Climactic: Post Normal Design
- When 4 Nov - 11 Dec 2016
Carnegie Mellon University Purnell Center for the Arts 5000 Forbes Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15213
This November, UNSW Art & Design Senior Lecturer, Katherine Moline will once again examine changing modes and norms of social interactions and how the design world responds. Following on from a series of workshops and exhibitions (entitled Feral Experimental: New Design Thinking), which she ran in Australia looking at new and often times unexpected practices in art and design, Moline is now on her way to Pittsburgh Pennsylvania in the United States to co-convene and co-curate Climactic: Post Normal Design with architect and interdisciplinary designer, Deepa Butoliya, and interaction and game designer, Ahmed Ansari.
Climactic: Post Normal Design will focus on design and political activism surrounding issues of coloniality, crises of culture and race, and climate change in the Global South. Speakers and exhibiting practitioners each bring political and social dimensions to their examinations of creativity, suggesting, explains Moline, “The ongoing moment of perpetual contingency that characterizes contemporary life challenges and changes the design disciplines”.
This tripartite project – consisting of an exhibition, panel discussions, and workshops - presents alternative models for design practitioners that broaden their capacity to support in situations of social and environmental crises.
Moline’s lecture, Myths of the near future CCTV, will consider adaptations in human behaviour based on the prevalence of closed-circuit television monitoring. Her research interrogates the methods and set-up of monitoring, human reactions and uses of footage, and the re-design of urban settings to accommodate needs and expectations.
Fellow UNSW Art & Design lecturer, Dr Patricia Flanagan, will also take part in Climatic project as part of the Walter Collective, featuring collaborators Zoe Mahony, Sara Adhitya, Beck Davis, and Raune Frankjaer. Together they will present the BIOdress: explorations in embodied media. Flanagan explains the unique nature of the dress “is that it connects the wearer with the environment by reacting and changing in accordance with ambient conditions, including dust levels, air quality, and organic matter readings.” Like all of Flanagan’s textile designs, the BIOdress is an exploration of the relationship between art, design, and science.
Climactic: Post Normal Design participants include:
Climactic Change: Luiza Prado, Pedro Oliveira, Manar Moursi, Katherine Moline, Golan Levin
Speculative Anything: Onkar Kula, NoamToran, Nestor Pestana, Tristan Schultz, Liliana Ovalle and Colectivo 1050º, Superflux, Shisti, Tie Ji, Cyrus Kabiru, Deepa Butoliya and works from her class, Ahmed Ansari,Terry Irwin, Laurene Vaughan
The Anthropocene: Tentative Collective, William Gaver, Mike Michael, Tobie Kerridge, Liliana Ovale, Matthew Plummer-Fernandez, Alex Wilkie, Jennifer Gabrys, Joachim Halse, Eva Brandt, Brendon Clark and Thomas Binder, Laurens Boer, Jared Donovan, CMU HCI and robotics Create Lab, Zoe Mahony, Sara Adhitya, Beck Davis, Raune Frankjaer, Tricia Flanagan, Interplay