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a view from the residence

encapsulating the sense of journey from the residential towards the performnace hall, sitting out in the landscape.

the space between

a sense of the enclosed and intimate environment of the residential retreat with its subtle hints of connections to broader landscape.

the site

a representation of the jurney and connection between the residential and performnace.

residential atmosphere

a study of the intimate yet lively atmosphere of the residential portion of the scheme.

residential form

a representation of the costal influence on form, material choice and colour and scale.

1. Intro

2. Site Model

3. Retreat Centre Exterior

4. RC Floor Plans

5. RC Section

Music Retreat

The combination of a residential and performance space is captured within the landscape of Balloch. Its beautiful surroundings remain interrupted with the buildings matching the tranquil setting. The juxtaposition of the buildings catches the eye of by passers and lures them in for more.

Interaction

The way the buildings interact with one another is portrayed in this social scene. An open private space connects the two buildings together, allowing the children to interact with one another and remain in a safe space.

The Site

Accommodation Section

Bedroom View

'Sea Life Through a Lense'

This image represents my fundamental design goal: how to frame the natural beauty of Balloch. I took my inspiration from those unfortunate sea creatures who are imprisoned in restrictive and oppressive fish tanks in a sea life sanctuary on the loch. Whilst they are so close to the outdoors they are actually prevented from thriving outside in their natural habitat. In human terms I wanted to create a more positive relationship between inside and outside where visitors felt safe and warm inside but were drawn to the views of the loch and nature outside.

The Site Found

1:1000 Site Plan exemplifying the linear relationship between the residential and performance hall venues; imitating the pre-existing railway of Balloch which, its final stop was at the tip of the pier. The progression of a boat from jetty to jetty via both buildings and a canopy shaded pathway on land, shows the multipurpose links and modes of transport available as ways to accommodate the users when moving around the site.

'Portamento'

Mammals and nature co-exist between the walls of the residential retreat, through vast glazing, an indoor / outdoor living experience and materiality and design elements. On arrival visitors will observe a hanging façade of carved natural wood. The flowing, rippled appearance of the wood connects to sound waves created by children inside to the lapping waves of the river made by Mother Nature outside.

INGREDIENTS

1:50 principles of building detailing and mirroring front elevation render

Mornings in the Nest

Section Through Practice and Performance Spaces

I took the ethos of empathetic design, sustainability, and fun into this featured work. This is a residential retreat for the musical charity Sistema Scotland. I focused on creating an environment that was safe and secure for the children but also allowing for autonomy and play. I explored the integration of playground design with music which resulted in a range of practice and performance spaces that changed in focus and formality.

Perspective View of Performance hall and Residential Retreat

Sketched Section Through Residential Building

This section shows the atrium space that connects all the residential rooms with a dynamic, multipurpose seating area. The section leads from the connection to nature with the park to the intimate relationship to the water.

Sketched Section Through Main Formal Performance Space

This section shows the key relation ships between the two public spaces created by the Performance hall. The walkable grass roof emphasises the existing viewpoint with roof lights scattered on top to entice people to peek down and explore the performance hall. A slightly more private square created by the water with the hall able to open to this square as well.

The Brief and Site

Site Introduction

Collage

Early concept development

A Walk on Leven

Early documentation of the River Leven

Vale of storage units

Mapping of the industrial estates on the River Leven

Development

sketchbook scans

Development

sketchbook scans

Balloch accomodation for music students

3rd year: Upper floor and site plans

Balloch accomodation for music students

3rd year: Ground floor and Detail

Balloch accomodation for music students

2nd year: Rendered section

Library Lounge

2nd year: Render of Library Lounge

Library design

2nd year: Library ground floor book shelf arangement, as well as section of reading pavili

Perspective Site Plan_ relationship between two buildings

Introduction to Residential Retreat_ Concept diagrams

Exterior Render and Plans

Interior Renders

Exploded Isometric_ Technical study and Private void study

Title page

Ground floor plan

Flat type for multigenerational family

Flat type for live/work at home

Axonometric

Axo View of Urban Dwelling

Central Perspective

Perspective view of urban building

External Perspective

Perspective of urban building as seen from common courtyard

2 Alternate perspectives

Perspectives of alternate explored versions of the scheme

Long Section and Elevation

Long Elevation/Section of urban building

Urban Nomads

An portable apartment for freelancing labour

Overview

Community

VENUE FOR PERFORMING ARTS

Perspective Section

VENUE FOR PERFORMING ARTS

Building Programme Diagram

VENUE FOR PERFORMING ARTS

Ground Floor Plan in Context

The physical

The void in between

The digital

Introductory diagrams

This project began by looking at the half stepped floor slab as the main separator of space within a living unit. The proposal is based upon the psychological divide this creates. The apartments provide the user with a high degree of flexibility and adaptability, with the half step as the only pre determined separator.

Location within the city

Like the masterplan developed previously in this project, where an outer edge contains the historic grid, the proposal conceals and hints at a hidden world inside the scheme.

Masterplan

A master plan was developed prior to the design of this scheme. The main ambition was to maintain the historic grid in Glasgows city fabric, utilise the surrounding vistas to create new ones and provide spaces for informal knowledge exchange in key spaces placed in the new vistas designed. We called these spots ”beacons”, to help visitors and passers by navigate through the neighbourhood.

Ground floor plan

Through chamfered corners, new vistas and narrow lanes, the proposal stays true to the outlines decided upon in the masterplan, and opens up at ground floor level into a semi private courtyard through a series of hour-glass shaped openings in the building fabric.

Sections

Section and cross section showing the dialogue between housing and public space, as well as its relationship with existing building heights.

