“AN EXPLORATION OF DESIGN”

WE COLLABORATED WITH DESIGN STUDIO EPOCH ON A DIALOGUE ABOUT DESIGN - WE POSED QUESTIONS & EPOCH ANSWERED. THE CONVERSATION BECAME AN EXPLORATION OF OUR SHARED ETHOS, CONDENSED AND PRESENTED BELOW.

THROUGH THIS EXPLORATION OF DESIGN, EPOCH CREATED A GRAPHIC REPRESENTATION OF OUR SHARED THINKING, QUESTIONS, AND ANSWERS, REFLECTED IN THREE WEARABLE ITEMS. 

THROUGH THE SHARING OF THIS PROCESS AND THIS COLLECTION, WE SEEK TO EXPAND CONVERSATIONS ABOUT DESIGN AND THE WAY IT MIGHT LIVE OUTSIDE OF OUR PRECONCEPTIONS AND MOTIVATE A SHARED MISSION, TOWARD ACCESSIBILITY - EACH WEARABLE LINKS BACK TO THIS DIALOGUE VIA QR CODE.




︎︎︎ TELL ME HOW YOU FEEL ABOUT COHESION.

YOU CAN NAME NUMEROUS MULTICELLULAR ORGANISMS THIS VERY SECOND, COULD YOU DO THE SAME WITH UNICELLULAR ORGANISMS? IT’S THE NATURAL ARRANGEMENT OF LIFE IN ORDER TO SURVIVE AT SCALE.


︎︎︎HOW DO YOU CREATE AN IDEA? HOW DOES IT LIVE WITHIN AN OBJECT?

YOU CREATE AN IDEA BY A SERIES OF THOUGHTS BASED ON PROBLEM SOLVING, DECISION MAKING, EMOTIONAL CONSCIOUSNESS, AND PERSONAL TRUTH. THE IDEA LIVES WITHIN AN OBJECT BY THE PROCESS OF HOW YOU PRIORITIZE THE FOUR. 


︎︎︎YOU LOOK AT A PIECE OF DESIGN AND WHAT DO YOU SEE?

WELL, THAT DEPENDS ON THE QUALITY OF IT DOESN’T IT? IN A GOOD DESIGN I SEE COMMUNICATION, PROGRESSION, FUNCTIONALITY, AND VULNERABILITY. A BAD DESIGN MAY NOT HAVE PERSONAL TOUCH OR COMMUNICATE VERY WELL. SO I GUESS YOU CAN SAY, IN A PIECE OF DESIGN, I SEE HUMAN.


︎︎︎MATERIAL OR CONCEPTUAL?

CARBON DIOXIDE OR OXYGEN? CAN’T HAVE ONE WITHOUT THE OTHER.


︎︎︎TO TRULY ENGAGE WITH PROCESS IS TO:

FIND YOURSELF NESTED BETWEEN A SET OF POSSIBLE OUTCOMES AND SOLUTIONS. LIKE YOU WOULD A GAME OF CHESS. OFTEN MENTAL AND PHYSICAL CONTRIBUTION IS REQUIRED.




︎︎︎HOW DOES PROCESS PUSH DESIGN?

PROCESS DOES NOT PUSH DESIGN, PROCESS IS DESIGN—AN ONGOING PRODUCT OR SYSTEM WE SELL TO OUR ENVIRONMENT AND TO OURSELVES TO USE. EACH REPETITION WE ANALYZE, CHALLENGE, AND ADAPT. LIKE DESIGN, WE ITERATE OUR PROCESS.


︎︎︎WHEN DOES THE PHYSICAL BECOME MORE THAN PHYSICAL?

LOVELY, A COMPLEX QUESTION WITH A SIMPLE ANSWER—WHEN YOU GENUINELY LET IT.

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