The pictures I took during the process I’ve chosen to print)
Lovely our groupB members:)
Here is pictures that I took during exhibition days. I think that we had a good job.
This is the copy of our draft manifesto translations and the final revised text.
1. Мы страстно относимся к дизайну, провоцирующему споры, в том случае, когда это ведет к конструктивному обсуждению, а не является шокирующим только ради привлечения внимания.
2. Мы страстно относимся к дизайну, выпадающему из контекста; когда он заставляет нас взглянуть на вещи с иной точки зрения, но не
когда это неуместно.
3. Мы страстно относимся к имитации в дизайне; когда он вдохновляется природными или созданными людьми формами, но не крнла он дискредитирует форму, например, бессодержательным повторением.
4. Мы стратсно относимся к любительскому дизайну; когда он является продуктом увлечения и любви к предмету, но не когда он не гарноничен и создается бесцельно.
5. Мы страстно относимся к элементу узнаваемости в дизайне; когда он отвечает человеческим потребностям и интуитивно понятен, но не когда мы хотим быть удивлены.
6. Мы страстно относимся к дизайну, таящему в себе скрытые сюрпризы, когда они повышают ценность объекта, но не когда эти сюрпризы оказываются неприятными.
7. Мы страстно относимся к дизайну, основанному на предположениях, когда он отвечает человеческим потребностям и становится индивидуальным, но не когда он предполагает чрезмерного наличия знаний и навыков.
8. Мы страстно относимся к простому дизайну, освобожденномуот всех ненужных элементов, но не до такой степени, чтобы сделать его непонятным.
9. Мы страстно относимся к дизайну, нарушающему правила, осознаем мы их или нет.
10. Мы страстно относимся к дизайну, который не является решением опреледенной задачи.
I’d like to think as we refined our exhibition from that of an installation, recreating the scene with real objects as close to the originals as possible, to the idea of being slightly subversive and using our own objects replicating those in the images, through to a juxtaposed set-up involving both real objects and a two-dimensional image, we were in fact taking away all unnecessary elements and drawing closer to a completely stripped back installation. We were confident the idea was ready only when there was ‘nothing left to take away’.
“A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.”
— Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“Simplify, then add lightness.”
— Colin Chapman
I have made some A5 Witness Statement Forms for the witness tray (the first image). These are to be printed and bound some how and are to sit in the tray on the plinth, or maybe loose inside a poly wallet? We should fill some in to start the ball rolling… The other two images are where I have taken my references from.
As Sophie said maybe we should separate our individual research into our final big “Police” file. I like the idea so I did a draft about it, even if we have to talk about all infos we should write into it.
While writing down my personal timeline of events, as always my mind run after images and find more easy to visualise things than describing them with words. I don’t know if this is a kind of distinction proper of Illustrators, but It’s always been like this for me.
So I found more interesting sketching some scenes about my personal assumptions of our crime scene; about our ” Sturday 17th” behind the scene’s script.
I tried to recollect all the thoughts and idea I had about our Crime scene, trying to keep in mind all of my reaction and feelings once I faced that scene and all the evidences we recollect from that place.
The main idea goes naturally around Possessions and the meanings of What all these objects we own mean for us ( even or mainly when they are put in an Out of context scenario).
Do our feelings remain unchanged when a thing who’s familiar or extremely important to us is put outside of its/our natural environment.
The whole History well explain the key concept of Human Possesions and How human being make assumptions according on the the details everybody handle with.
This is something I wrote down when we were talking about our possessions and I was going back and forward about if to publish it or not, since when u start thinking about Personal things and possession, everything turns to be so deep connected to who we are, our weakness and our strength.
December 2nd 2012.
“Things that humanly talk.”
It’s always hard to select, make a choice between all the things you own, and going through a further selection among the already chosen one, before moving to another place, another country.
Just few days ago, I heard somebody saying how usually people try to change their personality, try to be somebody else when they decide to move to another place with a different culture.
I also understood how this trying to deny your origin can be dangerous both for yourself and the people who usually interact with you.
This is so true.
And this is probably the reason why we always try to collect as much objects we can from our homes, in a desperate try to feel we the same person we used to be in our natural and every days environment.
The first time I started thinking about “how to make my luggage to London” I though ” well, it’s gonna be easy and light as all the other times I flew around the world”.
But It turned out it was not.