Statement

Area required to feed a city

Farmers markets & food storage

City strategies

Circular Economy

Using Imprints Left Behind from Gap Sites

Memory through reuse

Case Study A: Raapstraat Site

Case Study B: Blindestraat Site

Human-Machine Interaction

The Thesis Project speculates on the impacts of AI, the robotization of labour market and the growing inclination towards automation and replacement of human jobs by machines, as well as seeking to define new parameters for a post-capitalist society through the design of a new typology building which combines a ‘human’ and ‘machine’ programme.

Antwerp and its port

Over the years, Antwerp’s identity and territorial expansion has been strongly connected with its port (ranked second in Europe after Rotterdam) representing the main economic driver for the city and the whole Flemish region (approximately 10% of the GDP and a total of 140.000 in between direct and indirect employees).

Race to automation

The race to productivity, efficiency and international competitiveness of today societies, is leading the Port of Antwerp to invest more and more into new technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), drones, self-driving vehicles, automated cranes and many others; a tendency poised to change not only the logistics and shipping industry but also other sectors.

Future Port of AntwerpFuture Port of Antwerp

Antwerp World Expo 2055 | Poster and Tour Map

The proposal is set in a future scenario (2055) where Antwerp will be hosting the World Expo, an international exhibition designed to celebrate the achievements of the future automated Port of Antwerp. The event will lead to the construction of a new Institutional building located in the fraction of water separating the city and port area, establishing a new dialogue between the machine and human environment.

Axonometric

Located in the Amandus-Antheneum district in the North-East of the city, the thesis project occupies the centre of an urban block on the edge of Sint-Jansplein square. The inner-block location constitutes a foil to the main square, creating a more intimately scaled public space that is less imposing and more suitable for social interaction than the main square.

Tower Storytelling Room

Storytelling communities value a connection to nature, which makes the use of sustainable and natural construction materials appropriate for the thesis. Rammed earth has both a symbolic and literal connection to the natural world and the building expresses such a connection through its architecture and materiality.

Ground & First Floor Plans

Sections

Library Interior

parkland framing the market hall

A final render/visual showcasing the tim-ber frame market hall in the backdrop of the park.

market hall visuals

Visuals/renders highlighting the market hall in context with the landscape and the feel & look within it.

location

Maps and plans showing the location of my thesis project.

new den dam masterplan

A drawing presenting my new master-plan for the Den Dam area of Antwerp

abstract mapping collage

a Piet Mondrian inspired collage high-lighting the connections and infrastruc-ture happening all around Den Dam ar-ea.

Figure I

Drypoint, 2019

Figure II

Woodcut, 2020

Black curve

Drypoint, 2020

Black line I

Drypoint, 2020

Black line II

Drypoint, 2020

Ongoing series of still images part of a documentary titled '60, Seconds out',examining the semiotic structures of a boxing club as environment and of boxing as practice involving the body. Focusing on details such as sweat, fibres and pores, this photographic series aims to convey an intimate and sensory experience of boxing. The images, deliberately generated ‘in-between’ rounds lasting exactly 60 seconds, records the unique effects of boxing training on the individual as a suspension of time. From close-up portraits to contextualising environmental shots, ‘60, Seconds Out’ intends to offer a visual access into the Language of a boxing club. I consider this project as being in collaboration with the members of the Kelvin Amateur Boxing Club in Govanhill, Glasgow, whom kindly welcomed me.

Robbie after sparring

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Sequoias are dying!

A short documentary film about the dying Sequoia tree.

It Has Gotten Weird Out Here

A postcard series.

Urban Roots Logo Development

This is just a few of the logos that were developed to get to the final logo used for the identity.

Urban Roots Leaflets

These are some examples of finished leaflets incorporating the whole identity.

X

Series of experimental animations exploring movement with sound and space, and the shifting connotations of the letter x. Throughout history, the ancient letter has symbolised a myriad of different meanings. However, one use remains prevalent, its simultaneous ability for its meaning to be substituted for anything, and also represent a complete lack of anything. From there I explored our obsession with the unknown, the existential reality that we may just not be that important. The experiments not only manipulated the formation and possible movements of the letter, but introduced factors of sound and space in an attempt to research how the letter would interact. I included the sounds of the Voyager golden records, a strange arrangement of beeps and buzzes that when decode reveal images and information of life on earth. I also played with plinths, gauze and projection to bring the experiments into the living realm so that they may be experienced again in a new way.

InPractice

InPractice is a quarterly journal that bridges the gap between graphic design/typographic theory and practical design principles. The journal is dotted with interviews and shorter articles from both designers and writers broken up by longer essay features. The essays have been reformatted for a journal friendly setting to allow easier reading and an aesthetically digestable experience from readers of all backgrounds.

X

Responsive X animation to Golden Records audio.

Un-useless (environmental)

As part of a brief exploring the art of Chindogu (objects designed for a specific individual need that would in practicality serve no real use), I developed a set of site specific vinyl signage. Inspired by Otl Aicher's signage system, I employed typical shapes, objects and figures found in common signage and began to manipulate their place in the environment, encouraging an ironic playfulness that causes the viewer to look again. The use of the Univers typeface offered a utilitarian and commonplace type to further subvert.

Un-useless (branding)

This identity system is for use in a fictional exhibition showcasing objects from various designers and artists that subvert the utilitarian uses and social relevance of everyday objects. Following from the vinyl signage experiments, promotional elements for the exhibition as well as a logo was developed. The exhibition title is inspired from an interview with original Chindogu artist Kenji Kawakami in which he describes his inventions as 'un-useless'. The sound as well as the grammatical formation of the word is an ideal indicator for the absurdity of these inventions and encapsulates the retaliation of conformity found in the objects included in the exhibition. A continued sense of fun and irony is included in the brand as the wonky dash and signage icons becomes characters in themselves, subverting the order and use of posters and banners. Even the printed material becomes objects of interference. A leaflet too big to handle and a poster that spreads its message through tear away stubs that ultimately lead to its demise integrates the brand irony further.

