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Cultural meanings associated with the material will change over time. Looking at the material plastic as an example, it went from grace to inauthentic, to “bad taste”, to cheap and nasty. Now plastic had become one of the representatives of notorious materials that persist long after their initial use value is exhausted. It’s becoming a […]

It had come to my mind of two artists who had more or less shared some similarities in ideas regarding to Tim Ingold’s words that had been quoted in the lecture: “The forms of things are not imposed from without upon an inert substrate of matter, but are continually generated and dissolved within the fluxes […]

During the seminar, we were looking into one of the case studies of ecological movement mentioned in the book Ecological Design by Sim Van Der Ryn and Stuart Cowan: Ebenezer Howard’s garden cities. It was an urban planning movement that happened during the twentieth century. The concept of the garden city is the product of […]

During the seminar, we were focusing on the terminology “vitality of matter” which was brought it up by Jane Bennet in her book Vibrant Matter. The idea of how things and beings are mutual was introduced, seeing how not only the carbon-based life is living but all matter can be considered as “living” from the perspective […]


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