Class of: 2023
Major: Product Design BFA
Medium: Collapsible System, Cardboard
Faculty: Natalia Zubko
Prompt: How one feels connected and disconnected can be related to certain body parts. The purpose of this assignment was to attach a collapsible system to a body part, relating the form, shape, colour, and scale to the feeling of being connected/disconnected.
The project I developed is founded on the idea that the exchange of thoughts creates connections. Sharing thoughts and the depths of one’s mind helps to build bridges between people, even across larger distances, and to overcome differences. On the other hand, not being able to express one’s thoughts and to resonate with other people’s ideas results in feeling disconnected. Human interactions are often based on exchange. The satellite-type headgear that opens up is representative of being able and willing to respectively ‘send’ and ‘receive’ thoughts. Much like how the human brain itself is a network, the thoughts that are emitted by a person and collected by other persons also builds a network, a network of people and ideas. Naturally, some connections will be stronger while others are weaker. This is due to content, frequency and volume of the exchanges. It may be fair to say that thoughts and creative minds are the gateway to a multidimensional network of individuals and an enriched community.