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July 2, 2014 - No Comments!

NEW PROJECT – Pulse by Nissan

Last year (2013) in May I had the chance to present this exciting project at Nissan Design Europe as part of the MA Textile Futures (now Material Futures) course. I wasn't able to upload it before because of the privacy agreement but finally here it is.

The name of the project was Emerging Cities / Emerging Trends and the idea was, as the name indicates, to explore the emerging behaviours and scenarios in cities that are now witnessing accelerated growth.

Fulfiling a personal fascination with spies I chose Moscow between three cities (Lagos, Nairobi and Moscow) and you can see the results here.

Enjoy!

 

El año pasado (2013) en mayo tuve la oportunidad de presentar este interesante proyecto en las oficinas de Nissan Design Europe como parte del MA Textile Futures (ahora Material Futures). No podía publicarlo antes por motivos de privacidad pero finalmente acá está.

El nombre del proyecto era Emerging Cities / Emerging Trends (Ciudades emergentes / Tendencias Emergentes) y la idea era, tal como el nombre lo indica, explorar los patrones de comportamiento y contextos emergentes en ciudades que presencian un crecimiento acelerado.

Satisfaciendo una fascinación personal con los espías escogí Moscú entre tres ciudades (Lagos, Nairobi y Moscú) y los resultados los pueden ver acá.

Espero lo disfruten.

June 30, 2014 - No Comments!

IMMINENT BODY – 2057

Timeframe for the project with stills from 2001 and Blade Runner

Timeframe for the project with stills from 2001 and Blade Runner. Extract from critical text handed in on May 2014

 

I used the two movies I consider to be more successful in terms of defining a specific year for the project.

It could not be less ​than 37 years but as 2014 + 37 = 2051 that sounds a bit weak or "too near". We are conditioned in a way to remember certain numbers better than others. According to Pythagoras' number theory both movies' years are masculine years (even). I decided for 2057 because seven (7) or Heptad is considered a perfect number. It also has among its names Fortune and Occasion "because it occurs casually and opportunely to everything".1

So, a little bit about the scenario in 2057 and the pieces I developed for the project:

What can happen with society if it is now forced to interact and understand things and devices in a different way?

How can textiles enable us to envision our ability to comprehend the boundaries and outcomes of the interaction between conscious materials and us? ​

The piece focuses its attention in materials now considered as objects and what is a device. The dialogue we will be able to have with materials that are no longer obedient executors of our will but a more autonomous entity that will demand different ways of handling and tools that suit this new nature in order to work with them.

 

June 27, 2014 - No Comments!

IMMINENT BODY – TIMELINES

June 27, 2014 - No Comments!

This is the book I handed in as part of the final material for MA Textile Futures.

The cover is made of 100% linen fabric, screenprinted at Central Saint Martins in London and it has the wonderful logo designed by Comunas Unidas for the project in bright white paste.

The font used is Australis and the white paper is Monadnock 118 gsm.

The two copies were printed and bound in London by myself and they include two folding timelines that I will soon upload as larger images for you to see them.

Thanks to Hugo Fleming and Cristian Lorca and to Imogen at the dye and print workshop in CSM.

June 27, 2014 - No Comments!

IMMINENT BODY – Work in Progress video

This video shows the concept behind my project Imminent Body.

What if Artificial Intelligence becomes a reality in the mid future? We may be able to see it as part of our everyday objects and materials that we see today as "dumb" will transform into conscious entities.

I imagined textile manufacturing as an act of programming, where behaviours are mixed just as today is done with different features from different yarns.

 

If you can't see the video here's the Vimeo link: Body WIP

January 16, 2014 - No Comments!

BIG DATA

Come and see the project of MA Textile Futures first year students at the Lethaby Gallery in Central Saint Martins!
How can biology help solve critical issues connected to the explosion of data?
 
If a living material can store data, how do we design with it?