As I’m off to Eygpt on thursday thought I better get some London Design Festival in. Visited the dock today and saw Its nice that and also some of the girls I meet from New designers from Brighton. Got a copy of the incidental…the peoples say on LDF printed in runs of 5000.
Also visited Dreams on Wheels which was meant to be about london cycling culture…not great but had some nice quotes about riding bikes
Also finally by accident visited Kiosk Kiosk today which is a pop up shop that you could apply to sell in for a day or so…I wish I had now…its there till the 4th of October.
Concluesion of todays adventures…I’m tired but got excited about getting on with some of my own design : )
Londontopia is a project I did in a workshop run by the Mobile Workshop Group. My group’s project was on Leisure in Trafalgar Square and the other group had work in the same space. Our project looked at the leisure activity of people watching in this unique space that is controlled through laws and officals to create a space that is an escape from the bombarbment of outside influences that construct our views when we walk around london…or any urban space. People watching is the innocent activity that we engage in every day as we move around in our daily lives. People watching is the act of watching or seeing the people that we see every day in all the imperfection of real life and mundane activity that is what people actually look like.
The work will be displayed as part of a bigger exhibition at the Korean Culture Centre [just off Traflagar Square] which will be open as part of London Design Week. It is open from Wednesday 23rd of September…if your near by check it out!
I have graduated. I liked the robes on other people, they looked good. I like the hoods. Mine just kept falling off. Wearing a dress with buttons doesn’t hold it down. Graduation is fun. I’m glad I went. I wish more people had come. “Never love more than you care.”
I am not a student.
On a family holiday to Berlin we visited the Hamburger Bahnhof, a modern art gallery. Inside the galleries they had this machines that recorded the temperature in the gallery which is pretty standard thing but it intrigued me and I was more interested in it than by much of the art. It seems so out of place to be allowed to see it. I’m not entirely sure why it interested me so much but it did.
We also visited the Tacheles which is an old department store taken over by squatting bars and artists. The artist studio’s are upstairs but to visit you have to overcome the nearly overpower smell of urine. I found the space odd alot of it was just part of a tourist attraction not very good art that relied on the the surrounding environment to get sold with lots of no photography signs but then mixed in with some older guys who seemed like the captured the idea of what the place was or had been.
While other stands polished and cleaned we looked like freaks putting up OSB and hammered up sketches and notes. In deciding what to do with our space at New Designers 09 we had the option of a more standard approach of displaying our work or something different. There was no decision needed. We designed a space of design and interaction that moved from an input wall to an out put wall. The space displayed the process which happens between this two places. In a great few days and even had a great design debate.
[These images were taken by studiomoth ]