Dream on the Beach (1)

Digital drawing

Dream on the Beach (2)

Digital drawing

Dream on the Beach (3)

Digital drawing

Dream on the Beach (4)

Digital drawing

Dream on the Beach (5)

Digital drawing

BIKE FRAME BAG

The COVID-19 situation is a crisis and challenge effecting the whole of us. Trough this pandemic creatives had to find new ways of making, marketing and distributing products. These have to provide safety and purpose. Isabell put her own gtraduation collection on hold to help make medical scrubs during the lockdown period. This also led to exploring smaller projects like these commuter bags to provide a product with a deeper meaning and function. Sustainablitly is a key element in Isabells designs. The prototype bags were made out of left over calico, retiered yoga matt, retiered tent fabric and secondhand zips.

BIKE FRAME BAG-

BIKE FRAME BAG

Fashion Collection: Sherpa and the Altidude

Looking at my previous research from a new angle led to a curiosity for the Sherpas in the Himalayas. I want to explore the impact of the commercialization of Mount Everest on the Sherpas, their families and their environment. Mass excursions force the mountain to drown in garbage and their locals to suffer from the impact on their water and ecosystem. But in the same moment there’s the need for heavy tourism to keep their economy going. These conditions put extra danger and responsibilities on the Sherpas. I want to express how a change in clothing and functional outerwear provides the Sherpas with more protection, but conversely increases accessibility to inexperienced or amateur mountaineers with life-saving clothing/ gear. This in turn feeds into the commercialization of high-altitude mountaineering. (Altidude aka. privileged adventure tourist driven by his amateur financial impetus to be one of the best mountaineers in a once in a life time excursion.)

Glasgow 1980

Videos I put together for 'Work in Progress' exhibition

Research

Initial research behind project looking at poems and old family photo albums

Look 1

Cropped suit jacket inspired by photographs of my mum in the 80s with a white nylon romper.

Look 2

Distorted jacket inspired by photograph of my Grandad with exaggerated high waisted tailored trousers.

Look 3

Exaggerated tracksuit jacket with cut out details exposing yellow nylon lining. Inspired by photographs of my older sisters.

HISTORICAL TRAUMA / 15 400 PIECES

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Beyond Flatpack Culture: Towards a New Ecology of Modularity

Machine learning/trained print

Beyond Flatpack Culture: Towards a New Ecology of Modularity

Print

Beyond Flatpack Culture: Towards a New Ecology of Modularity

Print

Beyond Flatpack Culture: Towards a New Ecology of Modularity

Print

Beyond Flatpack Culture: Towards a New Ecology of Modularity

Print

Michael (desktop computer) displaying the Chrome extension that replaces technology related words such as computer, machine, CPU etc. with their humanised counterparts.

Screenshot of the same extension replacing words on a webpage.

Sample of the extension's code done in Atom.

Screenshot of extension working on webpage.

Experimentation Documentation

Development Sketch

(t)ether work in progress

Mockups

Mockups of Final Outcome

Patterns of Play-

Print of a match between Rafael Nadal and Rodger Federer in the 2008 Monte Carlos final.

Patterns of Play Documentation video

Video documentation of how the artist created his work, exploring the technology and thinking that went in to finalising the piece

Patterns of Play

Still image of the prints on display

Patterns of Play

Image of how the prints compare to live tennis matches

Motion Capture Tennis

A motion capture experiment of a point between Rafael Nadal and Juan Martín del Potro in the Wimbledon 2018 Quater-Final

Age of Experience

EEG-VR wearing concept / Illustrator

Age of Experience

Virtual garden illustration / Illustrator

Age of Experience

Virtual garden illustration / pencil, colour pencil

Age of Experience

Virtual garden / Unity

Wire Experiment

Wire Experiment

Proposed Sculpture (untitled)

Genesis, Neuromancer, Gamer Theory - framed prints

Objects in Liminal Space

Documentation of design research in liminal space.

Sculpture of the Machine

Digital computer aided design model of 3D printed sculpture.

Portrait of the Machine 1

Machine learning algorithm image output from self-portrait sequence.

Portrait of the Machine 2

Machine learning algorithm image output from self-portrait sequence.

Uncanny Artifact

Digital computer aided design model of 3D printed sculpture.

Hosting Focus Groups

Through hosting creative activity-based workshops, I have been collecting honest, first-hand experiences from young people in relation to their mental health. Using the information gathered from these activities and discussions I determined 3 key themes; medication, barriers to accessing support and stigma. Using these themes, I have been developing a series of works.

Medication

From discussions that took place during the focus groups, it became evident that young people consider mental health support and care to feel very clinical. In particular, participants commented on feeling ill-informed, anxious and confused about the use and role of medication on their treatment. This work is a visual interpretation of these discussions. Using machine learning to generate fictional medication names, I have been designing and assembling my own medication packaging. My intention is for this packaging to be convincing and mistaken for real prescription medications, thus highlighting how trivial and alien medication names, and the role of such medications, can feel to a young person.

Rust

When we take images using our phones we typically take them in bursts and select the best ones for social media. This is explored in Rust where taking a memorable day from her own phone she has used machine learning to generate artificial beach imagery to imitate existing memories which she has planted within the grid of a camera roll. As we scroll through our camera roll would we notice that false images had been placed amongst the burst? What else could be suggested to us?

Jamais Vu

In Jamais Vu images are generated based on social media status updates which others have publicly reposted and shared through memory apps. These images were then framed and staged within her own home as sentimental photographs would be. The frames are placed above artificial flowers next to a family clock which has stopped working. While the scene may seem ordinary in passing, on closer inspection may appear odd.

