Research HighlightsCase Studies &Possible Outcome StoryboardJennifer W. ShepardProfessor JR GuilfoyleDirected ResearchFall 2011
Work GroupsProblem =Lack of Community in Work EnvironmentSolution = Jellyhttp://workatjelly.com/Provides Meet-ups so that peoplecan work together and collaborate• Jelly is a “casual working event.” It is a website that aims to bring people together in a home, coffee shop, or office to work for the day. Jelly provides chairs, sofas, wireless internet, and interesting people to talk to or collaborate with. It provides a perfect outlet for those who are freelancing• Many designers and developers have joined, also product designers, photographers, writers, etc.• People come to Jelly for “fresh ideas and a change of pace... no matter what you do or what you create, you’re welcome to come to Jelly and share your talent and learn from others.”
Advocacy Groups/CollectivesProblem =How to advocate for womenHow to advocate for female artistsHow to manage a collectiveSolution=Guerilla Girls Broadbandhttp://ggbb.org/Guerilla Girls & Guerilla Girls Broadband: Inside Story “Art Journal Summer 2011- p 89-101This article was written by one of the founding membersof the Guerilla Girls Broadband and describes the adventof the formation of the Guerilla Girls and how the groupeventually broke off into sects due to internal powerstruggles. It talks about the politics of running a collective,GGBB’s transition into advocacy involving politics outsideof the feminist realm and goes on to discuss their transi-tion into a less exclusive group.
Education GroupsProblem: The Rising Cost of College Education I nefficacy of College Programs in Preparing Students for Job MarketSolution = Skillsharehttp://www.skillshare.com/Community Based Initiative in WhichMembers Meet up and Teach Each otherSkillshare is a group that organizes classes taught by peoplewithin the community and organizes meet-ups for classes.“Neighborhoods, communities and cities are really the world’sgreatest universities. Our platform helps make the exchange ofknowledge easy, enriching, & fun.”
Economic ModelProblem = Slowing World Economy Limited ResourcesSolution = Plentitudehttp://www.julietschor.com/Plentitude is an economic model that suggests thatwe change our perceptions toward work, money,materialism, etc.
Design/Art PublicationProblem = sharing new cutting edge art with public questioning traditional design/art categories reporting on local emerging trendsSolution = Hyperallergichttp://hyperallergic.com/Hyperallergic is an online arts journal that covers localgalleries, emerging artists and fashion/design trends. comment by purveyor of magazine in which the subject in question is Fashion Art, and the question posed is “What is Art?” Purveyor argues that it is a mission of the magazine to explore these kinds of questions.
Design/Art PublicationProblem = sharing new design/art with public circumventing gallery system and/or traditional cultural publicationsSolution = Linehttp://line-ajournal.com/Line is an online journal that showcases cutting edgeart and design projects. It is unique in that it does notdistinguish between most forms of cultural expression,it merely reports.
Design Advocacy/Educational ModelProblem = engaging communities through design educating designers to create sustainable projects that engage communitiesSolution = Firebelly Designhttp://firebellydesign.com/Firebelly Design’s Firebelly University seeks to unite studentswith real world clients. It is “a new entrepreneurial incubatorprogram, teaching people with a social awareness and pas-sion for design to make a more just society.” In one project,students collaborated with BeyondMedia, a company thatcreated a public video installation and companion websitecalled Women and Prison: A Site for Resistance. “While theexhibit and site successfully engaged viewers outside prisons,Beyondmedia wanted to reconnect with the women inside bygiving them a voice through the tangible media of a print.” Sothey collaborated to create zine which was written using thestories of the women inside and distributed among them.
Design AdvocacyProblem = advocating for women who have been incarcerated engaging the public to educate about incarceration of womenSolution = Women and Prison: ASite for Resistancehttp://womenandprison.org/BeyongMedia created a website to facilitate interactionbetween the under-represented group
Design Advocacy examples of entries by exhibition goersProblem = exposing issues about the environment visually archiving the waste of an individual family to promote awarenessSolution = Squanderlesshttp://squanderless.com/Squanderless is a project by professor, artist anddesigner Jean Brennan. She catalogued anddocumented the domestic waste of her familyof four for a period of time. The project culminatedin an exhibition, which invited viewers to participateby submitting their own drawings and statementsabout the item they throw away the most frequently. project website
Design AdvocacyProblem = circumventing the gallery system offering exposure for emerging artists exposing art to the public changing the urban landscape using design to communicate about artSolution = ArtBridgehttp://art-bridge.org/ installation views of Artbridge projectsArtBridge is a group that creates public installations ofemerging artists’ works. “ArtBridge seeks to enhancethe urban experience by transforming overhead con-struction scaffolding into temporary art installations...Using proprietary vinyl material, ArtBridge installslarge-scale works by emerging artists directly onto thescaffold’s panel surfaces, taking art out of galleries andinto the public realm.” Artbridge was founded by artistand designer, Rodney Durso. Rodney uses his designskills to showcase emerging artists and to bring art tothe public in a new and innovative way.
