1.”such a collection of ephemeral treasure is an example of how we find the things that tell us who we are…”
Are collections created for ourselves or for others?
2. “A collection is usually an attempt to somehow take hold of the world around us, to control at least a few of its parts.”
What is the difference between the act of collection with the act of preservation?
3. Does there need to be a common thread tying the objects together in a collection?
“As we build our tools our tools build us.”marshall macluhan
How far can we agree with this statement?
How far is a mediator both a means and an end? Can we clarify this relationship?
“Consider things, and you will have humans. Consider humans and you are by that very act interested in things.” What is the distinction between human and things?
How far do you need to ‘submit’ to your process to acheive a chance operation?
Does order really emerge from chaos?
How far can some variables in a chance operation be controlled?
1) Is there a distinction between how authorship is dealt with in Design vs. Fine Arts?
2) In response to Lupton and Abbotts’ “…a romantic theory of self-expression.” versus the Crystal Goblet theory…How is Design in the context of art school different from design out in the ‘real world’? Is there a difference? Should there be a difference?
3) Is Design more powerful when the author is acknowledged or when the author is invisible?
1)Copying is a means to decode and understand, a way to process. How far can we call this process art?
2)Does this sort of making have to exist within a certain context?
3)How does Uncreative Design/Writing coexist with other modes of writing/making?
1) Goldsmtih speaks of constant change as empowering and that subcultures instigate change. How do we reconcile with the ambiguiety of subculture and mainstream culture?
2) How important is it to have a stable identity? Do we value a stable identity? If so, why? If not, why?
3) Are the ‘clothes’ we wear significant to our identity? Can we hold people or content accountable to the ‘clothes’ they are cloaked in?
1. Junkspace seems to be deemed unworthy by architects. Do you have the same opinion as a graphic designer?
2. What are the benefits of junkspace? Does it have a certain form or function?
3. Have you ever created a junkspace? Do you prefer junkspace or do you think all spaces should be purposeful?
1. If something so universally accepted such as Air-conditioning is considered as Junkspace, isn’t Junkspace a good thing?
2. Koolhaas stated that “forms search for functions like hermit crabs looking for a vacant shell” is this supposed to be a metaphor for objects such as air-conditioning? What’s is the alternative and ideal space that Koolhaas is seeking?
3. If everything he described as Junkspace are true, isn’t the very essence of architecture, by implementing design on the landscape is junkspace as well?