Hand Sketches

Valentine

From 'Conversation' series

Ankita

From 'Conversation' series

'Conversation' series

This series is a study of gestures taken from a set of interviews.

Hand Held

Looking through history, people have labelled different hand positions and movements, through symbolism within cultures and specific moments in time. Furthermore, how people have progressively shifted their hand behaviours through the age of personal devices. Our hands have adapted physically to its new demands. Taking selfies and holding a portable device in your hand has become the new norm and what body language culture has spawned from this era.

Hotel Concept

A collage of the key design elements of the hotel

Ground Floor Plan

Scale 1:150 technical drawing

Initial Reception Sketches

Initial reception sketches and concept

Reception

A visual of the reception

Reception Niche

A detailed visual of a reception niche

What do we need for rest?

visual collage

In dream

visual collage

Reception

Male's chaging room

Women's bathroom

I. DISCOVER

My developing research publication, Mass Extinction, discusses the decline of liturgical practice in Glasgow within the spatial context of Gillespie, Kidd & Coia's post-war ecclesiastic inventory. Driven by the reinvention of the Catholic Church in the wake of the Second Vatican Council, Modernist-influenced structures were generated as tangible examples of the reinvented liturgical dynamic. Their current status, however, is mostly as poorly maintained and somewhat dilapidated structures with a severe lack of public appreciation. A rejection of both religious activity and modernist technique has left nearly a quarter abandoned or destroyed with many more facing socio-economic difficulty.

II. DEVELOP

The [ongoing] design response is via adaptation of one such site, St. Charles Borromeo Church, into a learning centre for the circular economy. Structurally, adaptive reuse as itself a form of circularity; questioning every element of materiality through both reuse of the waste stream generated and any new, introduced material sourced from within the peri-urban region. Discussing circular principles applied to the existing material, concrete is the most challenging; hence, concrete becomes, in effect, 'consecrated' in situ, a defined rule that it must remain entirely without alteration. The infill brick masonry has been removed and regurgitated into a new internal structure - the threshold of interiority is redefined whilst creating spectacular visual permeability into an environment previously fraught with conformity and privacy. Yet, the form of the original construction is maintained. The new insertion is monolithic yet intimate - it distills a learning process for circularity into principles of education, application and fabrication allegorising with the tripartite existence of spirit, soul and body. To receive, to animate, to incarnate. Thus, the building becomes an incubation of it’s theory: a catalyst to promote, define and direct sustainable intervention. A project that decrees that liturgical intervention can be more unique, more aggressive. In fact, with the present situation, it has to be.

Site Context

Section View

Plan View

Entrance

Feature Wall

COUNSELLING ROOM VISUAL

This is one of the 7 counselling rooms. This one in particular is used for one-on-one counselling, but group discussion rooms are also available. The walls will be lime washed with a pink terracotta paint over to create a rough atmospheric feel to the wall. The floor is finished with a poured concrete. To juxtapose this hard floor will be a soft embedded playground rubber material acting as a rug beneath the two soft chairs.

COUNSELLING ROOMS SECTION

A section of the counselling rooms and waiting area. One of PLATFORM's main aims is to support and counsel people with mental health issues that have steamed or worsened by social media and the virtual world. Trained councillors will BE specifically trained within this field. Young people can get in contact with the PLATFORM themselves, referred to by a GP or encouraged to take a visit by a school. The acknowledgment that schools and GPs are struggling to help young people with such mental health issues and a need for a centre the specifies with the virtual world would not only help the young people but also lessen the demand on GPs and schools. “1 in 8 children have a diagnosable mental health disorder-that’s roughly 3 in every classroom.”

MANIFESTO

This poster visually symbolises my project's manifesto setting out my main aims and declaration for the year ahead. The internet chic and vaporwave aesthetic is something I want to capture throughout the entirety of my project. I want to explore the visual themes and trends of internet culture as well as the ethical and moral issues.

JOURNAL WORK

Exploring the social impact the digital world has on young people’s mental health, I hope to create a centre providing educational and counselling support. Seeking inspiration from online trends and issues such as surveillance and cancel culture. The centre remains unbiased and recognises the grey area that most of the internet lives in, the centre simply wished to educate people on issues so the users can use their technology more wisely and confidently.

“Everything it would appear is a process through time and to make sense of it we have stories"- Donald Smith

RECEPTION

STORYTELLING DOME

In this space users can tell their stories and myths to an audience, the space is based on the idea of telling stories round a campfire. The dome structure bulges out of the building and its visible from the exterior. This allows users to see the sky and feel connected to their surrondings.

The Waverley Studios

The Main Hall showcasing the Studios on the Stairs. Each step has a Mosaic Border Tile as a nod to the Victorian Era in which the building was constructed.

Section into the Studios

A section view inside three of the six studios that The Waverley has to offer. Each studio space is a different size and provide a unique working opportunity based upon their positioning on the staircase.

Studio 1 - Single Desk

Studio 3 - Collab

Studio 3. This Collab studio offers enough space for dual working, primarily for desk-based work such as Interior or Graphic design. It is also the first studio to offer underfloor storage. Highlighted internally by a darker wood stain, the hatch maximises the stairs and uses the gap to integrate needed storage space.

Studio 6 - Textiles

Studio 6. An interior to accommodate Fashion & Textile designers. The space offers two desks to keep tasks separate as well as shelving for fabric rolls and the deepest underfloor storage for additional samples.

This exploded isometric illustrates the scale of the building with its layered interior, rooftop garden bar and natural surroundings within Glasgow’s vibrant city centre.

