Posts Tagged ‘capitalism’

Fur lifejacket, for fabulous shipwrecks

Monday, January 18th, 2016

I made this fur lifejacket partly in homage to Meret Oppenheim, one of the founders of surrealism and most famous for her “Object in Fur,” a fur teacup and spoon. Oppenheim is yet another woman artist who did not receive the credit or status she was due. This lifejacket was exhibited in the “Material” exhibition at Toronto Harbourfront Centre in 2009 and in the “Cut/Copy/Paste” exhibition at the Royal Ontario Museum in 2010, curated by The Canadian Design Resource.

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More colonial craft

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

Once you start seeing something, it’s suddenly everywhere  (and it doesn’t help that people keep sending me examples). After noticing that we seem culturally obsessed with our colonial settlement of this city/province/country/continent right now, and that this pioneer DIY craft style has spread as far afield as Brisbane and Berlin, based on what people have written me, I feel compelled to keep collecting it.

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We Need to Talk About TED

Thursday, January 9th, 2014

This is merely for those who haven’t seen this video yet. Benjamin Bratton nails what is so wrong with TED. Read Bratton’s article in the Guardian here.

 

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Amy Goodman and Chris Hedges on Charlie Rose

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

Amy Goodman of Democracy Now speaks with Asma Mahfouz, the girl who began the Tahrir Square revolution in Egypt, in Zucotti Park yesterday. Photo by Democracy Now

Renegade brokers and police joining the demonstrators today, photo by Canadian filmmaker Velcrow Ripper (more here).

I just don’t feel like writing about design much these days, unless the definition of design is broadened very, very far.

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