Education Speaking of the Bauhaus, Ellert goes on to say that the Bauhaus “was a practical educational establishment withproblem= a strong bias toward manual training (145).” The article applying art to industry goes onto discuss Josef Albers contribution to the Bauhaus stating that he taught the Bauhaus’ preliminary merging art and design education design course which involved the creation of physical 3-dimensional forms to give the students an opportunity merging art and life to learn about the materials and the relationships of the materials. This coursework was designed to spark theSolution= The Bauhaus School students imaginative and creative faculties. The article of Art and Design also discusses the fact that the Bauhaus operated in the “craftsman tradition” and emphasized stringent planning for each project. The Bauhaus also “stressed the inter- relationship between art and life and art and craft”(149).article 1= Workshops encouraged students to learn trades such asEllert, JoAnn C. “The Bauhaus and Black Mountain College.” cabinetry, weaving and more. Penn State University Press 24.3 (1972): 144-152. Print.abstract=This article discusses the relationship between theBauhaus and Black Mountain College and the continuationof teaching ideologies in the later. The article discusses thecontributions of Joseph and Anni Albers, Black MountainCollege founder, John Andrew Rice, and the theories andmethodologies of Walter Gropius, founder of the Bauhaus.The article discusses the fact that Gropius sought to “[em-phasize] the pragmatic, life-oriented approach to educationespoused by John Dewey, a philosopher who believed that“in every human being there exists latent artistic powerswhich need only to be awakened.”
Advocacy, Branding, CrossDisciplinary Collaborationproblem = advocating for a consumer base advocating for women m aintaining and reflecting an established brand creating corporate identity through crowdsourcingsolution = Glamour Reel Momentshttp://www.glamalert.com/reelmoments-2011/Glamour Reel Moments is a collaboration between read-ers, celebrities and Glamour Magazine. The project utilizesstories submitted by readers as the basis for short filmsthat are posted to the website. The movies each illustratea story inspired by a reader, that addresses a women’sissue or something related. The first story, “A Proper Send-Off” is about a woman diagnosed with breast cancer. Thesecond movie, “Kalien” is about autism, and the third movie,“Free Hugs” is about the emotional toll of a bad break-up.Glamour states that the project is intended to allow morewomen a hand at directing, while illustrating real life storiesand overall “empowering” women.
Design Advocacy/Fine ArtProblem= creating community through collaboration representing the nature of a community crossing design/art boundaries circumventing the gallery systemSolution=The Brooklyn Love Exchangehttp://brooklynloveexchange.blogspot.com/The Brooklyn Love Exchange is a project by artist, textilesdesigner and educator, Iviva Olenick. During this project,Olenick collected stories and accounts from Brooklynitesfor an entire year. She embroidered their stories into anon-linear book or “blog” as she often refers to her work,illustrating the stories through the use of embroidered type.She also created a map of the borough uses direct quotesfrom each of the participants. The project culminated in anexhibition at the Muriel Guipen Gallery in Carol GardensBrooklyn and continues to live on
Design Advocacyproblem = advocating for the 99% raising awareness about social inequities inciting massive infrastructure and political change engaging social discourse poster submissionssolution = Occuprinthttp://occuprint.org/Occuprint is an online, ongoing, participatory open call forpeople to contribute design posters advocating for theOccupy Wall Street movement and all of the values that itembodies. It serves as a forum for designers to share theirtake on the movement and what it means to them. It is anon-profit space that does not seek to profit from any ofthe submissions, but merely to offer a voice for those whowish to express themselves.
Cross Disciplinary CreativeCollaborationproblem = breaking disciplinary and social boundaries creating a platform & network to facilitate cross disciplinary collaborationsolution = HitRecordhttp://www.hitrecord.org/Hit Record is an open collaborative production companycreated by actor Joseph Gordon Levitt. The goal of theproject is to initiate participation between multiplecollaborators from multiple backgrounds on variousprojects. Proposals are generated by all members. Thegroup does projects that range from films, books andalso performances, which feature live improvisation.Overall, Levitt states that the collaboration is of interestto him, because it breaks down social barriers by allow-ing him to collaborate with talented individuals that areoutside of his normal circle, i.e. Hollywood. Collabora-tors can upload resources, which other contributors areencouraged to “remix.” Collaborators enjoy the benefitsof actually being paid for their efforts in the event thatthe project generates revenue. Writers, artists, actors,and the like are invited to participate.
left and below:Education, shots from the website. It asksCross Disciplinary Collaboration you questions to determine your personal taste in artwork, and thenproblem = bringing art to a wider audience makes recom- mendations for celebrating the culture of a location events based on your responses. bridging the gap between different disciplines to promote understanding and appreciationPacific Standard Timehttp://www.pacificstandardtime.org“Pacific Standard Time is an unprecedented collaborationof cultural institutions across Southern California comingtogether to celebrate the birth of the L.A. art scene. Begin-ning October 2011, over 60 cultural institutions will maketheir contributions to this region-wide initiative encompass-ing every major L.A. art movement from 1945 to 1980.Celebrate the era that continues to inspire the world.”The website documents event and lecture times and offersan interactive feature that allows the user to save eventssuch as gallery openings in a chache for reference. It alsooffers additional information, videosand other learning tools. right: still from a video where Anthony Kiedis (musician) and Ed Ruscha (visual artist) discuss differences and similarities in their art forms. http://youtu.be/9VrDEtpQGMs
AnselmKiefercombining image and language tocreate visual metaphorAnselm Kiefer, Antwerp City Museums,Exhibition Publication 10/23/2010-1/23/11Text by Christien Deblaere“Anselm Kiefer was born in Donaueschingenin 1945. After studying law, literature andlinguistics at the University of Freiburg, hewas undecided between a career in writingand the visual arts. It was Joseph Beuys, whomhe met at the Dusseldorf Art Academy, whosuggested he should combine the two modesof expression. Kiefer’s oeuvre is a Gesamtkunstwerk of word and image, a poetic andepic total experience. He is, first and foremost,a teller of stories. Writing plays an importantrole in his work. He often integrates leadenbooks into his creations.”
Ed Ruschauses language and visual tropes in a waythat crosses disciplinary boundaries ofart and design. Also utilizes commercialproduction techniques such as silkscreenand off-set printing.