An illustrative map shows The River Hotel and Clyde Gin Bar in relation to the surrounding city centre along with main connection routes to North, South, East and West of Glasgow.

The River Hotel’s façade boasts natural stonework shown in this 2D visual seen alongside The Clyde Gin Bar, the only public space throughout the hotel accessed from its exclusive riverside frontage.

The entrance foyer makes use of natural light which floods this stylish yet functional space. With self-check in screens, 24/7 lobby desk and grand staircase, The River Hotel is bound to make a great first impression.

This section cuts through the Clyde Gin Bar showcasing booth seating to outward facing windows for views of the clyde, feature copper horseshoe bar and atmospheric private booth seating area towards the rear.

EXTERNAL VIEW

Formerly a primary school this building now houses the most cutting edge teenage hub in town. This iconic building in Polloshaws has been totally transformed and brought back to life to serve the younger generation once again.

GROUND FLOOR PLAN

This ground floor plan reveals the true size of the building which once served 500 pupils.

SECTION AA

This section AA cut unfolds the first steps of the users journey. Entering the space they will be greeted by natural light in the atrium which will navigate the users through a dynamic open plan space leading onto different floors to their desired activity.

RECEPTION

The atmosphere of the reception has been achieved by bringing the aspect of natural materials and light into the space, making a more welcoming and stylish environment for teenagers.

JUICE/ SANDWICH BAR

The design of this former assembly hall/dining space is inspired by the original features such as arch windows and red and white concrete grid ceiling. This space now serves the purpose for the users to meet new friends and enjoy a quick snack either to wait for their scheduled activity session or to just chill.

DIASPORA

Diaspora is a display font representing Italian immigration to Scotland between 1880 and 1920. Indeed, a diaspora emerged to such an extent that the Scot-Italian became recognisable as a fully fledged persona encompassing characteristics of both cultures. Therefore, Diaspora expresses the hybrid identities of Italians who immigrated to Scotland. This is translated by the addition of seven alternates for the letters A, E, M, N, T, U, V and W. To underline the concept of immigration by the means of type-design, the traditional and iconic aspects of lettering from both countries are emphasised. While having their own characteristics, Diaspora’s letters are designed on a single basis structure, helping to create a harmonious set. Each user can develop their own identity of the font using alternates. Diaspora is available on request through our type-foundry website: [www.goodeggstypefoundry.com](www.goodeggstypefoundry.com); or you can drop us an email to [hello@goodeggstypefoundry.com] (mailto:hello@goodeggstypefoundry.com)

Mask Design in Peking Opera

The iconic masks of the Chinese Peking Opera use colour and pattern to imply characters' various personality traits, such as connotations of benevolence and malevolence. Using the same methodology, masks of well-known political figures have been approached and reconfigured to create new portrayals alongside characters from the novel Boule de Suif: Donald Trump, Kim Jong-Un, Vladimir Putin, Jacinda Ardern, Nicola Sturgeon, Mrs Loiseau, Boule de Suif and Thor.

These masks are depictions of famous political figures Donald Trump, Kim Jong-Un, Vladimir Putin, Jacinda Ardern, Nicola Sturgeon.

These masks are descriptions of the famous character Thor and the short story Boule de Suif (English: Butterball) by French writer Mopossant and the heroine Butterball.

Font Design of Grim Reaper Culture

Using dreams—specifically my own surrounding death—as a starting point, a font was based on the Grim Reaper and its surround cultures. Elements of the font are constructed from the death culture in various regions and cultures and their narratives about death.

Cyber Sexual Harassment

Cyber sexual harassment is a topic that is extremely common but generally ignored by the wider public. It may seem easy to dismiss as something relatively harmless and without consequence, but the feeling of disgust when experiencing harassment is indeed true. The four booklets draw on four real experiences of sexual harassment on the Internet. By using a distinct visual language to express the negative impact of harassment, the work reflects social realities and engages the audience through empathy.

The Shift in Perception of Women in Chinese TV Series

Given that Chinese television dramas reflect the collective consciousness and mainstream values of Chinese society. This project aims to explore how female characters are perceived and how they evolve under different social, cultural, economic and political norms. Particularly what is deeply entrenched and what is considered the female ideal.

The Dick Pic Project: Submission Cards

41% of British women aged 18-36 have received an unsolicited dick pic.1 Through open submissions over the past two years people have been sharing their stories, experiences, and images of cyber flashing, which have been retold and represented through explorations across different media. The project aims to create discourse around this rarely discussed yet prevalent issue, as well as providing a platform for victims to take ownership of their harassment. 1 Smith, M. (2018) YouGov: Four in ten millenials have been sent an unsolicited penis photo

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thedickpicproject.com

The website functions as a platform to show all the images, stories and animations made throughout the project, whilst also having sections that provide practical information and direct victims to support services. The design of the main page bombards the audience, playing on ideas of consent. Although the content warning is clear, when exhibited at GSA in October 2019 the work still caused controversy and was censored by senior management. Surprisingly for an institution where one of the core values is ‘disruption’, the project has often faced knockback from staff, who have encouraged a more metaphorical approach. This has called into question how much influence the male gaze still has on today’s society – even within the art school.

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Penis Etchings

At the start of the project the images were developed in different media, considering whether presentation of the work through traditional methods of making would elevate the subject matter. Throughout the project theories of art and pornography were examined and challenged, both from the artist herself and her wider audience. Etching and printing the unsolicited dick pics immortalised them from throwaway, transient images into works of art. The traditional and highbrow status of the medium instantly elevates the work. Working on small individual plates allowed multiple images to be printed alongside each other, alluding to a carefully curated photo frame.

