The Apparatus For Geometric Composition was developed for and in collaboration with artist Rachel Barron.
It has been designed in correspondence with the artist's working process, from the themes of her research - including geometry, astronomy, coded language and graphical musical notation - through to the structural elements of her tangible output.
The construction begins with a flat bed, marked to accommodate various paper dimensions. The bed of the Apparatus is accessorised by a number of attachments to facilitate precise plotted marks on the paper.
The Apparatus became part of the artist's space in a recent collective exhibition, Drawn Away Together, at Edinburgh's Talbot Rice Gallery. Work produced on the Apparatus provided imagery for the exhibition banner, poster and postcards.
THE CORPORATE PRESS
The Corporate Press is an independent publishing endeavor, born off the back of a campaign to offer Comb Binding services for hire.
The distinct aesthetic of the stereotypical plastic comb-bound document appropriates the name. However, 'corporate' is chosen more so for its connotations of something shared by those of a common collective.
The Corporate Press hopes to provide a publishing opportunity for individuals to output conceptual and critical theory, photographic essay, image or narrative in plural quantity.
Project Theory is a technique that traces the path of a working process in any individual Design endeavor.
Articulated theory uncovered and realised over the course of a project is documented and collated chronologically.
This technique stipulates that each recorded comment must stand alone to make sense even outwith the context of its surrounding investigation.
As a whole, these results map a maturing cognitive progression, telling of a Designer's tendencies to draw and process insight.
Community Status explores the value in cultivating a sense of community across the diverse demographic found to exist in today’s tenement structured housing. Developed in response, is a lo-fi physical intervention that supports an interactive activity. It is intended to be an accessible and engaging endeavor for all those housed within the tenement.
Through a system of verbal prompt cards, distributed to each door, residents can share information upon a communal close pinboard, and ultimately raise awareness of one another. Continued involvement, for the duration of the activity, allows each resident the chance to build an informal personal profile and create a public presence for themselves, under their own conscious control.
Beyond the finite close activity, there is opportunity to record and collate the results in a lasting tangible format, to be retained by each resident as a personal resource.
Weather-based conversation is a renowned national trait and distinct social phenomenon that can unite strangers in spontaneous interaction. Such interaction relies upon the daily variety and unpredictability of current Scottish weather. Future Forecasting considers officially forecasted change in the country’s climate, to form a speculative future context for design within.
What might alter in our relationship with the weather, the city and one another, if we lose the nature of current conditions and are forced to endure a relentless rainy season?
Proposed, in response to this question, is a new means to interpret, convey and forecast the weather; with attempt to capture and exploit newfound variety or unpredictability, that may be quantified and conveyed to the public.