One part of our publication should document the different collaborative methods we tried out during the course.
So. My plan is to have my own personal project within this, and as you know it is supposed to be a pattern. I started out investigating this in two different directions in the beginning: Either the idea of collaborative pattern-making, or the possibilities of open source in regards to patterns. It was along that way that I found the wonderful british project, the people’s print, which I posted earlier.
However, those ideas didn’t seem to take root in me or inspire very strongly (at least not at this point). I am however a bit intrigued by the idea of the collective as something else, the idea of something common to us all. Of some ideas or images or pattern in behavior which is shared by us all, intuitively. So, that got me thinking of psychology and the Jungian idea of archetypes, for instance. Or the way the mind wanders and tries to make reason out ofoccurrences such as shadows. (Remember how a lot of the people in the class was fascinated by shadows in the last course? I am also inspired by those it seems!) And after thinking of all that, the Rorschach ink-blots seemed a natural step.
This is my project today at it’s very beginning:I am making a pattern, if it is a print for fabric or wallpaper is still undecided and not my biggest concern at the moment. I want to apply the idea of the shared collective unconsciousness/archetypes/shadow-play/rorschach. I want to use ink, graphite and and computer in the making of this.
That was my shared thoughts at this early stage. As you can see I’ve just now started to sketch on what will make the components of the pattern. If you would like to share thoughts, ideas or whatever you have on this - please do so!
Have a 16min break from facebooking and check out this inspiring video about Massive-scale online collaboration, that we’ve all participated in. (It’s also a great example of good presentation skills!)
I summarized some of things on my mind since we had this exhibition course. I want to share this with you, if you feel interesting or find connections you can leave feedback or we can discuss:)
We talked about Swedish moderism so I looked into the design history together with my experience of my life so far in Sweden, about how Sweden formed its modern design. Carl Larsson, Ellen Key.. They set the root for the Swedish people’s forever relationship with their homes.
Yes, I’d like to assume, Swedish modern design begins from every ordinary people’s home.