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Intention & Task

  • Write notes about each brief and think about the benefits and drawbacks that they each offer.
  • What are the main hurdles that they will present you with creatively?

Interests: Typography, storytelling, mental health, poster, book and product design, vulnerability, intimacy, science, illustration, regenerative, simplicity, equality.

Handson | Handoff


Chosen Brief Set:


Creative Conscience is a global movement that improves the communities we live and work in, helping to transform the wider world. They promote socially valuable, human-centred design that enables and inspires people to change their lives and the lives of
those around them for the better.
They do this through their platform, events, education, talks, workshops, annual global awards scheme and through partnerships and collaboration, all to provide inspiration and practical tools to create a positive impact.
Creative Conscience is looking for solutions and provocations that have the potential to inspire action and have a genuine impact. Projects can be conceptual or have the potential to develop into real life-changing solutions.

The Creative Conscience briefs can be accessed at:

Terresa Monochino Lecture Notes


Campaigned | Exhibition | Something New?

  1. Open:


The Open Brief is your chance to
create a project that deals with any
issue you’re passionate about solving
to create a fairer, healthier and more
sustainable world. Identify something
that isn’t working in the world around
you and look for a solution, however
big or small.

Benefits: Freedom and space to create a visual design to align with passions with fewer restrictions.

Hurdles: Too much space could lend to less focus and guidelines.

1.0 To reduce the quantity of homecare & fragrance products to reduce plastic use and freshwater contamination of unnecessary synthetic surfactants, microplastics and polymers.

2.0 Raise awareness of miss-represented parent effects on mental ill health

The above will fall into this bracket.

2. Health and Wellbeing:


guideline limits containing high levels
of pollutants; more than 10% of the
the worldwide population now suffer from
mental health disorders, and 1 in 10
people worldwide work 50 hours or
more per week. Evidence suggests
that long work hours may impair
personal health, jeopardise safety
and increase stress.

Benefits: Mental ill health is aligned with passions and personal preferences.

This is your chance to create a
project that deals with the issue
of improving human health and
Identify something in this topic that
isn’t working in the world around you
and look for a solution, however big
or small.

Hurdles: this is quite specific and perhaps focuses on air pollution and the effects of COVID-19.

2. Social Issues


Meanwhile, social isolation is the
the biggest cause of premature death.
Low levels of ‘inclusiveness’ and
‘equality’ worldwide is causing
‘belonging’ to be the most
dissatisfied element of the human


This topic lies with inclusivity and the matter of why people are lying about their child’s parentage. What social and religious structures are enforcing this? How compassion and yoga of intimacy can be the solution in promoting connection, self-compassion and acknowledgement of belonging for those who are unknowingly misrepresented parentage.

Hurdles: My family are okay with this being made public, and considering social impact, wording and enough research are placed sensitively to drive awareness and navigate away from blame to propose a compassionate and implementable solution.

4: Climate Crisis


Benefits: Falls in line with the innovative ideas to drive massive change in the use of plastics for homecare products and reduce contaminants from washing machines to drinking water.

01: can you help stop negative things in the world

  • How might your project help people, businesses and nations to use natural
    resources in a way that does not harm natural ecosystems?
    This could be related to things like biomass (wood and wood waste, municipal
    solid waste, landfill gas and biogas, ethanol, biodiesel), hydropower,
    geothermal energy and wind and solar energy.


5: The Natural World

Notes: Biodiversity is not aligned with the projects I am currently interested in.

Benefits: Improvements in the specific areas of the natural world.

Hurdles: It would take some time to research and align with this topic, and for that reason, I will not go ahead with this.

6: Education and Learning

Notes: Education is a topic that interests me regarding the current Western education system and the lack of real-world intimate approaches and promotion of family bonding and connection. How sex education and feminine cyclical health and understanding could be introduced to develop an understanding of health and sexual health.

Benefits: Improved sexual, biological and compassion between the sexes from a young age, educating simple techniques such as breathing and moving and compassionate communication to help build resilience to mental ill health and form a stronger connection and community.

Hurdles: I am not directly linked to the current education system and would prefer to work with a project I have a deeper understanding of within my time frame.

7: Bonus Audio Brief

Notes: I could fall in line to create a podcast, an aspiration and a collaborative discussion I have had with another stakeholder.

Benefits: Raise awareness through audio podcasts, teaching and unlearning through sound.

Hurdles: Within the time frame we have, it is not feasible.

Values Aligned?:



Lecture Note Snapshot

How to identify new projects and industry opportunities: Lecture week 5.

Execution is HOW | Idea is WHAT | Research and the idea is WHY!



Random regenerative ideas

Follow on from w_1 – 4:

A visit to Ozu Washi Tokyo this week to better understand traditional paper-making forms in Japan. Below is presented a printed documented sheet of the process. I will create a short video to share the process and learnings.

Ink removing printers

Reusing ink and paper!
It is not entirely related to the topic I would like to explore, yet it is indirectly related to my conflict with the last project—Digital vs Tangible. If paper can be used, this could be an excellent opportunity to find the balance between digital and tangible printed publications. I would love to know your thoughts. This is new; I found it super cool and wanted to share.

Dissolvable soap paper

Plastic reduction

Weekly Fieldwork Japan

Field Work: Tokyo Paper Making

Critical Reflection

Reviewing all of the briefs is a challenge; therefore, based on trust and intuition, I choose to check the six presented above. Deciding and focusing on a simple brief, offering a solution, and developing the topic and format is proving to be a challenge, and we will review through a decision matrix and discussion in the tutorial.


Sarah Pink. 2019. Doing Sensory Ethnography. pp. 5 – 59.

Richard Sennett. The Craftsman. pp. 5 – 28

Falmouth University. 2023. [Accessed 31/10/23].

Week 5 Lecture: 2023. [Accessed 04/11/23]

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