The other tutorial - Movement
At: Design Academy Eindhoven
Dutch Design Week 2014
The Other Tutorial / Introduction
Ego is a dynamic process that formulates our conscious sense of self. It evolves through a continuously defined interaction with our surroundings, based on balancing conflicts between the individual and society.
However, society today is framed by a singular structure that is geared towards constant enhancement, a clear template for individuals to improve and modify toward a superhuman. These fixed definitions become limitations in our learning processes, as they constrain personal development with one ideal scenario. How can design liberate us from this cycle?
The Other Tutorial attempts to turn these societal constraints into forces of liberation. The study includes different aspects of life, focusing on appearance, expression and movement respectively. Interactions with the body, face, and limbs challenge the norm, Isolate external voices, expand personal spaces, slow time, and evoke neglected experiences. It is a trigger for re-experiencing and redefining our relations between the self and our surroundings.
Current design trend is constantly improving our life, making it becomes more convenient, and creating a quicker life pace. We are expected to be a person who is much more effective, productive, and multi-functional than who we really are.
This concept creates a walking stick, which functions as the prosthesis and helps users to move slower in contemporary urban environment. It attempts to bring the slowness into the current society, and assist wearer to be concentrated on the simplest behavior, walking. Wearer has to focus on the body balance, and explores their own approaches to control limbs with the limitation from the walking stick.