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Goldsmiths University’s Thought-Provoking ‘Making Believe’ Exhibition at the London Design Festival

Posted By Ana Lisa On September 22, 2011 @ 1:45 pm In Green Design Events,Green Products,London Design Week | No Comments


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Wee Siong Quek’s Soup for Thought is a book of photographs of the designer’s experience of planting tomatoes, making oil from sunflowers seeds, growing basil and garlic, creating wooden utensils and finally eating the soup.

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Snail and Sellotape. Zhen Li [6]created an animation based on a relationship between a snail and sellotape. A creature from nature and a mass-produced object [7] reflect within their love story how we seek to find another half that reminds us of ourselves.

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‘There’s no certainty as we exist’ by Hwinyoung Jeong [8] explores the relationship of our body with visible and invisible things, such as small wild grasses and bones.

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Through a series of jewelry [9] pieces, as a symbol of eternity, the designer challenges our minds and views of the world.

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‘Species to Species’ by yet another international student, Jen Yoohyun Lee [10], is about provoking and guiding through a novel awareness of nonhuman animals living secretly in ‘human spaces.’ [11]

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Marente Van Der Valk [11]’s latest design is called ‘Getting’ Trashy’. It comprises a collection of recycled lamps made from all sort of things like second-hand dyed clothes [12], toilet parts, cable wheels and pet’s X-Rays that were playfully rescued and given a new personality and function.

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‘No Items’ is a book-project by Thai designer Nattapong Sanpoonsup [13]that explores new ways for using everyday objects.

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Andrew Heber [14] created ‘Self-sufficient Tools for the Urban Nomad’, an eco-friendly kit [15] for people to prepare for life that focuses on the issues of consumption and self-sustainability.

The Goldsmiths University Masters’ projects are about much more than just the outcomes, they are a positive way of thinking about the future and learning while making. With a focus on the process, research, metadesign [16] and critical-design [17], their works are about the way we live or imagine the way we would like to live.

Located at the fantastic underground Mile End Art Pavilion [18], ‘Making Believe’ [3]is on show until the 24th of September.

+ ‘Making Believe’ [3]

+ Goldsmiths University of London [2]

+ London Design Festival 2011 [1]

Photos © Ana Lisa Alperovich for Inhabitat


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URLs in this post:

[1] London Design Festival: http://inhabitat.com/london-design-week/

[2] Goldsmiths University of London: http://www.gold.ac.uk/

[3] ‘Making Believe’: http://www.makingbelieve.co.uk/2011/

[4] Soup for Thought: http://www.makingbelieve.co.uk/2011/Design-Critical-Practice/Quek/

[5]  : http://inhabitat.com/goldsmiths-university%e2%80%99s-thought-provoking-making-believe-exhibition-at-the-london-design-festival/london-design-festival-2011-making-believe-exhibition-2/?extend=1

[6] Zhen Li : http://www.makingbelieve.co.uk/2011/Design-Critical-Practice/LiZhen/

[7] object: http://inhabitat.com/products-2/

[8] Hwinyoung Jeong: http://www.makingbelieve.co.uk/2011/Design-Critical-Practice/Jeon/

[9] jewelry: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=jewelry

[10] Jen Yoohyun Lee: http://www.makingbelieve.co.uk/2011/Design-and-Environment/LeeJen/

[11] : http://www.makingbelieve.co.uk/2011/Design-and-Environment/VanDerValk/

[12] clothes: http://www.ecouterre.com/

[13] Nattapong Sanpoonsup : http://www.makingbelieve.co.uk/2011/Design-Critical-Practice/Sanpoonsup/

[14] Andrew Heber: http://www.makingbelieve.co.uk/2011/Design-Critical-Practice/Heber/

[15] kit: http://inhabitat.com/make-your-own-cardboard-world-with-the-amazing-cools-kit/

[16] metadesign: http://metadesigners.org/tiki/

[17] critical-design: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Critical_design

[18] Mile End Art Pavilion: http://www.towerhamlets.gov.uk/lgsl/451-500/461_parks/mile_end_park/mile_end_art_pavilion.aspx

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