Designed Disorder (2010)
Starting as a work of fiction, design is always oriented towards a possible future; a community of users that have yet to exist; it forecasts human desires and asserts solutions, on the other hand disorder illustrates a state of entropy, disease and unpredictability. Designed Disorder bought these two propositions together revealing the ethical and behavioural implications of plausible scenarios. From the recycling of urine into whisky to phantom limbs, Designed Disorder radically inquired into how we behave, mass consume, self medicate and travel, making the design of human experience an altogether uncomfortable encounter.
With support from Manchester Science Festival.
Tactical Biodesign; Design For Debate
The devices and propositions in Designed Disorder aspire to create debate around scientific developments in nano and biotechnology. This debate highlighted speculative design processes whilst also challenging its role in an information society. Do art and design perform different functions in an economy of new ideas and does this line blur in the context of biological artifacts?
With Professor Anthony Dunne, Head of Design Interactions Department at the RCA and designers James Gilpin, Nelly Ben Hayoun.
Speed Dating Synthesis
Speed Dating Synthesis was a networking event for delicious food, drink and stimulating conversation.
Sponsored by MANET the North West Media Arts Network
Soyuz Chair Performance Nelly Ben Hayoun
The Soyuz chair accurately reproduces the three stages of the 1966 Soyuz rocket launch. Audiences would sit comfortably in the reclining launch position, face the sky, put the headset on and use the control panel to select your mode and in one step felt the full lift off experience!
Biotactical Design (2010)
The devices and propositions in Designed Disorder aspired to create debate around scientific developments in nano and biotechnology. This debate highlighted the speculative design processes whilst also challenging its role in society. Do art and design perform different functions in an economy of new ideas and does this line blur in the context of biological artefacts?
With Professor Anthony Dunne Head of Design Interactions Department at the RCA and designers James Gilpin, Nelly Ben Hayoun, mediated by Dr Andy Miah.
Drop-in Clinic for Bespoke Whisky trials
We live in a time where sugar heavy urine excreted by patients with diabetes is now being utilised for high-end Whisky export. Large amounts of sugar are excreted on a daily basis by type-two diabetic patients especially amongst the upper end of our ageing population. This workshop was designed to help you understand your changing body and how shifts in our demographic may result in new ways of funding your retirement.
Interact was the result of a collaboration between The Sancho Plan, Full Circle Arts and LiveWire at Cornerhouse. Groups of disabled young people and young refugees and asylum seekers from across the Northwest created various fantastical worlds using sensory technology. Challenging mediated notions of representation and stereotypes, this audiovisual installation was for all ages.
- Sat 2nd — Sat 30th Oct 2010