After missing the majority of the Pecha Kuchas this term, thanks to an unedning stream of deadlines –this is neither the time or the place to argue whether these were necessary or not– I made the effort to attend the final session before easter. Each PK was presented by a, rather scared, first year CSAD Graphic Communication student.
Chris based his presentation on objects he had around him while thinking of what to present about. His collection of objects inspire him in his every day life. It’s interesting to see how objects in a working environment have more meaning to us than we first realise. We each have a collection of inspiration gathered together from our own strange worlds. Kinda makes you think twice about throwing out that “useless” object you’ve had hanging around for years. What will you do if you throw out something that secretly inspires you every day…
Lucille chose to use her twenty slides to walk us through some of her favorite album covers and gig posters. In todays download culture, it was refreshing to hear someone speak passionately about the tangible artwork connected to music.Is this breed of artwork at risk because of our growing addiction to the download? Can we afford to let it die when it is still apparent that music art is so important to young designers?
Basing his entire presentation on “One Red Paperclip”, the story of Kyle MacDonald who swapped a giant red paperclip for a house, in 2005. -you’d be hard pushed to get a bedsit for it now. This just goes to show how important it is to have the gift of the gab to get to where you want to be. You also need to know the worth of productions and services change from person to person.
Dan likes lightbulbs… more specifically, designer lightbulbs. A trend that seems to be growing in the 21st century. Ephemeral objects, while traditionally designed to blend into the background and carry out their soul purpose. With a designers influence everyday objects like lightbulbs are being transformed into mini discoveries. Pieces of beauty you would not normally see unless you were looking for it. Is this a result of our ambitions of sustainability? An attempt to give the temporary an extendable life as a designer piece? Or is it a subtle way to encourage us ti buy energy efficent lightbulbs by making them more attractive?
Pecha Kucha is a dangerous thing. It gives me more questions then answers, and I rarely have time to even attempt to answer them all 😦