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Friday, 29 October 2010

fruit


tomato are a british design collaborative - there work is graphically stimulating - they also designed the website for field operations - the practice for james corner - the author of the text you have been asked to read... (he was also the landscape designer for the high line in nyc...)

TOMATO LINK
FIELD OPERATIONS

Thursday, 28 October 2010

Mapping Workshop



More reading on mapping... No. 05 + 07

05 James Corner - Eidetic Operations

07 Atelier Bow Wow's Guide to the 13th arrondissment of Paris

(by Monday please)

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Reading Reference No. 04 + 06


As essentail preperation for the site visit please read the following texts before Thursday (download from Brookes Virtual):

04 Kevin Lynch : City image and its elements

06 Felix Barker: Crime and scandal

Ring of Steel LINK

Thu 28 Oct - London site visit

Meet you 10:00 am at
97-99 Whitechapel High Street.
Closest tube: Aldgate East (City & Hammersmith or District Line)

Full day 'outdoor' event - bring warm colthing!

Equipment:
Pen (various colours), sketchbook, camera, audio, scale ruler, tape...?


LINK MAP
LINK TFL JOURNEY PLANNER

Monday, 25 October 2010

ethics over aesthetics


recent posts from Mr Woods that are resonant with form follows performance viewpoint:
LINK 1
LINK 2
LINK 3

Power cut


Due to this afternoon's Gypsy Lane power cut and closure, Unit A tutorials have moved to the Toscana Cafe at Headington shops.

Saturday, 23 October 2010

Reading Reference No.03

It's time for another bit of reading to help sharpen your thoughts on the principles you employ for your 1:1.
Please read 'Vandalism as a productive force' by Michael Zinganel.

A reminder: Reference your sources of reflection / inspiration / discourse alongside your design process towards the formulation of your personal agenda.

Friday, 22 October 2010

message to all


please can you all upload the first post to this blog - LINK HERE -we need to get the links to the main ref webpage - PLUS it enable CP to pass comments to CJ for mondays session... cheers.

Thursday, 21 October 2010

UPLOAD 01 - TO THIS BLOG...


COMPLICIT INFRASTRUCTURES

cheers
cp

Design Criminals


About ‘Design Criminals’

There are certain things that are beyond the normal canon of design activity. These are things that you won’t see in design magazines or museums. Things that are so ingrained in everyday experience that they don’t necessarily register as design acts. But they are things that nevertheless display their own aesthetic, material and formal frameworks in ways that make them fully fledged design subcultures.

LINK HERE

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

de-con-conk

LINK HERE

Mobile forms of urban surveillance

Crimes caught on Google Street View
LINK

Saturday, 16 October 2010

Den-sity Des-ign


Some clear graphics -
LINK HERE
AND HERE: information aesthetics.Where form follows data.

Axo's with time...


Artist Tom Ngo...
LINK

Model Inspiration...


Wood and Paper...
LINK

Ring of Steel


'Ring of Steel: Entering the Panopticon’ is a psychogeographical exploration by Henrietta Williams and George Gingell, that traverses both the ancient and contemporary systems of defence around the Square Mile.
The project will be exhibited as part of the forthcoming festival ‘This is Not a Gateway’ in London, October 22nd-24th 2010


LINK
LINK EXHIBITION

Friday, 15 October 2010

Bobbies on the tweet - police go online

"The experiment was designed to demonstrate the police's role as social workers as well as law enforcers. By the afternoon, the force had received almost 1,500 calls during the first 10 hours. The tweets being written by the public relations' team rather than frontline officers, who were presumably doing real police work at the time. They monitored calls about robbery, assault, rape, indecent exposure and threats to kill as well as more random and mundane calls...."

GUARDIAN LINK

AM_03 Editorial



Turning Pages


new Book - will be in the library soon-ish...