This time I experienced how it feels when somebody ask you ” If u have to run out of the house which will be the first thing and the most important one you would save or simply take with you ignoring all the rest?”
So it began.
I prepared all my stuffs upon my bed. I put there everything i though I couldn’t live without in England. I alway thought I was a simple person. Well, I am, but I thought that the things that surrounded me and described the person I am would have been less than the one completely covered my bed.
It’s like you have to move your entire life, with all its emotions, feelings and history and you have only a small shopping bag.
It turns out that in my simplicity, I collected a lot of too important objects I could not renounce to.
My Barrier was the flight company restrictions about the weight of luggages.
So I started selecting, and then reselecting, moving, taking inside and afar taking out all my history, trying to find the best compromise within me and my real needs.
On one hand There was me, struggling with my past and on the other hand there was my future, probably without a lot of these things.
After 2 days of thoughts, I realized that maybe the balance and its inexorable pointer was right.
If we have enought space usually we are controlled by a strong raptus of recollecting objects, most of them usually are stuff we own just because we liked them in some point of our past.
But is this feeling permanent? Do we really feel the same emotions after an undefined range of time?
I still don’t have a clear answer to this question, but I now Know that many things that we strongly feel essential is just cause we simply got used to them.
Moving to England, I had to leave a part of me ( and already this sounds strange to me) in my house. Most of the thing that I really believed were talking about me, are still there.
So some could say ” why u didn’t take them with you? “.
The answer is that the more u care about something, the more you want to be sure they are in a safe place, like home is.
So, The selection of things I brought with me, are an important part of me as well, but it’s not everything. It’s like a puzzle. You can only choose which part of the portrait you want to take with you, cause you need to see it everyday and you can easily imagine all the rest just using your imagination.
In this way I think I can reconstruct myself everyday.
It could be said that we all try to design this big puzzle called Life, and along the way we can only save some pieces, while trying to complete the picture within ourself.
I still miss something and of course somebody, but I now understood something that before wasn’t so clear to me.
I read this into one of my favorite book :
” you’re trapped in your lovely nest, and the things you used to own, now they own you ” ( fight club, chapter 5)
I now Know it’s true. Cause most of my possessions i thought so essential, I now understand how i can easily live even without. Of course, once back home, looking at them again, I will feel again entrapped; but maybe next time this will be different.
It’s so strange how our perception of the things we own can change according to the place we live. I now prepared even something I probably will take it back to Italy, cause I can manage even without.
And in the end, It turns out that the only irreplaceable thing in my life are the thing who neither a pic can replace the same feeling. All these things is what can warm your heart.
Among all the rest I miss my cat as crazy and my friends.
There’s no social network who can replace the hug of your best friend, the breeze and the waves’ sound close to the sea you’ve been growing up or your cat’s purr.
Just when you thought it was safe, I make another list! There are still some things that need doing before 14th January, if we each do a little, we’ll be done in no time.
Sophie and I completed and sent off the book for the exhibition and it should arrive very soon!
Wishing you all a fab break with family and friends!
Here are some previews:
As discussed on Tuesday – I think its important that the way in which our research is presented ties in with our outcome.
To separate our individual research – should we each have a police/ profile/ page?
Some ideas how to achieve our research:
I wanted to share something I read today that made me laugh:
Eight phases of a project.
“Sometimes presented as six phases of a project. People have passed variations of this project parody around for years. Lawson sites an example seen on a wall of the Greater London Council Architects Department in 1978. More recently, Harold Kerzner offered the variation below. One reason these parodies are popular may be that they contain a large measure of truth.”
Initial run through – we need to finalise our text for submission tomorrow.
Find the simple story in the product, and present it in an articulate and intelligent, persuasive way.
— Bill Bernbach
I’ve posted the format for the book below. This ONLY includes, all our evidence and our stories. Seen with or without the exhibition piece it can work and be read alone as a documentation.
Title Ideas so far:
“Saturday 17th November 2012, 11.30pm”
“The script” (or something similar along these line)
I started by creating a very basic one word per event timeline, I then added in the details I remembered as being important and the reactions I had to each reveal. As I was working my way down the timeline – often jumping forwards and backwards in time as I was filling in the details, I was quite conscious to link back to our manifesto and therefore the reasons this felt like the a good medium for us to convey our feelings about what Design is important to us.