3 Poster

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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

Render of the "standard" layout.

Exploded View

Video Prototype

This is a video prototype showing off how this product would work.

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Envisioned usage

Concept Generation

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

Grow-it-Yourself Consideration

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

Material Selection

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

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

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

Name: Interview with Lingmei Huang Photo: Kehan Liu

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

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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)

Pause or Pay campaign

emerging commons

www.emergingcommons.com

emerging commons community map

emerging commons walking exercises

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Authority and Freedom: Testing the Context

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

Control Alter Delete

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

Mask On

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

Throne

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

Virus with shoes

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

ÚNA Fest

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

Seen in the Dusk

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

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

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’.

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

'Ghost Mushrooms' 2020

outdoor installation of plaster sculptures

'Disturbed Forest' 2020

digital collage

'Remnant' 2020

digital sculpture, metal dish rack and plaster

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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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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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Self Portrait with Mullet Sheep

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Times of Entanglement

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Study for Self Portrait with Mullet Sheep

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Study for Times of Entanglement

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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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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.

To my dear furniture

Innovation design and collaborative creativity

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Solution

Furniture History Booklet

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

Solution

Service blueprint

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

Solution

Process

Doric Town

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

Collaborating for a zero-waste fashion community

Data Analysis

Data Analysis

Qualitative Research Method

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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Overview

Motivations

Data Analysis

Data Synthesis

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.

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.

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

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

Process and visualisations


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Activity Pack

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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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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Helping people keep away from insomnia


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Product

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

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

Dream and emotion steps

Example

Being sustainable not for sustainability

Research

HMW & Ideation

User journey map

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

Death Avoidance

From early research and interviews, I discovered death is still a taboo topic in many Western societies including the UK. Thinking and talking about dying and death is unlikely unless you've had some experience with it. Most conversations about death happen close to the end of life.


Death as a taboo subject can have substantially negative consequences; unnecessary fear about the process of dying, not receiving preferred treatment and care, and not dying in a preferred place. Families, doctors, and carers often do not have the vocabulary and confidence to talk about it, meaning people are often unaware they are dying in the first place. How can we encourage these conversations to happen earlier to ensure people experience a good death? How can we promote death literacy in the wider society?

Death Literacy

Following further desk research, video interviews, and autoethnography, three key areas for death literacy were identified.


Reflection & conversation: reflecting and discussing end of life wishes and what it means to have a good death.


Knowledge & skills: giving people practical knowledge about supporting themselves and others in having a good death.


Planning & preparation: highlighting the ways and importance of planning for end of life before falling seriously ill.