Turning Pages
Editorial Design for Print Media Release Date: September 2010
ISBN: 978-3-89955-314-7
Editors: R. Klanten, S. Ehmann
Language: English
Features: 272 Pages, full color, hardcover
Format: 24 × 30 cm

BOOK PREVIEW

Thursday, 14 October 2010

A little treat

For those of you who enjoyed City Of Glass and have a weakness for comics...

http://depositfiles.com/files/dika0gebd

http://gigaimg.com/images/52020

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Recording your Armoured Response


Think carefully about how you record the (re)action of your amoured response - magnum photos is reknown for its photographic archive and might provide some inspiration on how to set up, compose and arrange your photographic records. Be careful with lighting, participants (what kind of people, real vs alien, night / day?) and ultimate selection.

MAGNUM PHOTOS

ASSOCIATED POST

Sunday, 10 October 2010

If Looks could Kill


The Library Kills by Boudicca
A Killer, all his victims and crimes - Found in the Platform13 Library. The story unfolded by looking through random books to compile a Story/Film/Evidence. This was a film comissioned by Fashion in Film Festival London 'If Looks could Kill' 10-31 May 2008

LINK

The festival had an excellent programme of classic Films exploring the compelling links between cinema, fashion, crime and violence. Tackling themes such as disguise, the expression of desire, juvenile delinquency and the corruption of beauty, the festival features a string of underworld characters and their prosecutors whose highly effective costume, styling and sartorial gestures helped define cinematic genres from detective to thriller, gangster, film noir and horror.



FASHION IN FILM LINK

12 Blocks


loom studio
"Our premise was to evaluate the virtues and deficiencies of concrete block and its full life-cycle, identify specific pragmatic changes that could occur, and conduct physical design research within new pragmatic limits. Guided by these limits, we have strived to improve upon the performance and character of concrete block."

LINK HERE

Drill Baby, Drill


D&S+F @ Maxxi:

a robot guides the movement of an electric drill that randomly perforates one of the walls of the museum, creating an apparently chaotic pattern.

LINK HERE

DS+R


BE YOUR SELF
PERFORMANCE: ADELAIDE FESTIVAL, AUSTRALIA, 2010

This dance piece, in collaboration with Garry Stewart and the Australian Dance Theatre, investigates the concept of self by re-presenting conventions we use to convince ourselves of a singular ‘I’. Dance, spoken text, video graphics and architecture are used to collapse the underpinnings of who we think we are by reframing the relationship between ‘I,’ and our physical, mechanical bodies. As part of this inquiry, DS+R designed a white fabric covered wall that moves from upstage to down, out of which body parts emerge and interact and moving images are projected.

LINK HERE

Exactitudes


They call their series Exactitudes: a contraction of exact and attitude. By registering their subjects in an identical framework, with similar poses and a strictly observed dress code, Versluis and Uyttenbroek provide an almost scientific, anthropological record of people’s attempts to distinguish themselves from others by assuming a group identity. The apparent contradiction between individuality and uniformity is, however, taken to such extremes in their arresting objective-looking photographic viewpoint and stylistic analysis that the artistic aspect clearly dominates the purely documentary element.

LINK HERE

AR Archive


An online archive of articles and texts - here is one by Reyner Banham on Brutalism...
free registration required...
LINK HERE

The Original Copy


Photographing sculpture at MOMA...
Image: Bruce Nauman (American, born 1941). Waxing Hot from Eleven Color Photographs. 1966–67/1970/2007
LINK HERE

Whitechapel 2 - Starts 11th October


ITV LINK H

Friday, 8 October 2010

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

AM_01 Drawing Process

Monday, 4 October 2010

Tue 5 Oct at RIBA - Edouard Fran├žois


Join Paris based Edouard Fran├žois for the RIBA's Ozolins Lecture 2010. Having become one of the main protagonists of international green architecture, his work focuses on context, environment, landscape, economy and innovation, with designs that integrate both the natural and built environments.

LINK HERE

Friday, 1 October 2010

Request

Please e-mail us one key image (file size less than 1MB !) of your last year's design project (Everyone) with title and your dissertation topic (Y3 only).

The Double Event, 30th September...


...and how the myth about Jack the Ripper contributes to saftey in Aldgate.