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Penis Stitches

The embroidered pieces draw instant connotations with feminine and tactile craft: the soft threads and muted colours encourage the viewer to touch the work, and create a tension between the message and the medium. Unsolicited dick pics are often sent via social media platforms such as Instagram and Snapchat, where they disappear once viewed. In contrast to this, the permanent and labour-intensive processes of etching and embroidery preserve what we can assume were intended as temporary records of sexual harassment.

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DIASPORA TYPEFACE


Diaspora is a display font exploring Italian immigration to Scotland between 1880 and 1920. A diaspora emerged to such an extent that the Scot-Italian became recognisable as a fully fledged persona encompassing characteristics of both cultures. Diaspora expresses these hybrid identities of Italians who immigrated to Scotland. This is translated by the addition of seven alternates for the letters A, E, M, N, T, U, V and W. To underline the concept of immigration by the means of type-design, the traditional and iconic aspects of lettering from both countries are emphasised. While having their own characteristics, Diaspora’s letters are designed on a single basis structure, helping to create a harmonious set. Each user can develop their own identity of the font using alternates. Diaspora is available on request through the GOODEGGS Type Foundry website: [www.goodeggstypefoundry.com](www.goodeggstypefoundry.com); or you can drop us an email to hello@goodeggstypefoundry.com

Media bias and Polarization. Part 1 Face posters

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Media bias and Polarization. Part 2 Hong Kong book

Since March 2019 there have been a series of protests in Hong Kong. And media outlets provide very disparate narratives of their motivations. Because of these reports many people's opinion on these protests have been extremely polarized. The book collects news headlines from Pro-China media and Pro-Protester media throughout the protests offering readers an opportunity to make a comparison with different depictions of the same subject. At the same time, it highlights the influence of media and its role surrounding controversial events causing polarization.

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Photo book (Material experiment)

This photo book is an experiment which trying to the possibility of physical books. Compare with digital reading, different books can provide readers with different touching feeling by their material. As the most important sensation of human, I think touching could be an interesting factor to be considered during the book design and helps the emotional expressing. I made my photos in this photo book. The photo that I selected was taken at the moment that I felt depressed and lonely. I hope the book itself can also show the fragile inside of me. I made plicated foil cover board as the book cover and use very fragile tissue paper inside. The contrast of touching is conspicuous which can prompt reading experience and expressing the emotion.

Photo book (Material experiment)

The project was an exploration of the possibility of physical books. Compared with digital reading, physical books provide readers with different material experience. Touch could be considered the most emotional sensation of a human being and I believe touching is an essential factor to be considered during book design to help the emotional expression. The photos selected were taken at moments I felt depressed and lonely and the book aims to convey a fragility inside of me on those occassions. The foil cover board cover and the use extremely fragile tissue paper gives a contrast when handling prompting an unusual reading experience and expressing further emotions.

The Empty Vessel

The Empty Vessel series, a collection of representational vessels, visualises and embodies the way grief takes from the individual and how we build around the space left behind. Clean white architectural forms become projected aspects of self, deemed appropriate for outside consumption. Inside an absence is present. The absence is the embodiment of grief, carried internally, its weight becomes perceptible in the physicality of the vessels. These corporeal forms become the embodiment of self creation in the face of the void. As empty vessels we traverse the spaces we occupy as representations of formed bodies. The ceramic forms relate to one another, standing alone but remaining interconnected in their expressions, just as grief isolates the individual whilst injecting them into a fundamental shared aspect of the human experience.

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01. Am I a Graphic Designer?

Research on the conceptual pillars of graphic design, documented in form of an 8,000 word essay that includes an interview with the GSA Com Des professors. The information collected from the interview was transformed into ‘data sculptures on wheels’, visualising each of the interviewee’s opinions on contemporary graphic design. The data was placed on wheels to allow for interactivity usually only reserved for digital spaces. For more project details and images, please visit www.zzzzarko.com.

02. ‘How Motivated Are You?’ Installation

A data installation consisting of a series of helium balloons positioned in space and colour-coded to convey information. Participants were asked to report their daily motivational levels scaled 1 (lowest) to 5 (highest) for 10 consecutive days. The data was translated into helium balloons communicating the given values both through their color and position in space. A postcard decoding the data values was given to the audience. For more project details and images, please visit www.zzzzarko.com.

Throughout 2019, millions of young people took to the streets to protest for their right to a future. No other year has seen such a rise in awareness on the topic of climate change, with the issue being brought loudly to the foreground by public demand. From February 2019 to early 2020, I documented the climate strikes in Glasgow, Edinburgh, London, and Italy, working closely with the organizations as a volunteer photographer. I focused on the stories as much as on the photography, aiming to crystalize my personal experience of the events by writing in the same way I was doing with the images by shooting. The result is a detailed, firsthand reportage where images and words are tightly connected, currently waiting for a space to be published.

FRIDAYS FOR FUTURE - Turin, October 2019

Die-in in Turin, Italy, October 2019. Young people lie on the ground of Via Roma, while a passerby cyclist stops among the bodies and tries to figure out what is happening. A young student walks back and forth in the street reading a Fridays For Future pamphlet with a megaphone. A mum is lying side by side with her two kids, the youngest being barely 3 years old. They check on their mum once every few seconds, then check the others. They’re excited, but they try to stay serious. ‘Like this?’, they ask. [Continues]

BLUE WAVE 2 / ARE WE NEXT? - Glasgow, March 2019 / February 2020

Left: On Leap Day 2020, XR Glasgow organized the secondo Blue Wave event of the city. Silent as the rising sea levels, step by step, centimeter by centimeter, just like water does, the Blue Brigade walked slowly from the bridge towards the people gathered in the Clyde Amphitheatre. Then proceeded leading the march through the city center of Glasgow, all the way until Buchanan Street steps. Right: Kelvingrove Museum, 3pm. Kids and parents together under the gigantic skeleton of Dippy the Dinosaur. Grandparents, too. To the sound of a violin, the signal, everybody lay on the floor. Under Dippy's skull, several kids turned around and around holding a sign reading: ‘We Are on the Midst of the Sixth Mass Extinction’. They were silent, the kids. Many were dressed as animals, or with animal masks. Some had dinosaur toys. They lay down for about twenty minutes, holding signs and banners on their chests. The banners were reading: ‘Are we next?’ [Published on The Guardian]

