10.7.11 | Projects
Have you heard that musicians in Central Park are now prohibited from playing in EIGHT of the park’s most densely populated areas?
Translation – NO MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS + NO AMPLIFIED SOUND.
“Park signs are traditionally prohibitive — a lot of ‘Don’t do this, don’t do that,’” said Douglas [...]
I am a designer. Therefore, when asked, “What if designers were educated to be very articulate about how they design rather than celebrating the artifacts they produce?” I responded by redesigning the question in an attempt to better understand how I might respond. The result:
What if I was educated to be very articulate about how [...]
4.25.11 | Interdisciplinary Collaborations
Francis Carter, Angeles Cortesi, Elie Kahwaji, Kiersten Nash + Kelly Tierney
Social science and design are inextricably linked in the journey towards a more sustainable future that will undoubtedly require the restructuring of society and consequently disciplines.
According to Clement Mok, “it’s not rocket science. It’s social science – the science of [...]
4.7.11 | Ideas
Almost every social engagement precipitates the question, “So, what have you been up to?” Since entering the nebulous world of transdisciplinary design last September, I (alongside my 19 comrades) have devoted considerable energy to answering this question.
By December, our transdisciplinary language began to form…my apologies, I mean emerge. [...]
2.2.11 | Transblog
Hunts Point: A Field Journal, Kiersten Nash
…The sudden change of ambiance in a street within the space of a few meters; the evident division of a city into zones of distinct psychic atmospheres; the path of least resistance that is automatically followed in aimless strolls (and which has no relation to [...]
10 individuals. 1 choreographer. 2 musicians and a videographer converge for 50 minutes to explore the boundaries of various social norms, including public, private, community, individual, intimate, sexual, vulnerable, secure, suspicion and trust – The Partner Project/Scene in Public.
In a loose framework that oscillates between rehearsed and improvisational movement, four principal dancers including Rachel Lehrer, [...]
we define TRUST as a verb that means
to rely on another person or entity.
we define INFRASTRUCTURE
as a collaboration of systems
which generate an intended outcome
The infrastructure of TRUST is tightly woven into our political system. TRUST is an inherent part of our democracy; the search for legitimate leadership and authentic values is an integral a part [...]
11.28.10 | Ideas
Several weeks ago, Bruce Nussbaum graced the TD studio with his wit and wisdom. In a brief conversation, between carefully calculated bites of a Banh mi, Bruce again posed the question (initially published by Fast Company on July 7, 2010): “Is Humanitarian Design the New Imperialism?”
The short answer –yes. There is a cadre of cultural [...]