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To develop and evolve personal practice and self-identity by engaging with creative questions at the forefront of graphic design and contemporary needs.
To develop and evolve personally
1_ Studio Practice portfolio 80%
2_ Presentation submission 20%
3_ Blog update 0%
In this second lecture, we continue to present our creative practitioner interview series, which provides professional insight into developing a self-initiated project.
This week, the creative practitioners answer the following questions:
– How do you visualise and develop your initial ideas?
– What are your points of inspiration, theories and references?
Subject Specific to do….
- see week 1
Lecture Note Snapshot
Sketch then develop further digitally
Find a framework that works for you. Using concrete examples to show visually the process of developing ideas. Maps and infographics.
“Use the Tool you know how to” Vince Frost.
Sketching on the iPad and research are primary strengths; therefore, I will focus on this through adequate research channels and visuals to conceptualise and capture the essence and delivery of the research question.
Outline potential collaborators.
Use of the senses to explore and be inspired. Vince Frost, selecting opportunities to improve or elevate. Immersion of a project and a person intimately. We are being inspired by the world around us and noticing the noticed.
TWO WORD IDEAS. Excel spreadsheet collects inspiration ideas. If you like people’s work, reach out and think about what is attractive to them. (ex. Ideas of how to make someone money?)
Paper | Ink | Scent | Nature | Home
Being a part of the Heart of Yoga Teacher Untraining has been the main inspiration for the topic, along with insight and support from Frauke. The inspiration was birthed when the teacher, Mark Whitwell, asked what inspired us to be here after attending three trainings/ gatherings this year. My answer was ‘because it feels like home’; the comment was sincere and prompted reflecting on what cultivates a sense of home, even when you are not technically at ‘home’.
I want to approach this project in a way that does not insinuate I am fixing a problem, to be inspired by experience through the senses and intimate relationship with them. I will construct a questionnaire to collate qualitative and quantitative information from a broad scope of participants globally to curiously explore what cultivates a sense of home and what aspects of the known and unknown senses and activities play a role.
Delivery of the information will be in the format of a magazine.
Colours inspired Japanese Autumn
Inspired by the beauty of Japan and the changing season and a natural representative of death and letting go. Which has been a massive part of my journey and has led to my understanding of a sense of home. External factors cannot be controlled and cultivating a sense of home from within often requires letting go to create space as the leaves leave the tree for new.
HOME IS SELF | THE SELF IS HOMEGenna
Having so much information is a challenge; after the tutorial with Stuart, I can focus on a visual representation of the topic and information. I am drawn to the idea of a magazine concept. I want to remain considerate of adding unnecessary paper products and consider regenerative project ideas that encourage intimacy and connections and visually express them. Tutorials have been vital in helping to shape focus and direction; this challenge is to maintain it.
Sarah Pink. 2019. Doing Sensory Ethnography. pp. 5 – 59.
Richard Sennett. The Craftsman. pp. 5 – 28
Falmouth University. Lecture Week 2. 2023. https://flex.falmouth.ac.uk/courses/1239/pages/week-2-lecture-ideas-craft-and-context?module_item_id=66432 [Accessed October 2023]. http://ordinary-magazine.com/ [Accessed 9/10/2023]