Dr. Lisa Godson researches, writes about and lectures on design and material culture. Current publishing projects include the books Making 1916: material and visual culture of the Easter Rising (Liverpool University Press) and Secret Lives of Objects: stories of design from modern Dublin. She is research collaborator with artists Jesse Jones and Sarah Browne on the major Artangel/Create/Arts Council of Ireland 2016 project In the Shadow of the State.
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Found Objects and a Desk
BY FRIDA ERSON
@ VOL 40
ON JUN 13, 2013
Frida Ersson is a recently-graduated student from Malmsten's college - one of the finest schools of cabinetmaking in the world. Her projects have entailed a fair degree of traveling, which serves as a way of lifitng inspiration for her work. Each trip taken would result in a plethora of found objects that would later see themselves incorporated into her final project; a glorious investment of time to create a stunning piece of craftsmanship - her desk. (in Swedish)
BY SELMA DURAND
@ VOL 5
ON SEP 14, 2015
Selma Durand is an industrial designer focusing on simplifying complexity to create intuitive products and meaningful design experiences. As an industrial designer at IDEO in New York, she designs products, spaces, interactive experiences and is particularly attentive to users' everyday relationship with objects, focusing on the weight of our lives! Learn to measure with Selma!
Personal observations of Dublin
BY GREGORY DUNN
@ VOL 10
ON DEC 02, 2015
Gregory Dunn has been working on personal photographic and film projects for a number of years documenting various aspects of Ireland with a particular interest in the unconsidered. Having successfully completed a course at Ballyfermot College of Further Education in Television Operations and Production he now works primarily in the field of documentary television.
Re-Cycled Narratives - The Secret Lives of Found Objects
BY COELYNN MCININCH
Presenter Coelynn McIninch shares her creative process that elevates simple found objects into tiny narrative treasures.
BY SARA SJOBACK
@ VOL 59
ON MAY 18, 2017
Sara Sjöbäck, designer, tells her story from her childhood in Sjöbo to her current life. She recently graduated from Beckmans College of Design and was in Milan in April, during the design week there, to participate in the Prototypa workshops arranged by For Us with love.
Objects as Magical Decoys and Divine Allurements
BY DANIEL MACK
@ VOL 3
ON SEP 09, 2017
Daniel Mack has been creating rustic work for 30 years, making furniture, architectural and garden structures, and sculptural objects. These 20 images, coming from 20 years of workshops in Making at the Omega Institute, explore the nature of an object-made, bought, found, gifted- as divinations or links between the realms of spirit and matter.
Objects as Artifacts
BY FURQAN HABIB
@ VOL 1
ON NOV 11, 2017
Furqan Habib is a practicing architect and a product developer, with an interest in design as a problem solving and tool creating exercise. His main focus is how to convert natural systems and processes into digital systems in order to beget new kind of objects. Thanks to digital age and cad/com we have entered a new stage were we can constantly create and iterate our design. The question is how can we use these systems as tools to create new tangible and intangible meanings. The aim of this presentation is to present objects that have been creating as mentioned above.