Category Archives: Creativity in Context

Creativity in Context: Reflections and Pictures

I struggled with this module for the first few weeks. The brief was open to interpretation which is usually a bonus, but I didn’t have much in the way of ideas or inspiration. I did make noises towards the reusing of material throughout … Continue reading

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Creativity in Context: Research Poster Rough Draft

Been working on this over the last few days. First, the rough shape I wanted it (click for better pic): I chose to feature the triangle as the most distilled version of the recycling symbol. Fair do’s it’s reusing and … Continue reading

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Creativity in Context: Research Poster Title

Summat along the lines of this, with a mix of traditional and contemporary(ish), done on CorelDraw — click to zoom in otherwise it looks crap: The “A Great British Tradition” bit needs working on.

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Creativity in Context: Visual Style Bob and Roberta Smith

These pieces are the ones that interest me the most for my poster:

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Creativity in Context: Visual Style

A mix of Wartime (e.g. Keep Calm and Carry On font), Top Gear (hazard stickers, stencils) and my own hand drawn art. Contemporary artist Bob and Roberta Smith will be of use for that Wartime visual style. See earlier post: https://youcouldsolvethatwithabiscuitdunkingmachine.wordpress.com/2013/10/31/peer-shop-local-bob-and-roberta-smith/Continue reading

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Creativity in Context: So What I’m A Doing Then?

Showing that the reusing and upcycling of materials is part of a British tradition, giving examples of Heath Robinson, Top Gear, etc. I’ll be showing the link with Lateral thinking and its benefits (problem solving, mental health?), and showing examples … Continue reading

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Creativity in Context: I’m Not Interested in Environmentalism Though!

What is it I’m interested in? It’s more the way of upcycling and reusing materials are presented – in a less po-faced, serious, snobbish way, demonstrating the British tradition of it. I was poised to look into resource depletion facts – … Continue reading

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Creativity in Context: Green Localism

http://www.sei-international.org/press/press-releases/2099 Researchers from the Stockholm Environment Institute at the University of York have written a book, Environmentalism Since 1945, arguing for green localism to re-engage the public with environmental issues by taking a localised approach. By localising the outlook, they … Continue reading

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Creativity in Context: Environmentalism and Localism

This article in the Guardian:  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/sep/18/localism-cornerstone-environmentalism explores how concerns about flooding created the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership (L.E.P.) which mixes economic localism and environmentalism. It’s an example of how a more localised view of life and the environment can … Continue reading

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Creativity in Context: Localism and Environmentalism

My impression is that environmentalists look at issues on a global scale. This can make them seem like insurmountable obstacles. Their message becomes unconvincing – how is popping down to the bottle bank going to save the planet? Futility and apathy follow. By changing towards a … Continue reading

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