RCA  - WORK IN PROGRESS 2021
WIP.rca.ac.uk
Every year RCA invites design interested and the public to have a look at what students are working on at the WIP show. This is an extension to my presentation from the WIP show website. If you are interested in some of the work (which is in progress...) or have any questions please write me. I'm happy to hear from you. Enjoy!
2020 - 2021 / RCA projects, observations & experiments

THE DREAM VIEW PROJECT
The Dream View project is exploring effects of light phenomena & natural elements to encourage and make room for constructive reflection and daydreaming in our everyday lives.
Daydreaming & reflection affects our wellbeing and personal development. It impacts the way we build memories, make meaning and transfer learning into new context. 
To find out what people actually dream of - I invited different people to draw their own personal Dream View Drawings, to get a better understanding of their values and the importance of their visions.
Findings from the dream views were that people have a deep connection to nature and natural sensory elements.
Their views - mainly of nature - gave them a feeling of happiness, relaxation & freedom and it made them feel more connected to loved ones - and themselves. But the drawings also made people constructive about their lives, finding ideas and the lust to do certain activities or changes.
In my light studies - I try to challenge peoples vision & perception.
By creating light experiences and phenomena that makes you question - what you are really looking at.
Just like the sky - I’m Trying to create an experience that is somehow captivating and dynamic - but also interactive - for you to be able to change the view of what you are seeing. Just like people felt free when they where creating their dream view drawings - it’s possible for you to create your own point of view.
LIGHT EXPERIMENTS
 THE WINDOW SEAT​​​​​​​
The window models were initial ideas from the Dream View project - of how to create a space that makes room for daydreaming and observing the sky - and self.
FLOATING FURNITURE FOR A FLOODED FUTURE
Floating furniture helps people to sit in water when the world eventually will be flooded caused by climate change. By 2100 the sea level is expected to rise by 30-120 cm or more, making some locations over flooded. A very unsettling and dark future scenario, since the level will increase potentially year by year. The level rises as a result of the water expanding caused by higher temperatures, melting ice and an increasing level of catastrophes.
Research for the project revealed that civil people are responsible of 3% of the climate change while the rest of the environmental impact stems from industries. That is why the floating aid product aims to make as little environmental impact as possible, by using the sustainable and renewable material - cork.
The product is a statement derived from frustration, telling a story of an unsettling future and the systemic change that the world needs. If we don’t change our behaviour - you might as well get a floating furniture and sit and wait for the sea level to rise.
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BLESS YOU
"Bless you" is a universal and polite respons to people who sneeze. Even from far distances - and to strangers. It is a strong force of habit, and an action of kindness and care for peoples' well-being - often followed by a thank you, creating a feel-good connection.
The Bless You jewellery is made to nudge people to keep up with good hygiene. A kindly reminder, that can be worn as a brooch or as a necklace. The jewellery is made in recycled fine silver & has freshwater pearls dangling from the nostrils. Keeping sense of humor in difficult times such as a pandemic crises can be healthy. And if the jewellery can create a smile or two, the darkness will suddenly light up just a little bit. 
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MATERIAL, TEXTURE & TACTILE FORM EXPERIMENTS
TACTILE DOOR HANDLES
OTHER

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