INTERNATIONAL REBELLION II - London, October 2019

“He had been playing since it all started when they began moving everyone out of the road. When the arrests began he didn't stop. One song after the other, he was accompanied to the sidewalk on one side just to turn back at the last moment and head to the opposite side, back and forth from where the people sitting on the road were waiting to be arrested. A bright sunny day in London, and in the middle of the road he was cheering everyone up, and making the police desperate because who wants a violin to stop playing? Back and forth, eyes fixed on something only he could see, and a rejuvenated smile every time he paused and people clapped for him beyond the police line. Making his difference, one tune at a time.” [Continues]

HOLYROOD REBEL CAMP - Edinburgh, June 2019

In June 2019, despite Scotland’s PM Nicola Sturgeon declaring the climate emergency, the Scottish Parliament set the country’s target date to become carbon neutral in 2045. According to the IPCC report, radical change is required before 2030 in order to avoid massive ecological disasters. I spent four days camping in front of the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh with Extinction Rebellion, documenting the actions aimed to raise awareness about the inadequate climate bill and the climate crisis.

WorkLed

The lamp offers three light settings - Task Mode, Auto Mode, and S.A.D Mode.

Product Overview

A breakdown of the critical components, functions and interactions of the product.

User Journey

A guide to the user interactions with the product.

WorkLed S.A.D Mode

Morning before 11AM. In the vertical position, S.A.D. lighting is automatically timed for 30 minute exposure, providing proactive light therapy. Alertness, performance, mood and sleep quality are improved.

WorkLed Task Mode

The adjustable arm provides illumination for desk-based activity over the working area.

post_fossil_toolkit informational poster

Generation_tools harvest, produce and store sustainable energy on-site, energy is stored in the base_unit of each generation_tool and fed out to the required output point in the community space. Data from the base_unit is received and processed by the post_fossil_network. Position, kWh counter and Unit type are uploaded to the post_fossil_network_map. Users access cyber network to share, learn and develop post_fossil solutions as well as building a wider post_fossil community.

solar_uints and wind_units in urban context

Multiple different generation_tools can be implemented on one site. By analysing specific sites using the online location analysis tools, accessible via the post_fossil_network, an optimised tool_kit selection can be made. Tools can then be manufactured, utilising local manufacturers and workshops where possible, and distributed to end users. Once on-site the distribution team help install base_units. The users are then left to construct and monitor their post_fossil_tools.

post_fossil_tools in urban community space context

Inconsistency of environmental conditions across both time and location means that an effective, and democratic solution must be flexible and adaptable to specific locations. The post_fossil _toolkit promotes independence from expensive, time and energy consuming rigid infrastructure: Infrastructure without the economic and carbon cost. Generation_units feed electricity into the community space allowing it to function without necessarily engaging in the current fossil_based, capital driven energy systems.

base_unit detailing

The base_unit acts as the fundamental building block, on top of which the required generation_tools are constructed. Each base unit contains a sub-system of internal components: live Current monitoring and transmission hub, combiner box, charge controller, tesla power wall rechargeable storage unit, signal convertor, and an standard output point.

base_unit exploded view animation

In order to work within the post_fossil_production_labs theoretical framework, democratic design should be implemented at every stage of the production and usage process. This means deconstruct-ability and modularity have been used to define the design of the units. Where possible standard fixings are used to fasten the components together, allowing the product to be fully disassembled into its constituent parts for ease of maintenance and recyclability.

Overview of Communicate

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a lifelong condition, which affects how a person communicates with and relates to other people, as well as how they experience the world around them. Meltdown and shutdown are intense emotional response to “triggers”, which could lead to long-term mental health. Communicare aims to provide an effective meltdown and shutdown prevention system for autistic children through modular 3-lead ECG monitoring and stress analysis. It connects the ECG wearables to the caregivers’ devices, allowing them to detect the upcoming meltdown and shutdown, in order to provide the right support at the right time.

Why 3-lead ECG?

Communicare consists of 3 ECG modules, worn on both right and left wrists, and the right hip. These ECG modules communicate through Bluetooth connection, forming a 3-lead ECG setup. This setup is used, because it increases the overall accuracy of the product. It enables in-depth cardiac analysis, since ECG features such as HRV and ectopic beat are linked to the autonomous nervous system, which is triggered by the flight or fight response. In other words, stress can affect our ECG activity.

Communicate App

The ECG modules then send the ECG data to the Communicare application, which comes in both desktop and mobile forms. The application allows the caregivers (mainly teachers and parents) to monitor the child’s current stress level. On the wristband itself, the LEDs are shown, acting as a visual cue for the passer-by (who does not have the Communicare app). Overall, the product enables the detection of upcoming meltdown and shutdown of an autistic child.

The straps

The silicone straps are interchangeable, so that the user can choose different strap designs to their liking. It is secured through the watch strap pin, which is shaped like a puzzle piece to symbolise and empower autism. –This aspect is based on the interviews conducted with the user group.

The SLIP N' GRIP

The Problem

Concept Development

Prototyping

Product Overview

A Product to Predict and Prevent Freezing of Gait in Parkinson's Disease

Poster outlining key design features in the context of the user.

A Product to Predict and Prevent Freezing of Gait in Parkinson's Disease

A video showing the user journey and interactions.

