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Biography of Dead Objects 

>project in collaboration with Angel and Jose 
>project duration- 3 weeks
>techniques used- CNC Mill, arduino, 3d printing

 

"my coping mechanism for the last month" 
"first time I used a software to make something"
"little notes of reminder to keep me going" 
"a failed prototype"
"helping me build a new me"

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During the  term 2 of the MDEF masters program, each of us has experienced a range of emotions within our design process. At times we have felt hope and excitement and at times frustration and failure. Within this journey, many ideas and things have been created and many have been laid to death.

We want to open up the “black box” of our design processes, and gather these moments which we consider failures and mistakes. By collecting the “dead” artifacts, the ones that did not make it alive, from individual processes, we hope to explore the connections between these objects and generate new narratives. Through these new narratives, we aim to open up an alternative understanding of failure within the design process and expose the power of the collective.

In the coming design dialogues, we aim to investigate death, failure, and vulnerability within the design process and how these individual moments can collectively be brought to life to create new and collective emergent narratives.

As designers, we usually present only the final outcomes of our designs to the public, while the process tends to stay hidden in the “black box”.

In a way, we want to think about what can emerge from the connections of our collective “dead” ideas?

 

a family of objects when individually touched starts to narrate a short episode shared by the contributor about their experience in last term