Critical and Material Culture: Week 3.

In today’s session we learnt about critical design and that critical design is.¬†Critical design, questions the underlying assumptions and critiques the technology industry and market driven limitations. Critical design hopes to turn negative into a positive to inspire change and raise awareness, it is adapting to reveal relevance. ‘Critical design are testimonials to question whatContinue reading “Critical and Material Culture: Week 3.”

Critical Material Culture: Week 2.

In today’s session we have learnt about the importance of the washing machine in design as it has given people freedom. It allows people to dictate when they would like their clothes to be washed. however it explains to us how your social freedom can be taken away with these technical advances: Freedom = freedomContinue reading “Critical Material Culture: Week 2.”

Critical Material Culture: Week 1.

Rethinking Material culture To start off the first session of constellation , we looked at a ted talk by Professor Stuart Walker and what he was arguing for or against with the idea of ‘We can, but should we?’Walker argues for the quadruple bottom line and for a wisdom economy, he therefore argues that weContinue reading “Critical Material Culture: Week 1.”

The fashion behind the Hippie and Punk Movement.

Week 1:¬† For our first session in our new topic of constellation, we started of by discussing what we are going to cover within this new study group as well as going over what is needed within the summative assessment in which we will have at the end of the 7 weeks of lectures. InContinue reading “The fashion behind the Hippie and Punk Movement.”

Constellation: Toy’s, What are the Myths?

We began todays session by reading Barthes passage on toys. He goes on to say how French toys mean something which is constituted by the myths of adult life, meaning the toys in which they create prepare children for adult life, such as preparing a girl to be a mother by producing dolls that peeContinue reading “Constellation: Toy’s, What are the Myths?”

Constellation: Mythology and Industrial life.

In this weeks constellation we started of by reviewing posters on food advertisements from years ago. This advertisement to the left is from 1940. from looking at the advertisement to me it seems as if they are selling a luxurious item, something you would have as the main course for a big meal or atContinue reading “Constellation: Mythology and Industrial life.”

Constalletion: Introduction into Myth Making in Art and Design.

We started of in our first session of constellation by thinking about what myths are, they are normally linked with legends, parables, they are passed on, somethings that may not be true but are widely believed by many. Within art and design myths can be used as a type of propaganda. We looked at videoContinue reading “Constalletion: Introduction into Myth Making in Art and Design.”