A Product to Predict and Prevent Freezing of Gait in Parkinson's Disease

A summary of iterative prototyping with real users.

A Product to Predict and Prevent Freezing of Gait in Parkinson's Disease

Details of product components.

A Product to Predict and Prevent Freezing of Gait in Parkinson's Disease

Summary of the inner workings and electronics required to make the product work.

BICYCLE CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE PROJECT: SELF-CONTAINED BIKE STAND AND BIKE MAT FOR INDOOR USE.

PRODUCT READY FOR USE

PRODUCT READY FOR STORAGE

PRODUCT OVERVIEW

USER JOURNEY

Nanode

A portable solar powered battery.

MM:000, Etched White Metal Necklace

Large draping necklace. Etched, press formed and attached using 3 different types of connections.

Commissions Available.

MM:001, Etched copper necklace

This etched and press formed copper piece can transfer into various forms of adornment. A necklace has been depicted within this image, however, is open to interpretation.

MM:002, Sketchbook

This sketchbook development page details samples and patterns.

MM:003, Metal components for adornment

These images detail various compositions of body adornment.

MM:004, Sketches

Sketches produced to show potential compositions that can be transferred to metal.

Testing at home

Vegetable paper boxes on wall

Photograph alongside the park

Circles

Fresh leaves prototyping

Field trips of the countryside

Sketch & Development

Mine Materials Pallet

Material experiment of natural and artificial leaves. Materials: spinach, spring onion, orange, carrot peel, celery, seaweed, coffee grounds, rose petals. cheese, rice, agar agar powder, tissue, recycled paper

Triptych

Copper and vitreous enamel, 8.5cm to 10cm diameter

Emerge

Copper and vitreous enamel, 9cm diameter x 6cm

Depiction

Copper and vitreous enamel, 8.5cm to 10cm diameter

Indistinct Pattern (sample)

Copper and vitreous enamel, 5cm diameter x 1.5cm

Pattern Play

Copper and vitreous enamel, 5cm diameter x 1.5cm, 8.5cm diameter x 6cm

Touching For the Autism

sterling silver brass

Touching For the Autism

Touching For the Autism

sterling silver brass

Touching For the Autism

Touching For the Autism

sterling silver

Kinetic flower ring

Oxidised precious white metal, swarovski crystal, cintrine. 45 X45mm. Ring size M

Price: £650

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Chambers-Hill-Celeste-02

18ct gold filagree flowers

Gold flower ring

18ct gold filagree ring

flower earrings

Precious white metal filagree earrings with pink tourmaline and citrine gemstones size 100 X 40mm

Price: £750

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flower earrings

Precious white metal filagree earrings with pink tourmaline and citrine gemstones size 100 X 40mm

Price: £750

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'Tomcarat'

Goldsmiths brooch concept drawing. Derwent colorsoft, gold pen. 2019

'Diheadring'

Sample piece. Brass wire, oxidised copper. 2019

'Fulcrum necklace', 'Flanker brooch', 'Terminator pin'

Goldsmiths concept drawing. Derwent Colour. 2019.

'The Fulcrum Points'

Scored, folded and polished aluminium. 2020

'Inverse Raptors'

Scored, folded and polished aluminium. 2020

Inspiration

Interesting Shadows Inspired my Initial research

Scribble Cup

Creating shadow inspired utilitarian objects.

Deconstruction

The notion of deconstructed vessels; re-constructed with laser cuttings.

Dissected Vessels

Copper spun vessels; re-formed and dissected.

Twist n’ Stretch

Silver vessel Design

Tourmaline Box

This silver and titanium box is inspired by the hexagonal prism crystal forms in the gemstone tourmaline. This box is hand-fabricated and is completely unique to reflect how no two gemstones are the same.

Price: £1,200

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Gemstone Sketches

This is a page from my sketchbook, showing drawings of the different types of crystal shapes from primary and secondary research. From left to right: (1st row) quartz, pyrite, copper, (2nd row) diamond, quartz, halite.

Blue John Stone Sketchbook

Blue John Stone is a variety of fluorite found in Derbyshire, UK. As part of my research, I visited the Treak Cliff Cavern, where Blue John Stone can be found in situé. This collage from my sketchbook shows how I started to build up shapes into my work, by painting out block shapes on top of my photographs.

Metal Samples

This shows how my samples in silver, niobium and titanium began to develop into finished pieces.

Detail of Silver Brooch

This is a detailed view of the crystal forms and sparkling rock texture I create in silver using the ancient technique of chasing and repoussé. The hexagonal prism shapes can be seen in minerals such as emerald and tourmaline.

1-Isla Cruickshank, Logie Brooch, Duck egg Inlay and Brushed Brass, 60mm x 8mm, £200

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Newton Brooch in Quail, 50mm x 12mm, £165

Price: £165

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Isla Cruickshank Newton Brooch in Burgundy, 50mm x 12mm, £165

Price: £165

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4- Isla Cruickshank, Caldow Brooch, Eggshell Inlay and Brushed Brass surround, 40mm x 8mm, £120

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2-Isla Cruickshank, Sauchen Necklace, Araucana egg Inlay and Brushed Brass, 60mm x 8mm, £155

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Cloud Drawings

Sketchbook

Fantasy

Copper,Spray Painting.

Cloud

Copper,Spray Painting.

Fluffy

Copper,Spray Painting,Opal.

Screen-printed Japanese cotton, hand-cut and bonded onto silk organza for a 3D effect.

Screen-printed Japanese cotton, hand-cut and bonded onto silk organza for a 3D effect.

3D zigzags created by manipulating screen-printed cotton.

Screen-printed and manipulated Japanese cotton.

Screen-printed and manipulated Japanese cotton.