Meeting in Bethnal Green this week for our seminar, rather than at University, we were introduced to the collectively owned space 'The Common House'. The Common House was rented in 2013, with several activist groups contributing towards costs. This was due to a lack of spaces being accessible in the hours needed for the groups to… Continue reading Activist Spaces and the Relationship Between Designers and Social Movements – The Common House
Action can be strategically targeted in specific places to intervene with the operation of a system. In order to have the greatest impact on the audience, organisers consciously consider the place of intervention, to open the way for change. A contemporary example of a point of intervention is the 'Space, not Spikes' protest. This group of artists… Continue reading Points of Intervention
For this research task, we were specifically told not to look at Banksy, which I can understand as by may of those interested in social design, Banksy is considered overrated and is judged for the commercialism of his work. However this commercialism does increase awareness and get his somewhat poignant messages across. It’s important to… Continue reading Brock Davis – Turnstile
Resistance, revolt, revolution and dissent enrich our history and have shaped contemporary society. In the communication of these forms of activism, design has played a key part. The first CTS topic I have chosen for my second year of studying Graphic and Media Design is Design Activism, in which we are exploring how artists and designers within… Continue reading Year 2, CTS – Design Activism
These are the finished outcomes for the 'Eat, Brand, Love' Project, in which I created the brand 'Unomàs'.
Now that first year is over I have time to update my blog a bit more. Several weeks ago, we submitted our 'Catalogued' project in the form of two physical books and a digital PDF of the book; containing the 10 lecture responses and the essay. Here's a few pictures of the catalogues I made,… Continue reading Catalogued Project
The brief requires us to research and develop a proposal for a new independent food brand which aims to start a small chain of 3 food shops in London. The brand shall deliver natural and preservative-free fresh food, in addition to offering a unique customer experience. As a starting point I have laid out initial… Continue reading New Project: Eat, Brand, Love.
"Uncreative writing mirrors the ethos of net neutral advocates, claiming that one way of treating language is materially, focusing on formal qualities as well as communicative ones. ... even in their most abstracted form, letters are embedded with semantic, semiotic, historical, cultural and associative meanings." (Goldsmith, 2011) This lecture continued on from the theme of… Continue reading Language as Material: Materiality and Method – Andrea Mason
Looking at the way the brain works, particularly focusing on the functionality of the two hemispheres; this lecture followed on from Edward's previous, about Line and Memory. In preparation we were asked to read an extract from ‘The Master and His Emissary’ by Iain McGilchrist, 2009. This introduced us to the idea that the left and… Continue reading Left Brain, Right Brain – Harriet Edwards