This is simply a designer taking notes on medium and making them public. Like athletes train, dancers practice and priests pray, as a designer, I curate information for creatives. You can expect a diverse set of ideas and art forms from this series.
#19 Smart Matras
A school in India is teaching its kids matras in Hindi in a very innovative way.
My Comments: This is such a refresher! I keep ranting about how tired I am of digital intervention in everything, this is the kind of solution I would appreciate any day over a smartboard, smart tv, gamified teaching, etc. This is a smart solution and I would encourage any designer reading this to invest some time in reading prof. Edward De Bono’s work as a starting point to develop lateral thinking and come up with solutions like these next time.
#20 Border Wall Architecture
Artists installed seesaws at the border wall so that kids in the U.S. and Mexico could play together. It was designed by architect Ronald Rael. A beautiful reminder that we are connected.
My Comments: I am curious how the team installed it! Undoubtedly is a piece of art that tells a lot more than the function it serves — “What happens on one side, affects the other!”
My Comments: He reimagines shadows in an extremely creative way. Goes on to show that there are so many media of art to explore. The brilliance of the idea for me is the simplicity involved — an everyday object, a light source and a pen. I would further want to see him experiment with multiple sources of light, multiple colours and mirrors.
Thanks for your time.
I am curating things for myself and making it public, just in case you find it helpful. My plan is to make a habit of curating and creating.